Experts Warn of National Cybersecurity Weakness

By JDavis | 2/28/10 8:50 AM

With the country's utility, security, and financial systems all vulnerable to cyberattacks, security experts are telling Congress that increased government oversight is necessary to insure the nation's cybersecurity.

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Hackable Factories

By JDavis | 11/8/09 7:24 AM

Automated factory systems are increasingly turning to ethernet and IP-enabled networks for industrial device control and monitoring, but this level of connectivity comes at a cost. With cyber attacks on the rise, the need for integrated security is greater than ever before.

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WALL STREET JOURNAL Off-the-shelf mobile devices becoming government-issue standard

By JDavis | 9/20/09 7:26 PM

Until recently, government employees were rarely issued mobile devices like mobile internet devices or Blackberry's, usually because of the perceived security problem. That's changing, and fast. More and more often, government IT departments have decided "if you can't beat 'em, join 'em" and are rapidly outfitting their employees with commercial off-the-shelf mobile communications devices. These consumer devices, previously only issued to the highest-level government employees, are now much more likely to be found in the hands of the rank-and-file. That has dramatically expanded the government's mobile device population (and its over-the-air data traffic), leading some experts to worry that sensitive government communications are becoming less, not more, secure.

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