International Cybersecurity & Information Security News Roundup

UVU receives $3 million grant for cybersecurity training
Deseret News

26 2012 4:39 p.m. MDT. Summary. With the help of a $3 million grant from the U.S. Department of Labor, officials at Utah Valley University are working to meet the demand for workers trained in information technology and cybersecurity.

Cyber-security contest in RI opens to students
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Students interested in the field of cyber-security are being urged to enter the state’s third Cyber Foundations Competition. U.S. Rep. Jim Langevin (LAN’-jih-vin), who is co-chair of the Cybersecurity Caucus in Congress, says.

Government said to be making larger strides in cybersecurity
Michael Daniel, special assistant to the president and cybersecurity coordinator at the NSC, highlighted progress in a number of initiatives including short-term, medium-term and long-term plans. “Right now cyberspace seems to favor the intruder…”

Verizon Joins Cybersecurity Group
Personal Liberty Digest
GAITHERSBURG, Md. (UPI) — Communications company Verizon has joined the Lockheed Martin Cyber Security Alliance to counter cybertreats to U.S. information technology infrastructure.

Media Advisory: Minister Toews to Make Announcement Related to Cyber
U.S. Politics Today
MISSISSAUGA, ONTARIO — (Marketwire) — 09/26/12 — The Honourable Vic Toews, Minister of Public Safety, will launch Cyber Security Awareness Month. He will be joined by Michael Kaiser, Executive Director of the U.S. National Cyber Security Alliance.

Lieberman pushes Obama to issue cybersecurity executive order
Daily Caller
Lieberman was the lead co-sponsor of the failed Cybersecurity Act of 2012, a controversial bill that sought to give the federal government regulatory control over the cybersecurity standards of water, power and utility companies.

White House said to plan EO on cybersecurity
SAN FRANCISCO – The White House is preparing to direct federal agencies to develop voluntary cybersecurity guidelines for owners of power, water and other critical infrastructure facilities, according to people who said they had seen recent drafts.

Northrop Buys M5 Network Security – Analyst Blog
Northrop Grumman Corporation ( NOC ) has closed the acquisition of M5 Network Security Pty Ltd. for an undisclosed amount. Canberra, Australia-based, M5 Network Security Pty Ltd. provides cyber security and secure mobile communications products and …

Official Reaffirms US DOD Commitment to Cybersecurity
The U.S. Defense Department remains vigilant and committed to cybersecurity, especially since its cyber operations present a target for hackers, a senior Pentagon official said here Sept.

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  1. Regarding the US Defence’s reply concerning security, it is rather worrying how easily some of their systems appear to be hacked, if media reports are anything to go by. Let’s hope they do step up the security and take the matter seriously.


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