Categories: Cybersecurity

Conficker a Year Later—Help Stamp It Out

Posted by: Stephen Wildstrom on November 04

It’s been a year since the Conficker worm first started turning up on Windows PCs and the Conficker Working Group estimates that there are still millions of computers infected with…

Why Is the Government Vulnerable to a Simple Cyber Attack?

Posted by: Stephen Wildstrom on July 09

A wide-ranging attack on government and corporate Web sites that began last weekend and is continuing seems, at least so far, to be causing more confusion than damage. A denial…

Dasient Tries to Run Drive-By Malware Off the Web

Posted by: Rob Hof on June 16

Even if you’re careful to use an Internet firewall, install virus checkers, and avoid sketchy Web sites, your computer can still get invaded by virus, worms, and other so-called malware…

Cyber Czar’s Identity to be a Mystery a Little Longer

Posted by: Keith Epstein on May 28

With the computer security and intel world abuzz over President Obama’s long-awaited decision on new authority for a “cyber czar,” a White House source tells BusinessWeek that the new czar…

Enter Washington’s Cybersecurity Critics

Posted by: Keith Epstein on April 15

While Sen. Jay Rockefeller, chairman of the Senate Commerce Committee (and former chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee), is going around declaring cybersecurity the top threat facing the U.S., some…

New Steps to Toughen Government Cybersecurity

Posted by: Stephen Wildstrom on February 23

The Obama Administration took office promising a major effort to protect the government’s networks from attack. In part, the new team is building on efforts already in progress and today,…

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