Teachout Security

Homeland security cites sharp rise in cyber attacks

The companies that control critical infrastructure in the United States are reporting higher numbers of attacks on their systems over the past three years, according to a report issued by the Department of Homeland Security. The Industrial Control Systems Cyber Emergency Response Team (ICS-CERT) says the number of reported attacks is up and attackers have […]

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Security lapses found at CDC bioterror lab in Atlanta

A federal bioterror laboratory already under investigation by Congress for safety issues has had repeated incidents of security doors left unlocked to an area where experiments occur with dangerous germs, according to internal agency e-mails obtained by USA TODAY. In one incident, an unauthorized employee was discovered inside a restricted area. A Centers for Disease […]

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Risks of boomerangs a reality in world of cyberwar

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is warning American businesses about an unusually potent computer virus that infected Iran’s oil industry even as suspicions persist that the United States is responsible for secretly creating and unleashing cyberweapons against foreign countries. The government’s dual roles of alerting U.S. companies about these threats and producing powerful software […]

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It’s no secret: There are more government secrets than ever

The number of official government secrets rose to its highest level last year, auditors reported Tuesday, even though President Obama promised that his administration would be the most open and transparent in history. U.S. officials created more than 92 million classified documents in fiscal 2011, up from 76.5 million the year before, the Information Security […]

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Bill Would Have Businesses Foot Cost Of Cyberwar

Business executives and national security leaders are of one mind over the need to improve the security of the computers that control the U.S. power grid, the financial system, water treatment facilities and other elements of critical U.S. infrastructure. But they divide over the question of who bears responsibility for that effort. The disagreement stands […]

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New study examines role of intimate partner violence in workplace homicides among U.S. women

Researchers from the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) and the Injury Control Research Center at West Virginia University (WVU-ICRC) have found that intimate partner violence resulted in 142 homicides among women at work in the U.S. from 2003 to 2008, a figure which represents 22 percent of the 648 workplace homicides among […]

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Northrop CEO Sees U.S. Role in Crafting Cybersecurity Standards

The U.S. Homeland Security Department should work with companies in setting cybersecurity standards, said Wes Bush, chief executive officer of Northrop Grumman Corp. (NOC) (NOC), one of the nation’s largest defense contractors. “The notion of having DHS involved with industries in a partnership approach to ultimately lead to standards setting, I think that’s the right […]

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