Teachout Security

Security level raised at U.S. military bases

The Pentagon announced on Wednesday that it is raising the security levels at its military bases across the nation because of the upcoming tenth anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks on Sunday. Pentagon spokesman George Little says the boost in the “force protection condition” is not due to any specific threat or planned attack, […]

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Apple hunts for ‘unreleased products’ security guards

Apple has revealed plans to employ a security guard to prevent future misplacement of device prototypes. “The candidate will be responsible for overseeing the protection of, and managing risks to, Apple’s unreleased products and related intellectual property,” Apple’s job posting reads. “Position will reside in Cupertino, California and will require up to 30% travel (international […]

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Sony recruits information security boss after hacking

Sony Corp picked a former official at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security for the new post of chief information security officer, months after a massive hacking attack leaked information on 100 million user accounts on its games networks. Philip Reitinger, previously director of the U.S. National Cyber Security Center, will become senior vice president […]

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Gmail Attack Highlights Web Insecurity

A man-in-the-middle attack that relied on an unauthorized Google SSL certificate has revived concern over whether any Web communication is really secure. A user posting to Google’s Gmail Help forum under the name “Alibo” claims to have received a warning from Google’s Chrome browser that the SSL certificate he received when visiting Gmail was a […]

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Norway massacre exposes incendiary immigration issue

(Reuters) – Norwegian Anders Behring Breivik said he killed 93 people to spark a “revolution” against the multiculturalism he believed was sapping Europe’s heritage, and experts say a frank debate about immigration may be the best way to prevent similar explosions of violence. In some Nordic countries, and elsewhere in Europe, political parties have fed […]

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Nation’s fight against cyber intruders goes local

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — The next frontier in the fight to keep crucial electronic networks safe from harm will play out as close to home as Town Hall and require more involvement from private industry, which controls 85 percent of the infrastructure, experts say. An explosion in threats against the nation’s cyber networks has led the […]

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The pursuit of a balanced educational approach

YARMOUTH, Maine—It’s becoming increasingly important for security professionals to have a balance of formal education and industry-specific certifications in order to be competitive for security positions. Philip Deming, principal of Philip S. Deming and Associates, a consulting firm specializing in human resource and security risk management, said that he’s seen a major shift in what […]

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Hacker Group Posts Arizona Police Documents

A group of hackers that has claimed attacks on websites run by the U.S. Senate and the Central Intelligence Agency posted a cache of documents from Arizona police, calling it a protest against a controversial state law. On Thursday, Lulz Security posted files labeled as training manuals, emails, intelligence documents and other material that it […]

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4 Ways to Safeguard Mobile Devices

DHS: Cybercriminals Increasingly Target Mobile Devices The Department of Homeland Security has issued four tips to keep smartphone users safe from cybercriminals. In its blog, DHS offers this advice: Access the Internet over a secure network: Only browse the web through your service provider’s network such as 3G or a secure Wi-Fi network. Be suspicious of unknown […]

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