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Wyse Technology, a provider of cloud client computing, on Wednesday announced that Tarkan Maner, President and CEO of Wyse, will be a featured speaker at the World Economic Forum (WEF) on the Middle East, North Africa and Eurasia 2012. The event theme "Bridging Regions in Transformatio...
Today’s federal cybersecurity and information technology news: The U.S. Office of Naval Research is partnering with Chilean scientists to develop a mobile application to provide information helpful in countering pirates, arms traffickers, and illegal fishermen. More here. The Arm...
“In the past year, one in seven large organizations detected hackers within their systems.” This is the highest level recorded, said the recently released PwC 2012 Information Security Breaches Survey.  It was completed in conjunction with Infosecurity Europe and supported ...
Last week the GSA FedRAMP Program Office released the latest version of the cloud computing Security Assessment Plan (SAR) template. This document is the most recent step toward the Federal governments goal of establishing FedRAMP initial operating Capability by June 2012. The Federa...
Today’s federal cybersecurity and information technology news round-up: The proposed Social Networking Online Protection Act (SNOPA) would make it illegal for employers to demand access rto social media accounts. More here. The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has reques...
You could think of Google Drive as Google’s answer to Dropbox or Microsoft’s SkyDrive or any one of a dozen cloud storage systems, but it’s not.  Google Drive is so integrated with Google Apps for Business, Google Docs and Google that it is destined to become the semi...
Study after study refutes the myth that cybersecurity is compromised by malicious, brilliant hackers. Advanced persistent threats, state-sponsored hackers, and foreign intelligence agencies are serious threats, especially to major targets, but the vast majority of breaches and leaks re...
Yesterday, the White House demonstrated its support for Big Data in a huge way. Federal agencies have committed over $200M to big data initiatives in the future. Between the National Science Foundation, National Institute of Health, Department of Defense, Defense Advanced Research Proj...
Porticor, the leading cloud data security company delivering the only cloud-based data encryption solution that infuses trust into the cloud by ensuring customer keys are never exposed, today formally launched to make available the industry’s first solution combining data encryption wi...
Over the last year I’ve had the pleasure of serving with a team of volunteers from the Intelligence and National Security Alliance (INSA) as we dove deep into topics associated with Cloud Computing and the Intelligence Community. National security technologists have long been thought l...
Big Data - not surprisingly - features in Deloitte's just-released annual "Tech Trends" report identifying the 10 trends most likely to have an impact for CIOs in the coming year and beyond. "It's an uncommon time to have so many emerging forces – all rapidly evolving, technology-ce...
I know I’ve said this before but it sure seems like almost daily there is a security breach somewhere.  Over the years, the thought process has changed from prevent all attacks to, it is inevitable that we will be breached.  The massive number of attacks occurring daily makes it a stat...
Porticor, a cloud data security company delivering a cloud-based data encryption solution that infuses trust into the cloud by ensuring customer keys are never exposed, on Wednesday formally launched to make available a solution combining data encryption with patented key management to...
“2011 was a groundbreaking year for us, marked by three-fold revenue growth and tremendous traction in the market.," said David Canellos, CEO of PerspecSys, the creator of cloud data control solutions for the enterprise, as the company announced the expansion of its operations by openi...
VIENNA, Va., Jan. 23, 2012 —NJVC, one of the largest information technology solutions providers supporting the U.S. Department of Defense, and Virtual Global, a premier provider of software and cloud computing platform solutions for a variety of industry and federal customers, an...
F5 Networks on Tuesday announced that the latest release of the F5 BIG-IP product family has been certified by ICSA Labs as a network firewall, helping customers protect their public-facing websites from today’s massive cyber attacks. The newly certified solution handles eight times mo...
United States military contractors are under unprecedented pressure to find ways to cut costs for their federal government customers despite the interest in developing new technologies to fight the war on terrorism. Gone are the days when contracts would swell exponentially without any...
Security remains the number one obstacle to adoption of cloud computing for businesses and federal agencies. Regardless of the deployment model selected--private, public, community, or hybrid—conquering security concerns is required for cloud computing to achieve its full potential as...
Autonomy Corporation plc, a provider of infrastructure software for the enterprise, on Thursday announced a new release of its flagship document management solution, WorkSite version 9.0. This release delivers next-generation private cloud computing platform and new capabilities in mob...
Research and Markets has announced the addition of Frost & Sullivan's new report "Asia Pacific (including Japan) Web Application Firewall Market CY2010" to their offering. This research service analyzes the Web application firewall (WAF) as a security technology, either hardware or so...
"When the clock strikes midnight tomorrow, we will be giving terrorists the opportunity to plot against our country undetected. Now, the Senator from Kentucky is threatening to take away the best tools we have for stopping them." And with that, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid reac...
New SAP® Solution Extension for Public Sector by SAP Partner Palantir to Help Public Safety and Security Agencies Run Better, So That Communities Run Safer
Uncle Feras Bankosly MD's "physician license" in the United States should be revoked immediately due to his abduction of Sofia from her home in March, 2010, as he has endangered Sofia's life by keeping her away from her much-needed medical care in Syria. The Syrian doctor should also b...
With the trend of targeted cyber attacks along with the exploitation of common vulnerabilities such as SQL Injection, it is clear that the core software infrastructure of several critical industries remains extremely vulnerable. Released today, the Veracode “State of Software Security ...
The day after my last tweet regarding the lack of any new information about my abducted daughter Sofia since March 4, I received an updated letter on Thursday, April 7, 2011, from the State Department on Sofia's welfare in Syria. Sofia was abducted by her mother from the United States ...
Cloud Expo New York, June 6-9, 2011 early bird registration will expire on Friday. Register now for a Gold Pass for the 8th International Cloud Expo on June 6–9, 2011, at the Javits Center in New York City and save $500 on your full conference pass. Gold Pass Delegates will receive ful...
Since her abduction by her mother last summer, my two-year-old US citizen daughter, who is in ailing health, remains in her abducted country of Syria under the immigration status of "Palestinian Immigrant Worker." Sofia needs to appear every three months before Syrian immigration autho...
More than a year ago, Sofia was abducted from her home in Lighthouse Point, Florida, by her Syrian National uncle, who is practicing medicine in the Chicago area. Last March, a Florida judge issued an order to pick Sofia up from the uncle's house in Chicago and return her to her home t...
Diane Macedo of Fox News worked on Sofia's story for more than a month, studying documents, interviewing more than a dozen people, and fact-checking before publishing her news story on Monday and airing our interview. On Monday, she also published a detailed article on Sofia that was p...
Diane Macedo of Fox News worked on Sofia's story for more than a month, studying documents, interviewing more than a dozen people, and fact-checking before publishing her news story on Monday and airing our interview. Here is the link to the Fox News on-camera interview and the link to...
Yesterday (Sunday) AP reported that "State Dept. issued travel warning on Syria" and this morning (Monday) Reuters filed a follow-up report that "US offers free flights out for employees in Syria." As of this morning, and since July 2010, my abducted daughter Sofia Kircaali, a US citiz...
Happy New Year All!! 2011 will be the breakout year for GovCloud! Pressure to reduce budget, pressure to manage I resources better and the political pressure of the next presidential election will combine to accelerate adoption. The GSA IaaS groundwork has been laid and new policies a...
Cloud Computing Journal authors look at the short- and mid-term future of the Cloud. Today we start with KEVIN L. JACKSON Editor, Government Cloud Computing on Ulitzer, and LARRY CARVALHO, the 2011 Instructor of Cloud Expo's ever popular Cloud Computing Bootcamp.
The Wiki war started late last Friday when PayPal “permanently restricted the account used by WikiLeaks due to a violation of the PayPal acceptable use policy, which states that our payment service cannot be used for any activities that encourage, promote, facilitate or instruct others...
An unidentified 16-year-old boy reportedly involved in the massive WikiLeaks-provoked Operation Payback attacks on MasterCard, Visa and others was arrested by Dutch police in The Hague Wednesday night, according to the Wall Street Journal Thursday. According to the Dutch prosecution ...
After the Operation Payback marauders associated with the so-called Anonymous hacker coalition downed the Visa and MasterCard web sites Wednesday in retaliation for their refusing to continue processing financial contributions to WikiLeaks, Facebook took down an Operation Payback page ...
WikiLeaks is finding it increasingly difficult to spit in the eye of an outraged establishment with impunity. MasterCard has reportedly refused to handle anymore donations to WikiLeaks and its boss Julian Assange, depriving the renegades of another source of funding after PayPal dropp...
WikiLeaks organizer Julian Assange is apparently going to turn himself in to the British police. At least, his lawyers told the British press late Monday that they are negotiating a meeting with Scotland Yard so Assange can answer questions. His attorney Mark Stephens reportedly said, ...
The Twitter conversation between Christofer Hoff and I went like this:Christofer - I haven't formally blogged a resp. (yet) to @Kevin_Jackson on his 'maneuver warfare in IT' Not just a cultural shift but a huge tech. oneKevin - @Beaker I'm looking forward to your comments.Christofer -...
Earlier this week I published "Cloud Computing: The Dawn of Maneuver Warfare in IT Security" via Ulitzer. In publishing the article my intent was to explore the more dynamic approach to information security offered by cloud computing. Although the conversation continues in earnest, tod...