Department of Defense Deputy CIO Headlines FOSE Defense Innovations Conference

March 28, 2012 SecurityOrb_Staff 0

At the beginning of this year, the Department of Defense (DoD) released a new strategy that called for increased investments in technological innovation, specifically in the areas of cybersecurity and intelligence systems. Before implementing these advances, the DoD and industry will need to be armed with the knowledge and insights to apply these technologies in a secure environment. The FOSE 2012 Defense Innovations Conference will provide answers to the latest threats, how to adapt enterprise-wide programs, as well as solutions to protecting and achieving the DoD mission. Attendees will be able to participate in sessions focused on Cybersecurity, Mobile Device and Application Security, Enterprise Resource Planning Systems and Biometric Integration. FOSE 2012 will take place April 3-5, 2012 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C.

Counter Terror Expo US to Feature Panel of Elite Counterterrorism Journalists

March 27, 2012 SecurityOrb_Staff 0

The Counter Terror Expo US , being held May 16-17, 2012 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center , will feature a panel of elite counterterrorism journalists to discuss the challenges that they face in covering global counterterrorism issues. The panel, “Media Perspectives on Covering Global Counterterrorism,” is scheduled for Wednesday, May 16 at 9:15 a.m. immediately following Michael Leiter’s keynote address.


Former US Coast Guard Commandant Thad Allen to Keynote Counter Terror Expo US

March 27, 2012 SecurityOrb_Staff 0

Organizers of Counter Terror Expo US , being held May 16-17, 2012 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center , today announced that Thad Allen, the former 23rd Commandant of the US Coast Guard and current Booz Allen senior vice president, will deliver the event’s keynote address on Thursday, May 17. Allen’s address on “Where Counterterrorism and Disaster Response Meet” is an important addition to the event’s conference program which is designed to provide a forum for collaboration between public and private sectors in order to gain a better understanding of the solutions available to detect, defend against and reduce future counter terror risks. […]

IT Security Certification (Part 2)

March 20, 2012 admin 0

According to a survey by InfoSecurity magazine that stated IT professionals’ average salaries overall decreased by 5.5%, while those in IT security increased by 3.1% show that experience in security is a valuable skill.

Furthermore, The US Department of Defense (DoD) Directive 8570.1-M requires every part-time or full-time military member or defense contractor that has access to a privileged DoD system to be held by trained and CERTIFIED personnel in a commercial certification to enhance Information Assurance (IA) of the US Department of Defense’s (DoD) information, information systems, and networks. […]

The Federal System’s Need for a Security Assessment Process, Part 2: Categories of Security Assessments

March 20, 2012 admin 0

Security assessments can fall into many categories and an organization’s core competency often dictates which ones management is more interested in conducting. For example, an organization that has an external presence may be very interested in how they appear to the outside world and how well they are protecting their internal resources from external entities trying to harm them. Whereas, another governmental institution maybe more concerned with their internal security posture and controls as compared to how they appear to the outside world. They may have a pressing need to verify internal access control, password compliance and proper network segmentation as opposed to what protocols are accessible from the public network. The actual type of assessment performed usually depends on the organization’s mission as well as their overall security need. […]


March 20, 2012 SecurityOrb_Staff 0

Hackademic is a three day security conference that aims to bring together the hacking community and members from the academic community in order to learn from each others successes and failures. […]

EU-U.S. Joint Statement on Data Protection by European Commission Vice-President Viviane Reding and U.S. Secretary of Commerce John Bryson

March 19, 2012 SecurityOrb_Staff 0

Today’s High Level Conference on Privacy and Protection of Personal Data, held simultaneously in Washington, DC and Brussels with the participation of Vice-President Viviane Reding and Secretary John Bryson, represents an important opportunity to deepen our transatlantic dialogue on commercial data privacy issues. The United States and the European Union clearly share a commitment to promoting the rights of individuals to have their personal data protected and to facilitating interoperability of our commercial data privacy regimes. […]

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