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Feds to Test Cybersecurity System

The Department of Homeland Security plans to work with a commercial Internet service provider and one federal agency to carry out a pilot test of Einstein 3, an intrusion detection and prevention system that will eventually be used to bolster federal agencies' information security postures.

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Cyber Attacks on the Senate

The Senate sergeant-at-arms has requested $1 million for the cybersecurity of the congressional chamber in 2011.

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Feds: TSA Worker Tried to Sabotage Terror Database

A former Transportation Security Administration contractor is being charged in Colorado for allegedly injecting malicious code into a government network used for screening airport security workers and others.

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Industry Perspectives on Defense Cybersecurity

Rep. Loretta Sanchez (D-Calif.) called a hearing of the Armed Services Committee to solicit private sector perspectives on how the Defense Department could improve its cybersecurity activities.

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Cyber Shockwave

The Bipartisan Policy Center sponsored a wargame called the Cyber Shockwave, which demonstrated to leaders last week that the federal government might not have the authority to properly respond to a massive cyber attack.

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Texas Conference Showcases Surveillance Technology

Massive helium-filled blimps known as “aerostats” have been a fixture in the skies over the Texas-Mexico border since at least the early 1990s. Authorities use them to provide long-term surveillance of illegal immigration and drug-trafficking.

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The National Cybersecurity Center

The White House's proposed fiscal 2011 budget would continue to finance the National Cybersecurity Center, intended to be the operations hub for cyber defense efforts at the Department of Homeland Security.

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Global Cybersecurity Picture

The Center for Strategic and International Studies teams up with security company McAfee to conduct a survey on cyberthreats facing critical infrastructure enterprises across seven sectors of the economy in 14 nations. Keep Reading

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Financial Services Cyber Test

The Financial Services ISAC plans a simulated cyber attack against a range of its members in February to test their responses.

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US Cybersecurity Team Takes Shape

When President Obama last month named Howard Schmidt to be the nation's cybersecurity coordinator, he filled a gap in the federal government's cybersecurity command structure. Schmidt joins a group of IT decisionmakers who share responsibility for keeping Uncle Sam's systems, information, and IT infrastructure safe from threats that are growing in number and sophistication.

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TSA withdraws subpoenas of travel bloggers

Just days after serving subpoenas to two travel bloggers, the Transportation Security Administration withdrew the subpoenas late Thursday, saying its investigation into how the bloggers received a sensitive security directive "is nearing a successful conclusion."

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