Medical devices vulnerable to hackers, 2013′s biggest security snafus and more

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Here are the top cyber news and stories of the day. Medical devices vulnerable to hackers warns FDA – “In a recent safety alert, the FDA has officially outlined these potential vulnerabilities and incidents that could directly impact medical devices or hospital network operations[.]” Security is key in any device that touches the network. Medical […]

Federal Agency Demands, Competition Challenge Cloud Vendors, How Cyberwarfare and Drones have Revolutionized Warfare and more

Here are the top cyber news and stories of the day. Federal Agency Demands, Competition Challenge Cloud Vendors – After IBM protested the CIA’s cloud services award to Amazon Web Services, the GAO has found key deficiencies. Apparently, the CIA “failed to evaluate prices comparably under one of the contract’s pricing scenarios[.]” As well, the […]

AWS achieves FedRAMP Certification, Top Data Breach Vulnerabilities and more

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Here are the top cyber news and stories of the day. Experts highlight top data breach vulnerabilities – experts have highlighted some of the biggest vectors for data vulnerabilities, especially those that are hidden. These potential breaches include wireless medical devices, skimming devices at gas stations, web crawlers/spiders, paper records and more. These are sneaky […]

DHS CIO Spires put ‘on leave’, Enterprises running Java versions that are months out of date, analysis finds and more

Here are the top cyber news and stories of the day. DHS CIO Spires put ‘on leave’ – “FedScoop has learned that Department of Homeland Security’s Chief Information Officer Richard Spires has been put on immediate ‘on leave’ status with no further explanation as to why. Inquiries made to DHS officials about the matter this […]

HHS launches internal innovation incubator, Owens rewrites USPTO’s IT future and more

Here are the top cyber news and stories of the day. Four simple steps to protect the US from hackers – Gartner is forecasting an additional 8% cyber spend by firms in 2013, already. As well, the barrier to entry for hacking has been lowered (as Matt and I discussed in yesterday’s podcast, here). Geoff […]

DISA looking for PKI services, Cyberthreats getting worse and more

Here are the top cyber news and stories of the day. DISA looks for support of public key infrastructure services – “The Defense Information Systems Agency is developing a new cyber security contract and has stared collecting market data on possible providers of public key infrastructure services.” This is demonstrating a dedication to using PKI […]