60 days of hacker assaults, GSA will stop recruiting cloud security testers until the fall and more

Here are the top cyber news and stories of the day. 60 Days of Hacker Assaults – The first 60 days of 2013 have been marked by some serious security breaches. Twitter, Apple and Facebook all were targeted, along with the State Department, Federal Reserve and US Department of Energy. One firm, Mandiant, “released a […]

Energy Department Announces New SunShot Projects to Harness the Power of Big Data

Editor’s note: The following announcement from the Department of Energy provides context on a potentially very virtuous use of advanced data analysis capabilities to help solve real-world challenges regarding energy costs in the US. Before you get too excited about the potential here, remember to read the details. As you dig deeper into the list […]

Navy Moving forward with CANES, US Military increases security in supply chain and more

Here are the top cyber news and stories of the day. Navy gears up for CANES deployment - CANES is the set of technology that will provide Navy ships with the services they need to be a part of networks. The minimum number of ships the CANES program will reach is 192 over 5 years. They […]

Department of Energy gets IG Report, US Energy Grid is increasingly susceptible to attack and more

Here are the top cyber news and stories of the day. Cisco Systems to buy Meraki for $1.2 billion - Cisco announced on Sunday that it would be buying Meraki, a cloud solutions provider, for $1.2B. This purchase is intended to help Cisco reach $1B in annual revenue, as well as prop up their cloud computing […]

Cyber Priorities Trump All, Networx is turning out to be a Dud and more

Here are the top cyber news and stories of the day. Cyber Priorities Still Trump Big Data, Cloud And Mobile, Study Finds - A recent government-wide study by Lockheed Martin has found that the priority level to agency of these huge trends pale in comparison to the simple need to secure the networks. 85% of respondents […]

NSF, DoE and NASA Tournament Lab to Launch Big Data Challenge Series for U.S. Government Agencies

NASA and the National Science Foundation and the Department of Energy have just launched an awesome sounding Big Data challenge. Please help spread the word of this to the data science team in your agency or organization, sounds like a great way to enhance collaboration on some big issues that will help the entire community. From: http://www.nasa.gov/home/hqnews/2012/oct/HQ_12-346_Bio_Data_Challenge.html RELEASE […]