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The cyberthreat environment has changed from individuals casting wide nets to large, well-funded, organized groups with precise, targeted attacks.
The Internet of Things is expected to have an economic impact of up to $33 trillion a year by 2025, and opportunities abound for San Diego companies.
If you’re going to take cybersecurity tips from someone, it should probably be from this guy: Tim Hamon, the FBI’s senior forensic examiner at San Diego’s Regional Computer Forensics Laboratory.
After about a year and a half of planning, the final draft of the California Cyber Task Force Strategy was officially revealed Monday at a joint Cyber Center of Excellence and National Defense Industrial Association event in San Diego.
San Diego’s Cyber Center of Excellence officially launched in March but has been doing a lot of what Center co-chairman Andrew Lee calls “frantic paddling underneath the surface” ever since.
The San Diego Cyber Center of Excellence (CCOE) is hosting a National Cyber Security Awareness Month keystone event on Oct. 15 that will focus on critical infrastructure and the Internet of Things.
Last year, U.S. companies lost an estimated $100 billion through cyberattacks — and the attacks will likely increase as society moves toward the so-called Internet of Things, cybersecurity specialists warned San Diego's Corporate Director's Forum on Wednesday.
EdgeWave, a San Diego-based cybersecurity firm, reports it has closed $6 million in Series A equity funding from TVC Capital, a San Diego-based growth equity firm.
The U.S. Navy is “taking definitive steps” to improve the cybersecurity of systems that manage operations and logistics on its new Littoral Combat Ship, a service official said.
As part of the effort to accelerate job growth and the cyber innovation economy in San Diego, the Cyber Center of Excellence has formed to serve as a hub for collaboration.
Holly Smithson, the former president of CleanTech San Diego, is the new director of enterprise practice at Sentek Global, the information technology firm announced this week.
Howard Schmidt, the former White House cybersecurity coordinator for President Barack Obama, has joined the board of directors for CyberUnited, a San Diego-based insider threat security informatics company.
STANFORD -- Governments and businesses spend $1 trillion a year for global cybersecurity, but unlike wartime casualties or oil spills, there's no clear idea what the total losses are because few will admit they've been compromised. Cybersecurity leaders from more than 40 countries are gathering at Stanford University this week to consider tackling that information gap by creating a single, trusted entity that would keep track of how much hackers steal.
San Diego-based GridCOM Technologies, which develops cybersecurity solutions for energy infrastructures, has been awarded a grant from the state of California to help protect electrical grids from cyberattacks.
Kratos Defense & Security Solutions Inc. (Nasdaq: KTOS) said Wednesday that it has won a federal defense contract valued at $6 billion over the life of the five-year deal.
Kratos Defense & Security Solutions Inc. was among 17 winners of a $6 billion U.S. contract that will create a shopping hub for government agencies seeking to shield their computer networks from hackers.
NEW YORK (AP) -- The heads of the nation's three top intelligence agencies said Thursday they strive to protect Americans' privacy in an evolving era of cybersecurity threats, electronic surveillance and concerns about government data-monitoring.
San Diego-based CyberFlow Analytics Inc., a newly formed cybersecurity company, raised $2 million from Toshiba America Electronic Components Inc. (TAEC).
SINGAPORE (AP) -- After years of quiet and largely unsuccessful diplomacy, the U.S. has brought its persistent computer-hacking problems with China into the open, delivering a steady drumbeat of reports accusing Beijing's government and military of computer-based attacks against America.
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama will be looking for signs from China's leader at their upcoming meeting that Beijing is ready to address its reported high-tech spying, which the White House sees as a top threat to the U.S. economy and national security.
Jason Clark, chief security and strategy officer for San Diego-based Websense Inc. (Nasdaq: WBSN), has been named a 2012 Top Security Executive by ExecRank, ranking eighth out of 150 security executives honored.
I still remember a time when having a computer in your business was like being in a Jetson's cartoon. But by the 1980s computing was becoming the norm, and soon there was a computer on every desk.
MIAMI (AP) -- The U.S. military has shut down wireless internet service at the Guantanamo Bay Naval Base in Cuba because of online hacking threats.
In a deal valued at close to $1 billion, San Diego's Websense Inc. (Nasdaq: WBSN), a leader in warding off cyber attacks and data theft, has agreed to be sold to Vista Equity Partners, a private equity firm that invests in software, data and other tech businesses.
Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command (SPAWAR) employs about 5,000 people in San Diego, but thanks to sequestration budget-tightening, that number won't rise anytime soon.
FBI Supervisory Special Agent John Caruthers, the head of the San Diego field office's National Security Cyber Program, will be one of more than 20 speakers at a security conference called “Suits and Spooks”on June 15 and 16 at the Marriott La Jolla hotel.
BEIJING (AP) -- Signs are growing that the sustained surge in cyberattacks emanating from China is imperiling its relations with the U.S., lending urgency to fledgling efforts by both governments to engage on the issue.
BEIJING (AP) -- China's military on Tuesday denied renewed U.S. accusations that it sponsored cyberattacks and said the two sides should cooperate against the global threat of computer crime.
Carlsbad-based GridCOM Technologies Inc. secured seed funding to develop its "future-proof" quantum encryption technology that protects the nation's electrical grid from cyber terrorism.
Carlsbad-based ViaSat Inc. purchased local startup LonoCloud Inc. to augment its broadband network.
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The House Intelligence Committee is finalizing legislation that would give the federal government an unprecedented role in helping banks, manufacturers and other businesses protect against cyberattacks.
BEIJING (AP) -- Hacking that originates inside China is undermining its relationship with the United States and harms Beijing's long-term interests, a U.S. diplomat said Tuesday, in the latest high-level public expression of concern over a problem that has prompted threats of commercial retaliation from Washington.
The House Intelligence Committee will add privacy safeguards to a cybersecurity proposal in an effort to win support of President Barack Obama and other lawmakers, the panel’s top Republican and Democrat said.
LONDON (AP) -- Spam-fighting organization Spamhaus says it's being subjected to a massive cyberattack, apparently from groups angry at being blacklisted by the Geneva-based group.
March 19 (Bloomberg) -- A U.S. advisory panel failed to reach consensus on recommendations to telecommunications companies and Internet providers on how to bolster their computer systems against cyber attack.
March 4 (Bloomberg) -- Goldman Sachs Group Inc. and Citigroup Inc. stepped up warnings to shareholders about cyber attacks as the U.S. prodded banks and government agencies to bolster their defenses.
WASHINGTON -- When Kevin Mandia, a retired military cybercrime investigator, decided to expose China as a primary threat to U.S. computer networks, he didn't have to consult with American diplomats in Beijing or declassify tactics to safely reveal government secrets.
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Internet users who illegally share music, movies or television shows online could soon receive warning notices from the nation's five major Internet service providers.
BEIJING (AP) -- Cyberattacks that stole massive amounts of information from military contractors, energy companies and other key industries in the U.S. and elsewhere have been traced to the doorstep of a Chinese military unit, a U.S. security firm alleged Tuesday.
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Declaring that America is losing an aggressive cyber-espionage campaign waged from China, administration officials and lawmakers on Wednesday agreed to push legislation that would make it easier for the government and industry to share information about who is getting hacked and what to do about it.
As the sun set on a downtown party Wednesday night, pink mixed drinks swam down an ice luge into attendees' cocktail glasses and parting gifts came in the form of honey jars.
Cyber attacks have increased by nearly 600 percent over the past year, according to a report released Wednesday by Websense Security Labs, a research team of San Diego’s Websense Inc. (Nasdaq: WBSN), which produces security software for email and mobile communications.
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The White House cybersecurity executive order, to be unveiled Wednesday by President Barack Obama's top security officials, will be the most comprehensive plan yet for confronting electronic attacks on America's computer networks, or at least a good-faith effort amid an alarming tide in industrial espionage in the past year that experts blame mostly on China.
Allowing access to Facebook and Twitter in the workplace risks brand damage, cyberharassment, productivity loss and security threats, but EdgeWave Inc. lets companies tap into the power of social media while mitigating those risks.
The concept of the technological “cloud,” a term that is at once confusing and ubiquitous, has been around for years, but industry experts say the extent of its reach has only just begun to be tapped. What used to be done with software and the nearly extinct floppy disk now happens in a virtual space from the consumer’s perspective, and a changing one from the business side.
The CommNexus Security SIG is hosting a session on "Cloud Security Considerations: What You Need to Know" on Thursday, Nov. 8 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at AIS.
It is not the norm for corporations to be the focal point of a war fought between nation states, but the threats of today place us in exactly that situation.
Today's work force is comprised of people from at least three generations who have witnessed the rapid evolution of technology parallel to the evolution of flight. Just as the Wright brothers were laughed out of the hangar from which the airplane was born, our collective experience of the changes in the information technology field and what they mean to us has run the trajectory from skepticism to acceptance to absolute reliance. In 2012, the rise of cyber attacks took us from absolute reliance on our technical domains back to skepticism on how much risk we can afford to take.
Paradise Point Resort & Spa’s name was a misnomer this week, as the HALO Counter-Terrorism Summit filled the island with the latest military and defense technology and cybersecurity tools for its fifth annual conference, and what is expected to be the first of many at this San Diego location.
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) -- Millions of Social Security numbers and business records from tax returns as far back as 1998 were hacked in South Carolina and experts said Wednesday it may be the largest cyber-attack against a state tax department in the nation's history.
There's more to cybersecurity than virus protection and anti-spyware. From securing mobile devices to guarding against hacking, here are some common vulnerabilities small businesses need to watch out for.
U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said the Pentagon and American intelligence agencies are seeing an increase in cyber threats that could become as devastating as the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks if they aren’t stopped.
Securing Our eCity, the ESET Foundation’s signature program, has announced plans to launch a cybersecurity cluster effort in San Diego, in partnership with the San Diego Advanced Defense Technology cluster.
WASHINGTON -- The White House is acknowledging an attempt to infiltrate its computer system, but says it thwarted the effort
The overhaul of the U.S. electricity network with technologies to improve efficiency gives hackers new targets for cyber attacks, the head of the University of Southern California Energy Institute said.
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Microsoft says it has settled a computer-fraud case against a website operated by a Chinese businessman that had become a major hub for illicit Internet activity.
Cyber attacks on the biggest U.S. banks, including JPMorgan Chase & Co. and Wells Fargo & Co., have breached some of the nation’s most advanced computer defenses and exposed the vulnerability of its infrastructure, said cybersecurity specialists tracking the assaults.
Imagine flipping open the latest edition of a magazine and instead of seeing a list of the most walkable or dog-friendly cities, finding the most cyber-friendly cities, and then placing importance in the results.
Biotech, mobile, tourism, craft beer — San Diego is at the forefront of these industries and its business community is defined by them, but who says there isn’t room for one more? Thanks to a wide-reaching public-private partnership, the Cyber Center of Excellence opened March 20 with the goal of adding cybersecurity to the list of homegrown success stories.
The cloud has defeated the "blue screen of death," but companies are constantly taxed with updating security software and finding new ways to combat cyberthreats.
Many small businesses do not understand the importance of cybersecurity, and as a result, they are putting larger companies and government agencies at risk.
Individual plants will one day have their own microprocessor to transmit a signal, saying they need water and fertilizer. A group of forward-thinking technology leaders discussed what the future looks like in the wireless sector at a recent roundtable at The Daily Transcript sponsored by CohnReznick.
Oct. 14, 2014 -- Executive Editor George Chamberlin discusses cybersecurity with Andrew Lee, CEO of ESET, and retired Rear Adm. Kenneth Slaght, vice president of naval IT solutions for General Dynamics.