Daily Archives: May 4, 2006

Survivability: Protecting Your Critical Systems

Society is growing increasingly dependent upon large-scale, highly distributed systems that operate in unbounded network environments. Unbounded networks, such as the Internet, have no central administrative control and no unified security policy. Furthermore, the number and nature of the nodes … Continue reading

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Vietnamese denial of service hacking suspect arrested

Experts at SophosLabs™, Sophos’s global network of virus, spyware and spam analysis centers, are welcoming news that a man has been arrested in Vietnam for launching a distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack against a commercial website. The attack on Vietco’s website … Continue reading

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Federal, State and Local Government Coordination for 2006 Storm Season

The Department of Homeland Security announced recently the unprecedented predesignation of five teams that will coordinate the Federal government’s role in support of state and local governments in preparing for, and responding to, major natural disasters this storm season. In … Continue reading

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Flu Plan Calls for Limited Federal Role

WASHINGTON, May 3 — Although the federal government will stockpile 75 million doses of antiviral drugs and 20 million doses of vaccine to combat any outbreak of pandemic flu, local governments and individual communities will have to shoulder most of … Continue reading

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U.S. authorities plug massive cross-border tunnel in San Diego

A federal contractor dumped cement in a 35-foot hole Tuesday to begin plugging the longest secret tunnel ever discovered along the U.S.-Mexico border.The massive tunnel discovered in January extended 2,400 feet from a warehouse near the Tijuana, Mexico airport to … Continue reading

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North American Electric Reliability Council – Critical Infrastructure Protection

NERC plays a major role in protecting the electric system by serving as the focal point for coordinating information exchange on critical infrastructure issues between the electricity industry and the federal government. Through NERC, government and industry work together to … Continue reading

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