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Obama selects Schmidt to take up cybersecurity coordinator

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NEWS IN BRIEF: President Barack Obama has chosen Howard Schmidt to take up the role as the national cybersecurity coordinator, according to an “administration official” talking to the Washington Post. The role will coordinate cybersecurity policy across the federal government – including the military agencies. Schmidt, who is the president of the not-for-profit consortium Information Security Forum and was a cyber-adviser to the former Bush administration, will report to the […]

Georgia: Russia engaging in cyber warfare

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The bitter conflict between two former Soviet republics, Russia and Georgia, over the Georgian province of South Ossetia may have now migrated online after the Georgian presidential website and other government sites have been attacked by a distributed denial of service attack (DDoS) – which shuts down a computer network by flooding it with requests that lead to a non-existing page on the server. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs for […]

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