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FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — U.S. soldiers future identification cards will have biometrics, or human identification traits, stored within the card to more easily identify the individual, said Jon Campbell, an official with SRI International, an independent research institute. The Pentagon has explored ways to replace the CAC card or figure out new ways to identify […]

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President Obama signed an executive order to increase America’s defenses against cyber security before highlighting the need for it in his State of the Union Tuesday. The Executive Order will work together with the Presidential Policy Directive on Critical Infrastructure Security and Resilience that the White House also released today.

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General Dynamics C4 Systems has a new encryptor device to help military or government personnel protect their data from cyber attack. The new TACLANE-1G (KG-175G) encryptor is now certified by the National Security Agency to secure classified information at the Top Secret level and below. The high-speed encryptor secures large data and image files 40 […]

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The Internet in Syria went dark Thursday with 100 percent of Syrian networks crashing throughout the day. Many speculate the Syrian government has shut down the Internet to prevent further advances by the rebels in the civil war raging in the country. The rebels depend on internet connectivity for communication, training and organizing attacks. Shutting […]

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Even in the face of what most experts label as a potential “Cyber Pearl Harbor” threat, Washington’s partisan divide carried the day on Capitol Hill yesterday, stalling the Cybersecurity Act of 2012 with a Senate vote of 51–47 against the legislation. The result drew a quick response from the staff of Secretary of Defense Leon […]

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