A new partnership will let reservists from the U.S. Army Reserve's Information Operations Command get ideas for improving military infrastructure and security information from Carnegie Mellon University's Software Engineering Institute (www.sei.cmu.edu). Congress has approved $1.5 million to support a joint initiative to promote information assurance, which includes security and other factors that insure data integrity. Reservists and researchers will examine cyber vulnerabilities and ways that reservists can respond to threats.
Kaspersky Labs indicated at its February meeting that cyber attacks are far more sophisticated than previous thought. It turns out even air-gapping (disconnecting computers from the Internet to protect against cyber intrusion) isnít a foolproof way to avoid getting hacked. And Kaspersky implied the NSA is the smartest attacker.
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