Cyber Threats

Wikipedia – Definition & Overview – Computer Security
Computer security is a branch of computer technology known as information security as applied to computers and networks. The objective of computer security includes protection of information and property from theft, corruption, or natural disaster, while allowing the information and property to remain accessible and productive to its intended users.


5 Biggest Cyber Threats to Watch for in 2014

21 Steps to Improve Cyber Security of SCADA Networks
A report on strengthening the defenses of SCADA networks from the U.S. Department of Energy and the President’s Critical Infrastructure Protection Board.

2600: The Hacker Quarterly
Website of magazine for hackers which provides hacker related articles and news.

Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) – Cybersecurity
Understanding the many issues related to building a comprehensive cybersecurity strategy that recognizes the threat as one of the major national security problems facing the United States while respecting American values related to privacy and civil liberties.

Chief Security Officer Online
CSO online is a web site for Chief Security Officers and IT professionals working in security. It hosts a number of links to security articles, threats, and various other resources for use by security professionals.

CIP Project
The Critical Infrastructure Protection Project (CIP Project) is a joint effort of George Mason University and James Madison University to develop a nationally recognized program that integrates law, policy, and technology for enhancing the security of cyber networks and economic processes supporting the nation’s critical infrastructures.
The website of the Computer Crime and Intellectual property Section of the Criminal Division of the US Department of Justice. Provides Legal and Policy issues related to cyber crime. Provides a free newsletter.

Cyber Investigations
FBI web site, which explains their cyber mission. It has an Internet crime complaint center and a story on the cyber crimes task force.

Cybersecurity: A Conversation with William Lynn
This article illustrates Deputy Secretary of Defense William Lynn’s discussion to combat cyberthreat and protect U.S. infrastructure.

Cyber Warfare – RAND Website
RAND research provides recommendations to military and civilian decision makers on methods of defending against the damaging effects of cyber warfare on a nation’s digital infrastructure.

Department of Homeland Security Cybersecuity
The Department of Homeland Security plays an important role in countering these threats. We’re building one of the best teams anywhere to keep our federal civilian networks secure, and secure the cyberspace and critical infrastructure on which we all depend.

Emerging Cyber Threats Report 2014
This report from Georgia Tech Information Security Center discussed the challenges we face in securing cyberspace and cyber-connected physical system.

Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA) Implementation Project
An explanation of NIST’s process for implementing security guidelines created in response to FISMA.

National Security Council (The White House) – Cybersecurity
The President’s Cyberspace Policy Review identifies 10 near term actions to support our cybersecurity strategy.

Power of Computer Is a Threat to Cybersecurity
This article illustrates the uncertainty in dealing with cyberthreats as computers are becoming more powerful.

President Obama on Cybersecurity – YouTube Video May 2009
The President announces his plans for securing America’s digital future. May 29, 2009. (Public Domain).

Security Think Tank: ISF’s Top Security Threats for 2014
Cyber crime is identifies by Information Security Forum as on of the top security threats for 2014.

Security Tube – recent Videos on Cybersecurity
Hundreds of videos on cybersecurity.

StaySafeOnline Website – Powered by the National Cybersecurity Alliance (NCSA)
NCSA’s mission is to educate and therefore empower a digital society to use the Internet safely and securely at home, work, and school, protecting the technology individuals use, the networks they connect to, and our shared digital assets.

The Threat to Cybersecurity
This article illustrates the emerging field of cybersecurity in the college campuses across the country to combat cyberthreats.

US-CERT (United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team)
Contains information to help identify and report an incident along with archives of previous publications for Federal government agencies.

Video – YouTube
Cybersecurity and Innovation in the Information Economy – Segment 5 (09/03/10).