Wiper Malware May Be Linked to U.S., Cyber Crime Costs Called Into Question, and More

Here is today’s federal cybersecurity and information technology news:

  • The Wiper malware that hit Iran’s oil industry in the spring shares some characteristics with Stuxnet and DuQu which may link it to the U.S. and Israel. More here.
  • Google, Amazon, and other major companies adopted Securities and Exchange Commission guidelines on disclosing cyber attacks. More here.
  • The Federal Bureau of Investigation arrested an alleged LuzSec member for last year’s hack of Sony Pictures. More here.
  • The U.S. Computer Emergency Readiness Team warned of several malware campaigns impersonating federal agencies such as U.S. Cyber Command. More here.
  • A PropPublica report casts doubts on the massive cyber crime cost figures quoted by General Alexander and others. More here.
  • The State Department and National Archives and Records Administration are seeking public feedback on their open data and mobile efforts. More here.
  • The Air Force Special Operations Command is seeking mobile device management software for the 2,725 Apple iPads it bought to serve as electronic flight bags which store and display flight charts and manuals. More here.
  • The Office of Management and Budget tasked the National Archives and Records Administration will oversee the development of a robust records management framework incorporating cloud architecture, secure storage, and analytics. More here.
  • The Department of Defense, General Services Administration, and NASA are proposing a change to the Federal Acquisition Regulation that would require contractors to secure computer systems containing government information. More here.
  • Scientists at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have developed a database system to automatically crowdsource data-sorting tasks that could be used to help government agencies like NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. More here.

This post by was first published at CTOvision.com.

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