Archive for February, 2014

Cyber Security Careers are Encouraged By The Department of Homeland Security

Thursday, February 27th, 2014

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has recently created a cybersecurity fellowship designed to steer recent college graduates to careers in cybersecurity. The new Secretarial Honors Program will hire 50 workers across six areas, including IT, policy, management, and, of course, cybersecurity. Those selected for the program will experience:United States Capitol Dome

  • Departmental rotations
  • Mentorship
  • On-th-job training
  • Inclusion in numerous professional development programs

Furthermore, DHS has increased its own cyber workforce by 600% over the last few years in response to the ever increasing cyber threat. DHS’s National Cyber Security Division (NCSD) was established to build and maintain a national cybersecurity response system and implement a cyber-risk management program to help protect critical ifastructures.

NCSD Mission: To work collaboratively with public, private and international entities to secure cyberspace and America’s cyber assets.

Cybersecurity and the Private Sector

Is your business ready to fight back against cyber-attacks? If not, DHA can help. We can ensure your organization is keeping pace with technological advancements by applying new technologies with intelligence.

DHA’s cybersecurity services include:

  • Vulnerability Assessment: This is the process of identifying and quantifying vulnerabilities in a system.
  • Penetration Testing: This is the process of simulating a cyber-attack by a hacker. The process involves an active analysis of the system for any weaknesses, technical flaws or vulnerabilities.

At DHA, we are experienced at providing IT Security support services within and around Federal Government systems and networks, and can help ensure the safety of your most critical IT assets.

If you have any questions regarding Cybersecurity and IT Security, please contact DHA by visiting DHA-Inc.com today!

Innovative IT solutions are at the core of modern business, and robust, scalable models are necessary to achieve long-term success.

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Source: DHS seeks Cyber Fellows

Cybersecurity Alert, Hackers Have Found A Security Alert in Internet Explorer

Thursday, February 20th, 2014

A group of hackers have recently found a security hole in the popular Internet browser Internet Explorer (versions 6, 7, 8, and 9), allowing the group to install the Poison Ivy Trojan on Windows computers. This malicious software allows the hackers to control the victim’s computer.+

Microsoft is aware of the issue and has issued a security advisory that includes an extensive list of work-arounds. Microsoft is also expected to come out with a patch in the near future.

“I would recommend not using Internet Explorer until this issue is patched,” said Sophos’ Chet Wisniewksi. “While the exploit is not in widespread use, it could be integrated into popular attack kits like the Blackhole Exploit Kit any time now.”

IE users should consider making the switch to Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, or Opera.

DHA CyberSecurity Solutions for Businesses and Government Agencies

  1. Vulnerability Assessment: This is the process of identifying and quantifying vulnerabilities in a system.
  2. Penetration Testing: This is the process of simulating a cyber-attack by a hacker. The process involves an active analysis of the system for any weaknesses, technical flaws or vulnerabilities.

If you have any questions regarding Cybersecurity and IT Security, please contact DHA by visiting DHA-Inc.com today!

About DHA:

David F. Hale founded DHA Group, Inc. in 1994 to provide superior program management and operations support services to agencies within the Federal Government. Since June 2008, DHA has won many contract awards, including a Prime Contractor position on the prestigious Program Management Support Services (PMSS) contract with the FBI. DHA was also awarded an indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity (IDIQ) contract on the FBI’s $30 billion Information Technology Supplies and Support Services (IT Triple S) program to provide supplies, equipment, and IT services to support, maintain, and modernize the Bureau’s IT systems and architectures.

As we continue to expand into new areas of business, DHA remains committed to maintaining our high standards of service excellence.

You can also follow DHA on FacebookTwitterLinkedIn, and Google+.

Sources:

Hackers Just Found a Big Hole in Internet Explorer. Should You Switch Browsers?

What Is The Importance Of Cyber Security?

Wednesday, February 12th, 2014

Businesses and government agencies rely on computers and technology now more than ever before, for everything from communication and document management to accounting and pay roll. Because of this, Cyber security is becoming an increasingly important issue throughout both the federal government and the private sector.protection image

What is Cyber Security?

Cyber security involves the protection of information by not only responding to cyber attacks, but also through the prevention and detection of potential threats.

  • Hackers: People who seek to exploit weaknesses in software and computer systems for their own gain.
  • Malware: Malicious code, such as a computer virus, used to attack a computer or network.

Who is at Risk of a Cyber Attack?

EVERYONE is at risk; however some are more at risk than others. It all depends on your dependency on technology and your company’s or agency’s commitment to cybersecurity.

Cyber Security from DHA

DHA understands that the conveniences of technology come with a heightened need for security and protection.

  • Vulnerability Assessment: Identifying potential vulnerabilities in a network.
  • Penetration Testing: Simulating cyber attacks to help discover weaknesses, technical flaws or vulnerabilities within a network.

Benefits of Outsourced Cyber Security

  • Assessment: Assess your security platform and make suggestions to better your network security.
  • Cost Effective: Utilize an entire team of IT experts for a fraction of the cost of a full-time, in-house employee.
  • Proactive: Don’t wait for a cyber attack to cripple your network, actively be on the lookout for potential problems.

Stay Ahead of the Game: As we mentioned before, hackers are constantly finding new ways to manipulate your network. So you must continuously improve your Cyber security.

If you have any questions regarding our Cyber Security / IT Security Services, please contact DHA by visiting DHA-Inc.com today!

About DHA:

David F. Hale founded DHA Group, Inc. in 1994 to provide superior program management and operations support services to agencies within the Federal Government. Since June 2008, DHA has won many contract awards, including a Prime Contractor position on the prestigious Program Management Support Services (PMSS) contract with the FBI. DHA was also awarded an indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity (IDIQ) contract on the FBI’s $30 billion Information Technology Supplies and Support Services (IT Triple S) program to provide supplies, equipment, and IT services to support, maintain, and modernize the Bureau’s IT systems and architectures.

As we continue to expand into new areas of business, DHA remains committed to maintaining our high standards of service excellence.

You can also follow DHA on FacebookTwitterLinkedIn, and Google+.

Obama Calls for a Tougher Cyber Security Law

Tuesday, February 4th, 2014

Cyber security has recently been a hot button topic. After the massive cyber security breaches at Target and other major retailers, Obama wants to make sure that consumers are aware of security breaches if they are in danger of being affected, as well as prevent security breaches from happening again. The law that Obama wants to implement would make sure that the retailer notifies consumers of a potential breach so they can take any steps necessary to protect their personal data.no face hacker

The need for a law of this kind is in demand now more than ever because it seems like almost every day there is a report of a new security breach and many Americans are dealing with data theft.

One of the ways retailers can prevent hackers from gaining access to their system is with more advanced debit card scanners. However that could turn out to be very expensive for the retailers and could take years to adopt.

The main point in Obama’s new cyber security bill is that the consumers need to know when their information is at risk.

About DHA:

David F. Hale founded DHA Group, Inc. in 1994 to provide superior program management and operations support services to agencies within the Federal Government. Since June 2008, DHA has won many contract awards, including a Prime Contractor position on the prestigious Program Management Support Services (PMSS) contract with the FBI. DHA was also awarded an indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity (IDIQ) contract on the FBI’s $30 billion Information Technology Supplies and Support Services (IT Triple S) program to provide supplies, equipment, and IT services to support, maintain, and modernize the Bureau’s IT systems and architectures.

As we continue to expand into new areas of business, DHA remains committed to maintaining our high standards of service excellence.

You can also follow DHA on FacebookTwitterLinkedIn, and Google+.

Source:

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2014/02/04/target-judiciary-data-breach/5200717/