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New Cybersecurity Officials Named at Homeland Security

America’s controversial Department of Homeland Security announced several new additions to its cybersecurity team this week. Heading the National Cybersecurity Center will be Philip Reitinger, who is also Deputy Undersecretary for the National Protection and Programs Directorate (NPPD). He will hold both positions at the same time, a move which …

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The Horror of Hotlinking

Find yourself using too much bandwidth? While the pictures and video content many of us host on our sites use a fair bit of data transfer, a hidden threat may be hogging more resources than you realize. Also known as inline linking, hotlinking occurs when someone else uses a picture …

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Obama's new cyber judge

President Barack Obama’s choice for U.S. Supreme Court justice is apparently well versed in cyberlaw. Tuesday, President Obama named Judge Sonia Sotomayor to the Supreme Court to replace retiring Justice David Souter. Her experience with technology issues, particularly those related to the Internet, is most likely not a coincidence. According …

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Obama to appoint Cyber Czar this week

The Washington Post reported this morning that the White House will soon announce plans to appoint a national cybersecurity adviser who will oversee strategies to protect the United States’ government-operated and private computer networks. Speaking under the condition of anonymity, a White House official said that the “cyber czar” will …

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