Security firms ferrying arms illegally in M'sian waters – AsiaOne

Maritime security contractors are ferrying weapons and ammunition on board foreign vessels in Malaysian waters without prior approval, reported Berita Harian.Although the weapons are used for security when the vessels are in international waters, carrying them in Malaysian waters without prior approval is illegal.The Malaysian Harbour Pilot Association (MHAPA) detected … Continue reading

Home Depot Has Better Cyber Security Than 25 US Defense Contractors – Defense One

After revelations that a compromised contractor login abetted a grandiose breach of federal employees’ background investigations, now comes word that Defense Department suppliers score below hacked retailers when it comes to cyber defense. Subscribe Receive daily email updates: Subscribe to Defense One Today. Be the first to receive updates. Author Aliya Sternstein … Continue reading

Head of industry group warns that security clearance shutdown could 'cripple … – Washington Post (blog)

The head of a major industry organization said in a statement Wednesday that the federal government’s decision to suddenly shut down the security clearance system could “cripple contractors’ abilities to adequately staff contract and meet mission requirements.” And in a letter to the director of the Office of Personnel Management, Stan … Continue reading

Internet founder charges US Federal contractors with increasing the quality … – M2M Now (press release) (blog)

More than 200 government IT industry professionals attended a summit in McLean, Virginia on June 16 to discuss the role of public-private partnerships in securing the connected government. The Potomac Officers Club event, sponsored by Booz Allen Hamilton, featured presentations from Google VP and Chief Internet Evangelist, Vint Cerf, along … Continue reading

“EPIC” fail—how OPM hackers tapped the mother lode of espionage data – Ars Technica (blog)

Government officials have been vague in their testimony about the data breaches—there was apparently more than one—at the Office of Personnel Management. But on Thursday, officials from OPM, the Department of Homeland Security, and the Department of the Interior revealed new information that indicates at least two separate systems were … Continue reading