Cybersecurity Is A Severe And Growing Challenge For Government Contractors – Forbes

Government contractors are attractive targets for cyber attacks because the U.S. federal government – the largest producer, collector, consumer, and disseminator of data in the world – entrusts sensitive information to these private companies. This includes everything from national security secrets, to information on the nation’s military and critical infrastructure, … Continue reading

'Invisible Soldiers' a cogent look at private military security firms – Detroit Free Press

Near the end of �The Invisible Soldiers: How America Outsourced Our Security,� author Ann Hagedorn recommends that President Dwight D. Eisenhower�s famous warning in 1961 about the rise of the �military-industrial complex� should be updated. In the 21st Century, the former Wall Street Journal reporter writes, �calling it the military-and-security-industrial … Continue reading

Who's Guarding Whom? Private Security Contractors and the Need for … – Huffington Post

Who’s Guarding Whom? Private Security Contractors and the Need for …Huffington PostThe Department of Defense spent about $160 billion on private security contractors (PSCs) for various services in Iraq and Afghanistan from 2007-2012, and contractor personnel made up over 50 percent of the U.S. presence in the Balkans, Iraq, and … … Continue reading

Key Homeland Security contractor hacked, govt employee data likely stolen – RT

RT Key Homeland Security contractor hacked, govt employee data likely stolenRTOne of the Department of Homeland Security’s key contractors says a “state-sponsored” cyber attack is responsible for stealing the personal information of numerous government employees. In the wake of the attack, the Department of Homeland Security …DHS contractor suffers major computer … Continue reading