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Federal Grants Wed Public-Private Cybersecurity Efforts

The debate in the U.S. Congress over a comprehensive national cybersecurity program is wearing on, largely because of differences over the roles of government and business in protecting information technology. Elsewhere, however, cybersecurity awareness and research projects are being launched throu...

Who Watches the Watchmen, Part 2: Uncle Sam, Are You Naked?

The United States federal government last month released the country's first comprehensive international strategy for cyberspace. This lays out President Barack Obama's vision for the future of the Internet and outlines how the U.S. will partner with other countries to achieve that vision. Assuring ...

Seagate Toughens Security With Encrypted Notebook Drive

Seagate Technology has been working on delivering a laptop hard drive with built-in hardware encryption for a couple of years, but now the technology is finally hitting the streets, the company announced Monday. Seagate's new Momentus 5400 FDE.2 uses a government-grade security protocol to encrypt a...

Computers with Security Chips Poised for Takeoff

When Dell Computer announced last month that it would begin shipping notebook computers incorporating a chip to make the units more secure, it sent analysts scurrying to their calculators. That's because Dell's inclusion of "trusted computing" hardware into its machines would be giving the technolog...

Intel Partners with Wave Systems to Put Security Into Chips

Security will move farther from the fallible hands of users and closer to the heart of the computer with a deal announced by Intel and Wave Systems. The deal will help bridge the gap between hardware and software protection. Chip giant Intel will use software from Lee, Massachusetts-based Wave Syste...

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