AUTHOR ARCHIVES

Heather Greenfield

Results 41-50 of 61

Web strategists tout candidate use of search ads

October 25, 2006 Online strategists agree on one thing -- that the Internet has exponentially expanded the campaign tactics to get voters to the polls. But with less than two weeks before the election, they have two basic recommendations for clients hoping to gain or keep seats in Congress: using technology to reach ...

Business data breaches found to be more costly than thought

October 23, 2006 A new study reports that data breaches may cost companies even more than previously thought. The Ponemon Institute released its annual study on the cost of data breaches and found that they cost companies on average $182 per compromised record. The institute arrived at the number by analyzing incidents involving ...

State Department seeks advice on border cards

October 19, 2006 A State Department official said Thursday that the agency formally will request information Monday on what technology should be incorporated into border-crossing cards to improve security while discouraging counterfeiting. At an Information Technology Association of America security conference, Frank Moss, the deputy assistant secretary for passport services, asked the tech ...

Industry officials sketch priorities for DHS cyber czar

October 2, 2006 Greg Garcia, the long-awaited cyber-security czar, starts his job at the Homeland Security Department next week, and industry and technology organizations already are encouraging him to take on "a smaller set of priorities" so he does not get overwhelmed by the vast to-do list. Those priorities, according to Kevin Richards, ...

Hiring decision for cybersecurity chief near, official says

September 13, 2006 A Homeland Security Department official assured members of Congress on Wednesday that the agency is close to hiring a cybersecurity czar. Undersecretary for Preparedness George Foresman said at a House Energy and Commerce Telecommunications and the Internet Subcommittee hearing that Homeland Security is doing a background check on a candidate ...

Federal report responds to Internet's 9/11 theories

September 8, 2006 As the fifth anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks approaches, the federal government has issued a response to scientists and others who still doubt the government's explanation of how the World Trade Center towers in New York collapsed. Questions over whether the towers collapsed because of secret explosive ...

Summer Slump

August 22, 2006 President Bush is not the only one facing falling polling numbers. Conservative pundit Bill O'Reilly of Fox News' "The O'Reilly Factor" is having to factor in his own losses when it comes to Internet traffic. Alexa.com, which tracks Web traffic, shows a sharp decline to BillOReilly.com since March, when it ...

Tech groups divided over border-crossing cards

August 14, 2006 While members of Congress have hit the campaign trail for August, the technology group AeA is campaigning in Washington for the latest legislative initiative to settle a dispute over border-crossing technology. AeA on Monday sent a letter to Capitol Hill asking members to support an amendment to the fiscal 2007 ...

Report: U.S. unprepared for major Web disruption

July 28, 2006 A Government Accountability Office report released Friday warns that the United States is not prepared for a major disruption to the Internet. The report found that existing legislation and regulations "do not specifically address roles and responsibilities for Internet recovery." While the Homeland Security Department has been charged with coordinating ...

VA panel to move data breach bill

July 18, 2006 After five full committee hearings on a significant data breach at the Veterans Affairs Department, the House Veterans Affairs Committee plans to debate legislation Thursday in hopes of preventing a similar security problem. The committee took comments on a draft of the bill during a hearing on Tuesday. The measure ...