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NCS 8/2/11

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National Cyber Security

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There’s a war going on and if you’re a hacker, the government hopes you will join its side.  The National Security Agency is looking for cyber warriors this year and next year to help them battle the increasingly intense international cyber war.  To help them find the best, NSA, Department of Defense and the Department of Homeland Security plan to scan the annual DEF CON hacker conference in Las Vegas this weekend. 

It’s not only costing companies private information, but cyber crime is also costing them big bucks.  Corporations spent 56 percent more than last year because of cyber crime, according to a recent study. Based on the study, Cybercrimes can do serious harm to an organization's bottom line.  The study found that the median cost related to cybercrime to the 50 companies in the survey was $5.9 million.

The death of Amy Winehouse was of course tragic, but what’s making it even worse is that cyber criminals are trying to cash in because of it.  Experts say the British singer’s recent death gave lawbreakers all over the world the opportunity to target unsuspecting Internet users. 

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