Christopher Geldart was welcomed by the threatof heavy rains and tornadoes on his first day as D.C.’s new homeland security director. But as the worst weather skirted the city, Geldart picked up the phone to offer aid to his counterparts in harder-hit Montgomery County, Md., and turned the storm into an internal drill for his own staff.
The Pentagon is extending a pilot program to help protect its prime defense contractors, an effort the Obama administration can use as a model to prevent hackers and hostile nations from breaching networks and stealing sensitive data.
Hackers launched a “significant and tenacious” cyber attack on Lockheed Martin, a major defense
contractor holding highly sensitive information, but its secrets remained safe, the company said Saturday.
A new study released by the University of Maryland says Maryland could be a potential center for cyber security.