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Intelligence Leaders Urge Congress to Act on Cyber Laws

February 06, 2012 Added by:Headlines

Among the greatest challenges in cyber security are knowing the perpetrator of a cyber attack in real time and finding capability gaps in the cyber supply chain – the entire set of key actors involved in the cyber infrastructure...

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Senate Testimony: Cyber Security as a Strategic Concern

February 02, 2012 Added by:Headlines

Testimony offered before the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence included threats to cybersecurity, the third item addressed, signifying that intrusions by state-sponsored China and Russia and independent actors like Anonymous and Lulzsec continue to be a concern...

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Internet-Wide Protests Against the Blacklist Legislation

January 18, 2012 Added by:Electronic Frontier Foundation

The SOPA and PIPA blacklist bills are dangerous: if made into law, they would hamper innovation, kill jobs, wreak havoc on Internet security, and undermine the free speech principles upon which our country was founded...

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SOPA/PIPA: The Internet Goes to Washington on January 18

January 13, 2012 Added by:Electronic Frontier Foundation

Representative Darrell Issa, an outspoken SOPA critic and the author of alternative legislation called the OPEN Act, has announced that Congress will hold a hearing to hear from actual technical experts, technology job creators, Internet investors and legal scholars...

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Medical Device Security: Killed by Code

January 04, 2012 Added by:Danny Lieberman

I’ve been talking to our medical device customers about mobile security of implanted devices for over a year now. I think it’s only a question of time before we have a drive by execution of a politician with an ICD (implanted cardiac device)...

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Internet Architects Oppose SOPA and PIPA Legislation

December 19, 2011 Added by:Headlines

Eighty-three innovators, inventors and engineers signed the letter that specifically calls for Congress to reject the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and the PROTECT IP Act (PIPA) in an attempt to prevent government efforts to codify broad Internet censorship powers...

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Congress Sanctions Offensive Military Action in Cyberspace

December 15, 2011 Added by:Headlines

Section 954 of the the FY 2012 defense authorization act states that “Congress affirms that the Department of Defense has the capability, and upon direction by the President may conduct offensive operations in cyberspace to defend our Nation, allies and interests..."

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U.S. Military Chief Warns of Economic Cyber Threat

December 01, 2011 Added by:Headlines

"We lose enormous intellectual property rights. We're under constant attack every day. And it's going to take a whole government approach," said General Martin Dempsey, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff...

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Espionage: Protecting American Innovation in Cyberspace

November 23, 2011 Added by:Headlines

"The Chinese are aggressively hacking into our nation’s networks, threatening our critical infrastructure and stealing secrets worth millions of dollars in intellectual property... This jeopardizes our national security and hurts U.S. competitiveness in the world market..."

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Department of Defense Cyberspace Policy Report

November 18, 2011 Added by:Headlines

"While the development and integration of cyber technologies have created many high leverage opportunities for DoD, our increasing reliance upon cyberspace also creates vulnerabilities for both DoD and the Nation..."

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Cyber Espionage Report Fingers China and Russia

November 03, 2011 Added by:Headlines

"Cyberspace makes it possible for foreign collectors to gather enormous quantities of information quickly and with little risk, whether via remote exploitation of victims' computer networks, downloads of data to external media devices, or e-mail messages transmitting sensitive information..."

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Experts, Charlatans, and the Intelligence Committee

October 14, 2011 Added by:Infosec Island Admin

We live in “Interesting Times” as the Chinese say, and we certainly do not need to have Congress led further astray by those without experience in the subject matters at hand. Lets hope that the House looks into Evans’ history and decides he is not an expert on any of the topics at hand...

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Senators Call for Privacy Law Update

October 14, 2011 Added by:Headlines

The Electronic Communications Privacy Act (ECPA) - signed when mobile phones were the size of bricks and the World Wide Web didn't exist – is woefully outdated, putting Americans' privacy at risk. Sens. Wyden and Kirk jointly call for updating U.S. privacy law to keep pace with technology...

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Tracking Cyber Security Legislation Updates

October 12, 2011 Added by:Marjorie Morgan

Everyone can track security legislation in Congress through the “Cybersecurity Legislation Tracker”. This is a valuable resource that provides notice and summaries of significant cybersecurity developments on Capitol Hill, including hearings, proposed bills, and task force activities...

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ISA Embraces House Recommendations on Cybersecurity

October 07, 2011 Added by:Headlines

"The system they have recommended provides a pathway for a sustainable system to of cyber security that will result in securing our nations critical infrastructure while stimulating the IT engine that has provided most of the good news our economy has experienced over the last 20 years..."

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RSA CEO: There is Too Much Security Awareness

October 05, 2011 Added by:Headlines

"Not a day goes by that I do not see some indication of a cyberattack in the press... The problem is that when consumers see time and time again nothing happens to correct it, they throw up their hands. There's no amount of consumer education to make them smart enough to resist attacks..."

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