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Microsoft Endorses White House Cybersecurity Plan

Microsoft’s cybersecurity czar approves of the Obama administration’s legislative proposal to protect the United States from Internet-based attacks. The plan, which calls for the Department of Homeland Security to coordinate with the private sector, has come under fire from the US Chamber of Commerce, which recently called it "regulatory overreach." The Chamber particularly objected to… Keep Reading

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Cyber Combat: Act of War

The Pentagon has concluded that computer sabotage coming from another country can constitute an act of war, a finding that for the first time opens the door for the United States to respond using traditional military force. Click here for the full story Keep Reading

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Senators Mostly Praise White House Legislative Proposal on Cybersecurity

The recent back-to-back attacks on the Sony Corp., which resulted in the loss of personal and billing information for up to 100 million people, demonstrates the need for national cybersecurity legislation, said Sen. Joseph Lieberman (I-Conn.) in a hearing Monday. When Sony reopened its hacked website last Thursday, the company found that it had not… Keep Reading

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Siemens Says It Will Fix SCADA Bugs

Siemens is working on a fix for some serious vulnerabilities recently discovered in its industrial control system products used to manage machines on the factory floor. Click here for the full story Keep Reading

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Georgia Tech to Lead $10M Open-Source Homeland Security Initiative

The Georgia Tech Research Institute will lead a new five-year, $10 million Homeland Open Security Technology program aimed at finding open approaches to handling the country’s cyber security. An open solution could potentially save the government an enormous amount of money, although the stated purpose is to protect the country with the best possible solutions… Keep Reading

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Think Tank Examines Opportunities to Advance National Resilience

The White House and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) must advance US capacity for resilience else a loss of momentum will result in "resilience" being little more than a buzzword, warned a task force convened by the George Washington University Homeland Security Policy Institute (HSPI) Monday. "The most effective way for our country to… Keep Reading

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US Calls for Global Cybersecurity Strategy

The Obama administration on Monday proposed creating international computer security standards with penalties for countries and organizations that fell short. Click here for the full story Keep Reading

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Many Embrace White House Cyber Bill Despite Questions of Its Substance

The White House unveiled proposed cybersecurity legislation Thursday, weighing in on a topic that saw no less than 50 proposals in the last session of Congress. White House Cyber Coordinator Howard Schmidt posted a blog explaining the legislation, emphasizing its collaborative approach to dealing with business. "This is a milestone in our national effort to… Keep Reading

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Mozilla Fights DHS over Anti-MPAA, RIAA Utility

No judge has ever declared a Firefox plug-in called MafiaaFire Redirector to be illegal. But that didn’t stop the US Department of Homeland Security from trying to censor it from the Web. Click here for full story Keep Reading

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Poll: 60% Reject Government ID for Online Security

In an effort to enhance online security and privacy, the Obama administration has proposed Americans obtain a single ID for all Internet sales and banking activity. But a new Rasmussen Reports poll finds most Americans want nothing to do with such an ID if the government is the one to issue it and hold the… Keep Reading

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Cybersecurity Bill Slow to Materialize in House, Counsel Says

The House of Representatives has no timetable for taking up cybersecurity legislation, said the senior counsel to the House Homeland Security Committee Tuesday, and the chamber would not be likely to take up a prominent Senate bill in its current form due to its costs. Kevin Gronberg, the committee’s senior counsel, cautioned that he was… Keep Reading

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Leaked Cables Indicate Chinese Military Hackers Attacked US

According to secret government cables, the Chinese military has been launching massive numbers of spear-phishing attacks against US government agencies and companies. In the cables, US government officials assert that these China-driven attacks, which they’ve dubbed "Byzantine Hades," have been occurring since at least 2002. Click here for the full story Keep Reading

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US and EU Plan Joint Cybersecurity Exercise This Year

US Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano met with leaders of the European Union (EU) in Hungary last week to discuss ways of deepening cooperation between the US and EU on cybersecurity issues and strategy. Participants at the meeting included Neelie Kroes, European Commission Vice President for the Digital Agenda, EU Home Affairs Commissioner… Keep Reading

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Private Sector Seeks Better Cybersecurity Collaboration

Private sector representatives Friday urged the government to do more to bolster cybersecurity-related information sharing and collaboration between federal agencies like the Department of Homeland Security and companies that own and operate critical infrastructure. Click here for full story Keep Reading

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Cyberbills on Their Way

After months of a stalemate it appears there may be some action on the cybersecurity front in the near future. All three executive branch witnesses at Tuesday’s Senate Judiciary Crime subcommittee hearing referenced a series of legislative recommendations currently under formulation by the White House. Click here for the full story Keep Reading

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Texas Lawmakers Urge Feds to Ramp Up Border Security

A bipartisan group of eight [Texas] state senators is urging the federal government to work more closely with Texas to address the serious problems facing this state as a result of an unsecured international border with Mexico. Click here for the full story Keep Reading

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Virtual War a Real Threat

When a large Southern California water system wanted to probe the vulnerabilities of its computer networks, it hired Los Angeles-based hacker Marc Maiffret to test them. His team seized control of the equipment that added chemical treatments to drinking water — in one day. Click here for the full story Keep Reading

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