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Governments Escalate Cyber Warfare Rhetoric

June 01, 2011 Added by:Headlines

“We must plan, train, exercise and operate in a way which integrates our activities in both cyber and physical space. We will grow a cadre of dedicated cyber experts to support our own and allied cyber operations and secure our vital networks...”

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DHS Should Halt Suspicionless Searches at Border

June 01, 2011 Added by:Headlines

"The continual evolution in how people use electronic devices in their everyday lives creates growing tension between the Fourth Amendment guarantees and what historically has been viewed as a narrow exception to the requirements for probable cause and a warrant..."

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Enemy of the State

May 31, 2011 Added by:Infosec Island Admin

You have the right to privacy in your papers and your domicile, but does this actually apply to digital papers, computers, hard drives, and anything you pass over telco lines to the cloud? Or is it considered public domain like your trash being placed at the end of your driveway?

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Pentagon: Cyber Attacks Considered Act of War

May 31, 2011 Added by:Headlines

The report concludes that the Laws of Armed Conflict should also extend to the cyberspace field of operations. "If you shut down our power grid, maybe we will put a missile down one of your smokestacks," said an unidentified military official...

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Freedom versus Security

May 31, 2011 Added by:Luis Corrons

In a few years’ time, besides protecting ourselves against cyber-attacks we will also have to look for mechanisms that guarantee our rights against government abuse of power. Some people are talking about the introduction of “Internet passports” to identify Internet users...

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Joint U.S.-China Report on Cybersecurity Released

May 27, 2011 Added by:Headlines

"In a time when most can only see a grim, downward spiral of recrimination when it comes to all things cyber, this report is the product of cooperation and offers some hope for an improved relationship between China and the US..."

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NATO: Cyber Defense and the New Strategic Concept

May 27, 2011 Added by:Headlines

Cyber attacks offer vastly favorable cost-benefit ratios in comparison to conventional military options. It is increasingly probable that a cyber attack on a NATO country will precede, or even replace a physical assault, moving cyber issues to the forefront of security concerns...

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DHS Cybersecurity Chief Philip Reitinger Resigns

May 19, 2011 Added by:Headlines

"Unless people really start to really pay attention to the threat and how we need to drive fundamental change, we're in a world that is going get worse from day to day and month to month and year to year," Reitinger stated...

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NATO's Mutual Defense Doctrine Applies to Cyberspace

May 17, 2011 Added by:Headlines

"Cyberspace activities can have effects extending beyond networks; such events may require responses in self-defense. Likewise, interconnected networks link nations more closely, so an attack on one nation’s networks may have impact far beyond its borders..."

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FCC's Ten Key Cybersecurity Tips for Businesses

May 17, 2011 Added by:Headlines

Broadband and information technology are powerful factors in small businesses reaching new markets and increasing productivity and efficiency. However, businesses need cybersecurity tools and tactics to protect themselves, their customers, and their data from growing cyber threats...

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Protect IP Act Would Allow Government to Block Websites

May 16, 2011 Added by:Headlines

The legislation would also require search engines to eliminate references to the offending sites from their search indexing, as well as require advertising networks and payment services to cease business with the blacklisted sites...

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Government Hack Attacks Show Need for Intel Awareness

May 15, 2011 Added by:Kelly Colgan

Governments, like many big businesses, have robust security programs, a layered cyberdefense plan. It’s nice to have all the tech tools at hand to prevent a breach, but they don’t amount to much if no one knows how to extract intelligence from them...

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The Bin Laden Raid and the May 15th Facebook Intifada

May 13, 2011 Added by:Dan Dieterle

Teams from 10 agencies are combining to sift through the sizable stash of data recovered from Osama Bin Laden’s compound, as intelligence experts look to get a handle on the former al-Qaeda leader and learn more about the group’s plans, according to a top Defense Department official...

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FBI Surveillance: If We Told You, You Might Sue

May 12, 2011 Added by:Headlines

"These businesses would be substantially harmed if their customers knew that they were furnishing information to the FBI. The stigma of working with the FBI would cause customers to cancel the companies' services and file civil actions to prevent further disclosure of subscriber information..."

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Just How Overrated is Cyberspace Doomsday?

May 12, 2011 Added by:J. Oquendo

These environments are very complex. There would need to be years of reconnaissance with heavy financial investments to pull off a successful attack. Any attacker would have to cross their fingers and hope that their target did not upgrade, migrate, or change software...

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Just How Important is Cyberspace Defense?

May 11, 2011 Added by:Robert Siciliano

Critical infrastructures all depend on the electric grid. After a major attack, we’d be back to the dark ages in an instant. No electricity, no computers, no gasoline, no refrigeration, no clean water. Think about what happens when the power goes out for a few hours. We’re stymied...

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