Blog Posts Tagged with "Obama"


US Cyber Security Direction

November 07, 2012 Added by:Jayson Wylie

President Obama stated an Executive Order to be instilled which may be in a better direction but nothing definitive or out yet nor am I expecting a solid direction or hitting upon the finer notes in the short term. Let’s not kid ourselves. Having a point-of-presence on the Internet is dangerous...

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I’m Mad as Hell about an Executive Order on Cybersecurity

October 07, 2012 Added by:Joel Harding

And as much as you might not care, if President Obama signs an Executive Order on cybersecurity, it will set the de facto standards that we all must live with. You’ll share the data and you’ll have to live with the standards...

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Government Agencies Gain Emergency Internet Control

July 16, 2012 Added by:Stefano Mele

"Survivability, resilient, enduring, and effective communications, both domestic and international, are essential to enable the executive branch to communicate... Such communications must be possible under all circumstances to ensure national security, effectively manage emergencies, and improve national resilience..."

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Obama Administration Won't Discuss NSA Email Surveillance

July 10, 2012 Added by:Electronic Frontier Foundation

A few members of Congress have been trying to get the Obama administration to answer a question: How many Americans’ phone calls or emails have been and are being collected without a warrant under the FISA Amendments Act of 2008? Unfortunately, no one else in the government seems to want that question answered...

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Stuxnet: Classified Disclosures for Political Gain

June 04, 2012 Added by:Joel Harding

Operations Security or OPSEC is strictly enforced in the military, this is one of the basic tenets of Information Operations. We have had problems with Senators and Congressmen in the past disclosing classified information when doing so suited their purpose. Now the President has become the “Discloser in Chief”...

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Stuxnet: Tsunami of Stupid or Evil Genius?

June 01, 2012 Added by:Ali-Reza Anghaie

We just compounded ugly. Weaponizing Cyberspace is a losing proposition across the board but it's still going to happen. I was just hoping we'd cut it a bit short and realize the errors - this NYT piece makes me feel like we don't have enough depth in DC to realize the risks before it's too late...

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Cyber Security Legislation: What Does it Mean for Citizens?

April 12, 2012 Added by:Robert Siciliano

Members of Congress have recognized the need for increased security and introduced approximately fifty bills in the last session. The proposed legislation is focused on improving cyber security for citizens, critical infrastructure, and the Federal Government’s own networks...

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White House: Big Data is a Big Deal

April 05, 2012 Added by:Headlines

By improving our ability to extract knowledge and insights from large and complex collections of digital data, the initiative promises to help accelerate the pace of discovery in science and engineering, strengthen our national security, and transform teaching and learning...

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US - UK Progress Towards a More Secure Cyberspace

March 15, 2012 Added by:Headlines

"We share an abiding commitment to keeping cyber-criminals from victimizing our citizens and weakening our trust in networked technology. Owing in part to our close partnership, it is harder than ever before for criminals to operate in cyberspace with impunity..."

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On President Obama’s Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights

February 29, 2012 Added by:Brian Dean

If new legislation is passed, those who have already embraced the CPBR concepts will be well positioned to comply with it. Also, meeting these objectives will meet your clients’ expectations, including those detailed by the CPBR, creating a competitive advantage...

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Obama Unveils Blueprint for Online Privacy Bill of Rights

February 23, 2012 Added by:Headlines

The Obama Administration today unveiled a “Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights” as part of a comprehensive blueprint to improve consumers’ privacy protections and ensure that the Internet remains an engine for innovation and economic growth...

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The Obama Administration’s Cybersecurity Proposal

February 13, 2012 Added by:Headlines

The President’s proposal would establish national standards, protect federal networks, and allow DHS to provide enhanced voluntary assistance to our private sector and state, local, tribal, and territorial government partners...

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Obama Designates December as Critical Infrastructure Protection Month

December 01, 2011 Added by:Headlines

"As we navigate new and uncertain challenges in the digital age, we must also address the growing threat cyberattacks present to our transportation networks, electricity grid, financial systems and other assets... we are committed to protecting our critical infrastructure..."

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DHS Taps Weatherford as Cybersecurity Lead

October 21, 2011 Added by:Headlines

"DHS says the newly created cybersecurity position will allow the department to better carry out its mission to create a safe, secure and resilient cyberspace... Weatherford will focus on ensuring robust cybersecurity operations and communications resilience for DHS..."

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Senator Seeks Punitive Model for Data Security Laws

September 14, 2011 Added by:Headlines

The devil is in the details with these laws. But there are a number of questions here... These companies are already victims in these attacks, so why are we penalizing them after a breach? I think that's because it's easier to issue fines than it is to track down the criminals and go after them..."

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Internet Security Alliance Pans Obama's Security Plan

August 17, 2011 Added by:Headlines

"This is a punitive model where we're trying to blame the victims of the attack. I don't think that the administration's proposal really does anything that I can see to enhance cybersecurity," said Larry Clinton, President of the Internet Security Alliance...

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