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Legislation Would Stick Business with Cyberwar Costs

May 08, 2012 Added by:Headlines

"The legally mandated role of the government is to provide for the common defense, and they're willing to spend pretty much whatever it takes... If you're in a private organization, your legally mandated responsibility is to maximize shareholder value. You can't spend just anything..."

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CISPA: The Devil is in the Details

May 07, 2012 Added by:Michelle Valdez

The problem with CISPA involves all the information added under one of the approved amendments. The vagueness about what information can be shared has caused most of the concern – especially that catch all category of “to protect the national security of the United States”...

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When Security and Privacy Wrestle Who is the Winner?

April 30, 2012 Added by:Theresa Payton

You need to make sure your voice is heard. Regardless of whether or not you love the idea or do not like the idea at all, you need to weigh in. It is an important part of the process to make sure we get the best chance and striking a balance between security and privacy...

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Procrastination in Cybersecurity Legislation

April 29, 2012 Added by:Michelle Valdez

Congress is procrastinating with regards to cybersecurity legislation. The debates will continue about regulation and authorities and privacy rights but in the end, we all need to come together and find the best way to share threat data so that we can protect critical networks...

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Cybersecurity Legislation Needed to Prevent Inevitable Attack

April 28, 2012 Added by:Dan Dieterle

U.S. networks would be much stronger if companies enforced standard security procedures. My question is why hasn’t critical infrastructure entities already implemented it? And why would we need more legislation passed to force them to do it, when it should already be done?

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GAO: 680 Percent Increase in Government Cyber Attacks

April 27, 2012 Added by:Headlines

The GAO's Gregory Wilshusen testified before a House Homeland Security Committee's subcommittee about the marked increase in cyber attacks against U.S. government systems, which have increased 680% over a five year period, from 5,503 in 2006 to 42,887 in 2011...

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Congressional Testimony Rings Cybersecurity Alarm Bells

April 25, 2012 Added by:Headlines

"Every day nations and 'hacktivist' groups penetrate our public and private computer networks. The degradation of our national security and intellectual property from cyber theft threatens to weaken us where we have been historically strong: in our ingenuity and creativity..."

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House Republicans Declare Cyber Security Week

April 23, 2012 Added by:Headlines

"The focus of these bills... address the central issue the federal government and industry have stated must be addressed now: updating existing cybersecurity laws to provide the legal authorities to allow for information-sharing and public-private partnerships..."

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EFF Opposes CISPA at Hackers and Founders Panel

April 23, 2012 Added by:Electronic Frontier Foundation

The fundamental problems with the bill are numerous. The language of the bill is too broad, and it's hard to know what information will actually be shared by private entities as a result of the bill, or what “cybersecurity systems” will do once they are enabled...

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CISPA Legislation FAQs: The Disturbing Dangers

April 18, 2012 Added by:Electronic Frontier Foundation

EFF—along with a host of other civil liberties groups—are protesting the dangerous new cybersecurity bill known as CISPA that will be voted on in the House on April 23. Here is everything you need to know about the bill and why we are protesting...

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FTC Commission Report on Protecting Consumers

April 16, 2012 Added by:David Navetta

The FTC has a front and center role in data privacy and enforcement. We have written extensively about the FTC’s actions and recommendations. How is the final Framework different from the draft Framework and what should your privacy professionals be taking away from the Framework?

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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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UK Proposes Monitoring Every Email, Call, and Text Message

April 10, 2012 Added by:Electronic Frontier Foundation

Law enforcement would have access to IP addresses, email addresses, when you send an email, and corresponding data for phone calls and text messages. The government has claimed this is needed to fight terrorism, but it would be available to law enforcement for all purposes...

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EU: Possession of Hacking Tools to Become a Criminal Offense

April 04, 2012 Added by:Headlines

Cyber attacks on IT systems would become a criminal offense punishable by at least two years in prison throughout the EU under a draft law backed by the Civil Liberties Committee. Possessing or distributing hacking software and tools would also be an offense...

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Four Unanswered Questions about the Cyber Security Bills

April 04, 2012 Added by:Electronic Frontier Foundation

As Congress continues to weigh the legislation and negotiate potential amendments, users should ask some serious questions about how these proposals will affect thems, and tell Congress that we won't stand for cybersecurity bills that undermine our civil liberties...

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Vague Cybersecurity Legislation Threatens Civil Liberties

April 02, 2012 Added by:Electronic Frontier Foundation

Using cryptography to protect communications could be taken as a way to defeat an operational control. Measuring the performance of one's ISP or analyzing whether packets are being modified maliciously could all be seen as security threats under this definition...

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