August 01, 2012 Added by:Electronic Frontier Foundation
Senators John McCain and Kay Bailey Hutchison have proposed amendments that would hand the reins of our nation’s cybersecurity systems to the NSA. The agency's dark history, flouting of domestic law, and resistance to transparency makes it clear that the nation's cybersecurity should not be in its hands...
July 31, 2012 Added by:Scot Terban
With the advent of Anonymous and Stuxnet and the nascent idea of the internet becoming a “digital nation state” we all have to be mindful that while the technologies out there are a commodity, so too are we in the great game of cold war intelligence and cyber war. We are the commodity that makes the new exploit...
July 31, 2012
Former White House Cybersecurity Coordinator Howard Schmidt offers his opinions on the issues surrounding the strengthening of the relationship between government and the private sector, as well as the urgent need for the passage of effective cybersecurity legislation...
July 28, 2012 Added by:Kevin L. Jackson
The objective of this RFI is to learn more about how government can further leverage the key characteristics and advantages of cloud computing to save money and increase IT efficiencies. CSB's are one concept that GSA is exploring and this RFI contains questions specific to cloud brokerages...
July 23, 2012 Added by:Kelly Colgan
When comparing the bill to existing state laws on the subject, the lack of focus on consumer protection and an emphasis on making it business-friendly become evident. It becomes evident not by looking at what the bill contains, but by looking at what is purposely missing...
July 23, 2012 Added by:Infosec Island Admin
The NATO Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence has developed an online Cyber Defence Awareness course that aims to enhance the general user’s awareness of cyber security risks and measures to mitigate those risks. The course may be accessed through the NATO Joint Advanced Distributed Learning portal...
July 20, 2012 Added by:Stefano Mele
"There appears to have been some progress on developing cyber capabilities. However, cyber security is a fast-paced field and delays in developing our capabilities give our enemies the advantage. We are therefore concerned that much of the work to protect UK interests in cyberspace is still at an early stage..."
July 20, 2012
"Critical infrastructure is increasingly vulnerable to cyber threats... The destruction or exploitation of critical infrastructure through a cyber attack, whether a nuclear power plant, a region’s water supply, or a major financial market, could cripple our economy, our national security... We must act now..."
July 18, 2012 Added by:Matthijs R. Koot
The biggest threat in the digital domain is due to high-end and complex digital offensive capabilities that are targeted at a specific targets that can severely limit the the armed forces' ability to act. A lack of insight into digital possibilities to carry out attacks is a real risk to the armed forces...
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..."
July 16, 2012 Added by:Headlines
"Almost all cyberattacks are 'to whom it may concern' but Stuxnet was a bullet with someone's name on it. Repeating something like Stuxnet or (computer virus) Flame will be much more difficult... But the defender needs to plug all holes, while the attacker need only find one..."
July 16, 2012 Added by:Pierluigi Paganini
We have witnessed the recruitment of hackers on the part of governments to carry out offensive actions and to train personnel in the use of deadly new weapon... the keyboard. Not with bullets, but with bits we must now battle, and who better than a hacker can transfer their knowledge on the subject matter?
July 16, 2012
DOD has taken steps to address a critical electronic warfare management gap, but it has not established a departmentwide governance framework for electronic warfare. DOD’s oversight of electronic warfare capabilities may be further complicated by its evolving relationship with computer network operations...
July 12, 2012 Added by:Stefano Mele
The DOD has specific challenges that require careful adoption considerations, especially in areas of cybersecurity, continuity of operations, information assurance, and resilience. Additional challenges include service acquisition and funding, data migration and management, and overcoming network dependence...
July 10, 2012 Added by:J. Oquendo
An attacker is decimating my infrastructure. I have purchased and deployed every security technology I can think of. I have contacted law enforcement as a matter of relevance, but I know they will not be able to do much. I have given the service provider two fair warnings. I now fight fire with fire...
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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