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Lieberman: No Cyber Bill Until After November

Lieberman: No Cyber Bill Until After November

The Senate will not consider Sen. Joe Lieberman’s proposed cybersecurity legislation until after the November election, he recently told National Journal reporter Josh Smith. Lieberman, chairman of the Homeland Security… Read more »

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DARPA Holding Cyber Offense 'Plan X' Workshops with Contractors, Researchers

DARPA Holding Cyber Offense 'Plan X' Workshops with Contractors, Researchers

Citing an overwhelming response from contractors and researchers, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has rescheduled workshops on the agency’s plan to develop offensive cyber capabilities, Nextgov reports. Originally scheduled… Read more »

NATO Study: Intl Armed Conflict Law Should Include Cyber Ops

NATO Study: Intl Armed Conflict Law Should Include Cyber Ops

Some cyber operations performed within the context of an armed conflict should be governed by international law, a NATO-sponsored study says. Fierce Government IT reports the study, conducted by NATO’s… Read more »

Report: WH Cyber Exec Order Draft Calls for DHS-Led Council; Richard Clarke Comments

Report: WH Cyber Exec Order Draft Calls for DHS-Led Council; Richard Clarke Comments

A draft White House executive order would create a Department of Homeland Security-led cybersecurity council, which would use cyberthreat intelligence to develop security standards guidance, the Washington Post reports. Several… Read more »

General Dynamics Launches Solution for Systems Integration; Zannie Smith Comments

General Dynamics Launches Solution for Systems Integration; Zannie Smith Comments

General Dynamics Information Technology launched Global Security Operations Center, a technology that enables multiple third-party security technologies integration. General Dynamics announced September 6 the GSOC is a scalable security solution… Read more »

FERC Chair Jon Wellinghoff: Federal Cyber Authority Over Utilities Needed

FERC Chair Jon Wellinghoff: Federal Cyber Authority Over Utilities Needed

It is up to Congress to give approval for new federal regulatory oversight of electric grid cybersecurity, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Chairman Jon Wellinghoff said Wednesday, according to The Hill… Read more »

Malware Targets Defense Contractors, Can Go Undetected for Years

Malware Targets Defense Contractors, Can Go Undetected for Years

Researchers from security firm Mandiant revealed the existence of a backdoor Trojan they called Hikit, reports Danielle Walker for SC Magazine. According to Mandiat’s findings, Hikit was discovered only last… Read more »

China, U.S. Hope to Curb Cyberwar, Intellectual Property Theft

China, U.S. Hope to Curb Cyberwar, Intellectual Property Theft

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Chinese Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi had a discussion Wednesday in which they discussed cooperating on cybersecurity and intellectual property issues. National Journal reports Clinton… Read more »

Hackers Release 1M Apple IDs Found on FBI Agent's Computer

Hackers Release 1M Apple IDs Found on FBI Agent's Computer

AntiSec, a hacking group, claims to have released 1 million out of 12 million Apple IDs obtained from an FBI agent, The Next Web reports. AntiSec says they retrieved the… Read more »

CERT Team: Malware Impersonating Federal Agencies

CERT Team: Malware Impersonating Federal Agencies

The U.S. Computer Emergency Readiness Team has issued a warning on several malware campaigns disguised as coming from U.S. federal agencies, Fedscoop reports. Once the malware is installed in a… Read more »

Howard Schmidt Calls for Cyber Info Sharing Exec Order

Howard Schmidt Calls for Cyber Info Sharing Exec Order

Former White House cybersecurity chief Howard Schmidt said President Barack Obama should issue an executive order on securing computer networks as soon as possible, National Journal reports. That order, Schmidt… Read more »

Qatar Gas Firm Gets Virus, 2nd Middle East Utility Hit in a Week

Qatar Gas Firm Gets Virus, 2nd Middle East Utility Hit in a Week

A large supplier of liquified natural gas based in Qatar was recently infected by a virus that paralyzed the firm’s internal email services, Doha News reports. A spokeswoman for RasGas… Read more »

FERC: Power Grid Security Certificates Should Have Shorter Terms

FERC: Power Grid Security Certificates Should Have Shorter Terms

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission recently responded to questions from top Senate lawmakers on cybersecurity standards for power grids, CNET reports. Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.), chairman of the Homeland Security Committee,… Read more »

Keith Alexander: Cybercom On Way to Promotion

Keith Alexander: Cybercom On Way to Promotion

Army Gen. Keith Alexander recently told a Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association conference that U.S. Cyber Command is on a path to becoming a unified combatant command, Defense News reports…. Read more »

AF Seeking 'Destroy or Disrupt' Cyber Tech

AF Seeking 'Destroy or Disrupt' Cyber Tech

The U.S. Air Force has issued a solicitation notice for offensive cyber technologies that can destroy or disrupt the ability of cyber attackers to access networks, Wired reports. Citing official… Read more »

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