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Bipartisan Cyber Legislation To Include Increased Emphasis on Training and Certification, Ditch Presidential Emergency Powers

Forthcoming bipartisan cybersecurity legislation from Senators J. Rockefeller (D-WV) and Olympia Snowe (R-ME) will undergo some significant modifications.  The revised legislation will remove a controversial provision that enables the President to effectively turn off the internet in the event of a major cyber attack and feature a greater emphasis on training and …

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Interview with Cyber Expert, GhostNet Investigator Ron Deibert

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University of Toronto Professor and director of the GhostNet project, Ron Deibert, spoke with The New New Internet regarding U.S. cybersecurity and the increased militarization of cyberspace. Deibert believes the future of cyberspace rests in building a global and open Internet. He fears the consequences of weaponization in cyberspace supported by current world …

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Hackers Use Social Media, Stolen IDs to Perform Cyber Attacks

New research suggests that during last year’s five-day war between Russia and Georgia, Russian hackers used a combination of hijacked American identities and U.S. software tools to carry out an attack on Georgian governmental websites. A major issue with cyber warfare is that current military and international agreements do not …

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Wiki Latest Tool Enlisted in Cybersecurity War

The National Cyber Security Center under the Department of Homeland Security has announced plans to use a wiki to communicate important information among federal agencies. The goal is for interested parties to use the wiki to share time sensitive information on threats, attacks and responses. It will also serve as …

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IBM Announces Release of Integrated Web Application Security Software

IBM has announced the release of one of the Information Security industry's most comprehensive solutions for combating attacks on Web application infrastructure and securing the integrity of data processed by Web applications, part of IBM’s ongoing strategy to deliver its clients security solutions designed to address today's most significant security risks.  With …

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UK Cybersecurity Strategy to Focus on Small Businesses

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According to a government-funded security group involved in rolling out the UK’s new cybersecurity strategy, the government will make a particular effort to engage small and medium-sized enterprises. Tony Dyhouse, director of the Cyber Security Knowledge Transfer Network, said the large organizations governing critical national infrastructure systems already have good flows …

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ISA: 80 Percent of Cyber Attacks Preventable

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The President of the Internet Security Alliance Larry Clinton brought insight to The New New Internet for improving cybersecurity. Clinton supports private sector market incentives and believes most cybersecurity problems can be solved with current technology. TheNewNewInternet: What are your thoughts on having a cyber czar in the near future? …

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Cyber Certification: Really?

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Since the 60-Day Cyberspace Policy Review wasconducted under the Obama administration, there has been emphasis of the lack of cybersecurity in America. With the Technolytics Institute, a cyber think tank based in Pennsylvania, findings that nonmilitary government organizations had been hacked 128 times a minute in March by alleged Chinese hackers, no wonder cybersecurity …

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Two (ISC)2 members for US Cybersecurity Advisory Board

(ISC)2 announced late last week the addition of two board members to the current 19-person U.S. Advisory Board for Cyber Security. Gil Vega is chief information security officer at the U.S. Immigration and Law Enforcement Office in the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. He overseas, develops, and implement policies at ICE under the …

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Smart-Grid Security: Under Construction

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Itron, inc., is testing its smart-grid technology with the Department of Energy’s Idaho National Laboratory to make sure revolutionary IT applications to critical infrastructure don’t create new vulnerabilities. Fear not, says Itron, the nation’s leading producer of smart meters, these tests are part of an across-the-board effort undertaken by government and private industry to make the …

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