Tag Archives: Cyber Terrorism

Cybernance Lands DHS SAFETY Act Award for Cyber Risk Governance Platform

Cybernance has received the Support Anti-Terrorism by Fostering Effective Technologies Act award from the Department of Homeland Security for its cyber risk governance software platform. The SAFETY Act award seeks to certify Cybernance Platform as a Qualified Anti-Terrorism Technology and provide sellers and users of the product with risk management and liability protection from …

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New Dictionary Defines Cyber Concepts

If there is anything cyber experts, media and Congress all struggle with when discussing cyberspace, it is the definitions of key concepts in that realm. Now, a U.S.-Russian initiative is proposing common definitions to help establish standards and clear up some of the widespread  confusion. The EastWest Institute and the …

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UK Ready to Take the Reins as Cyber-terrorism Fighter

The United Kingdom is determined to spearhead the international fight against cyber crime and terrorism, according to Neil Thompson, director of the Office of Cyber Security and Information Assurance. “The U.K. has signaled its willingness to lead internationally,” Thompson said at yesterday’s cybersecurity conference in London, according to Computing.co.uk. Foreign …

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Human-Rights Organization Cyber Attacked

Survival International, a human-rights organization focusing on indigenous tribal people, suffered a “massive” cyber attack last week, possibly originating from the Botswana or Indonesian authorities reacting to its campaign work, IT Web reports. Stephen Corry, director of Survival International, called the assault “an expensive and sophisticated attack amounting to cyber …

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Cyber Crime Prevention Organization Launches in Africa

A spike in cyber crime in Africa has led the United Nations to launch the African Center for Cyber Law and Cybercrime Prevention, according to Computerworld Zambia. The financial sector in Africa has experienced a recent increase cyber crime, threatening to stall the launch of online banking and electronic commerce …

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Pakistan Lacks Laws to Combat Cyber Terrorism

Pakistan currently has no law to combat cyber terrorism as the Prevention of Electronic Crime Ordinance introduced in February 2009 is no more functional after completing its constitutional life, according to a senior official at the Pakistani government. The official who serves at the Federal Law Enforcement Agency said the …

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Opinion: DC Power Outage a Preview of Cyber Attack?

Over the weekend, severe thunderstorms wrecked havoc on Washington, D.C. and Maryland, knocking out power to thousands of residents.  The storms left some 430,000 customers without power, according to press reports. Of course, with power outages come traffic problems as traffic lights within the District and Maryland were out on …

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Regulators Rule out Cyber Attack in Stock Market Plunge

Last week, the Dow Jones Industrial Average plunged by close to 1,000 points, a plunge that some blamed on a cyber attack. Yesterday, in testimony before the House Financial Services subcommittee, Mary Schapiro, the chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission, dismissed that as a possibility. “At this time, we …

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