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    Committee Approves Cybersecurity Bill

    The Committee on Science, Space, and Technology unanimously approved a bill yesterday that enhances cybersecurity efforts across federal agencies. The Cybersecurity Enhancement Act of 2011, introduced by Congressmen Michael McCaul and Dan Lipinski, primarily addresses efforts at the National Science Foundation and the National Institute of Standards and Technology and will now advance to a […] More

  • Senator Urges New Cybersecurity Regulations for Banks - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Senator Urges New Cybersecurity Regulations for Banks

    Customers are ill-served by current regulations, which do not go far enough in alerting them about breaches at financial institutions, according to a senator. During a Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee hearing, Sen. Robert Menendez (D-N.J.) questioned why Citigroup took nearly a month to report a breach affecting more than 360,000 credit card […] More

  • Bruce Schneier: Stop 'Battle of Metaphors' when Discussing Cyber - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Bruce Schneier: Stop 'Battle of Metaphors' when Discussing Cyber

    The threat of cyber warfare is greatly exaggerated and using salacious phrases such as “cyber Armageddon” will only make the situation worse, according to a security expert. Bruce Schneier, chief security technology officer for BT, told BBC News there is a power struggle going on, involving a “battle of metaphors.” He suggested the notion of […] More

  • House Passes Cyber R&D Bill - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    House Passes Cyber R&D Bill

    The U.S. House of Representatives yesterday passed H.R. 4061, the Cybersecurity Enhancement Act of 2009 by a vote of 422-5. The bill reauthorizes the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) and the National Institute for Standards and Technology’s (NIST) unclassified network security and computer programs. The bill is designed to enhance cooperation on federal and private cybersecurity […] More

  • Mischel Kwon: Cybersecurity is "many problems on many different levels" - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Mischel Kwon: Cybersecurity is “many problems on many different levels”

    Cybersecurity has drawn an increasing amount of attention in recent months particularly following the cyber attacks against search engine giant Google. Earlier this month, the US House of Representatives recently passed the Cybersecurity Enhancement Act, which is now in the Senate. So what is needed to increase cybersecurity in the US? Most experts argue that […] More

  • Mischel Kwon: Cybersecurity is a Group Effort - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Mischel Kwon: Cybersecurity is a Group Effort

    Cybersecurity is becoming a more central portion of the US national lexicon, particularly in Washington. Recently, the House passed the Cybersecurity Enhancement Act, which has gone to the Senate for approval, and a variety of recent attacks on private organizations has brought cyber attacks into the daily news. Mischel Kwon, presently VP of Public Sector […] More

  • House Passes Cybersecurity Bill - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    House Passes Cybersecurity Bill

    The U.S. House of Representatives has passed the first cybersecurity bill, 422 to 5. The bill, HR 4061, known as the Cybersecurity Enhancement Act, will now be sent to the Senate for approval. Rep. Dan Lipinski (D, IL), the sponsor of the bill, said: “The amount of time all of us spend on the Internet, […] More

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