cybersecurity News

  • Former cybersecurity czar: Every major U.S. company has been hacked by China

    Posted March 27, 2012 - 12:18 pm

    Former White House cybersecurity advisor Richard Clarke tells Smithsonian magazine that state-sanctioned Chinese hackers are stealing R&D from U.S. companies.
  • Telecom leaders come out swinging against cybersecurity laws

    Posted March 8, 2012 - 8:06 am

    Appearing before a House subcommittee, executives from Internet service providers such Comcast and AT&T warn against check-box compliance approach to cybersecurity.
  • Senate to consider cybersecurity overhaul

    Posted January 18, 2012 - 10:08 pm

    Majority leader Harry Reid is poised to bring long-debated cybersecurity legislation to floor in hopes of broad bipartisan support, according to comments from his senior aide at the State of the Net conference.
  • Do you know your cyberthreats?

    Posted January 11, 2012 - 4:28 pm

    The watchdogs at the Government Accountability Office this week issued a report that takes a look at what information, or guidance as they call it, is available to help government agencies and public sector companies bulk up their cybersecurity efforts.
  • Cybersecurity help exists, focusing it is the trick

    Posted January 11, 2012 - 3:47 pm

    There are a ton of groups out there that offer cybersecurty help and guidance, the trick, it seems is finding he right one for you organization.
  • New SEC cybersecurity guidance has impact -- and cost -- yet no rule change

    Posted November 7, 2011 - 4:02 pm

    The disclosure guidance on cybersecurity issued last month by the Securities and Exchange Commission's Division of Corporation Finance is a "game-changer," says Alan Paller, director of research with SANS Institute, a security research and education organization. But not because the rules are now different. In fact, they're not. Rather, what's significantly new is the way the existing rules are perceived.
  • Pentagon unveils five steps for better cybersecurity

    Posted July 15, 2011 - 12:10 pm

    The U.S. Department of Defense goes public with its strategy for cyberspace.
  • Security pros launch cybersecurity index

    Posted May 9, 2011 - 10:07 am

    The index will track the overall sentiment of a group of cybersecurity experts to offer a measure of cyber risk.
  • Obama seeks big boost in cybersecurity spending

    Posted February 15, 2011 - 10:13 am

    The White House is proposing a big increase in cybersecurity research and development in next years budget to improve, in part, its ability to reduce the risk of insider threats and ensure the safety of control systems, such as those used at power plants.
  • Congress set to debate tech issues

    Posted January 25, 2011 - 2:16 pm

    The new -- and divided -- Congress should find some early agreement on a variety of scaled-back technology bills, analysts say.
  • Bruce Schneier: 'Cyberwar hotlines' needed

    Posted December 3, 2010 - 11:55 am

    Security expert Bruce Schneier has called for governments to establish 'hotlines' between their cyber commands, much like the those betwen nuclear commands, to help them battle against cyber attacks.
  • DHS quietly dispatching teams to test power plant cybersecurity

    Posted August 6, 2010 - 1:58 pm

    The Department of Homeland Security is quietly creating teams of experts charged with assessing the cybersecurity needs of power plants in the U.S.
  • Cyberattacks seen as top threat to zap U.S. power grid

    Posted June 2, 2010 - 9:59 am

    Cyber attacks, pandemics and electromagnetic disturbances are the three top "high impact" risks to the U.S. and Canadian power-generation grids, according to a report from the North American Electric Reliability Corp. (NERC)
  • Bank, customer settle suit over $800,000 cybertheft

    Posted May 25, 2010 - 3:13 pm

    An unusual lawsuit between a bank and a customer victimized by cyberthieves was quietly settled last week.
  • Senate confirms Alexander as chief of U.S. Cyber Command

    Posted May 12, 2010 - 2:07 pm

    Lt. Gen. Keith Alexander, head of the National Security Agency, will also take charge of the U.S. military's recently created Cyber Command.
  • Targeted Cyberattacks Testing IT Managers

    Posted April 20, 2010 - 11:39 am

    Targeted cyberattacks like the one that accessed Google's internal network earlier this year are testing enterprise security models in new ways, and they pose a more immediate threat to sensitive corporate data and bank accounts.
  • Estonia defense minister: Cyberattacks will grow

    Posted March 18, 2010 - 8:46 pm

    Three years after a widespread cyberattack temporarily shut down the Estonian economy, Estonia's defense minister said such incidents will only continue to grow.
  • Broadband plan gives FCC wider cybersecurity role

    Posted March 18, 2010 - 2:29 pm

    The National Broadband Plan released by the Federal Communications Commission this week contains several recommendations that are designed to boost the preparedness of communications networks to deal with cyberthreats.
  • Revised cybersecurity bill introduced in Senate

    Posted March 18, 2010 - 2:02 pm

    A revised version of a cybersecurity bill first proposed last year was introduced again in the U.S. Senate today, notably without a controversial provision that would have given the president authority to disconnect networks from the Internet during a national emergency.
  • AT&T, Verizon, other carriers eyeing federal government cybersecurity deals

    Posted February 11, 2010 - 3:36 pm

    AT&T, Verizon, other carriers eyeing federal government cybersecurity deals.
  • Einstein 2: U.S. government's 'enlightening' new cybersecurity weapon

    Posted February 11, 2010 - 11:16 am

    The Department of Homeland Security is detecting new patterns of cyberattacks from foreign adversaries -- some targeted at particular agencies and others aimed at the entire U.S. government -- due to to special-purpose intrusion-detection systems that will be widely deployed in federal networks during 2010.
  • AT&T wins $5M cybersecurity deal with FTC

    Posted February 11, 2010 - 11:08 am

    AT&T Government Solutions announced Thursday that it has received an eight-year, $5 million contract to provide managed security services, intrusion notification and Web hosting services to the Federal Trade Commission.
  • Simulated cyber-attack to test government response

    Posted February 10, 2010 - 8:53 pm

    Security industry analysts and lawmakers will get an unprecedented chance next week to evaluate how the government might respond to a cyber-attack on critical infrastructure targets.
  • Cybersecurity needs duck-and-cover campaign to boost national awareness

    Posted February 4, 2010 - 10:12 pm

    Shoring up U.S. cyberdefense should include educational programs that motivate private citizens to fight cyber threats through safer Web practices, much as school children were taught in the 1950s to hide under their desks and cover their heads in case of nuclear attacks, researchers say.
  • House to consider cybersecurity bill on Wednesday

    Posted February 3, 2010 - 10:09 am

    The U.S. House of Representatives is scheduled to vote Wednesday on a proposed bill that is designed to bolster federal cybersecurity research and development activities, and stimulate the growth of a cybersecurity workforce in the country.
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