All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘CISPA’

Experts Say Congress Is Unprepared For A Cyberattack

President Obama introduced an executive order last week that intended to help protect the nation’s infrastructure from cyber attacks. It’s similar to CISPA in that it increases information sharing between government and private corporations, but thankfully lacks the privacy infringing clauses found in the aforementioned bill. Some experts, however, are saying that it’s not enough. Security experts have found that …

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Should You Be Concerned About The Return Of CISPA?

On Wednesday of last week, we heard that the House Intelligence Committee was going to reintroduce CISPA after working with the White House on a revised bill that sufficiently addressed the Obama administration’s concerns. The hope of a reworked, and potentially privacy friendly, CISPA was good while it lasted because the bill’s co-sponsors aren’t going to change a thing. The …

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Obama’s Cybersecurity Executive Order Is No CISPA, Contains Privacy Protections

Near the end of President Obama’s State of the Union address, he addressed the need for cybersecurity reform. He also confirmed the long standing rumor that he would indeed be signing an executive order into law that helps increase information sharing between the government and private corporations. What’s surprising, however, is that it does address many of the privacy concerns …

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White House Will Issue Cybersecurity Executive Order On Wednesday [Rumor]

It’s fairly common knowledge that the Obama administration has been crafting an executive order to address cybersecurity for quite some time now. The only thing we didn’t know was when such an order would be made public, but a new report is pegging the announcement for this week. Speaking to The Hill, sources close to the White House said that …

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House Intelligence Committee Collaborating With Obama Administration On New CISPA

CISPA was one of the more worrisome Internet-related bills of 2012. It threatened the online privacy of just about everyone by allowing corporations to share information with governments in the hopes of sniffing out cyber threats. The House approved bill died while waiting for a vote from the Senate, but it looks like it will be back this year with …

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The Free Internet Survived 2012, But Will It Be That Lucky Next Year?

2012 was a dangerous year for the free Internet. Lawmakers and global stakeholders all took a shot at policing and regulating the Internet over the past year to no avail. That doesn’t mean they’ve given up, and 2013 could prove disastrous if certain parties have their way. To that end, it would be advantageous to look back on all the …

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Senate Kills Cybersecurity Bill One Last Time

Cybersecurity has become somewhat of a buzzword in Washington over the last year. Various government agencies and lawmakers from both sides have made it clear that something needs to be done about cybersecurity. Their efforts resulted in CISPA and CSA – two equally reviled bills that sacrificed privacy in favor of more government regulation of private communications. CISPA passed in …

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Cybersecurity Act Of 2012 Killed In The Senate

The Senate had until tomorrow to vote on the Cybersecurity Act of 2012. The amendments that were being proposed suggested that we may be onto something decent here. Unfortunately, or fortunately depending on how you look at it, we’re not going to have a cybersecurity bill this year. The Senate voted this morning to kill the CSA. According to The …

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Cybersecurity Act Of 2012 Might Actually End Up Being Pro-Privacy

The latest bill to address the flaws in our nation’s cybersecurity is now in the stage where senators can introduce amendments. While CISPA didn’t get that many amendments added on to it, the Cybersecurity Act of 2012 is getting bombarded with amendments from the left and right. Funny enough, some of the amendments don’t even have anything to do with …

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The Cybersecurity Act Of 2012 Goes Up For Debate In The Senate Tomorrow

2012 is shaping up to be the year of cyber legislation. After SOPA and PIPA were defeated early this year, all attention turned towards CISPA. Even though the Internet put forth a strong effort, the lack of support from major giants like Google or Wikipedia ensured its passing in the House. Whereas CISPA was passed without adding any amendments to …

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NSA Chief Says Cyberattacks Are On The Rise

It might not be getting much play in the news, but cybersecurity is a big deal in Congress. There have been multiple attempts to get a bill passed through both the Senate and the House, but there seems to be no compromise in sight as of yet. The NSA chief might start helping them along with some alarming news. General …

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CISPA Sponsor Doesn’t Think Obama Will Veto CISPA

We haven’t heard much from the CISPA/SOPA front, but every now and then, an eager-to-please-the-entertainment-industry representative pops up to remind us that legislation like the widely rejected SOPA and CISPA is still on the minds of some folks in Washington. One such representative, Mike Rogers (R-Michigan), is going as far to say that he doubts President Obama would veto CISPA, …

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