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Software Security Coming Soon to Vehicles

Software Security Coming Soon to Vehicles

By Sean Patterson February 10, 2014

The future looks fantastic for drivers. Electric cars are set to begin reducing driving costs and helping manufacturers meet emissions requirements within the next two decades. At the same time, driverless car technology will be slowly making its way into …

Senate Gets Around To Drafting A Cybersecurity Bill Senate Gets Around To Drafting A Cybersecurity Bill
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Earlier this year, the House proved yet again that it doesn’t care about your privacy by passing CISPA. The controversial cybersecurity bill would let the government and private companies easily share information to counter cyber threats. Now the Senate has …

CISPA Petition Crosses 100,000 Signature Threshold CISPA Petition Crosses 100,000 Signature Threshold

After CISPA returned in February, privacy advocates started a “We The People” petition asking the White House to stand against the controversial legislation. It’s been a month since the petition was created, and advocates are one step closer to a …

Experts Say Congress Is Unprepared For A Cyberattack Experts Say Congress Is Unprepared For A Cyberattack
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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 …

Obama's Cybersecurity Executive Order Is No CISPA Obama's Cybersecurity Executive Order Is No CISPA
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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 …

Cybersecurity Executive Order To Go Up This Week Cybersecurity Executive Order To Go Up This Week
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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 …

CISPA Will Be Back Later This Year CISPA Will Be Back Later This Year
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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 …

White House Writing Rules For Cyber Engagement White House Writing Rules For Cyber Engagement
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It’s been known for a while that the Obama administration has been at work on a cybersecurity directive. The executive order would be used to circumvent a Congress that failed numerous times in 2012 to pass a comprehensive cybersecurity law. …

Pentagon Hiring For A Cybersecurity Task Force Pentagon Hiring For A Cybersecurity Task Force

Cyber warfare has been a popular trope in books and film since the 80s, but it’s never really felt like a real thing until recently. Every day, there are new reports of hacking attacks made by individuals and countries against …

Your Computer And Mobile Device Remain At Risk Your Computer And Mobile Device Remain At Risk
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Cybersecurity is a serious issue, and one that needs to be taken up by everybody. It’s not just a matter of some state hackers breaking into servers owned by a rival government. Cybersecurity affects you as well when a for-profit …

Senate Kills CSA 2012 For The Last Time Senate Kills CSA 2012 For The 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 …

Here Are Some Tips For Better Passwords Here Are Some Tips For Better Passwords

October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month, but it’s almost over. Here’s what the Department Of Homeland Security says about it: Today, we are more interconnected than ever before. Not only do we use the Internet to stay connected, informed, …

White House Thwarted Hack Attack Over The Weekend White House Thwarted Hack Attack Over The Weekend

If you listen to the media, cyberattacks are scary events that can bring down an entire nation with a few strokes of a keyboard. In reality, some people have their passwords and usernames stolen. It’s really not that bad in …

CSA Gets Hit With Over 70 Amendments CSA Gets Hit With Over 70 Amendments

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 …

Cyberattacks Are On The Rise Says NSA Cyberattacks Are On The Rise Says NSA

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 …

How Should Cyberweapons Be Used? How Should Cyberweapons Be Used?
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When the revealing news regarding the Stuxnet computer worm came out, much controversy pursued as a result. David Sanger of the New York Times exposed the information as part of the much larger U.S. “Olympic Games” initiative and has now …

Howard Schmidt Retiring As Cybersecurity Coordinator Howard Schmidt Retiring As Cybersecurity Coordinator

The timing of this announcement is odd, especially when you consider the ongoing struggle with CISPA, ACTA, and whatever SOPA derivatives remain, but what we have is the retirement of Howard Schmidt, previously the White House’s Cybersecurity Coordinator. When he …