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All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Cybersecurity’

Katherine Archuleta Thrown Under the Bus as Old Government Software Hacked Again

Katherine Archuleta, Director of the Office of Personnel Management, has stepped down from her position in the wake of two major security breaches last year. According to some estimates, the two security breaches exposed the personal information of at least 22.1 million people. China is said to be behind the breach, but it doesn’t really matter who is behind it. …

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Adult FriendFinder Breach Could Be a Matter of National Security

AdultFriend Finder got hacked. And people are scared. This could be far bigger than The Fappening. In fact, there may be reason for our own government to be concerned about the sexual secrets of millions of people being at risk. The popular adult dating site was the target of a breach by a hacker who calls himself ROR[RG]. The alleged …

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Interactive Advertising Bureau Weighs In On Obama Proposals

During Tuesday’s State of the Union Address, President Obama briefly touched on some proposals that may have an impact on the digital advertising industry. These include laws to combat cyber attacks and to protect the data of minors. Here’s the full speech in case you didn’t watch it: From the prepared remarks: We are making sure our government integrates intelligence …

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Software Security Coming Soon to Vehicles

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 general use, allowing drivers passengers to use their daily commutes more productively, engaging in activities such as watching streaming video …

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Mobile Hardware Security to Take in $1 Billion This Year

As the world becomes more connected, the inherent security flaws in our global network have been highlighted by security professionals, criminals, and national governments alike. With software security still struggling to stay ahead of hackers and government mandates, more and more businesses are turning to hardware-level security. Market research firm ABI Research today released a new cybersecurity report predicting that …

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Neiman Marcus Confirms Data Breach

Upscale retailer Neiman Marcus is the latest chain to announce a data breach that may put its customers at risk for credit card fraud. According to Krebs on Security – the same site that broke news of the Target data breach back in December – Neiman Marcus confirmed that it is working with the US Secret Service to investigate a …

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Rep. Mike Rogers Is Not Giving Up On CISPA

Back in April, the House once again passed CISPA – a controversial cybersecurity bill that would allow the government to share information with private companies and vice versa. At the time, opponents said it didn’t have enough privacy safeguards to prevent the NSA from nabbing subscriber data, but recent revelations regarding the agency have already shown such actions to be …

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Cybersecurity Legislation Asked for by NSA Director

On Wednesday, top cybersecurity officials and government leaders met at the Billington Cybersecurity Summit in Washington, D.C. The purpose of the summit was to discuss how the federal government can partner with contracting companies in order to best protest the nation against cyber attacks. The keynote speaker at the event was Keith Alexander, Director of the National Security Agency (NSA). …

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Senate Finally Gets Around To Drafting A Cybersecurity Bill

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 finally gotten around to drafting its own legislation, but it’s nothing like CISPA. It’s not like it matters though. The …

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Anti-CISPA White House 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 response. The “Stop CISPA” petition on the We The People petition site has crosses the recently instated 100,000 threshold required …

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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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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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