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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

White House Writing Rules For Cyber Engagement

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 To Expand Its Cybersecurity Force To Over 4,000 People

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 In 2013

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…