'Anonymous' hackers intercept conversation between FBI and Scotland Yard on how to deal with hackers

'Anonymous' hackers intercept conversation between FBI and Scotland Yard on how to deal with hackers - Telegraph: "'Anonymous' hackers intercept conversation between FBI and Scotland Yard on how to deal with hackers A conference call between Scotland Yard and the FBI has been intercepted and published by a member of the computer hacking group Anonymous. . . ." 

What role, then, might states play in promoting cybersecurity? Just how great is the threat from cyberattacks? What, indeed, is a cyberattack? How effective are ...

Cyber Legislation 101: Keeping Track of the Moving Pieces
By Jessica Herrera-Flanigan 02/03/12 01:29 am ET This week, the House Homeland Security Committee marked up the Promoting and Enhancing Cybersecurity and Information Sharing Effectiveness Act (PRECISE Act, HR 3674), sponsored by Rep.

Is Cybersecurity as Important as Border Security?
Government Technology
The organizations surveyed 80 professionals from business, academia and government to gauge worldwide opinions of cybersecurity issues and revealed the findings in a report called Cyber-Security: The Vexed Question of Global Rules.

Government Technology

Cyber Security Breakfast Briefing: From Threat to Solution
openPR (press release)
On the 1st March 2012, Templar Executives and StratexSystems will host a cyber securitybreakfast briefing to address how public and private organisation can work together and engage in practical steps to improve the UK's Cyber Maturity level.

Companies Stay Mum on Hacks as Cyber-Security Heats Up in Congress
Corporate cyber security is an increasingly pressing issue in Washington, where Democrats and Republicans are working to make sure businesses remain secure. The Cyber-Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act, for instance, seeks to exempt companies from ...


Nevada chosen for federal cyber security training program
KRNV My News 4
(KRNV & MyNews4.com) - Governor Sandoval today announced Nevada's selection by the US Department of Homeland Security for this year's Community Cyber Security Maturity Model program implementation for two of Nevada's communities.

ICT Ministry plans cyber-security framework
The Nation
The Information and Communications Technology Ministry will draw up a national cyber-securitypolicy framework to fight online crime and fraud, expecting to submit it to the Cabinet by the end of the year. ICT Minister Anudith Nakornthap said the ...

Three Key Emerging Trends in Cyber Security
In October of 2011, the SEC released its first-ever staff guidance pertaining exclusively to the cyber-security-related disclosure obligations of public companies. In 2012 this development will prompt many, if not all, of the several hundred largest...


State chosen to participate in federal cybersecurity program
Las Vegas Review - Journal
AP CARSON CITY -- Nevada has been chosen for a federal cybersecurity program that assists communities in assessing their cybersecurity awareness and preparing for problems. The US Department of Homeland Security program was announced Wednesday by Gov.

DOJ Cybersecurity Conference
DOJ is presenting the Fourth Annual Cybersecurity Conference to bring together those who specialize in Cybersecurity from all DOJ components. The Cybersecurity Conference is a two-day interactive and educational forum. The theme of the 2012 conference ...

Consensus Sought on Cyber Standards
Electric Co-op Today
s cyber security standards, NRECA said. The electric power industry is seeking consensus on standards to protect systems against cyber threats. (Photo By: Buretsu) “It is important to demonstrate to policymakers and regulators that we take grid ...

Electric Co-op Today

Opinion: Time to tap into this pool of cyber security know-how
Political leaders and policy makers now turning their attention to driving the cyber security agenda must build on this effort. For over two decades, information security professionals have already had to transcend national boundaries to amass ...


Government told to invest in Get Safe Online and improve relations with ISPs
SC Magazine UK
Last year former home secretary David Blunkett accused the coalition government of failing to continue the Get Safe Online project and cutting back on essential cyber security services; he said there was a danger that the Cyber Security Strategy will ...

New rules of cyber-crime engagement needed to protect US now
... law enforcement completely rewrote the book on handing terrorism on US soil after the attacks on the Twin Towers and the Pentagon, the rules of engagement in cybersecurity should also be completely refreshed as it continues to be a growing threat.

Cyber Defense Made Simple
The Diplomat
By Jason Miks Just following following up on my post on cyber security preparedness rankings yesterday, I received an email this morning from Kim Andreasson, managing director of DAKA advisory and editor of Cybersecurity: Public Sector Threats and ...

Feds not authorized to deal with electric grid disruptions
By Aliya Sternstein 02/02/2012 The federal government does not have the legal authority to contain computer network meltdowns capable of roiling society and will not obtain that power until at least 2013, said a cybersecurity researcher who advises ...

Striving to solve the security skills crisis
The Cyber Security Challenge is doing a fine job, but flat registration growth and weak Government funding are cause for concern, Tom Brewster discovers. By Tom Brewster, 2 Feb 2012 at 15:58 With so many people out of work and with many more ...


US playing Internet monopoly
To that end, a special Cybersecurity Office was created within the US National Security Staff, headed by a specially-appointed Cybersecurity Coordinator, former NSS official Chris Painter. The new doctrine was tested in Moscow last December, ...


RCM&D Hosts Seminar Featuring National Expert on
Citybizlist (press release)
RCM&D, a leading insurance and benefits advisory firm, will be hosting a seminar on Cyber Securityfor Law Firms, an important emerging risk in the legal community. "Law firms of all sizes and profiles rely on technology to conduct their business, ...

NATO cyber defense lags
That's not to say cybersecurity isn't on NATO's radar. In a strategic concept the organization released back in November 2010, NATO recognized the threat and pledged to learn more about the problem in order to address it. in the damage that they ...

ODVA offers advice on securing industrial Ethernet
Drives & Controls
ODVA has issued a document which makes cyber-security recommendations for automation networks, including how to determine and deploy security strategies for various types of network. Numerous ODVA member companies, including the networking giant Cisco, ...

Experts Warn Against Teen Password Sharing
Teens may be putting their cyber security at risk. Password sharing is an emerging trend experts say young people need to stay clear of. It's something local experts in Dallas-Fort Worth say teen couples are doing to show their love and affection.

Science and Technology Committee publishes Malware and Cyber Crime report
Infosecurity Magazine (US)
The UK government needs to help raise cyber security awareness and engage more with industry and academia, an expert panel has told the House of Commons science and technology committee. This year's Get Safe Online Week, where IT security organisations ...

University police receive cybercop training
the Inkwell
Although the class was not open to students and faculty, hosting the class at the university will bring attention to the university police's Cyber Security Research Institute. "It has some ability to bring Armstrong to the forefront by having people ...

Commerce Department agency's network may have been hacked
Washington Post (blog)
Cyber-security experts said it is likely that hackers infiltrated the system. “Out of an abundance of caution, EDA isolated its network systems by removing all network connectivity,” Commerce spokesman Brad Carroll said in a statement.

EU takes its data privacy seriously; why won't the US?
In the United States, the National Cyber Security Alliance also celebrated Data Privacy Day on Jan. 28, but its efforts focused on consumer-level methods to secure data from threats like hackers and data-mining viruses or other intrusions.

CNN International
US-Cybersecurity-SenateSenior administration officials are headed to Capitol Hill on Wednesday afternoon to brief the entire Senate on addressing cybersecurity threats, a day after key senators expressed frustration with what they described as a lack ...

Kratos Security Experts to Discuss Cloud Security Issues at TechSec Conference
MarketWatch (press release)
Mr. Chon is Vice President and Chief Technology Officer in Kratos' SecureInfo group which provides advanced cybersecurity and information assurance services to defense, intelligence, homeland security and commercial customers.

Opinion: Let's Be the “Technology Town of NC” Once Again
Teach Cyber Security and Cyber Safety to our citizens. Identity theft is one of the fastest growing crimes in the US and we should find ways to teach our citizens how to stay protected while they're connected. (Full disclosure: I have a board seat on ...


The Internet “Kill Switch” Debate
Lawfare (blog)
Nevertheless, I will go out on a limb and predict that at some point in the coming debate over the Senate cybersecurity bill, you will hear or read the words “Internet Kill Switch.” I wish I could find out who coined the phrase and give him an award ...

Budget 2012 (3) - The Security Spending Spree By Nasir Ahmad El-Rufai
Bomb detectors, metal detectors and cyber-security (again!) investments will cost over N1bn. Servers, storage, central power backup and virtual private networks will cost about N2bn. 'Training and technical presentation tools' for Abuja and our 135 ...

VeriSign Confirms Multiple Security Breaches In 2010
Even if VeriSign's certificates were not compromised, a significant breach “means that prevention is futile,” said Alperovich, adding that he hoped new cybersecurity laws would ensure further disclosures, and bring assistance to companies who fell ...


2012 Great Decisions
Connect2 OWU (blog)
(Photo illustration by Doug Thompson) The 2012 Great Decisions series on important global issues of our era will take us from Afghanistan to Mexico, from the energy policy to the new frontier of cybersecurity. The series will examine Indonesia's ...

Connect2 OWU (blog)

College notes
The Photo News
Alex is majoring in Cyber security and will graduate in May. Marielle R. Araujo of Monroe was named a presidential scholar for the fall 2011 semester at Clarkson University in Potsdam. Marielle is a senior majoring in biology, Presidential scholars ...

China-based hackers hit Bay Street law firms
... Saskatchewan Inc., by BHP Billiton Ltd., as part of a global competition of natural resources, according to Daniel Tobok, president of Digital Wyzdom, a Toronto-basedcyber security firm hired by the targeted law firms to help in the investigation.


House Panel Approves Cybersecurity Bill
By admin
The Promoting and Enhancing Cybersecurity and Information Sharing Effectiveness Act, known by the acronym Precise, also would authorize the Department of Homeland Security to coordinate IT security efforts among the federal ...

State chosen to participate in federal cybersecurity program – Las ...
By Blackmere
CARSON CITY -- Nevada has been chosen for a federal cybersecurity program that assists communities in assessing their cybersecurity awareness and preparing for problems. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security program was ...
Blackmere Consulting

House Panel Approves Cybersecurity Bill
By AlexOlesker
A House panel Wednesday approved legislation that would require the mostly privately operated national critical infrastructure to adopt information security standards to safeguard their IT systems and networks. The Promoting and Enhancing ...

College of Engineering receives AF grant for Cyber-Security ...
By admin
College of Engineering receives AF grant for Cyber-Security. NASHVILLE (TSU News Service) –The need to protect and secure cyberspace for U.S. military and consumer use will continue to be a major challenge in the future. In response to ...
Tennessee State University Newsroom

Don't scare people over cybersecurity, say MPs | THE UNHIVED MIND
Don't scare people over cybersecurity, say MPs. February 3, 2012 07:07 THEUNHIVEDMIND Leave a Comment. People should take “sensible precautions” while they are online, say MPs. 2 February 2012 Last updated at 01:12 ...

Billy Long Grows Government While Giving Feds More Control of the ...
By Bungalow Bill
In Long's latest effort to sponsor legislation, Long creates a new division of government that works with the public sector to increase cyber security. Long's Web site reads: Today, U.S. Congressman Billy Long continued his fight against foreign threats as he submitted three amendments to thecybersecurity bill in the Homeland Security Committee Subcommittee on Cybersecurity, Infrastructure Protection, and Security Technologies. Long's amendments, which passed the Subcommittee ...

Cybersecurity Overhaul Needs 'Political Will'
Despite numerous proposals to enact the comprehensive reforms we need, we have failed to make our laws and practices relevant to our 21st-century economy because of a missing sense of urgency and a lack of understanding of the role ...
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Privacy Lives » Blog Archive » DHS Releases New Privacy Impact ...
By privacy
Recently, the Constitution Project included a discussion of EINSTEIN and privacy and civil liberties in a report, “Recommendations for the Implementation of a Comprehensive and ConstitutionalCybersecurity Policy” (Project pdf; archive pdf), calling ... The JCSP seeks to build upon the DIB Opt-In Pilot and allow DHS, through the National Cyber Security Division (NCSD) U.S. Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US-CERT), to share indicators and other information about known or ...
Privacy Lives

US cybersecurity efforts trigger privacy concerns | CNSnews.com
US cybersecurity efforts trigger privacy concerns. By LOLITA C. BALDOR, Associated Press. January 27, 2012. WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal government's ...

Integrated Cybersecurity Education Communities (ICEC): Portable ...
The FY12 Cybersecurity Education and Training Assistance Program will issue grants in two elements: Element One will manage the selection of the entity that ...

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