Piracy vs Privacy: Obama may 'oppose' CISPA but still sign it like NDAA

Piracy vs Privacy: Obama may 'oppose' CISPA but still sign it like NDAA
Democratic Underground
The White House has officially announced that the Obama administration is opposed to the controversial Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act, or CISPA, expected to go before Congress this week. But does it really matter?

Cyber Attack Fails to Hack Iranian Science Ministry
Fars News Agency
"Despite the frequent efforts made by hackers, the cyber attack has failed to leave any impact on the data system," the statement said. It further praised the proper measures and full preparedness of the relevant departments at the science ministry for ...

Fars News Agency

Civil Liberties Groups See Holes In Cyber Defense Bill
The House has approved a bill designed to improve the nation's defenses against cyber attacks by foreign governments or terrorists. The measure would make it easier for the government and private sector to share data about suspected cyber threats.

Iran says identified source of reported cyber attack on oil industry
By Haaretz and Reuters Tags: Iran nuclear Iran threat Iran Iran has been able to identify the source of a recently reported cyber attack on its oil industry, an official at the Islamic Republic's Oil Ministry said on Saturday, adding that a computer ...


Kill the cybersecurity bill
Daily Democrat
The bill before the US House is the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act, known as CISPA. It has the best of intentions, to bolster the nation's defense against the very real threat of cyberattacks. But Democrat Lofgren of San Jose is right ...

New python-based malware attack targets Mac, Windows computers
GMA News
Yet another new malware attack has started targeting computers running Apple's Mac OS X platform, prompting a security software firm to warn of further attacks by cyber-criminal gangs. Sophos said the new attack target both Mac and Windows computers, ...

Fighting Anonymous: Dover cybersecurity specialist studying hacker group
Foster's Daily Democrat
Few people have devoted as much time to researching the actions of Anonymous members as Corman, an Internet security specialist for the tech giant Akamai Technologies. Anonymous, which began as an Internet meme in the early 2000s, is the name used by ...

ANOTHER VIEW: Status quo on cybersecurity endangers infrastructure
The Westerly Sun
In fact, members of both parties on the Homeland Security Committee have come to the same basic conclusion: the status quo of voluntary action will not result in strong cyber protections for our most valuable and vulnerable industries.

Stearns backs cyber intelligence protection bill
Gainesville Sun
But on Thursday, the Ocala Republican joined somewhat of a bipartisan majority in favoring a bill that some critics allege would too easily allow government agencies to tap such data under the guise of national security. The House passed the Cyber ...

Flashback malware exposes big gaps in Apple security response
ZDNet (blog)
Instead, he said, Apple's security efforts have been slow, reactive, and generally ineffective: We now expect to see more and more because cyber criminals learn from success and this was the first successful one. [Apple] will understand very soon that ...

Microsoft has change of heart about CISPA — drops support
One of the biggest worries on the minds of activists against the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA) was the number of large internet corporations who are supporting the bill. The US House of Representatives passed the bill on...


CISPA Bill Passed in US House Under Veto Threat
The Epoch Times
(Getty Images) The Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA) was passed by the US House of Representatives a day ahead of schedule, even as the threat of a presidential veto hangs over it. The White House has already declared its opposition ...

The Epoch Times

If CISPA Is Such A Threat, Why Is Silicon Valley Silent?
The Moderate Voice
... proponents sold it as a way to defend against foreign cyber-threats. While not mentioned specifically, the Act talks mostly about US intelligence agencies sharing information with private parties (with adequate security clearance) and viceversa.

Report: Hackers target Iran's science ministry
Senior official tells reformist newspaper cyber attack 'under control.' MP says reported deployment of stealth fighters in UAE 'part of US-Israel plot' Dudi Cohen, AP Hackers have attacked the computers of Iran's ministry of science, ...

US looks to South America for security partners
All three defense chiefs — Juan Carlos Pinzon of Colombia, Celso Amorim of Brazil and Andres Allamand of Chile — brought up cyber threats as a major concern for their countries, including incidents of hacker attacks and data thefts, the US defense ...


The sad rise of cyber courts full of Twittering bullies
Irish Independent
For now, no doubt, they remain bunkered in, regrouping, planning the next attack. It shouldn't take them long. Portuguese police have already refused to reopen the case, dismissing as "mere speculation" claims from Detective Chief Inspector Andy ...

12 arrested in a protest at Green Hill in Italy and Anonymous fights back
Allegedly this has set off a cyber attack from Anonymous called SD fur. At 16:15 a group of ALF protesters hurled stones at the first building of kennel, they then climbed over the fence to reach the cages where the animals are locked up.

Microsoft Kind Of Drops Support For CISPA
Here's the full statement from Microsoft: Microsoft has previously stated support for efforts to improve cyber security, and sharing threat information is an important component of those efforts. Improvements to the way this information is shared would ...

Washington Journal for Sunday, April 29
Cyber Security Consultant Topic: The House on Friday voted on several cybersecurity bills, including the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act which prompted a veto threat from the Obama administration. The votes follow a hearing earlier this ...

For the first time in three years, president takes part in meeting of ...
Intelligence & Terrorism Information Center
Ali-Reza Nikzad, a spokesman for the Petroleum Ministry, confirmed on Monday, April 23, that in recent days the information systems of the Petroleum Ministry and the National Petroleum Company have been under a cyber attack. He said that the virus, ...

Intelligence & Terrorism Information Center

Jordanian Internet users susceptible to Trojan horse attacks - security expert
Internet users in Jordan face several cyber threats and are vulnerable to these attacks as they do not adopt proper security solutions, the expert said. A Trojan horse attack tops the list of threats affecting Jordanians followed by viruses, David Emm, ...

Iran official: Possibility of war 'very, very weak'
Big Hollywood
Mehmanparast discounted, as "very far from the truth," fresh allegations by a US Republican congressman and Western experts that Iran is preparing to launch a potentially crippling cyber-attack on the United States and its allies.

Big Hollywood

Symantec Threat Report: Malicious Attacks Up 81 Per Cent
Although as Symantec notes, this is partially a reflection of the amount of cyber-ne'er-do-wells who are adopting easy to use attack toolkits to take efficient advantage of existing vulnerabilities. Spam levels also fell, which ties in with the ...


Story of the Week: Privacy advocates wary of CISPA
FT.com (blog)
On Thursday, the US House of Representatives passed the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA), a bill that the authors claim will allow the government and private companies to work together in order to fight against cyber terrorism.

Allies to form nuclear attack contingency plan
The Korea Herald
As part of related measures, the two countries would strengthen the functions and roles played by Korea-US cyber communications channel, and push for sign an agreement concerning space defense issues within the year. In addition, South Korean military ...

Empower the children online
This method is used for various challenges faced by young people online such as cyber predators, cyber bullying and others. Based on the realities shared by the children, he adds, they adapt their online child protection initiatives.


US looks to South America to help in Pacific
Panetta's talks also focused on how the US can support their military efforts, including those directed at the expanding threat of cyber attacks, according to several senior defense officials who spoke on condition of anonymity because the meetings ...

Tom Watkins guest column: U.S. Rep. Mike Rogers — Is he Chicken Little or ...
Livingston Daily
Keith Alexander, head of the military's Cyber Command, characterized the losses caused by cybertheft as "the greatest transfer of wealth in history." Rogers has been working in overdrive to pass his controversial bill, the Cyber Intelligence Sharing ...

Kinzinger's Week in Review‏
ChicagoNow (blog)
On Thursday, April 26th, Congressman Kinzinger voted in favor of HR 3523, the CyberIntelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA), which passed the House by a vote of 248-168. This legislations amends the National Security Act of 1947 to address the ...

The Cypress Times
Other freedom killing bills such as SOPA (Stop Online Piracy Act), PIPA (Protect IP Act), ACTA (Anti Counterfeiting Trade Agreement), and CISPA (Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act) that have sprung up of late are all directed at spying on...

The Cypress Times

N. Korea's verbal threats
Korea Times
It is possible to speculate that the “special actions by the revolutionary forces” might include a range of possible attacks, including cyber attacks to paralyze government functions or operations of critical utility systems including power, ...

Korea Times

Week in Games - April 28th
The Yorker
CISPA is ostensibly a cybersecurity bill, and makes it easier for companies to share salient data with the government in the event of a cyber-security threat. Campaigners, however, are worried that this will be used both to censor and control the ...

Tom English: 'McCoist's words were a scare tactic, a device that was meant to ...
“Numpties” is a word you might use for cyber idiots, of which there are many, but it's not appropriate to the two dangerous animals who have just been sent away for a five-year stretch, a pair of warped minds who thought it would be a funny idea to put ...


Google used as cyber weapon. New attack method found | Security ...
By paganinip
Google used as cyber weapon. New attack method found. by paganinip on April 29th, 2012. hackers. True, sometimes the big discoveries are the daughters of the case. That's what happened to a researcher to Panos Ipeirotis, a researcher of ...
Security Affairs

Smartphones: PinStack.com - SUNDAY READER: CISPA explained ...
information government cispa cyber bill threat protection private companies sharing. ...Cybersecurity; Investigation and prosecution of cybersecurity crimes; Protection of individuals from the danger of death or physical injury; Protection of minors from physical or psychological harm; Protection of the national security of the United States ... CISPA could only be used if the government sees a cyber security danger in one of the five purposes mentioned in the first section above.

House Intel Cyber Bill: Legislation Helps Protect Government
Langevin stressed the steps the Committee has taken to address concerns that he shares about ensuring the protection of citizens' privacy when cyber threat information is shared with the government. ... He also highlighted his support for amendments offered today that would ensure the government can only use information for cybersecurity and national security purposes and requires the government to purge information unless it is specifically allowed to be kept for these reasons.
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CoreLink Data Centers Sponsors Annual ISSA LA Security Summit ...
By admin
... makers about current and inevitable network security risks, while also providing a strong platform to demonstrate options for strengthening infrastructures against cyber attack,” said Scott Brueggeman, CoreLink's Vice President of Marketing, ...
CoreLink Blog

Is a Use of Force the same as an Armed Attack in ... - Opinio Juris
By Duncan Hollis
... of Force the same as an Armed Attack in Cyberspace? by Duncan Hollis. I'm just back from the U.S. Naval Academy and a great conference put on by the Stockdale Center for Ethical Leadership: Warfare in a New Domain: The Ethics of Military Cyber Operations. ... Cybersecurityis front and center in Congress, and cyberthreats and cyber-capacities have moved into the front seat in national security circles. Although I'm not sure everyone agrees with the cyber-arms race idea, it is ...
Opinio Juris

Cyber Security in the Mobile Age | Global Markets | Business ...
By Epoch Times
With the recent data breach of credit cards at Global Payments, it's clear that most companies aren't investing enough money in cybersecurity; they don't understand all the layers they need to protect their networks, data, and intellectual property. ... At a U.S. House of Representatives hearing last fall—“Cyber Threats and Ongoing Efforts to Protect the Nation”—Kevin Mandia, CEO of Mandiant Corp., stated: “Many American corporations may have been compliant and diligent, but they ...
Epoch Times

Rwanda's Nsengimana warns on cyber threats - In2EastAfrica - East ...
By In2EastAfrica Staff
The Minister further underscored that the government is taking proactive measures to reduce the likelihood of a serious attack by launching a national initiative focused on cyber-securityawareness, education, training, and professional ...
In2EastAfrica - East African...

Microsoft drops support for CISPA - AfterDawn
Improvements to the way this information is shared would help companies better protect customers, and online services in the United States and around the world from criminal attack. Microsoft believes that any proposed legislation should facilitate the voluntary sharing of cyberthreat information in a manner that allows us to honor the privacy and security promises we make to our customers. Legislation passed by the House of Representatives yesterday is a first step in this legislative ...

Mobile Use of Social Networks Becoming Preferred Way to Infect ...
By Software Magazine
AVG Technologies released its Q1 2012 Community Powered Threat Report. The report highlights the growing use of mobile devices to connect with social networks and how this is fast becoming a preferred method for cyber criminals to spread malware, particularly on those devices running Android.
Software Magazine

US House of Representatives passes CISPA

OVERNIGHT TECH: House passes CISPA cybersecurity bill
The Hill (blog)
The National Cable & Telecommunications Association, the Information Technology Industry Council, CTIA-the Wireless Association, the Software & Information Industry Association, IBM, the Business Roundtable and TechAmerica all issued statements ...

BBC News - Iranian oil terminal 'offline' after 'malware attack'
... city services' in US 13 DECEMBER 2011, TECHNOLOGY; Oil hack attacks may 'cost lives' 12 DECEMBER 2011, TECHNOLOGY ... More Technology stories ...

CISPA, a controversial cyber security bill, passed the House last night. But ...
New York Daily News
A controversial cyber security bill named CISPA (Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act) passed the US House of Representatives late Thursday. Supporters say the bill is a key step toward protecting American companies from hackers.

New York Daily News

Cyber-security bill passes House but faces snags
Los Angeles Times
chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, is co-sponsor of the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act. (Tom Williams, Roll Call / May 2, 2011) By Ken Dilanian, Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — Add cyber-security to the list of tough problems ...

House Defies Obama Veto Threat in Passing Cyber Measure
“America will be a little safer and our economy better protected from foreign cyber predators with this legislation.” Lawmakers are debating cybersecurity legislation as fears intensify about the ability ofcyber spies to steal US intellectual property ...

House cybersecurity vote sets up Senate showdown, Obama threatens veto
Christian Science Monitor
The US House of Representatives' solid bipartisan vote for a cybersecurity bill sends a message to the Senate: Now it's your turn to act. Ignoring a White House veto threat, the House on Thursday approved the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection ...

Christian Science Monitor

CISPA Cyber-Threat Bill Passes House Despite Worries Over Privacy
The Senate already has worked up its own cyber-security legislation, but that reportedly has stalled. CISPA would make it easier for government agencies and private businesses to share information regarding cyber-threats.

US House passes cyber bill despite veto threat
* House approves cybersecurity bill with bipartisan vote * Senate Democrats back broader cyber bill By Tabassum Zakaria WASHINGTON, April 26 (Reuters) - The US House of Representatives passed a cybersecurity bill on Thursday that would allow the ...

Controversial cyber security bill passes the House
KPHO Phoenix
By Theresa Seiger - email The US House of Representatives passed the Cybersecurity Information Sharing and Protection Act on Thursday. (Source: US House of Representatives) WASHINGTON (RNN) - The House of Representatives passed a contentious cyber ...

House passes cyber security bill over Obama's objections
Christian Science Monitor
The legislation would allow the government to relay cyber threat information to a company to prevent attacks from Russia or China. In the private sector, corporations could alert the government and provide data that could stop an attack intended to ...

Despite veto threat, House passes cybersecurity bill
CBS News
(CBS News) The House of Representatives passed on Thursday a controversialcybersecurity bill that would allow private companies to exchange confidential information with the federal government. The Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA) ...

CBS News

House Approves Controversial CISPA Cyber-Security Bill
PC Magazine
House members debated the bill for several hours on Thursday, and offered up amendments that dealt with things like Freedom of Information (FOIA) requests, details about which agencies receive private cyber-security information, clarification on ...

House passes cyber bill despite veto threat
Chicago Tribune
"Economic cyber spies will have a harder time stealing American business plans and research and development as the House took the first step today by passing a cybersecurity bill that will help US companies better protect themselves from dangerous ...

CISPA cyber security bill passes in House
Mother Nature Network
The legislation protects US businesses from cyber-attacks, but critics say the measure erodes civil liberties by allowing firms to onpass private data. By Agence France-PresseFri, Apr 27 2012 at 2:19 AM EST CISPA: The Republican-controlled chamber ...

Mother Nature Network

Cyber-security bill passes the House
Human Events
The Senate is still conflicted about the measure, while the White House threatens a veto, saying the bill “effectively treats domestic cyber-security as an intelligence activity, and thus significantly departs from longstanding efforts to treat the ...

CISPA passes in the House after surprise vote
Los Angeles Times
By Morgan Little WASHINGTON -- The plan was for the debate on the controversial CyberIntelligence Sharing and Protection Act to take place on Thursday, with the vote the next day. As it turns out, the legislation came to a surprising vote after the ...

US House passes controversial cyber security bill
Turkish Press
The House of Representatives passed legislation protecting US businesses and agencies fromcyber-attacks, a measure that critics say erodes civil liberties by allowing firms to onpass private data. The Republican-controlled chamber defied a veto threat ...

House Passes Cybersecurity Bill
Wall Street Journal
House passage of its measure, the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act, came on a 248-168 vote Thursday and was supported by both Republicans and Democrats. The House vote came despite a warning by the White House that senior advisers would ...

House vote sets up Senate showdown on cybersecurity bill
San Jose Mercury News
By Donna Cassata AP WASHINGTON -- The House's solid bipartisan vote for a cybersecurity bill sends a message to the Senate: Now it's your turn to act. Ignoring a White House veto threat, the House approved the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection ...

CISPA passes the House, privacy battle moves to Senate
Washington Post (blog)
By Hayley Tsukayama The House passed the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA) Thursday night, despite some controversy over how the bill addresses privacy and a threat of a veto from the White House. The measure, designed to make it ...

Security Experts Warn of Cyber Threats From Iran
Network World
They suggested that Iran, which has been resisting mounting international pressure to submit to inspections of its nuclear program, is turning toward cyber attacks as a channel to attack corporate and government entities in the United States, ...

Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act
Title XI of the National Security Act of 1947 (50 USC 442 et seq.) is amended by adding at the end the following new section: ``cyber threat intelligence and information sharing ``Sec. 1104. (a) Intelligence Community Sharing of Cyber Threat ...

US House Passes Internet Security Bill Despite Veto Threat
Voice of America
April 27, 2012 US House Passes Internet Security Bill Despite Veto Threat VOA News The US House of Representatives has approved a bill aimed at securing the nation's computer networks fromcyber attackers, but opposed by the Obama administration ...

US Congress grappling with divisive cyber-security bill
In the private sector, corporations could alert the government and provide data that could stop an attack intended to disrupt the country's water supply or take down the banking system. Congressional leaders are determined to get a cyber-security bill ...


House passes cybersecurity bill despite veto threat over privacy
Fox News
AP Photo/Eric Risberg The House, despite White House objections, has passed a cybersecurity bill aimed at helping stop electronic attacks on critical US infrastructure and companies. The vote was 248-168 on Thursday. The Cyber Intelligence Sharing and ...

Paranoia About CISPA Is Justified
The Atlantic
On Thursday evening, the House of Representatives passed legislation called the Cyber Intelligence Information Sharing Protection Act, or CISPA. Sponsors of the bill say its purpose is to permit the government and private companies to share information ...

CISPA Passes House: Cybersecurity Bill Approved Despite White House Veto Threat
Huffington Post
The House of Representatives passed cybersecurity legislation Thursday aimed at protecting American companies from hackers who steal intellectual property. The Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act, or CISPA, sponsored by Reps.

Iran vs West, cyber war or media conflict? | Security Affairs
By paganinip
Sources of intelligence report to Congress on Thursday that Iran is recruiting a hacker army to target the U.S. for cyber attack against critical infrastructures such as power grid and water systems. Counterterrorism and Intelligence Subcommittee Chairman ... Iran has understood how much strategic is a strong presence in cyber space, just in this new battle field it has found vulnerable many of its opponents deciding to invest in cyber warfare. The Washington Times reported some issues ...
Security Affairs

House passes CISPA in surprise vote — Tech News and Analysis
By Tom Krazit and Jeff Roberts
The U.S. House of Representatives surprised the tech industry Thursday by voting on, and passing, the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA) after having originally scheduled a vote for Friday. The bill was amended several times prior to the final vote. ... Proponents of the bill have framed it as an “information sharing” measure that is necessary to protect companies from hacking and the country form cyber-attack. “This is not a perfect bill, but the threat is great,” Rep.

Chinese Hackers continued to attack the ... - The Hacker News
By noreply@blogger.com (THN Reporter)
Chinese Hackers continued to attack the Philippine government. Computer Security Blog !! THN Magazine and The Hacker News is Most Comprehensive resource in providing news related to Information Technology, Cyber security, infosec, ...
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Cyber Bill | Passes House | White House Veto Threat | The Daily Caller
By Josh Peterson
Controversial cyber bill passes through the House | The bill --- which passed 248-168 --- would encourage the sharing of information between private companies and government regarding cyberthreats. ... Nicknamed the Lieberman/Collins bill and championed by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, it would give the Department of Homeland Security the authority to regulate cybersecurity on networks considered to be part of the nation's critical infrastructure. Follow Josh on Twitter ...
The Daily Caller

Taliban Website Hacked As Afghan Cyber War Heats Up
By The Huffington Post News Editors
The unidentified hackers broke into the Taliban's El Emara website twice on Thursday, replacing usual insurgent victory messages with images of executions and support for the Afghan government and security forces in English, Arabic and Pashto. ... Another cyber attack took place on June 20 last year, when false messages were distributed about the death of the Taliban's one-eyed leader, Mullah Mohammad Omar, from both the website and the phones of Taliban spokesman.
The Huffington Post | Full News Feed

Cybersecurity Bill Passes In The US House | Peace . Gold . Liberty ...
By emalvini
The measure, introduced by Representative Mike Rogers, a Michigan Republican who heads the House Intelligence Committee, would encourage the government and companies to share data oncyber threats and give businesses legal immunity ... The White House supports a bill from Senator Joseph Lieberman, a Connecticut Independent, that would put the Department of Homeland Securityin charge of regulating cybersecurity of the nation's vital systems such as power grids and ...
Peace . Gold . Liberty | Ron...

Cybersecurity bill passes despite concerns about personal data ...
By Adam Levine
And to do a cyber attack he'd have to come up with a couple of hundred dollars to buy a computer and at least ten bucks a month for an internet connection. ... They took SOPA, renamed it and repackaged it under the guise of cyber security.
CNN Security Clearance

FAQ: What you need to know about Friday's CISPA vote ...
By Jeff John Roberts
The U.S. House of Representatives votes Friday on a major cyber-security bill that changes how companies like Facebook can share personal information. Privacy advocates are in uproar and the Obama Administration is threatening a veto.

As violence continues unchecked in Syria, so does cyber warfare ...
By Emily Alpert
As violence continues unchecked in Syria, so does cyber warfare ... In the most famous cyber attackof the 13-month conflict, rebels intercepted emails between Assad and his wife, reportedly after a government worker leaked the passwords.
World Now

House Defies Obama to Pass CISPA Cybersecurity Bill – Patriot ...
By DaveJolly
The bill gives the government permission to access internet users' private data when it believes there's a cyber threat. It also gives companies the authority to share that information with the National Security Agency or other units of the ...
Patriot Update

Why CISPA Can't be Fixed

Why CISPA Can't be Fixed
Internet users and activists have been raising alarm bells over “cybersecurity” legislation pending in Congress. That's because some lawmakers declared this week to be “cyber week,” promising votes on four different security-related bills.

President, House GOP Clash Over Cyber Bills
Wall Street Journal
House lawmakers are focusing on less controversial aspects of cybersecurity: The leading bill invites companies to voluntarily share cyber threats with the National Security Agency and other government agencies and private-sector companies.

House Poised to Debate CISPA: Where Are We Now?
PC Magazine
By Fahmida Y. Rashid The House of Representatives is expected to begin debate on cyber-securitylegislation today, despite claims from privacy groups and technology experts that there are serious problems with the bill. Introduced by Rep.

Thursday: Cyber bills, student loan bill in the House
The Hill (blog)
The cybersecurity bill is HR 3523, the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act. This bill would eliminate barriers that currently discourage companies from sharing intelligence and data about cyberattacks. Once the rule is passed, members will ...

Morning Bell: Stopping the Cyber Espionage Threat
Heritage.org (blog)
It's the threat to America's cyber security, and today Congress has the opportunity to do something about it. Whether you know it or not, hackers are busy at work all around the world striking the United States via the Internet in an attempt to steal ...

Iranian cyber threat cannot be underestimated
The Hill (blog)
There is every reason to suspect an Iranian cyber attack on the United States could expand from oursecurity and intelligence infrastructure to the personal and financial security of American citizens. In fact, Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt ...

Is Congressman Mike Rogers a Chicken Little or Paul Revere when it comes to ...
Mike Rogers, R-Brighton, faces in his attempt to get the country to pay attention and protect ourselves against a massive cyber attack. Rogers is warning us of the potential cyber attack that could cripple our economy, wiping out our entire financial ...

China's cyber trade war against US
With the Internet boom, China turned its focus to cyber espionage and began stealing the hard work and innovations of US companies on a far larger scale. Every morning in China, thousands of highly trained computer spies now wake up with one mission: ...


Obama threatens to veto CISPA cybersecurity bill, citing privacy concerns
Washington Post
The White House threatened on Wednesday to veto cyber-legislation that is widely expected to pass the House this week, asserting that the bill would put Americans' privacy at risk and give a pass to companies that fail to secure their computer networks ...

House begins debate on cyber bill opposed by administration
Federal Times
By NICOLE BLAKE JOHNSON | Last Updated:April 26, 2012 The House begins debate Thursday on a cybersecurity bill opposed by the Obama administration and privacy advocates who argue it would threaten civil liberties. The Cyber Intelligence Sharing and ...

Can Last-Minute Amendments Redeem the Troubling Cybersecurity Bill?
The Atlantic
CISPA is written on the reasonable assumption that cyber threats with national security significance could target a range of privately held networks or infrastructure and that in such an event it would behoove us all to have open lines of communication ...

Russia says many states arming for cyber warfare
... 25 (Reuters) - Russia has stepped up its campaign for a globally binding treaty on cyber security, warning that many states are acquiring cyber warfare capabilities that, if unleashed, could subvert economies and bring down critical infrastructure.

White House threatens veto of cybersecurity bill
Fox News
AP Photo/Eric Risberg WASHINGTON – The Obama administration on Wednesday threatened to veto a controversial cybersecurity bill slated to hit the House floor this week. The Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act, known as CISPA, intends to defend ...

NYSE Receives Credible Cyber Threat
Fox Business
By Matt Egan The New York Stock Exchange has received a credible threat to its external website, prompting the Big Board to beef up its security and monitoring for a potential cyber attack, FOX Business has learned. The NYSE declined to comment ...

White House Sounds The Death Knell For CISPA With Veto Threat
“Cybersecurity and privacy are not mutually exclusive. Moreover, information sharing, while an essential component of comprehensive legislation, is not alone enough to protect the Nation's core critical infrastructure from cyber threats,” the statement ...


Obama Threatens Veto on House Cybersecurity Bill
The administration “strongly opposes” the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act in its current form and Obama's senior advisers would recommend that he veto the measure, according to a policy statement from the Office of Management and Budget ...

What is CISPA And Why Would The President Veto It?
The Obama administration has threatened to veto HR 3523, the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA), because it “fails to provide authorities to ensure that the Nation's core critical infrastructure is protected while repealing important ...

White House threatens veto of cyber intelligence bill
CNN (blog)
Mike Rogers, CISPA would broaden the intelligence community's ability to share classified information about threats to the nation's cyber security with private businesses or other non-governmental parties. Supporters of the bill claim that it would ...

Phantom 'Cyber 9/11' Haunts Cybersecurity Debate
National Journal
The House Homeland Security Committee, the Congressional Cybersecurity Caucus, and other lawmakers and federal officials have held dozens of briefings and hearings, warning of a "cyber 9/11" or "digital Pearl Harbor," in an attempt to galvanize Capitol ...

Obama sides with privacy advocates, threatens CISPA veto
Los Angeles Times
It also warns that by giving a key role to the National Security Agency, "HR 3523 effectively treats domestic cybersecurity as an intelligence activity." A third complaint is that the bill ignores the administration's main cyber security proposal: ...

Cyber protection act too broad, infringes on our privacy rights
The Hill (blog)
The bill is HR 3523, the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA), and would create an exemption to all privacy laws so that companies that hold our private information can share it with one another or the government for cybersecurity ...

House GOP Leading Anti Cyber-Crime Push
Christian Broadcasting Network
Republicans in the House of Representatives are leading a push to protect America's infrastructure from cyber-attacks. They're debating the Cybersecurity Enhancement Act on Capitol Hill Thursday and a vote is expected Friday.

Cyber attack on oil industry contained, says Iran
By Bloomberg A cyber attack that targeted Iran's crude industry and caused computer systems at the Oil Ministry and other related state-owned businesses to crash has been “fully contained,” a government official said. “All operational activities of the ...


Cybersecurity Measure Heads For House Floor Despite Privacy Fears
Wired News
By David Kravets The House is scheduled as early as Thursday to begin debatingcybersecurity legislation that privacy groups warn is a threat to civil liberties. TheCyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act, or CISPA, is sponsored by Reps.

Wired News

White House opposes cybersecurity bill because of privacy concerns
Washington Post (blog)
By Cecilia Kang The White House said Wednesday it would veto a controversial cybersecurity bill if it came to the president's desk, citing concerns that the legislation would harm consumers by stripping away privacy protections. The Cyber Intelligence ...

House sets rules for debate on cybersecurity bil
The Hill (blog)
By Brendan Sasso - 04/26/12 11:56 AM ET The House will vote on 16 amendments to the CyberIntelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA) based on the terms of debate set by the Rules Committee late Wednesday. CISPA aims to improve cybersecurity by ...

CISPA cybersecurity bill gets veto threat from Obama
ABC News
"The Administration strongly opposes HR 3523, the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act, in its current form," Obama's Office of Management and Budget said in a statement. "If HR 3523 were presented to the President, his senior advisors would ...

Obama Threatens To Veto CISPA Over Privacy Concerns
... the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act, an internet security act currently working its way through the House Chamber. CISPA sets guidelines for tracking and preventing a cyber attack on major corporations and the US government.


Fixing CISPA: A guide to the cybersecurity bill's key amendments
Late Tuesday, the wall of opposition to the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act, CISPA, began to crumble, as the Center for Democracy & Technology announced that it would no longer strictly oppose the cybersecurity bill's passage in the House ...

CISPA: Cyber Security or Big Brother? - DigitalSurgeons.com
By marissa
CISPA: Cyber Security or Big Brother? Posted On 04.26.2012. On Friday of this week, the House of Representatives will vote on a controversial new cybersecurity bill. The Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act, or CISPA for short, ...
Digital Surgeons

Cyber-intelligence | White House | Veto | The Daily Caller
By Josh Peterson
White House threatens veto of cyber-intelligence-sharing bill | Obama administration wants HomelandSecurity to maintain its hold on cybersecurity issues.
The Daily Caller

Marathon Pundit: Cybersecurity Act coming to a vote soon
By John Ruberry
Protecting our nation's networks against cyber threats and ensuring the security of our cyber space is a national imperative. In the coming weeks, the House of Representatives will be considering several cybersecurity measures to help ...
Marathon Pundit

Iran recruits hacker army to attack US | PrairiePundit
By Merv
Iran has had a lot of opportunities recently to test its own defensive measures since the Stuxnet attacks on its nuclear program and just this week it was reported the oil ministry was under cyber attack. Iran is ruled by Islamic religious bigots ...

House Resolution 3523, Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection ...
By Willy
''(i) a cybersecurity purpose; or ''(ii) the protection of the national security of the United States. ''(2) AFFIRMATIVE SEARCH RESTRICTION.—The Federal Government may not affirmatively searchcyber threat information shared with the ...
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AlterNet: Facebook and Google Turned Into Government Spies? The ...
By prnadmin
The U.S. House of Representatives is expected to pass a reprehensible cyber-security bill this week that seeks to protect online companies—giant social media firms to data-sharing networks controlling utilities—from cyber attack.
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WH Opposes Cyber-Security Bill « The Talk Radio News Service
By Staff
H.R. 3523 The Cyber Protection Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act, in its current form, is opposed by the Obama administration because it would establish legal protections for private industry to share information with each other via a ... The administration prefers that the Department of Homeland Security be the center of coordinating the exchange of Cybersecurity information with private industry and developing and establishing basic standards for Cybersecurity, as they feel ...
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Noon News: Carphone Warehouse to Sell Samsung Galaxy S3 ...
The survey of some 2000 IT security professionals found that 64 per cent believed their company would be hit by a cyber-attack in the next six months. Symantec has stated to ITProPortal, at the 'Infosec' Internet Security event in London ...
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Blog Archive » House moves ahead with cyber security bill
By Associated Press
House moves ahead with cyber security bill. by Associated Press. Published: April 26,2012. Time posted: 9:26 am. Tags: cyber security, House of Representatives, security, Senate ... “Cybersecurityand privacy are not mutually exclusive.” ...
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“America Is Under Attack By Digital Bombs” | Liberty News Network
By Vanguard of Freedom
The intent is to conduct cyber warfare, possibly paralyzing our infrastructure, stealing our intellectual property, conducting espionage, and gaining access to our credit card, bank account and socialsecurity numbers.” If this sounds alarming, ...
Liberty News Network

NAM-Supported Cyber Bills Up this Week in the House Shopfloor
By Brian Raymond
As part of what is being called “Cyber Week” by House Leadership, the chamber is scheduled to vote on four cybersecurity bills Thursday and Friday. The NAM sent a letter to Capitol Hill this morning in support of all the bills. Why do we ...

Revolutionary Web Security & Protection Solution Showcased in ...
By Michael Teoh
Set for a global launch in May, the security suite offers enterprises cutting-edge ongoing protection against cybersecurity threats. Singapore, April 2012 - ESET, the leader in proactive protection against cyber-threats, today previewed its new ...
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What Do U.S. Security Legislation and Insurance Companies Have ...
By Ken Spinner
In February, Senators Joe Lieberman, Susan Collins, John D. Rockefeller IV, and Dianne Feinstein introduced the Cybersecurity Act of 2012. The intent of the Act is to give the Department of HomelandSecurity (DHS) additional power to set cyber security standards for private companies that operate the nation's critical infrastructure. Simply speaking, the intent of the bill is to: Identify risk via cooperation between DHS and private corporations; Protect critical infrastructure (although what ...
The Metadata Era | Varonis

Cybersecurity - — Less Government
By SetonMotley
Members of Congress have dubbed this “Cyber Security Week,” during which: The House is set to take the lead in considering a wide range of measures designed to bolster America's cyber-defenses…, taking on as many as four cybersecurity ...
Less Government

Iranian oil ministry hit by cyber-attack | World news | guardian.co.uk
Iran's oil ministry has called a crisis meeting after its main website and internal communications system were hit by an apparent cyber-attack that forced ...

ICS-CERT: What does a Cyber Attack Feel Like?
What does a Cyber Attack Feel Like? Take the CSSP "ICS Advanced Training Course" and Find Out... It is two o'clock in the afternoon, and suddenly a tank ...

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Al-Qaeda Seeks Cyber-Attack Skills, US Official Says
By Tony Capaccio on April 25, 2012 Al-Qaeda operatives are seeking the capability to stage cyberattacks against US networks, the intelligence chief of the US Cyber Command said. While it's “accurate today,” that the terrorist group isn't close to ... 

Iran Cyber Attack Oil Industry Contained, Official Says
By Ladane Nasseri on April 25, 2012 A cyber attack that targeted Iran's crude industry and caused computer systems at the Oil Ministry and other related state-owned businesses to crash has been “fully contained,” a government official said.

Cyber security
This much is clear: More nations are seeking to acquire cyber attack capabilities as a standard feature in their military planning. But what will that mean to United States' security interests here and abroad? With Congress to consider cyber ...

House hearing: US now under cyber attack
by Charles Cooper April 24, 2012 1:01 PM PDT Follow @coopeydoop This much is clear: More nations are seeking to acquire cyber attack capabilities as a standard feature in their military planning. But what will that mean to United States' security ...

House cybersecurity sponsors respond to privacy concerns
Los Angeles Times
By Jon Healey Leaders of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence pledged Tuesday to amend their cybersecurity bill, the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act, to address the main concerns raised by civil libertarians and privacy ...

CounterTack Partners with HP to Enhance Visibility into In-Progress Cyber Attacks
MarketWatch (press release)
WALTHAM, Mass., April 25, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- CounterTack, the industry's first and only provider of in-progress cyber attack intelligence and response solutions, today announced that it has partnered with HP and received the HP ArcSight ...

Why Security Teams Need To Play More Offense
It's time for IT security teams to add intelligence gathering, counter intel, and offense to the game,security experts say. By Robert Lemos The recipe for a cyber-attack is straightforward: Attackers gather intelligence on the target's systems, ...

Cyber attack more likely than burglary, Barclaycard security chief warns
By Lee Bell WE ARE MORE VULNERABLE to attacks by computer criminals than burglars, Barclaycard's head of security Neira Jones has warned. Speaking at the 2012 Information Securityconference in London today, Jones said fraud cost the UK economy £73bn ...

Cybersecurity Bill's Authors Will Add Amendments To Address Privacy Concerns
Huffington Post
Authors of a cybersecurity bill said Tuesday they will amend their legislation in response to privacy concerns before the House votes on the controversial measure this Friday. The Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act, or CISPA, sponsored by ...

Who is Threatening the Security of Your Network?
At a hearing -- "America is Under Cyber Attack: Why Urgent Action is Needed" -- a number ofsecurity experts spoke about the impact of attacks on the critical IT systems that make companies and the country run. "It is difficult to overstate the ...

UK businesses face weekly cyber attacks - report
Overall, cyber-security breaches have cost UK plc billions of pounds over the last year. "The UK is under relentless cyber attack," said PwC information security partner Chris Potter. "Since most businesses now share data with their business partners ...

Ron Ross of NIST to Keynote on Cloud Computing Cyber Security at Vanguard ...
MarketWatch (press release)
"The cutting edge insights Ron will deliver in his keynote will equip attendees with the latest tools and information they need to protect their cloud computing environments from cyber attack and ensure continuous system monitoring.

Iranian Oil Ministry's Confidential Data "Not Stolen" in Cyber Attack: Official
An Iranian oil ministry official said Wednesday that the ministry's confidential data has not been stolen in a recent cyber attack, the semi-official Mehr news agency reported. Hamdollah Mohammadnejad, deputy minister in engineering affairs, ...

Cyber attacks on government up 680 percent
The Hill (blog)
By Brendan Sasso - 04/25/12 12:00 PM ET Cyber attacks on the federal government soared 680 percent in six years, an official from the Government Accountability Office (GAO) testified Tuesday. Gregory Wilshusen, director of information issues for the ...

US needs top-level approval to launch cyberattacks
By RICHARD LARDNER The United States would use cyber weapons against an adversary's computer networks only after officials at the highest levels of government approved of the operation because of the risks of collateral damage, a senior US military ...

Government Website Victim of Cyber Attack
Manila Bulletin
By GENALYN D. KABILING MANILA, Philippines - The official website of the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) yesterday became the latest victim of a cyber attack by suspected Chinese hackers. The DBM website was defaced at around 2 pm Wednesday ...

Washington Beat: Congress Prepares To Vote On Four Cyber Security Bills
Leadership in the US House of Representatives have declared this week to be Cyber Security Week, tackling four bills meant to address the treat the country faces, but there is a partisan dispute as to whether the bills would do enough.


CISPA draws closer to a vote amid a flurry of amendments
Chicago Tribune
WASHINGTON -- Activists and lawmakers are geared up for a final push against the latest Internetsecurity legislation, calling on Congress to reject or dial back the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (PDF) because of the considerable power ...

Federal Cyber Overhaul Cost: $710 Million Through 2017
... cybersecurity bills on the docket in the House this week, would overhaul the Federal InformationSecurity Management Act (FISMA) by requiring agencies to continuously monitor their computer systems for security threats, and setting other new cyber ...

Pentagon nears expansion of cyber information sharing effort
Takai said the effort also will form the basis for a similar cyber threat information sharing program the Department of Homeland Security has begun, that one designed to share information with Internet service providers (ISPs) so they could help defend ...

Nissan hit with major cyber attack
TG Daily
Nissan has confirmed that it recently suffered a major cyber attack. As of now, the car manufacturer isn't certain who executed the operation or what information may have been extracted. Nissan says that although the attack actually occurred on April ...

No. 1 IT Security Worry: 'Hacktivists'
CIO Today
By Barry Levine A report by security firm Bit9, titled 2012 Cyber Security Research, found that 64 percent of the 2000 IT security experts surveyed expected their organization to be the target of a cyber-attack within the next six months, ...

CIO Today

Uncertainties about cyber-attack on Iranian oil industry
The H
Servers of the Iranian oil ministry have been infected with malware – that is, so far, the only confirmed piece of information on what Iranian news services have called a "cyber-attack" on the country's oil exporting industry.

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US eyes broader cyber-threat pact with companies
Chicago Tribune
The companies will have to agree on a protocol for information-sharing among themselves and with the Defense Department, which will act as coordinator for the Defense Industrial Base Cyber Security and Information Assurance program.

As CISPA Nears A Vote, Can The Controversial Cyber-Security Legislation Be ...
Civil liberties groups and some politicians are gearing up for a fight against controversial new cyber security legislation. As controversial cyber security legislation nears a vote in the House this week, civil liberties groups and some politicians ...


Lawmakers aim to combat cyber attacks (VIDEO)
WASHINGTON (WENY) -- War has historically been fought on land, at sea, and in the air. But experts think the next big attack could be a virtual one. Several bills on cyber security are scheduled to come up for a vote on the House floor this week.

Cyber security is stepped up
Gulf Daily News
By SANDEEP SINGH GREWAL , Posted on » Wednesday, April 25, 2012 BAHRAIN has beefed up Internet security after several government websites were attacked by a global hacking network. The Justice, Islamic Affairs and Endowment Ministry, ...

ACLU pans privacy amendments to cybersecurity bill
The Hill (blog)
The ACLU is taking a harder line against the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA) than the Center for Democracy and Technology (CDT), which stopped short of endorsing the bill on Tuesday but applauded the proposed changes.

Nissan hit with major cyber attack
By admin
April 25, 2012 By admin. “Nissan has confirmed that it recently suffered a major cyber attack. ... The Daily FedCyber.com Update provides a summary feed of cyber security news with a focus on the federal space. The Weekly Government Big ...

Official: Cyber attacks need top-level approval - Army News | News ...
By The Associated Press
Cyber Command is in charge of defending U.S. military networks from attacks and intrusions. The command's top officer, Army Gen. Keith Alexander, also is the director of the secretive NationalSecurity Agency, which gathers electronic ...
Army Times - News

House to amend cybersecurity bill, privacy group sees 'good ...
By Brendan Sasso
The government would only be able to use the information to protect against a cyber attack, investigate cyber crime, protect national security, protect against theft or bodily harm or to protect minors from child pornography. CDT argued that the ...
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CISPA, the New Enemy of the Internet | The Vigilant Citizen
As controversial cyber security legislation nears a vote in the House this week, civil liberties groups and some politicians are lining up against the bill. Critics of ... “The president has called for comprehensive cybersecurity legislation. There is ...
The Vigilant Citizen

Notice: I am under cyber attack with nearly 4000 spam comments, I ...
By orly taitz
Notice: I am under cyber attack with nearly 4000 spam comments, I am taking care of it. It will take me some time to get to your comments. e-mail and call, if there is something important. Posted on | April 25, 2012 | No Comments · Share ...
Dr. Orly Taitz, Esquire

Spies, Hackers and Energy - Preventing a Digital Pearl Harbor
By corporate@oilprice.com (Jen Alic)
Speaking at Bloomberg's 2012 Cybersecurity Conference on 20 April, Schmidt lobbied for the new cyber security bills, stressing that there has been a clear escalation of cyber attacks on critical infrastructure, with around 200 attempts in 2011 – five times the amount in 2010. ... The real threat to US energy infrastructure from the cyber theater is China and Russia, both of whom are believed to be developing cyber warfare methods capable of dealing a major blow to critical infrastructure.
OilPrice.com Daily News Update

Nissan hit with major cyber attack
By Team Cymru Internet Security News
Via Team Cymru Internet Security News. "Nissan has confirmed that it recently suffered a majorcyber attack. As of now, the car manufacturer isn't certain who executed the operation or what information may have been extracted. Nissan says ...
Digital Rights Watch

Mysterious cyber attack hits Iranian oil data
By scherald-admin
by Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu Israel National News Iran has confirmed that a cyber attack hit its Oil Ministry data systems. It claims there was no damage, but the National Iranian...
Second Coming Herald

Government tells firms to come clean about cyber attacks | IT PRO
Speaking at the Infosecurity Europe conference in central London, Science Minister David Willetts said such disclosures would help raise awareness of cybersecurity in the UK. "I would urge companies to be frank with what is ... Citing research by PricewaterhouseCoopers, which revealed that 93 per cent of firms had suffered a security breach in the last year, he said cyber security should be a concern for companies of all sizes. He claimed the Department for Business, Innovation and ...
IT PRO - Today

Cyber Attack Launched On Iran's Oil Sector | TheTechJournal
By Salman
Iran's oil sector has been targeted with a nefarious virus. The attack was so severe that the authorities were forced to unplug the entire oil export terminal system. A cyber crisis team has been set up which will look into the matter and try to ...

Anonymous Hacker Claims Credit For VMware ... - Cyber Warzone
By siavash
anonymous.png. VMware's ESX hypervisor source code leak may stem from an attack on a Chinese import-export firm last month in which an anonymous hacker claims to have made off with more than one terabyte of confidential documents. ... In a security bulletin issued earlier on Tuesday, VMware warned that a single file from its ESX server hypervisor source code had been posted online and said it is possible that more proprietary files could be leaked. The leaked ESX code is ...
Cyber Warzone - Cyberwarfare...

Entrepreneurs, Advocates, Politicians Circle The Wagons Against ...
By Jon Christian
A diverse, growing group of entrepreneurs, privacy and security advocates, and high-level politicians are voicing opposition to controversial new cybersecurity laws including the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act. In addition, some ...

FBI warns of Internet doomsday
By Jackie Johnson
... by cyber criminals, who made millions of dollars in an online advertising scam. Network SecurityInstructor at Madison College (MATC) Mike Masino says the FBI was able to track down the source of the malware, called DNS Changer. Investigators are ... The FBI is estimating at least 360000 machines are still infected in this fairly widespread cyber-attack that had affected almost twice that number. The malware also prevents anti-virus software from being updated, thereby making the ...
Wisconsin Radio Network

Cyber Attack on The Iranian Oil Ministry's Computer Network | The ...
Cyber Attack on The Iranian Oil Ministry's Computer Network. Computer Security Blog !! THN Magazine and The Hacker News is Most Comprehensive resource ...

House Republicans Declare Cyber Security Week
The U.S. House of representatives have unofficially designated this week as " Cybersecurity Week". The House Republican Leadership has taken it upon ...

Iranian Oil Industry Hit with Cyber Attack -- Society's Child -- Sott.net
Oil industry computers taken off-line. Much of the world's oil comes from the Middle East. If those oil-producing nations were somehow unable to conduct ...

Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act Promotes Cybersecurity
Recognizing that the U.S. faces serious cybersecurity threats, Congress has wisely decided to take action in this important arena, and the House of ...

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