CISPA Bill: 5 Main Privacy Worries

CISPA Bill: 5 Main Privacy Worries
By Mathew J. Schwartz InformationWeek Does the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA) threaten people's privacy in unacceptable ways? That's one criticism being leveled at CISPA, the House cybersecurity bill introduced by Rep.

CISPA gets a rewrite but still threatens Americans' privacy
"Notwithstanding any other provision of law, a self-protected entity may, for cybersecuritypurposes -- (i) use cybersecurity systems to identify and obtain cyber threat information to protect the rights and property of such self-protected entity; ...

Preventing a 'Cyber-Pearl Harbor'
PBS NewsHour
Government-funded DETERlab was built to bring established scientific principles to the field ofcybersecurity in hopes of preventing successful cyber attacks on targets such as power grids, banks and train systems. Correspondent Tom Bearden reports on ...

'Stop Cyber Spying Week' — counter-attack on CISPA
The Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (or CISPA for short) is once again in the news, but this time a major counter-attack is being planned to fight it. Digital Journal recently reported on the controversial new bill, CISPA and its threats ...

Stop Cyber Spying Week Launches Protest
Kansas City infoZine
San Francisco, Ca - infoZine - Civil liberties organizations are launching a week of Internet-wide protests against the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act of 2011 (CISPA), the controversial cybersecurity legislation that would negate ...

Homeland Security chief contemplating proactive cyber attacks
San Jose Mercury News
However, Napolitano said some restrictions might have to be placed on businesses participating in such cyber activities because "what you are doing is authorizing a private entity to do what might otherwise be construed as an attack on another entity.

Cyber crime official optimistic on new legislation
Chicago Tribune
CHICAGO (Reuters) - The Obama administration's top cyber security official says companies would not be unduly burdened by a Senate bill that would phase in security standards for key parts of the country's privately held infrastructure.

Pentagon sees progress, challenges in cyber warfare
Chicago Tribune
He talked about teams of cyber "hunters" and listed several new programs - all part of the Pentagon's new drive to be more transparent about its work on cyber warfare and push back against daily attacks on its computer systems.

Privacy groups launch protest against CISPA bill
By Jaikumar Vijayan Computerworld - Several groups Monday launched a week of protests against a controversial proposed cybersecurity bill they claim would eviscerate online privacy rights. The Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA) was ...

Facebook Responds to Outrage With Continued CISPA Support
Tom's Guide
There's also the nefarious CISPA, or the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act, an amendment to he National Security Act of 1947 that updates that law to include provisions covering cybercrime. CISPA very broadly defines cybercrime as ...

UmeNow: Facebook and CISPA, Cyber Police State?
Virtual-Strategy Magazine
UmeNow founder Evelyn Castillo-Bach announced today that she rejects Facebook's support of CISPA, the cybersecurity bill, warning that Facebook's eagerness to support it will lead to acyber police state. She released the following statement: "In ...

Opposition to Cyber-Security Bill Explodes
By Richard Wagner A coalition of privacy groups, led by the American Civil Liberties Union, ramped up an online campaign Monday against a cyber-security, or anti-piracy, bill wending its way through the Republican-controlled House, The Hill reports.

Mac Trojan 'SabPub' Proves Cybercriminals Actively Target OS X
PC Magazine
By Sara Yin "SabPub" proves Macs are now targets of Advanced Persistant Threats (APTs), a persistent type of cyber attack operated by cyber criminals, Kaspersky Lab confirmed. In an update to the ongoing SabPub saga, Kaspersky's researchers reported ...

CISPA protests begin amid key changes to legislation
Los Angeles Times
By Morgan Little As the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act of 2011 nears its time in the congressional spotlight, supporters and detractors alike are fine-tuning their arguments in preparation for another battle over how the Internet will be ...

Facebook is cool with CISPA -- how about you?
That's the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (HR 3523), which "will negate existing privacy laws and allow companies to share user data with the government without a court order," the Electronic Frontier Foundation warns.

Cyber Terrorism: US-Backed Terrorist Group, Israel behind Stuxnet Virus Attack ...
Fars News Agency
The source told the site that an Iranian agent infected Iranian systems at the Natanz nuclear facility with the Stuxnet malware directly using a USB stick. The malwareexploited a raft of zero-day vulnerabilities to attack SCADA software.

Fars News Agency

'Stop Cyber Spying Week' aims to eradicate CISPA
The US Congress is expected to have a vote regarding SOPA's top-secret cousin next week — the Cyber Intelligence Sharing & Protection Act of 2011, or CISPA — and if its opponents have anything to do with it, this bill will be brought to a crushing...


Internet Groups Launch Anti-CISPA Protest
PC Magazine
By Chloe Albanesius Opposition to pending cyber-security legislation ramped up today when several high-profile Internet groups joined forces to protest the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act of 2011 (CISPA). A coalition of Internet advocacy ...

US and China engaging in cyber 'war games'
Herald Sun
Thinktanks sessions discuss cyber attacks Event gives nations a chance to learn about the each other Anonymous hacker charged for police cyber attack The US and China have been engaging in "war games" in a bid to prevent a military escalation from ...

Protest targets US cyber intelligence legislation
Turkish Press
Civil liberties groups on Monday launched protests targeting proposed US cyber intelligence law that they fear would let police freely dip into people's private online information. The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) and Reporters Without Borders ...

US Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano visits SJSU
Spartan Daily
20120416_Janet Napolitano_San Jose State University-037 President Mohammad Qayoumi watches US Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano as she discusses cyber security with San Jose State students and faculty on April 16, 2012, at the Engineering ...

Spartan Daily

Week of Action Against CISPA Begins, But Don't Expect Web Blackouts
... have launched an online “Stop Cyber Spying Week of Action” to raise awareness of the CyberIntelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA) and other cybersecurity bills which they believe pose a dire threat to the privacy and security of web users.

Activists launch campaign against cybersecurity bill
The Hill (blog)
By Brendan Sasso - 04/16/12 12:52 PM ET A coalition of privacy groups launched an online campaign on Monday against a House cybersecurity bill, the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA). The campaign aims to recreate the backlash that ...

OVERNIGHT TECH: House committee changes cybersecurity bill in response to outcry
The Hill (blog)
By Brendan Sasso - 04/16/12 07:15 PM ET THE LEDE: Responding to criticism from privacy advocates, the House Intelligence Committee announced changes to the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA) on Monday. CISPA would tear down legal ...

CISPA Protests Inspire “Stop Cyber Spying Week”
Experts Exchange (blog)
For those who haven't been following the situation since it broke a couple weeks ago, CISPA (HR 3523) is a legislative initiative aimed at amending the National Security Act of 1947, specifically by “add[ing] provisions concerning cyber threat ...

CISPA may cause more trouble than it's worth
Sonoma State Star
Due to the fact the Internet runs so many important aspects of our lives, cyber security has become a great issue. It is believed that the next major terrorist attack may be a cyber attack, which has the potential to cause untold damage to the Internet ...

Air Force Offers Clues on Cyber-Offense Capabilities
National Defense Magazine (blog)
Michael Basla, vice commander of Air Force Space Command, rattled off the names of a few cyber-attack programs April 16 at the Cyber 1.2 conference, a one-day event that precedes the Space Symposium here. The "deployable cyber-attacksystem" and the ...

National Defense Magazine (blog)

Our Pre-industrial Cyber Future: Is the Smart Grid Setting Us Up For a 200 ...
Atlantic Council
This was the topic of a recent panel at the RSA computer security conference and seems, at first look, to be eye-rolling hyperbole. As no one has apparently yet died from any cyber attack, how can anyone take seriously the thought of an attack on the ...

Facebook defends CISPA support, completely misses the point
Facebook released a statement today defending its support for the CyberIntelligence Sharing and Protection Act of 2011, known as CISPA, a piece ofcybersecurity legislation that critics say is dangerous to our privacy and civil liberties.

CISPA is US 'cyber-security loophole' — RT
'Cyber Czar' wants Homeland Security to patrol America's Internet borders. Lawmakers in Washington are divided as to how to implement cybersecurity legislation to protect against infiltration from hackers, but one insider says the answer is ...
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War News Updates: US And China Periodically Engage In Cyber ...
By War News Updates Editor
... Engage In Cyber War Games. The Air Force Space Command Network Operations andSecurity Centre in Colorado. ... My Comment: The fact that these war games are occurring tells me that there is a high level of concern in both Beijing and Washington on how a cyber attackcan be construed as an act of war .... and that in the event of a crisis there must be some understanding between the two countries to prevent such an escalation. Posted by War News Updates Editor at 12:15 ...
War News Updates

Anonymous Hacker "Havittaja" Bring-down CIA & Department of ...
By VOGH Reporter
Security Hole in Facebook Application ... We have seen similar attack on CIA in last February, there also Anonymous took responsibility of that cyber attack and also claimed that this is yet another biggest denial of service attack of this year.

Will European Legislation Outlaw Security Tools? | Business ...
By Emmanuel Carabott
In a similar manner, these so-called “Cyber-attack tools” can be used to do good and to cause harm. An administrator might run a dictionary attack on his own network to ensure no user is using weak passwords. Some security scanners are ...
Business Computing World

ITGP author holds training workshop at SCADA & Smart Grid Cyber ...
Ely, England, 17 April 2012 – The author of 21 Century Chinese Cyberwarfare, Lieutenant Colonel (Ret'd) William Hagestad II, an internationally recognised subject matter expert, is holding a workshop on the Chinese Cyber Security Threat at the SCADA & Smart Grid Cyber Security Summit 2012 on 26-27 April in London. In his three-hour interactive workshop Hagestad will give an overview of the origins, history and composition of the 21st Century Chinese Cyber Warfare threat.
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People's Blog for the Constitution » New cyber bill getting big push ...
By David Wilson
The bill, known as the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act of 2011 (CISPA),. provides companies and the government “free rein to bypass existing laws in order to monitor communications, filter content, or potentially even shut down ...
People's Blog for the Constitution

'Stop Cyber Spying Week' aims to eradicate CISPA | End the Lie ...
By NewsBot
“Cyber security, when done right and done narrowly, could benefit everyone,” Burman explained. “But it needs to be done in an incremental way with an arrow approach, and the heavy hand that lawmakers are taking with these current bills ...
End the Lie - Independent News

The Disturbing Privacy Dangers in CISPA « Aletho News
By aletho
A more detailed explanation about what could constitute a “cybersecurity purpose” or “cyber security threat indicator” in the various cybersecurity bills can be read here. Under CISPA, can a company hand my communications over to the ...
Aletho News

Important Step Forward for Cybersecurity Protection | Policy@Intel
By David Hoffman
Intel supports the bipartisan Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act of 2011, a voluntary and appropriately balanced approach to information sharing that will improve cybersecurity while at the same time offering meaningful ... of the threat and vulnerability information that will help government and industry to better protect themselves and their citizens and customers, and will also help maximize the effectiveness of innovative security technologies that rely on this information.

Protest targets U.S. cyber intelligence legislation known as CISPA ...
By Agence France-Presse
SAN FRANCISCO — Civil liberties groups on Monday launched protests targeting proposed UScyber intelligence law that they fear would let police freely dip into people's private online information. The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) and Reporters ... “Some people believe that we have to sacrifice civil liberties in order to shore up cybersecurity, but that's misunderstanding both issues,” said EFF Senior Staff Attorney Lee Tien. “Giving companies carte blanche to bypass federal ...
The Raw Story

Stop NATO news: April 17, 2012 « Stop NATO
By richardrozoff
Estonia: Japan Invited To Join NATO Cyber Warfare Efforts ... Estonia has been advocating the establishment of international cyber security bodies since 2007 after a series of targeted online attacks disrupted the operation of some of Estonia's most important web services. ... NATO-led International Security Assistance Force following a statement on Sunday announced a NATO service member died following an improvised explosive device attack in eastern Afghanistan today.

Facebook supports Cispa cyber-security bill |
By admin
“Facebook says it is backing a new cyber-security bill due before US Congress later this month. The HR 3523 Act would enable the government to access web users' private data on suspicion of a cyber threat. “ (BBC News – Facebook supports Cispa cyber-security bill) ... This site is dedicated to tracking open source stories relating to the full-spectrum of information warfare, information security, and critical infrastructure protection. © 2012 All Rights Reserved. Log in -

Web Application attacks spare no organization or nationality ...
By Cyberoam
This is not the only attack that highlights the vulnerability of such websites. On 25th Jan 2012, BBC News reported, “Cyber attack crashes Irish government website.” The Finance websites and Departments of Justice, in the Irish Republic, were ...
Cyberoam : Securing You

Former Presidents Roundtable at RIMS 2012
By Emily Holbrook
As Leon Panetta has said, the next Pearl Harbor is going to be a cyber attack. And it wouldn't be a meeting of risk management minds without the mention of reputational risks. “A company's reputation comes down to its weakest employee,” ...
Risk Management Monitor

IWF - Cybersecurity bills in Congress threaten citizen privacy
There's an attack on citizen privacy coming from Congress in the form of two bills aimed at protecting infrastructure against terrorist attacks.

Say Hello to 'Cybersecurity Week'
According to a piece in The Hill, “[a] growing backlash from online activists has posed a threat to bipartisan House cybersecurity legislation that lawmakers ...

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