Cybersecurity Bill: Disturbing Privacy Dangers in CISPA

Cybersecurity Bill FAQ: The Disturbing Privacy Dangers in CISPA ...
This week, EFF—along with a host of other civil liberties groups—are protesting the dangerous new cybersecurity bill known as CISPA that will be voted on in ... 

Kratos Defense & Security... Cyber Attack Defense (SATCOM)
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[SatNews] Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc. (Nasdaq:KTOS) has announced that its RT Logic subsidiary released CyberC4(TM):Armor, a product designed... provide host-levelcyber security and anti-tampering capabilities for mission-critical ...

Facebook Defends Support for Cybersecurity Bill CISPA
Facebook defended its support for the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA), a controversial cyber security bill critics often compare to the unpopular Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA). In a Facebook blog post, Joel Kaplan, Facebook's Vice ...

What Cybersecurity Bill CISPA Really Says
A new cybersecurity bill, the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA), seeks to give intelligence agencies and Internet companies like Facebook and Google more incentives to share information with one another about cybersecurity threats, ...

Military, contractors look to high schools for cyber talent
“Cyber is our business, and we're invested in building that pipeline because we need the workforce,” Miller said. “We have positions open. A lot of positions open.” Those openings, possibly in the tens of thousands nationally according to some reports, ...

Kratos' RT Logic Introduces Family of Cyber Security Products for Satellite ...
MarketWatch (press release)
The new products address the increased vulnerabilities as satellite networks continue to become more netcentric, targeting the major cyber security gaps that can impede missions. The product suite includes: CyberC4:Armor for hardening SATCOM equipment ...

US and China engage in cyber war games
The Guardian
The US and China have been discreetly engaging in "war games" amid rising anger in Washington over the scale and audacity of Beijing-co-ordinated cyberattacks on western governments and big business, the Guardian has learned.

The Guardian

UK security bodies need more agility, says ex-GCHQ CIO
Nick Hopkinson, now head of cyber at outsourcing firm CSC, told Computing that timeliness is paramount when it comes to cyber security. "The quicker you respond, the quicker you limit or prevent damage. It's no good responding to anattack that ...


Militarisation of cyberspace: how the global power struggle moved online
The Guardian
He says he doesn't think of himself as a "stereotypical geek", but having been crowned champion in Britain's Cyber Security Challenge, the 19-year-old is bound to take some stick from his undergraduate friends at Cambridge. The competition is not well ...

The Guardian

Facebook Doesn't Have to Trample On Our Privacy Rights in the Name of ...
Numerous commentators have noted the sore thumb in the group of supporters for The CyberIntelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA): Facebook. Why would a social network be endorsing a bill that would allow companies to pass personal information ...

Lockheed Martin Hosts Cyber Defense Exercise Supporting NSA for 10th Straight Year
Sacramento Bee
By Lockheed Martin HANOVER, Md., April 16, 2012 -- /PRNewswire/ -- Up-and-coming cyberleaders from US and Canadian military service academies will test their mettle this week against experts from the National Security Agency in the nation's premier ...

CISPA sponsors narrow bill
Co-sponsors of Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act have circulated a draft substitute amendment that would place some limitations on the government's ability to use shared cybersecurity data for other purposes and eliminate intellectual ...

US, China engaging in cyber war games: Report
Economic Times
LONDON: US and Chinese officials have been "discreetly engaging" in cyber war games in a bid to prevent military escalation between the two countries if either felt they were being targeted, a media report said Monday. Officials from the State ...

New House cybersecurity bill haunted by ghost of SOPA
The Hill (blog)
Given the ability of online movements to quickly go viral, the angry statements of online activists have injected unpredictability into the cybersecurity debate. “That's a shadow hanging over anycyber legislation, unfortunately,” a Senate Democratic ...

US And China Conducted Cyber War Games In Secret
TechWeekEurope UK
Organised by the Washington-based Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) and the China Institute of Contemporary International Relations, the war games have be seen as a way to pacify two sides pitted against each other in cyber warfare.

TechWeekEurope UK

CISPA and Facebook: Orwellian alliance or much ado about nothing?
Death and Taxes
By DJ Pangburn 2 mins ago In the last several days—though, in truth, it has been months in the making—there has been a lot of South Parkian uproar over Facebook's support of CISPA (CyberIntelligence Sharing and Protection Act).

'UK cyber resilience hindered by data sharing problems'
Public Service
Data sharing inadequacies between the public and private sectors could be leaving the UK vulnerable when it comes to responding to cyber attacks, a former GCHQ IT chief has warned. Nick Hopkinson, who was chief information officer at UK intelligence ...

Public Service

Facebook Supports CISPA Monitoring Bill
Facebook announced on Friday the controversial decision to support the CISPA bill, denying that the pending cyber-security law would be used to share details of its users. Whilst the support of the Cyber Intelligence and Protect Act (CISPA) HR 3523 has ...


Facebook Speaks Up On CISPA Cyber Threat Legislation Limitations
Social Barrel
Facebook has made clear its position in the current debate in the US Congress over CISPA, the Cyber Intelligence Sharing And Protection Act (HR 3523), saying it supports aspects of the legislation but wants to sit down with legislators to discuss...

Social Barrel

No Longer a Series of Tubes
University at Buffalo The Spectrum
Internet activists have been up in arms about a bill called Cyber Intelligence and Sharing Act. You've probably seen on your Facebook news feed. The bill has good intentions: it seeks to aid companies under cyber attacks by allowing for information to ...

Anonymous claims attacks on MI6, CIA and Department of Justice
By Stuart Sumner Hacktivist collective Anonymous has today claimed responsibility for cyber attacks on MI6 in the UK, and the CIA and Department of Justice in the US. The group claimed the attack on the site of the UK spy agency MI6 today via its...


Internet Advocacy Coalition Announces Twitter Campaign to Fight Privacy ...
Reporters without borders (press release)
Civil liberties organizations are launching a week of Internet-wide protests today against theCyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act of 2011 (CISPA), the controversial cybersecuritylegislation that would negate existing privacy laws and allow ...

Another Mac APT Attack Spotted
TechWeekEurope UK
A rare Apple Mac-focused Advanced Persistent Threat (APT) has been spotted bysecurity firm Kaspersky, just days after security companies and the iPhone maker started to succeed in tackling the Flashback malware. APTs see cyber criminals trying to get ...

TechWeekEurope UK

What CISPA Means for Internet Users
Gaming Bus
The Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act of 2011, or CISPA for short, was proposed late last year by US Representative Michael Rogers (R-MI). It attempts to amend the NationalSecurity Act of 1947 by adding provisions against cybercrime, ...

Britain faces Olympic security threat
New Straits Times
Cyber-attacks, crowd trouble, riots, civil emergencies and even extreme weather are among the scenarios that British authorities are planning for, officials and analysts say. “It's impossible to totally guarantee that you can get rid of all risk.

On the Agenda: Week of April 16 – 20, 2012
American Civil Liberties Union News and Information (blog)
Today, the ACLU, along with several other groups, is launching a weeklong campaign called "Stop Cyber Spying Week" to draw attention to the massive civil liberties problems in HR 3523, the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act of 2011, ...

Anonymous Hackers Keep Hacking Away
Midsize Insider
The Anonymous group said that the attacks were in response to the trade associations' support for a pending cyber-security measure in Congress. The measure, called the Rogers-Ruppersberger Cyber Security Bill, is aimed at assisting the private sector ...

Time to protect against dangers of cyberattack
Washington Post
And while most companies take proper precautions, some have unfortunately opted to accept risks that, if exploited, would endanger public safety and national security. The consequences of a successful attack against our critical infrastructure would be ...

IT Security Threats Growing in Areas Once Deemed Safe
Midsize Insider
A recent article at The Times of India discusses what the US Cyber Command is calling a "global cyber arms race." Rear Admiral Samuel Cox says, "[The increasing number of securitythreats online is not] proceeding at a leisurely or even a linear ...

CISPA, aka SOPA 2.0, Pushed Forward by For-Profit Spying Lobby
(Photo: Kayla C) A cyber security bill moving swiftly through Congress would give government intelligence agencies broad powers to work with private companies to share information about Internet users. While some critics are beginning to organize ...

Critics take issue with Rogers' bill to fight cyberattacks
Livingston Daily
Under Rogers' bill, the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act, private companies and the government could share any information "directly pertaining to a vulnerability of, or threat to" a computer network. Currently, the government can't share ...

Northrop Names 31-Year Army Vet Robert Carr to Head Fort Meade, Aberdeen Business
Fort Meade is home to both the National Security Agency and US Cyber Command and the Army tests weapons and technology at Aberdeen Proving Ground. The 31-year Army veteran will also work with community leaders in support of economic development and ...


Wonkbook: At fundraiser, Romney offers a peek behind the policy curtain
Washington Post (blog)
"A growing backlash from online activists has posed a threat to bipartisan House cybersecurityl egislation that lawmakers thought was a slam dunk only a month ago...The 19-page bill, theCyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA), ...

Anonymous launches DDoS attacks resulting in three hits and a miss
The Tech Herald
The outage marks the second time the agency's website has fallen due to a DDoSattack claimed by Anonymous. In February – simply for the lulz the loosely associative group reported – Anonymous targeted the CIA for several days.

The Tech Herald

Concerted effort to protect kids who go online - omg Tech News
San Francisco Luxury News
CYBERJAYA: The International Multilateral Partnership Against Cyber Threats (Impact) is helping countries prepare a framework to better protect children surfing the Web. Director of Impact's centre for policy and international cooperation Philip Victor ...

Angry Birds Space Infected With Virus
The new Angry Birds offering is infected with malicious software that allows cyber-criminals full control of infected handsets. TheTrojan communicates with a remote website in an attempt to download and install further malware onto the compromised ...

Anonymous targeting Intel, Facebook, more over CISPA | 2dayBlog
Anonymous is currently conducting a two-stage attack on businesses and advocacy groups supporting the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act. ... Essentially the proposed law will allow corporations and the government to share cyber- security information between each other more easily. More specifically, it would give the government “additional options and resources to ensure the security of networks against attacks and enforce copyright and patents.” It's actually an ...

Virtual Checkpoints and Cyber-Terry Stops: Digital Scans To Protect ...
By Scott Glick
Virtual Checkpoints and Cyber-Terry Stops: Digital Scans To Protect the Nation's Critical Infrastructure and Key Resources. April 16, 2012 | 0 Comments. By Scott Glick. Thecybersecurity risks to the nation's critical infrastructure and key ...
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What You Need to Know About CISPA
By Dan Rowinski
It's a bill that would make it easier for private companies and the U.S. government to share user information concerning possible cyber threats. Microsoft, Facebook and a host of other technology companies are supporting the bill, but many ...

Our Electric Grid – As Unsinkable as the Titanic? | Smart Grid Library
By Christine Hertzog
The existing grid lacks sufficient security tools and practices to defend against disruptions caused by cyber attacks, since it was built on “security through obscurity”. As the grid evolves into the Smart Grid, obscurity fades away. Devices that are capable of ... Their scenarios have to include “what if a concerted cyber attack disables our main generation sources AND transmission facilities?” This type of thinking exposes the unthinkable – the grid's reliability is threatened by its lack of ...
Smart Grid Library

The NERC Vulnerability Assessment, V3 vs V5
By Michael Toecker
Digital Bond's SCADA Security Portal · One Way Security ... As an example of the scope increase, cyber assets could conceivably go through a bare-minimum R8 assessment totally unpatched and without anti-virus installed. Version 5 would require that patching and anti-virus implementation be included in the assessment, and deficient systems be identified as ...Cybersecurity in Cyber-Physical Systems Workshop; April 23. Security presentations at ABB Automation and Power World ...
Digital Bond's SCADA Security Portal

DDoS, detailed analysis of the phenomenon | Security Affairs
By paganinip
Read, think, share … Security is everyone's responsibility ... A very interesting deepening could be to discriminate the motivations of attack (government, hacktivism and cybercrime) to better understand the cyber threat. Countries like Ukraine ...
Security Affairs

Stop Cyber Spying Week – Join EFF in a Week of Action Opposing ...
By rainey
Stop Cyber Spying Week – Join EFF in a Week of Action Opposing CISPA. Via Deeplinks. You may have already heard about CISPA, the cybersecurity bill moving quickly through the House that would let companies like Google, Facebook, ...
Digital Rights Watch

Google founder scared for Internet's future
By Andrea Shea King
Facebook's official blog issued from its Washington D.C. office's U.S. public policy VP Joel Kaplan stated there are several bills under consideration in Congress that would notify Internet companies of any “critical threats” of a cyber attack.

BitShare - Facebook speaks out on why they support CISPA
Facebook in a public post stated they support CISPA because it will allow Facebook along with other Internet companies to share cyber security threat information with each other, including the government which is a big concern for them currently. This is understandable, however, Facebook realizes and ... share cyber threat data with the government. The concern is that companies will share sensitive personal information with the government in the name of protecting cybersecurity.

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