Expert: New CISPA Bill Isn't SOPA, But Still Attacks Constitutional Rights

Expert: New CISPA Bill Isn't SOPA, But Still Attacks Constitutional Rights
U.S. News & World Report
By Jason Koebler Congress' latest attempt at a bill that affects the way people use the Internet has many scared, with some calling the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA) is "worse than SOPA," the bill that caused widespread Internet ... 

After denouncing SOPA and PIPA, how can Facebook support CISPA?
ZDNet (blog)
If an IP thief is considered a threat to cyber security, then his website, or where he posted the content, could technically be blocked by CISPA. If a government agency believed you were planning a cyber attack, and were discussing it on Facebook, ...

We should be ready for cyber attack
Cambridge News
A top local consultancy, already a leader in radar, is calling for a national cyber attack prevention agency. Plextek will be holding forth on its fears in London next Thursday (19th) when it leads a meeting hosted by Cambridge Wireless looking at...

Cambridge News

Cybersecurity Is About Risk, Not War, Says Former DHS Cyber Chief
Andy Purdy, former director of the National Cyber Security Division of the US Dept. of HomelandSecurity, tells ReadWriteWeb that the real point is far more fundamental than whether we're winning or losing the so-called cyberwar.

White House cyber czar launching war on botnets
By Amber Corrin White House Cybersecurity Coordinator Howard Schmidt knows the cyberthreat is an amorphous landscape that's constantly changing, requiring him to always be reevaluating where to direct his most powerful resources.

The next cyber security bill is even worse than SOPA
Contrary to what you may have read, the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act is not SOPA II. But in many ways, it's worse. CISPA aims to beef up our nation's cyber defenses by allowing government agencies and private organizations to share ...

Bill to aid fight against cyber-threats attacked
Mike Rogers of Brighton, chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, would encourage the intelligence community and the private sector to share certain information to better protect computer networks from cyber-threats. Under Rogers' bill, the Cyber ...


Plextek calls for a UK Cyber Attack Prevention Agency at Security & Defence ...
Cambridge Wireless (press release)
The meeting will look at Critical National Infrastructure defence and Plextek's view is that the UK needs a Cyber Attack Prevention Agency to effectively prevent against cyber attacks. The SIG meeting takes place in London on the 19th of April and is ...

Did Apple leave half a million Mac users at the mercy of cyber attack? Anti ...
Daily Mail
By Rob Waugh A cyber attack that infected 550000 Macs was ignored by Apple - who failed to communicate with the Russian anti-virus firm that spotted the infection. Even customers were left in the dark as their machines became part of a 'botnet' of ...

Daily Mail

Mac Virus Could Be Start of Bigger Cyber Attack
The Mac virus is not just a threat to individual computers, but could potentially be a precursor to a larger-scale cyber attack, especially if we look at the effects of previous viruses and malware. Apple holds 12% (and growing) of the US PC market.


Beware of the cyber muggers - your guide to online security
The Daily Telegraph
Misha Parmar (click on Common Sense In Online Security)/ Pic: Justin Lloyd Source: The Daily Telegraph TWO-THIRDS of Australians think it is unlikely they will be victims of a cyber attack. So much so, more than half said they never changed their ...

Cyber Czar: Power Companies Need to Watch Their Backs
National Journal
By Aliya Sternstein, President Obama's top cybersecurity official said on Wednesday that utilities must pinpoint security gaps in their electricity delivery systems on a regular basis. The Energy Department, in cooperation with the White ...

CISPA: How the New Cyber Security Bill Isn't SOPA But Some Say It's 'Just as Bad'
Dutch Ruppersberger (D-Md.): “Every day US businesses are targeted by nation-state actors like China for cyber exploitation and theft,” Rogers said. “This consistent and extensive cyber looting results in huge losses of valuable intellectual property, ...

UK is less secure than its allies, says former CIO of GCHQ
By Stuart Sumner The UK lags behind the US, France and Germany in its ability to respond to cyber attack, according to a former head of the government's spy agency, GCHQ (pictured). Nick Hopkinson, now head of cyber security EMEA for US-based IT ...


Internet vulnerability endangers US security and economy
Press Herald
That is why strengthening our nation's defenses against cyber attacks is among my highest priorities. Every day, America's computer systems, whether in the public or private sector, are under attack by nation-states like China and Russia, ...

The House Will Consider a Disturbing Cybersecurity Bill | The Nation
The Nation. (blog)
Most people involved in the cyber-terrorism debate agree that better information sharing between the private sector and government is needed—the current law structure doesn't allow for good enough cooperation between government securityagencies and ...

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Anonymous Hackers Target Boeing
Seattle Weekly (blog)
If approved by Congress, CISPA would "provide for the sharing of certain cyber threat intelligence and cyber threat information between the intelligence community and cybersecurityentities." In other words, if government agencies want data about a ...

Risky Business: Managing Security When Threats Collide
By considering these seven actions: Ensure standard security measures are in place across the business. Develop your cyber resilience by establishing a cyber-security governance function – gather and share attack intelligence, assess your own ...

CISPA isn't SOPA, but it is flawed — and it might become law
By Derrick Harris Apr. 11, 2012, 10:15am PT No Comments When it comes to outrage over the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act of 2011, or CISPA, don't believe the hype (not all of it, at least). The Electronic Frontier Foundation and...


Hacking Expert David Chalk Joins Urgent Call to Halt Smart Grid
MarketWatch (press release) ), Chalk says the entire power grid will be at risk to being taken down bycyber attack, and if installations continue it's only a matter of time. “We're in a state of crisis,” said Chalk. “The front door is open and there is no lock ...

House to Consider Revised Cyber Information Sharing Bill
Private companies would only provide information in regard to cyber threats to the Defense Department and the Department of Homeland Security. Reuters notes the bill does not include the National Security Agency. Private companies would only share ...

A simple solution to attributing cyber attacks?
By William Jackson While rereading Marion Puzo's "The Godfather," I came across a helpful suggestion for solving one of the thorniest problems of cyber war today: attribution. Knowing the source of an attack might not be necessary to defending against ...

UK Cyber Security: Government websites succumb to hackers
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The disruption has led to questions being asked about the effectiveness of Whitehall internetsecurity as the hackers had announced their intentions yet were still able to launch their cyber attack. Anonymous has warned that government websites would ...

Boeing stays mum on reports of website attack
The Seattle Times
Boeing declined to comment Wednesday on reports that the hacker group Anonymous had brought down the company's website for two hours or more. By Seattle Times business staff So you can do a DoS, big deal. These losers need to get a life.

Anonymous downs Boeing website
The attack on Boeing, and a slew of other companies in recent months, is the means by whichAnonymous is protesting the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA). CISPA would, among other things, give businesses the right to share ...

Anonymous hackers target industry supporters of cyber bill
The Hacker group Anonymous appears to be planning attacks on companies and elected officials that support certain cybersecurity legislation. The loose-knit group has also put up a YouTube video urging support for its actions, according to SecurityWeek.

DoD expanding collective cyber self-defense beyond NATO
Infosecurity Magazine
The US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is working with the Department of Defense (DoD) on a pilot project to share cybersecurity threat information with industry. More evidence ofmalware from China attacking the US Department of Defense has been ...

Invincible Mac myth busted: Apple users under severe malware attack
“The way this virus works is the tell-tale signature of a Russian cyber-crime gang,” Kaspersky Lab's chief security expert, Aleksandr Gostev, told RT. “Cyber criminals always attackwesterners first, where the damage from their viruses is greater, ...

Banks on the business end of DDoS attack surge - report
By John Leyden • Get more from this author Financial firms were in the crosshairs of cyber-attackers during the first three months of 2012, while a threefold increase in DDoS attacks was recorded. DDoS mitigation biz Prolexic reports that the growth in ...

SOPA fears risk blocking new cyber-security bill - Terry Zink's Cyber ...
By tzink
A blog about fighting spam and malware by a member of Microsoft Forefront Online Security anti-spam team. ... Discussing Internet security in (mostly) plain English ... SOPA fears risk blocking new cyber-security bill ... Finally, CISPA allows third- party cybersecurity firms (which providecyber protection to the government and private businesses) to “use cybersecurity systems to identify and obtain cyber threat information in order to protect the rights and property” of their clients. They're ...
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Hacker Claimed Security Breach in CIA & Exposed Undercover ...
By VOGH Reporter
VOGH- VOICE OF GREYHAT| Leading Resource of Cyber-Security & Hacking News. VOGH-News. Security News · General News ... Tunisia Under Cyber-Attack. 2725 Emails Of Tunisian Party Ennahda and Prime Minister Hacked ...

DOD Looks to Expand Cyber Partnerships | FedScoop
By David Stegon
Schleien spoke at Georgetown University's second annual International Engagement on Cyberwhere experts from Washington, the Netherlands and Russia spoke about national security and diplomatic efforts in cyberspace before several ... DOD officials are starting to talk with the Japanese, South Korean and New Zealand defense ministries about cybersecurity, while working closely with the British and Australian ministries “to talk about a whole spectrum ofcyber interoperability.” ...

Invincible Mac myth busted: Apple users under severe malware attack
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“The way this virus works is the tell-tale signature of a Russian cyber-crime gang,” Kaspersky Lab's chief security expert, Aleksandr Gostev, told RT. “Cyber criminals always attack westerners first, where the damage from their viruses is greater, ...

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The Advanced Persistent Threats (APT) Deception
By Gunter Ollmann
Now, if I was say working within the cyber-warfare team of the French Foreign Legion or perhaps the DGSE (General Directorate for External Security) and interested in gathering secret intelligence about the investment Chinese companies are ...
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We are pleased to announce that the VISA and Bay Area Council have partnered with San Jose State University (SJSU) to host a U.S. Cyber Challenge Summer Camp at SJSU. ... Classes will be taught by leading industry professionals, faculty members from various universities, securitypractitioners across industries and the U.S. government. An ethics ... Please freely forward this email and post and distribute the attached flyer to students and other cybersecurity interested contacts.
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OSINT research to discovery lucrative business of ... - Security Affairs
By paganinip
We pack deadly weapons and powerful cyber weapons as Stuxnet to attack the authoritarian regime and our companies sells monitoring technology, the same companies that companies finance, in hidden mode, election campaigns ...
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Lawfare › Today's Headlines and Commentary
By Raffaela Wakeman
Hard National Security Choices. « Previous Day's Headlines and Commentary ... Housecybersecurity bill (the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act) has commonalities with the anti-piracy bill that was defeated earlier this year.

Obama Administration's Backdoor Wiretap Bills Threaten Political ...
“cybersecurity,” the new all-purpose bogeyman to increase the secret state's already-formidable reach, the Obama administration and their congressional allies are crafting legislation that will open new backdoors for even more intrusive ... National Security Agency chief General Keith Alexander, the dual-hatted commander of NSA and U.S. Cyber Command (USCYBERCOM), the Pentagon satrapy that wages offensive cyberwar, was warned to “restrain his public comments after ...

The New Face of Denial-of-Service Attacks | Network Analysis and ...
By wildpackets
In today's modern web world, a denial-of service (DoS) attack can take down an entire website in a matter of minutes. According to a report by security and network management vendors Prolexic and Arbor Networks, these types of attacks are on the rise, and were recently one of the key forms of attacks in the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's investigation on America's water and energy utilities constant cyber-espionage. Whether a governmental organization or business, these ...
Network Analysis and Monitoring Blog

Read more - SpearTip - Cyber Counterespionage - Incident Response
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Chinese Cyber Espionage Targeting U.S. Navy. By Eloise Lee and ... to its Navy ships. While not a new development on its own, there are reports of increased drone deployment to the PLA's ships, and a heightened attack against U.S. drone contractors. ... SpearTip is an advisory firm consisting of industry leading professionals providing their expertise and offering of a full range of security services, to include unconflicted advisory services to Corporate Counsels and Chief Executives .
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Corporate Spying and Intellectual Theft :
By Shepard
“In a January 2010 blog post, Google disclosed that it detected the previous month a highly sophisticated cyber attack originating from China that resulted in the theft of its intellectual property . . . Google said a wide range of companies were also targeted, including ... Solutions to prevent the loss of innovative data and business secrets should incorporate a coordinated effort with government national security authorities. Regretfully, such agencies have a very poor record of protecting ...

Cyber Security: A Global Concern | NewsPoint South Africa
By Emilia Marowanyanga
Recently, the Director of intelligence at the US Cyber Command, Samuel Cox, said that they do not only have to make sure that the national cyber security issue gets solved, but also of the other friendly countries. Cox said that one of the ...
NewsPoint South Africa

Professor deals with elaborate cyber-attack | The Red and Black
A distinguished University computer science professor of 25 years has come under cyber ...

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