Facebook Responds to CISPA Controversy

Facebook Responds to CISPA Controversy
As opposition to the new Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act begins to grow, protesters are finding themselves without the big players in their corner that they had in the fights over SOPA and PIPA. Companies like Facebook, Intel and ...

Activists plan week of protests against new House cybersecurity legislation
The Hill (blog)
By Brendan Sasso - 04/15/12 06:00 AM ET In an attempt to re-create the backlash that killed anti-piracy legislation earlier this year, activists are planning a "week of action" beginning on Monday to protest the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and ... 

Facebook weighs in on cybersecurity legislation
Washington Post
Facebook has added its voice to the debate over the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA), saying it supports aspects of the legislation, but wants to work with lawmakers to address privacy concerns about the bill.

Facebook Defends CISPA, Denies Plans to Share User Data
PC Magazine
By Chloe Albanesius Facebook on Friday defended its support of a pending cyber-security bill that has drawn comparisons to the controversial Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA), denying that the proposed legislation would result in the social network sharing ...

CISPA: Facebook Explains Support For Controversial Cybersecurity Bill
Huffington Post
Facebook on Friday sought to explain its support for cybersecurity legislation that has come under fire from civil liberties groups who say the bill does not protect consumers from having their private data shared with the government. The Cyber ...

Anti-abortion 'zealot' jailed for clinic cyber attack
The Independent
The computer "whizz- kid" defaced the BPAS website with the Anonymous hacking group logo and stole database records containing the personal details of women which he intended to publish later. The former software engineering student – who used the ...

Facebook justifies its support for CISPA, a bad cyber security bill
After lots of public outcry, Facebook has published a letter today explaining its support for controversial cyber-security legislation, the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act, or CISPA (PDF). CISPA intends to grant companies more leeway when ...


CISPA Monitoring Bill: Just the Facts
Read on for a full explanation CISPA would allow the US government and private companies to communicate more freely about cyber-security threat information. The intelligence community would be allowed to share threat details with private companies, ...

Get ready for 'cyber 9/11' or 'cyber Pearl Harbour'
New Straits Times
United States Secretary of Defence Leon Panetta has warned Americans of the danger of a "cyber Pearl Harbour" attack on the US. The cyber domain of computers and related electronic activities is a complex man-made environment, and human adversaries are ...

Can we expect a cyber attack on the smart grid?
Help Net Security
In an online interview for an upcoming documentary film entitled 'Take Back Your Power', 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.

Help Net Security

Battle Over New Cybersecurity Bill CISPA Breaks Out Across The Web
But on Friday, political discussion surrounding a new cybersecurity bill turned into an all out messaging war between the bill's critics and its backers. The bill, theCyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act or CISPA, for short, seeks to allow ...


Facebook: User Info Safe Under Controversial Cyber Legislation
National Journal
By Josh Smith If controversial cybersecurity legislation is passed, Facebook said Friday, it would not share sensitive user information with government officials. Facebook has voiced support for the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA) ...

Facebook Supports CISPA: How Controversial Internet Privacy Bill Could Affect You
International Business Times
"The broad language around what constitutes a cybersecurity threat leaves the door wide open for abuse. For example, the bill defines 'cyber threat intelligence' and 'cybersecurity purpose' to include 'theft or misappropriation of private or government ...

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Facebook defends support for House cybersecurity bill against privacy fears
The Hill (blog)
Joel Kaplan, Facebook's vice president of US public policy, wrote that the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA) "would make it easier for Facebook and other companies to receive critical threat data from the US government.

CISPA's biggest problem: Trust
It's about stopping nation states “like Russia and China” from stealing our business trade secrets, or waging a “catastrophic” cyber attack on our vital “networks and systems.” This is exactly what I expected to hear. The congressmen need to sell their ...


Facebook Explains Its Support For Cybersecurity Bill CISPA
Kaplan's main point: CISPA as currently written doesn't require companies to share anything with the government, but rather gives the government the ability to share information it has about hacks and other cyber attacks with private companies like ...

'We'll protect your private data': CISPA-embracing Facebook tries to calm ...
The Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA) would facilitate sharing of data between governmental agencies and private companies over cybersecuritythreats. A number of online privacy groups criticized the bill scheduled for a US House of ...


Revealed: CISPA -- Internet Spying Law -- Pushed by For-Profit Spy Lobby
Defense industry contractors are lobbying for the cyber security bill in Congress that would expand the government's ability to access information about online activity. Sign up to stay up to date on the latest Civil Liberties headlines via email.

Facebook defends support for CISPA monitoring bill
Facebook has issued a statement explained why it is supporting the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA) HR 3523, which is currently being considered by Congress. CISPA would set up a mechanism for the government's security services to ...

Exclusive: After India, B'desh in cyber war with Myanmar
Bangladesh cyber army sources alleged that along with bdnews24.com, at least 40 Bangladeshi sites were hacked by a group of hackers who hail from Myanmar. "There were at least three Bangladesh government websites in this list," claimed a BCA ...

Facebook tries to calm users' fears on CISPA support
Digital Journal recently reported that Mark Zuckerberg of Facebook was in support of the new controversial and draconian Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act or CISPA. RT reports that now Facebook is defending its support for the draconian ...

Are Intellectual Property and National Security Really Linked?
Portfolio.com (blog)
Officially known as HR 3523, depending on which side you happen to support it is variously called the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA) by detractors and the The Rogers-Ruppersberger Bipartisan Cyber Security Bill by supporters.

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Facebook clarifies its CISPA stance. Will the web care?
... about provisions that enable private companies to voluntarily 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.


US CISPA law triggers privacy debate
by Shaun Nichols The Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Portection Act (CISPA) would provide the groundwork for the sharing of data between government agencies and private firms, including internet service providers and social networking companies.

Government Contractors Now Subject to Cybersecurity Regulations – And More are ...
JD Supra (press release)
by Patton Boggs LLP on 4/13/2012 Congress currently is considering various cybersecuritybills. While Congress debates cyber legislation, the executive agencies are adopting regulations governing how government contractors handle contract-related ...

Facebook defends CISPA with talk of protection
Just like SOPA, Facebook has responded to the growing concerns rising around an internet “security” bill presented to the House of Representatives this week – only this time they're taking the opposite stance. If you'll recall, SOPA (and its twin PIPA)...

With so much at stake, companies turn to hired hackers
Los Angeles Times
Boeing engineers Tin Tam, left, and Jarrad Sims can spend weeks testing the company's computer systems on a platform they designed called “cyber range in a box.” The pair are college pals from Cal Poly Pomona. (Christina House, For The Times / February ...

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Cyber risk policies can lack cover for reputational damage
Business Insurance
... available to respond to most cyber risks, including data breaches, most cyber policies do not provide sufficient coverage to restore a business' damaged reputation or devalued intellectual property, or to pay for security upgrades after an attack.

Facebook Defends CISPA – “Trust Us, We're Here to Protect You”
Daily Disruption
One challenge we and other companies have had is in our ability to share information with each other about cyber attacks. When one company detects an attack, sharing information about thatattack promptly with other companies can help protect those ...

Another march, arrests, and a cyber attack: students still at it
Meanwhile, the web sites for the Quebec Liberal party and the province's education ministry were apparently hit by a cyber attack Friday night. Both pages were still offline as of Saturday afternoon. No one has claimed responsibility for the attack, ...

How one government agency's loss may be America's gain
In November, the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, General Martin Dempsey warned about constant breaches to the nation's cyber-security and continued vulnerability to cyber-terrorism. "We're under constant attack every day" Dempsey said.

New CISPA Draft Narrows Cybersecurity Language as Protests Loom
Facebook, an advocate of CISPA, released a statement Friday afternoon explaining that the company backs the bill because it allows it to receive information about cyber threats. Kaplan said the company would not use CISPA to share private information ...

Activists fight U.S. cybersecurity bill
WASHINGTON, April 15 (UPI) -- US Internet freedom activists say they want to turn up the volume of their opposition to a cybersecurity bill in Congress. This week will be dedicated to protests over the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act, ...

Cybersecurity experts zone in on 'Lucky Cat' espionage campaign
GMA News
Computer security experts are zeroing in on what they have called an advanced persistent threat (APT) seeking to spy on at least 90 international targets. Trend Micro said the cyber-espionage campaign, dubbed "Lucky Cat," has been active since June ...

Activists Failed To Hack Into GCHQ Website
Mix 96
Traffic could then be directed to a site of the hackers' choosing thus enabling a potential DDoSattack on a massive scale. Experts in cyber security, speaking to Sky News, believe that last week's attack on the Home Office website and the failed ...

British Attempt To Squash Online Bullying
Cyber-bullying is an epidemic that's causing misery to a multitude of often vulnerable people. NPR's Philip Reeves says the problem is so bad in Britain that people there are fighting back. Host Rachel Martin talks with Matthew Goodwin about ...

UPI NewsTrack TopNews
"This attack was planned very well." Elsewhere, NATO's International Security Assistance Force reported allied and Afghan forces had killed a regional Taliban leader in Kandahar province during a heavy gunfight. In a release, ISAF said rebels loyal to ...

Stopping Bullies Before They Start
Laguna Beach Independent
Bullying may not be a new phenomenon, but the advent of cyber bullying and news-making stories of teens driven to suicide following persecution by their peers provoke renewed determination on the part of school administrators to prevent it.

Web freedom faces greatest threat ever, warns Google's Sergey Brin
The Guardian
The 38-year-old billionaire, whose family fled antisemitism in the Soviet Union, was widely regarded as having been the driving force behind Google's partial pullout from China in 2010 over concerns about censorship and cyber-attacks.

The Guardian

Quebec student protest marks Charest election
The websites for the Quebec Liberal Party and the province's Education Department were apparently hit by a cyber attack on Friday evening. While no one had claimed responsibility, Twitter and Facebook users had circulated a link denouncing the Charest ...


Northrop Grumman Makes Exec Change
His extensive military leadership, especially in the area of intelligence cyber defense, will serve him well in his new position. We look forward to his contributions to the company and our shareholders, customers and employees.

Op Ed: Experts agree it's hopeless
Edmonton Journal
There were demonstrations of the latest innovations in explosives detection and bomb-squad robotics and software to guard against Chinese cyber-espionage in the (hopefully not mushroom) Cloud. Encountering the Suicide Bomber: Are You Mentally Prepared?

Amangate: Why the elegant silence from MACC?
Malaysia Kini
There is no point for Musa to issue recycled denials or using cyber troopers to attack Sarawak Report. Andrea Sinu: Look can be deceiving and all of these so-called documents and photographs are no exception. Anybody can made this up and claimed that ...

The Truth is More Horrifying Than Fiction…So Wake Up!
Cyber-bullying is a big one, which is absolutely cruel and utterly ridiculous. But the worst thing is the fact that bullying has moved away from verbal abuse to full-on physical abuse. The beatings – some happening right in the hallways of the school ...

The threat perception
The Nation, Pakistan
Concurrently, they will mobilise all regional and global Shiite populations (and anti-US-Israel groups) into a regional-global Jihad to support their war effort by all possible means - physical, material, cyber, intellectual, informational, ...

John Walsh: It's the season of lone idiots, just try stopping them
Gulf Today
Which is that we have not the faintest idea how security is likely to be breached in the massive public events that are heading our way this summer. The Royal flotilla up the Thames in early June, from Chelsea to Tower Bridge, will surely offer an ...

ESET extends EMPA distribution rights to GCC
Zawya (registration) (press release)
Nicholas Argyrides, Managing Director at EMPA Middle East said, "As cyber threats are on the rise, it's no secret that security is imperative for every user and IT administrator; it is also a key focus for EMPA , particularly since we are in the ...

Battered prof fears for his life: Concerned university lecturer speaks out ...
Daily Mail
'This is the beginning of a new trend that is likely to see the IT Act and its provisions invoked to achieve different objectives,' cyber law expert Pavan Duggal said. Mahapatra was charged under a section of the IT Act pertaining to 'causing offence...

Daily Mail

Chemical Facility Security News: Congressional Hearings – Week of ...
By PJCoyle
There are lots of hearings taking place, but only a couple that might be of interest to the chemical and cyber security communities; both dealing with appropriations bills. Media reports of this week being 'cybersecurity week' in the House were ...
Chemical Facility Security News

Lotus - Surviving a Dark Time: Left Side of the Aisle #52 - Part 5
By LarryE
... indicators of cyber attacks. The bill would allow NSA to share that information with corporations and ISPs looking to protect the security of their own networks. Those corporations and ISPs could also share cybersecurity-related info ... But any digital communication could contain a cyber attack, and ISPs and other communications providers routinely scan all their traffic to protect their networks. Put those together, and the law clearly appears to allow all of that traffic to be shared with ...
Lotus - Surviving a Dark Time

UK Cyber Security: Government websites succumb to hackers ...
By Mikhail Doroshevich
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 ...
Information Policy

Lauren Weinstein's Blog: CISPA, Cybersecurity, and the Devil in the ...
By lauren@vortex.com
Phony demos purporting to illustrate mass cyber attacks are more akin to Fantasyland than reality, and the turf war between the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and intelligence agencies such as CIA and NSA in this sphere should ...
Lauren Weinstein's Blog

Icann delays gTLD bidding for a week, blaming flaw in registration ...
Organisation insists it has no suffered cyber-attack as $185000 domain application deadline loomed A software hitch has forced the company which allocates new internet domains – such as .com – to extend the deadline of the biggest ...
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Weekly Roundup: April 13, 2012 – Data Security Trends and Issues ...
By Microsoft Security Staff
Security news stories this week highlighted data breaches, tips on computer security,cybersecurity and online safety patterns and practices, and analysis in support and criticism ofCyber Intelligence Sharing And Protection Act (CISPA).
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Well here we go again – Facebook support for Cyber Intelligence ...
By Amarendra Bhushan
“One challenge we and other companies have had is in our ability to share information with each other about cyber attacks,” Kaplan wrote. “When one company detects an attack, sharing information about that attack promptly with other ...

Hackers target tech-industry groups over cybersecurity bill - Nextgov
Several top tech-industry groups said on Monday they were the target of cyberattacks because of their support for controversial cybersecurity legislation.

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