Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA): A FAQ
CISPA is short for the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (HR 3523). US Reps. Mike J. Rogers (R-Michigan) and CA Dutch Ruppersberger (D-Maryland) introduced the bill in the House in November. The bill is designed to bolster cybersecurity by ...

The Breakdown: Who Supports CISPA and Who Doesn't
By Keith Wagstaff | @kwagstaff | April 30, 2012 | + Last week, Congress backed the CyberIntelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA) by a vote of 248-168. While it has caused a similar, if somewhat smaller, reaction on the Internet to the one ...

Be afraid of the cyber threat from Tehran, advises House panel
Iran is the latest country to be afraid of in the cyber realm, according to statements and testimony during an April 26 joint hearing of House Homeland Security subcommittees that focused on Iran's perceived intentions rather than aptitude.

House Passage of Cybersecurity Bill CISPA Wasn't a Complete Loss
Daily Beast
And while CDT is not ready to endorse the “cyber-9/11” hysteria driving some of this debate, we do believe that in order for the Internet to be open, innovative, and free, it must also be secure. We believe that the security risks online today are ...

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Nothing to Fear but Fear Itself
Huffington Post (blog)
The House passed the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA), a bill that purports to improve US cybersecurity. In fact, the bill does little to protect us but rather a lot to destroy the privacy of American communications.

The Risky Business Of US Government Cyber Security
Despite controversy and calamity, business entrepreneurs and technologists should welcome the overall effort by the US government to streamline the process of cybersecurity. The establishment of a Cyber Investment Management Board at the Pentagon would ...

Is CISPA SOPA 2.0? We explain the Cybersecurity Bill
We explain the Cybersecurity Bill By Megha Rajagopalan — ProPublica The Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act, up for debate in the House of Representatives today, has privacy activists, tech companies, security wonks and the Obama ...

House Passes Cable-Backed Cybersecurity Bill
Multichannel News
By John Eggerton -- Multichannel News, 4/30/2012 12:01:00 AM Washington — The cable-backed Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA) passed the House of Representatives 248-42 late last week, with various amendments to make it more ...

Impending CISPA Vote Brings Network Security Threats to Light
Midsize Insider
Common network security threats were the focus of a hearing in Washington, DC, this week. The hearing, dubbed "America is Under Cyber Attack: Why Urgent Action is Needed," comes just a few days before the controversial Cyber Intelligence Sharing and ...

Cyber War is the Nuclear War of the 21st Century: Are World Powers Doing Enough?
The multidimensional nature of the cyber security threat affects everything from public service infrastructures, such as water and electricity supply, to the integrity of the systems that govern nuclear assets. The nuclear hotline, housed in the ...


Nsengimana Warns On Cyber Threats
"Don't sit down in your offices and wait for the attack on your companies. Develop measures that can counteract them before their mission is hatched," Nsengimana advised. He pointed out thatcyber threats have the potential to affect national security, ...

CISPA Clears The House, What's Next And What It Means
Much has been made of the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA) lately, and last week (April 26), it passed through the House of Representatives. Like other cyber-securitybills, CISPA is likely to be stalled in the Senate for a while.

House approves CISPA
Debate about a controversial cybersecurity bill moves now to the Senate following the House's April 26 passage of the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act. The bill (HR 3523) has garnered considerable opposition from privacy and civil ...

'Bullet time' to stop cyber attacks on power grids
New Scientist
The idea, from security engineers at the University of Tulsa in Oklahoma, is to slow down internet traffic, including malicious data, to give networks time to deal with attacks. To do this, when a cyber attack has been sensed, an algorithm sends ...

Congress debates cybersecurity (blog)
The House passed a controversial cybersecurity bill last week, but privacy advocates vow to defeat its information-sharing provisions when the battle moves to the Senate. The CyberIntelligence Sharing and Protection Act passed on a 248-168 vote.

What's Wrong with CISPA
Town Hall
That purpose is to share government cyber threat intelligence with recognized and approvedcyber security companies and consultants. This notion of selective intelligence sharing is another significant step in the progression of ...

Iran successfully repels cyber attack on Science Ministry website
Press TV
Iran's Ministry of Science, Research and Technology says it has successfully repulsed a cyber attack on the ministry's computer systems. Despite intensive efforts by hackers to penetrate into the network, the cyber attack failed to impact the data ...

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Microsoft Backs Off Strongly Supporting CISPA
Game Politics
Microsoft used to be a strong supporter of the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA), but something happened over the last few days and the company told CNET that the bill needed to strike a better balance between user privacy and ...

CISPA enjoys wide backing from enterprises
PC Advisor
By Taylor Armerding | CSO | 30 April 12 The Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA), the proposed federal law passed last week by the US House of Representatives that would promote the sharing of cyber threat information between private ...

Iranian science ministry repels cyber attack
Tehran Times
TEHRAN - In a statement issued on Saturday, the Iranian Ministry of Science, Research, and Technology said that it had repelled a cyber attack. The ministry stated that no data had been lost as a result of the attack. The Iranian Oil Ministry, ...

CISPA must be stopped
United Liberty
With the passage of the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA) in the House last week, many of us are still trying to determine the impact of the bill on the Internet and how it will affect users. There is no easy answer to the question, ...

PTI | 04:04 PM,Apr 30,2012 Chidambaram said the dimension of the security problem Chidambaram said the dimension of the security problem "grows manifold in crimes on cyberspace" with offences such as identity theft, hacking, financial fraud, ...

Why are tech companies backing CISPA?
The Week Magazine
Late last week, the House passed the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA), despite a veto threat from President Obama. Privacy advocates and the media were especially alarmed by last-minute amendments, leading to "dramatic headlines ...

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Where CISPA's Going: Everything You Need to Know
The House of Representatives changed, then passed, the controversial Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act, better known as CISPA, late Thursday afternoon. As the dust settles, many are wondering where CISPA stands now and where it's headed ...

Privacy Concerns Over Cybersecurity Law
FOX Charlotte
"The more information you put out there of yourself," said Harris, "the more at risk you are to your own security." Now, thanks to legislation on Capitol Hill titled the Cyber Intelligence Sharing And Protection Act - or CISPA - personal information ...

"Discussions have been held and we are on advanced stage of creating a national structure forcyber security. We are also thinking of setting up a National Threat Intelligence Centre. "Needless to say capacities have to be built in the various law ...

US, Russia plan hotline to prevent cyber war
Total Telecom
A hotline between the United States and Russia designed to defuse misunderstandings that could trigger a nuclear conflict will likely expand to cover the potential risk of a cyber war, The Washington Post reported Friday.

Secret State vs. the Bill of Rights: House Passes Draconian Internet Spying Bill
Dissident Voice
by Tom Burghardt / April 30th, 2012 On Thursday, the US House of Representatives passed the draconian Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (HR 3523 or CISPA) by a vote of 248-168, with 206 Republicans and 42 Democrats voting in favor.

In rare display of action, House passes CISPA, FISMA overhaul bills
Infosecurity Magazine
The US House of Representatives plans to consider four cybersecurity bills on Thursday and Friday as part of its “cyber week” agenda, including the controversial Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA). The White House is weighing in on ...

Cyber Attack Fails to Hack Iranian Science Ministry
By wmw_admin
Hackers are now regularly targeting key Iranian institutions. Last Monday the country's oil ministry computers were attacked while similar cyber assaults were launched on Sunday against the Ministry of Science, Research and Technology. ... Iranian top security officials have urged the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) to detect the agents involved in Stuxnet computer worm attack on Iran. In April Iran announced that it has discovered the Stars virus that is being used as a tool ...
The Truthseeker

Cyber Security, or Congress Censoring the Internet?
By stalmadge
The original cyber security legislation had relatively few sponsors, but most members of Congress hadn't actually taken a public position by the morning on January 18. By afternoon, that had changed. Facing phones ringing off the hook and up to ten ... Many college students (and a number of adults) remember the attack on Sony's PlayStation network last year that shut down the network for 23 days. Although the company's damage estimate of $171 million is significant, that figure ...
Georgia Political Review

Cyber Security News of the Week, April 29, 2012 | Citadel ...
By Stan Stahl Ph.D.
The ISSA-LA Summit provides business leaders with a concentrated, thought-provoking, and valuable education in the nature of these threats, and how organizations can and should mitigate their risks from today's cyber threats. I highly recommend that ... Cybersecurity bills aim to prevent 'digital Pearl Harbor': NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — Cybercrime isn't just a threat to your bank account or personal computer — it's an issue of national security.Foreign spies and organized criminals ...
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Cyber Legislation Moves Backwards From Finish Line | Fedinsider ...
By Tom Temin
A fast review: In Congress' last session and the one before that, multiple cyber bills found their way into committees. It took until this session for those bills to coalesce into single bills. In the Senate, the Cybersecurity Act of 2012 came out of the ...

US, Russia plan hotline to avoid cyber war - Information Policy
By Mikhail Doroshevich
A hotline between the United States and Russia to defuse nuclear conflict may also cover the potential risk of a cyber war, a US media report says A hotline between the United States and Russia designed to defuse a nuclear... ... The proposal underscores the increasing importance of digital threats for government and military policy makers, with US officials issuing warnings that a cyber attack could paralyse water, power or other vital services. The accord would mark the first time the ...
Information Policy

National Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition (NCCDC) | #UASI
By Larrie Wright, AHC
From the DHS Blog by Mark Weatherford, Deputy Under Secretary for Cybersecurity Last weekend I had the privilege of attending the National Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition (NCCDC) in San Antonio, Texas. ... ... The Department of Homeland Security is proud to be one of the sponsors of this competition that took place over the course of three days and focused on the operational aspects of securing and defending a “commercial” network infrastructure. Over the past year, ...

May 21-24, 2012 - Global Security Mag Online
By Marc Jacob
EVENTS. May 21-24, 2012: Hilton Abu Dhabi Hotel, Abu Dhabi to Host world's leading experts atCyber Security Forum. April 2012 by Marc Jacob. A spokesperson for aeCERT, the Lead Sponsor, ... While hackers are a constant threat, we are all part of the problem if we do not take the appropriate precautionary measures and in turn the same immediate reactionary measures when an attack is evident. Preventing the attack is one large part of the comprehensive securityequation, but ...
Global Security Mag Online

Boswell, Latham and King vote for controversial cybersecurity bill
By desmoinesdem
"The intelligence community has the ability to detect these cyber threats, these malicious codes and viruses, before they are able to attack our networks," said Intelligence Committee ranking member Dutch Ruppersberger (D-Md.). ... (2) investigation and prosecution of cybersecuritycrimes; (3) protection of individuals from the danger of death or physical injury; (4) protection of minors from physical or psychological harm; and (5) protection of the national security of the United States.
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House Passes FISMA Update Bill » FISMA Focus
By jim
The House passed the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act Thursday, creating a voluntary system for private organizations to provide national security agencies with cyber threat information. In addition to CISPA, the ... The Federal Information Security Amendments Act, passed by voice vote, will go to the Senate along with the Cybersecurity Enhancement Act and the Networking and Information Technology Research and Development reauthorization bill. According to the ...

By Stephen C. Webster
That's a big change for the company behind Windows and Xbox, which said in November that CISPA represented “an important first step towards addressing significant problems in cyber security,” and that Microsoft “applauds” lawmakers for pushing ... exempts “cybersecurity” efforts to relevant laws, provides immunity to private companies if they violate customers' privacy or allows data to be collected in such a way that people who aren't cyber criminals are swept up for other crimes.
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The engineers who designed the Internet focused on connection and communication, not safety and security. That's one reason hackers have been able to take ...

Congressional Testimony Rings Cybersecurity Alarm Bells
The House subcommittee on Oversight, Investigations, and Management conducted hearings Tuesday to better understand the nation's current state of ...

House OKs cybersecurity bill despite veto threat - Yahoo! News
WASHINGTON (AP) — The House ignored Obama administration objections Thursday and approved legislation aimed at helping stop electronic attacks on ...

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