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The Potential for Cyber “Sabotage”

Thursday, June 3, 2010 | 4:00 PM Leave a comment Go to comments

The US military’s newly launched US Cyber Command continues to make news this afternoon, as Gen. Keith Alexander, head of the command and chief of the National Security Agency, warned, “The potential for sabotage and destruction is now possible and something we must treat seriously.”  According to the Washington Post, the US is “carefully monitoring military computer networks for sabotage.”

And just when we started thinking Congress was making progress on cyber legislation in the House and Senate, Federal Computer Week reports that “cyber policy is snared in legislative tangle.”  While more than 35 cybersecurity-related measures are currently hold-up in Congress, the news site claims, “Observers don’t rule out the possibility of a bill becoming law this year, but many think it’s unlikely because other important items on the administration’s legislative agenda are lined up ahead of it.”

Yet with all the recent cybersecurity hype, including new legislation, federal appointments and spending, NextGov questions, “Is it enough?”  More cybersecurity news from the day follows…

White House drafts cyber identity, authentication strategy (Information Week)

DoD might get more funding for cybersecurity programs (Federal News Radio)

Cybersecurity moving up on Congress’ to-do list, staffer says (Government Computer News)

GSA and DHS approve AT&T as cyber provider for government (The New New Internet)

Note to Washington: Read and react to Richard Clarke’s new Book, “Cyber War!” (Network World)

Ten bizarre-but-true ways your home is susceptible to hackers (FOX News)

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