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Senators School on Cyber Crime

Tuesday, June 8, 2010 | 4:01 PM Leave a comment Go to comments

“The US must take a leadership role, both internationally and bilaterally, to establish best practices for nations that allow the Internet to be turned into a criminal enterprise–or even a weapon,” advised Sens. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) and Orrin Hatch (R-UT) in an op-ed in Forbes today.

The two senators went on to add, “If we don’t improve international cooperation, safe havens will continue to flourish, and our economy, security and people will be under threat.”

Meanwhile, students at Penn State may already be under such “threat.”  According to the Associated Press, infected university computers leaked 25,000 Social Security numbers.  This comes in addition to a similar privacy breach last year when the university reported that over 35,000 SSNs were exposed in an online attack.  Additional news from the day follows…

Army to develop virtual world for training (Information Week)

Software security, cloud and risk management are key areas for government (Federal Computer Week)

Growth in cybersecurity competitions (NextGov)

Why there’s still worry about the Conficker worm (Federal News Radio)

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