Archive for June, 2011

Senate Committee Holds Hearing on Cybersecurity Today

Tuesday, June 21, 2011 | 12:32 PM Leave a comment

The Senate Banking Committee is set to hold a hearing this afternoon on cybersecurity and data protection in the financial sector.

Professor Kevin Streff, Associate Professor and Director of the Center for Information Assurance at Dakota State University; Leigh Williams, BITS President of the Financial Services Roundtable; and Marc Rotenberg, President of Electronic Privacy Information Center, will each provide a testimony.

Until then, check out the following cybersecurity news headlines you may have missed:

Pentagon sharing intelligence on cyber threats (Washington Times)

Dept Defense Secretary Lynn outlines new cybersecurity effort (Dept of Defense)

NSA looks to protect defense contractors from cyber attack (GCN)

Government in cyber fight but can’t keep up (Reuters)

FBI ramping up cyber attack defense (InformationWeek)

US official says terrorists lack Internet skills (AP)
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Catching Up on Cybersecurity News

Tuesday, June 7, 2011 | 5:47 AM Leave a comment

Good morning, Cybersecurity News readers!  I’m still traveling abroad with limited access to the site, but wanted to pass along some of the cybersecurity headlines you may have missed in my absence.  I’ll be back next week and look forward to catching up on all things cyber then.  Auf Wiedersehen!

Pentagon says cyber combat is act of war (Wall Street Journal)

Homeland Security releases FISMA compliance metrics (InformationWeek)

String of major cybersecurity breaches builds momentum for government action (The Hill)

White House cyber czar says no new treaty needed to tackle cybersecurity issues (AP)

FERC powers inadequate to handle cyber attack, agency says (Bloomberg)

Phishing scam hits some very important Gmail users (Politico)

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