Critical Infrastructure

In an op-ed piece today (July 20) entitled “Taking the Cybersecurity Threat Seriously,” President Obama invokes images of derailed trains carrying industrial chemicals creating toxic clouds and water treatment plants with contaminated drinking water –...

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Stuxnet is totally 80’s

June 8, 2012 | 0 Comments

The media is abuzz with stories about Stuxnet, a piece of malware that many allege the United States and Israel created to damage or destroy Iranian centrifuges used to enrich uranium.  Some stories have called...

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Cyber Legislation Sparring Continues

May 16, 2012 | 0 Comments

A recent exchange of letters between Sen. John McCain and General Keith Alexander (Director of NSA and the Commander of USCYBERCOM) highlights the continuing tension between supporters of McCain’s SECURE IT Act of 2012 (S.2151)...

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A Major Step Forward in Cyber Legislation

April 27, 2012 | 0 Comments

 The Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (“CISPA”), H.R. 3523, passed in the House yesterday (April 26) in a 248 – 168 vote, despite opposition from several groups and a veto threat from the White...

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DIRNSA: “The theft of IP is astounding”

April 3, 2012 | 0 Comments

In his annual appearance before the Senate Armed Services Committee last week (on March 27), Gen. Keith Alexander, Director of the NSA (DIRNSA) and the Commander of the U.S. Cyber Command (CYBERCOM), described several successes...

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With perhaps an overly optimistic statement that he “hopes it is the last hearing” on cybersecurity by the Senate Homeland Security & Government Affairs Committee before S.2105 passes, Sen. Lieberman opened the hearing today (February...

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