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  • CISPA appears doomed in Senate

    Key lawmakers are suggesting that the controversial Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act, better known as CISPA, will soon die in the U.S. Senate -- just like last year.

    Written by Jaikumar Vijayan26 April 13 20:08
  • House Intelligence panel OKs CISPA after closed door meeting

    The U.S. House Intelligence Committee on Wednesday voted 18-2 in favor of a controversial information-sharing bill that was reintroduced in Congress this February after failing last year amid widespread protests from rights group and a White House veto threat.

    Written by Jaikumar Vijayan10 April 13 22:22
  • Spamhaus attacks expose huge open DNS server dangers

    Massive distributed denial of service attacks on Spamhaus this week focused widespread attention on the huge security threats posed by millions of poorly configured Internet Domain Name System servers.

    Written by Jaikumar Vijayan28 March 13 11:13
  • Is it now crazy to offshore IT to China?

    China has been developing an IT outsourcing industry aimed at bringing in business from the U.S. and Europe. It has succeeded, but then again it hasn't thrived and now may face more barriers.

    Written by Patrick Thibodeau22 Feb. 13 11:08
  • Obama executive order redefines critical infrastructure

    President Barack Obama's cybersecurity executive order, signed on Tuesday, could significantly expand the list of companies categorized as part of U.S. critical infrastructure sector, security experts said Wednesday.

    Written by Jaikumar Vijayan14 Feb. 13 12:18
  • Pentagon to add thousands of new cybersecurity jobs

    The Pentagon is planning to expand its cyber security force nearly five fold over the next several years in a bid to bolster its defensive and offensive computer capabilities.

    Written by Jaikumar Vijayan29 Jan. 13 11:05
  • Three indicted for making, spreading Gozi Trojan

    Three individuals were indicted in New York today for allegedly creating and distributing the Gozi malware that's said to have caused tens of million of dollars in losses at several major U.S. banks.

    Written by Jaikumar Vijayan23 Jan. 13 18:07
  • Business Roundtable backs CISPA approach to cybersecurity

    A cybersecurity proposal released Wedneday by the influential Business Roundtable supports many of the provisions contained in the controversial Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA) that was passed by the U.S. House of Representatives last year.

    Written by JR Raphael10 Jan. 13 11:14
  • DHS official suggests sharing IT resources to survive hacks

    Groups of companies in the same industry could mitigate the effects of cyberattacks by pooling infrastructure resources and working together on security issues, a senior official in the U.S. Department of Homeland Security has suggested.

    Written by Martyn Williams05 Nov. 12 11:16
  • Huawei gear is secure, say U.S. network service providers

    Responding to a congressional report warning U.S. businesses not to buy equipment from Huawei or ZTE, three U.S. Internet and telecommunications service providers said their networks are safe even though they use some equipment from Huawei.

    Written by Stephen Lawson22 Oct. 12 10:12