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National Cybersecurity – Two Regulatory Solutions to a Growing Problem

By   /  December 3, 2011  /  Featured  /  No Comments

October was the Department of Homeland Security’s eighth annual National Cyber Security Awareness Month, but in many ways, 2011 was the “Year of the Hacker.” Public awareness of weaknesses in the nation’s cyber and physical infrastructure has skyrocketed as a result of far-ranging electronic attacks in the United States and abroad. In the U.S., hacktivist […]

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Pentagon Weighs Cyber Attacks

By   /  November 11, 2010  /  Unsorted  /  Comments Off on Pentagon Weighs Cyber Attacks

The Pentagon's new Cyber Command is seeking authority to carry out global network attacks to protect U.S. interests, prompting concern from government lawyers over the legality of offensive operations. Cyber Command, whose creation was ordered last summer and which became operational earlier this month, consolidates offensive and defensive operations under Army General Keith Alexander, who […]

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Russia Becoming More Cooperative on Cybercrime

By   /  March 30, 2010  /  Analysis  /  No Comments

Over the past several years, the Russian government has consistently frustrated European and U.S. officials by refusing to take hard stances regarding organized cybercrime gangs that have become increasingly sophisticated. The organized gangs have stolen millions of identities as well as millions of dollars in employee pay by striking at banking systems throughout Europe and […]

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FCC to Invest $15.5 Billion in Broadband Enhancements Over 10 Years

By   /  March 30, 2010  /  Analysis  /  No Comments

The Federal Communications Commission has released its long-awaited national broadband plan to finally move the United States towards a faster, more cost-effective broadband network. While one of the founding countries of the internet, the United States has fell behind other states in both speed and average cost per consumer. Image courtesy of FCC.gov To help […]

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Senate Passes Cybersecurity Bill

By   /  March 26, 2010  /  Unsorted  /  No Comments

The Senate Wednesday re-introduced a cybersecurity bill it considered last year, having removed a key provision that—in the event of a major cyberattack—would have allowed the president to shut down the Internet. Co-sponsores, Senators Jay Rockefeller (D-W.Va.) and Olympia Snowe (R-Maine), aimed the Cybersecurity Act, S. 773, at protecting critical United States network infrastructure against […]

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