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Major Power Outages in Brazil

By   /  November 11, 2009  /  Unsorted  /  No Comments

Yesterday in Brazil, a power outage occurred at the Itaipu Binacional dam. The dam, a hydroelectric power source for a major portion of Brazil’s population, was forcibly shut down. Marcio Zimmerman, a Brazilian energy official, stated that the outage may have been due to weather conditions. A full article on the outage may be found […]

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Growing Exposure of Cybersecurity Issues

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Earlier this week, The Atlantic’s Shane Harris reported on the 60 Minutes piece (mentioned in the previous post) highlighting cybersecurity issues facing the US. Harris’ piece provides a few telling quotes about the ramifications of prime time exposure for these issues: “For starters, millions of Americans now know that it’s possible to plunge a city […]

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New Cyber Security Center at DHS

By   /  October 31, 2009  /  Unsorted  /  No Comments

Today, Voice of America News reports that the Department of Homeland Security has opened a new National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center. The center will be focused on averting cybersecurity breaches by hackers and state actors. Assistant Secretary of Cybersecurity and Communications, Gregory Schaffer, said that this center will improve the efficiency and effectivness of […]

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Cybersecurity's Need for More National Resources

By   /  October 21, 2009  /  Unsorted  /  No Comments

Today at the Huffington Post, Sarah Granger, founder of PublicEdge, writes about America’s need to devote greater resources to cybersecurity. Although Granger’s piece addresses America’s cybersecurity needs from a broader policy perspective, her HuffPo piece also points toward a piece of legislation that is currently sitting in committee in the Senate. S.773, the Cybersecurity Act […]

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