Smart Grid Cyber Security Legislation Passes Senate Committee
Cybersecurity, Smart Grid
August 6th, 2010
WASHINGTON August 6, 2010 – The Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee has approved legislation that gives the Secretary of Energy the power to issue orders regarding threats to the electric grid.
Verizon Releases New Study on Cybercrime
August 2nd, 2010
WASHINGTON, August 2, 2010 – According to a study on Cybercrime released by Verizon Wireless almost half of security breaches in the United States Government are committed with the help of insiders with knowledge of the system.
White House Hosts Cybersecurity Conference; Discusses Solutions
July 19th, 2010
WASHINGTON, July 19, 2010 –White House Cybersecurity Coordinator and Special Assistant to the President Howard Schmidt has announced that 12 of 19 Federal agencies would be newly covered by EINSTEIN intrusion detection software. The decision came in the context of a series of talks regarding cybersecurity at the White House – talks in which President Obama himself participated.
Cyber-security Bill Moves Out of Committee
June 25th, 2010
WASHINGTON, June 25, 2010 –The Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental affairs has passed the Protecting Cyberspace as a National Asset Act of 2010; as has been reported before this act has gained a fair bit of controversy for its internet kill switch provision. If signed into law the act would also create a cyber-security center within the Department of Homeland Security.
House Republican Leaders Ask for Permission to Use Skype
Broadband Updates, Broadband's Impact, Privacy
April 26th, 2010
WASHINGTON, April 26, 2010 – House Republican leaders sent a letter last week to the House speaker and chairman of the Administration Committee requesting that lawmakers be allowed to use more video conferencing software applications to communicate with constituents.
Panelists: Information-Sharing to Solve Cyber-Security Woes Still Lacking
FCC Workshops, National Broadband Plan
October 6th, 2009
WASHINGTON, September 30, 2009 – Federal Communications Commissioner Meredith Atwell Baker said at the agency’s workshop on September 30 that security is the most important challenge facing the communications sector. “I think it’s really important we get this right, because if this is the part we get wrong, all the rest is for naught.”
Cyber Security's Centrality to Internet Issues Discussed At Google
June 27th, 2009
WASHINGTON, June 27, 2009 – Greater training and education will be necessary to ensure that cybersecurity receives the attention that it deserves, agreed a panel of government and industry officials, speaking on Friday at Google’s Washington office.