Langevin Makes the Case for Establishment of White House Cyber Security Director
July 20th, 2011
WASHINGTON, July 20, 2011 – Despite bipartisan agreement over the need for effective cyber security legislation, members remain divided over authority and enforcement specifics.
In an opinion piece in the Saturday edition of the Washington Post, Rep. Jim Langevin (D-RI) critiqued another article published early July in which Sens. Joe Liebermann (ID-CT), Susan Collins (R-ME) and Tom Carper (D-DE) recommended proposed legislation that would grant the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) statutory authority to work with industry to identify and evaluate critical cyber infrastructure and establish best practices between government and the private sector in order to improve security.
Federalist Society Explores Legal Issues Surrounding Cyber Conflict
June 30th, 2011
WASHINGTON, June 30, 2011 – The Federalist Society convened Tuesday to discuss the complex and interconnected legal and policy issues of cyber security in relation to the law of armed conflict, privacy and legislative action.
Morning and afternoon panels comprised of national security and economic security experts presented to the legal society the difficulties of applying the law of armed conflict towards cyber threats. The new threat conditions introduced by cyber intrusions and attacks do not fit the old paradigm of doing warfare. Panelists agreed, however, that the new rules should not be determined before major cyber conflicts have taken place.
Senate Subcommittee Evaluates Administration’s Cybersecurity Legislation Proposals
Congress, Cybersecurity, Senate
June 22nd, 2011
WASHINGTON, June 22, 2011 – The Senate Subcommittee on Crime and Terrorism evaluated the Obama administration’s cyber security legislation proposal with respect to its own proposed cyber security proposals during a hearing Tuesday.
Subcommittee members discussed with executive branch representatives the elements of the administration’s proposals to improve cyber security and individual privacy. Among the topics of the hearing were national data breach standards, the voluntary information sharing proposal and the recommendations for increased criminal penalties against cyber crime committed against critical infrastructure and racketeering.
House Subcommittee Weighs Consequences of New Obama Cybersecurity Proposal
Congress, Cybersecurity, House of Representatives, Privacy
May 27th, 2011
WASHINGTON, May 27, 2011 – House Subcommittee members received answers long on ideas but short on specifics when they probed Obama administration officials during a hearing Wednesday on the President’s cybersecurity review.
The House Judiciary Committee Subcommittee on Intellectual Property, Competition, and the Internet explored the ramifications of the Obama administration’s Cyberspace Policy Review in an oversight hearing that featured two witness panels representing federal and private interests.
Dodd Addresses Movie ‘Theft’ In First Speech as MPAA Chief
Copyright, Intellectual Property, Media
March 30th, 2011
WASHINGTON, March 30, 2011 – Harkening to the days of the director, Cecil B. DeMille, CEO and Chairman of the Motion Picture Association of America, Chris Dodd, delivered his first talk as chief of the organization to theater owners in Las Vegas about the importance of preventing movie theft.
Theft from individuals surreptitiously recording movies in theaters and distributing them either in hard copy or on the internet represents the greatest threat to one of the strongest sectors of the American economy, claimed the former Connecticut Senator.
U.S. DHS Nabs 10 Domains of Web Sites That Linked to Live Sports Events Online
February 2nd, 2011
NEW YORK, February 2, 2011 — The Department of Homeland Security on Tuesday seized the domain names of 10 web sites that officials said were illegally rebroadcasting sporting events online.
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'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.