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GOP Cybersecurity Bill

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The Daily Caller is reporting on the GOP alternative cybersecurity bill.  Good news that Congress is taking cybersecurity seriously and will be debating about it to strengthen the measures currently in place.  Good for them.

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02/28/2012 at 1:48 PM

More info security pros needed says (ISC)2

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It continues to be a good time for infosec guys – employment at an all time high.  The demand is increasing for skilled folks who can do the job.

Network World has more on the (ISC)2 survey here.


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02/23/2012 at 3:46 PM

Cyber Crime bill introduced in Senate

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It’s an election year and may be expensive but the new cyber crime bill in the Senate may show some resolve by the government to take this issue on.

RTT news has more here.

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02/20/2012 at 3:14 PM

Iran: Cyber can’t hurt our Nuke facilities anymore

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According to, Iran is declaring that their nuclear facilities are invulnerable to cyber attack.

Article here.

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02/13/2012 at 3:13 PM

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U.S. suspending drone flights?

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I said the other day that I didn’t think that Iran could hack U.S. drones.  Debka is saying that I was wrong.

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I still think they should have been quiet about it but they don’t take hack-craft advice from me.

This Iranian is saying they did it via the GPS system.  New advice: Keep talking, scumbags.

Oh, and give us back our spy. 

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12/20/2011 at 4:35 PM

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Iran really hacking U.S. drones?

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That’s what they’re claiming in the UK Daily Mail.  For some reason, I doubt it.  But, if so, I expect that the U.S. will solve the problem in a timely manner.  Also, if they were actually taking down drones, they would have been smarter to just keep their mouths shut about it.  Hmm.

UK Daily Mail has more here.

U.S. rebuttal here.

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12/16/2011 at 4:19 PM

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Closing in on some bad guys

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From the Sydney Morning Herald:

“As few as 12 different Chinese groups, largely backed or directed by the government there, commit the bulk of the China-based cyber attacks stealing critical data from US companies and government agencies, according to US cybersecurity analysts and experts.”

Not sure what the government plans to do about but shining a spot light on these groups may make them scurry back to their holes.

More here.

Written by shnu48

12/16/2011 at 3:17 PM

Venezuela and Iran getting into the act

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The Washington Times is reporting that Venezuelan and Iranian officials stationed in Mexico have been plotting cyberattacks on the U.S.  Officials are looking into it.

I guess they see a “soft underbelly” in our cybersecurity and infrastructure.  Oh, yeah: they were coming after nuclear plants too.

More here.

Written by shnu48

12/14/2011 at 4:30 PM

Bowing to Beijing – Cyber snippet from new book

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A new book, Bowing to Beijing, deals with the potentially impending world domination by China.  I haven’t read it but there is a nice bit about the hacks from China of the U.S. government departments and corporations.

Interesting reading here.

Written by shnu48

11/15/2011 at 9:39 AM

U.S. House and Senate getting together on cybersecurity

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The bad news, according to is that it doesn’t look like it’s going to happen this legislative term.

Between USCYBERCOM and the Congress, it seems that Cybersecurity is being taken more and more seriously.  The new threat of Duku could also help put a fire under their seats. article here.

Update: White House on the case too (The Hill).

Written by shnu48

10/21/2011 at 10:52 AM


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