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White House Threatens To Veto Controversial Cybersecurity Bill

The Huffington Post | Gerry Smith | Posted 04.16.2013 | Technology

The White House on Tuesday threatened to veto a controversial cybersecurity bill out of concern that it fails to protect the privacy of Internet users...

Gerry Smith

CISPA Is Back, But So Are Its Devoted Detractors

HuffingtonPost.com | Gerry Smith | Posted 03.20.2013 | Technology

Thousands of websites, including Craigslist and Reddit, demonstrated their opposition this week to a controversial cybersecurity bill, arguing the mea...

Pressure Builds On White House To Block Controversial Bill

The Huffington Post | Gerry Smith | Posted 03.12.2013 | Technology

A petition urging the Obama Administration to prevent a controversial cybersecurity bill from becoming law has reached 100,000 signatures -- the neces...

Hackers Can Be Seen, If Only We Would Look

Nawaf Bitar | Posted 04.28.2013 | Technology
Nawaf Bitar

Given the number of successful attacks we've seen in the past year, it's apparent that the security community is in need of a new approach. We can no longer afford to sit back and wait for attacks to hit our perimeter and hope that we can stop them -- that simply does not work.

Massive Bank Cyber Attack Threat Deemed Credible In New Report

The Huffington Post | Katherine Bindley | Posted 12.13.2012 | Money

A potential cyber attack against 30 U.S. banks known as Project Blitzkrieg has been deemed a credible threat by a report released from the security so...

Gerry Smith

Cybersecurity Bill's Authors Will Add Amendments To Address Privacy Concerns

HuffingtonPost.com | Gerry Smith | Posted 04.24.2012 | Technology

Authors of a cybersecurity bill said Tuesday they will amend their legislation in response to privacy concerns before the House votes on the controver...

Gerry Smith

Cybersecurity Bill Authors Defend Legislation Against 'Privacy Disaster' Claims

HuffingtonPost.com | Gerry Smith | Posted 04.10.2012 | Technology

Authors of a cybersecurity bill sought to rebut criticisms on Tuesday from civil liberties groups who say the legislation does not protect consumers f...

Gerry Smith

Internet Providers Agree to Fight 'Zombie' Computer Networks

HuffingtonPost.com | Gerry Smith | Posted 03.22.2012 | Technology

Every month, about four million computers turn into zombies, according to researchers. Unbeknownst to their owners, who have accidentally clicked ...

Gerry Smith

Cybersecurity Bill Faces Uncertain Future In Fight Over Regulation

HuffingtonPost.com | Gerry Smith | Posted 03.19.2012 | Technology

WASHINGTON -- It is a scenario that many officials in Washington say keeps them awake at night: a cyberattack against critical infrastructure. Many la...

Gerry Smith

FBI Official Warns of Growing 'Existential' Cyber Threats

HuffingtonPost.com | Gerry Smith | Posted 01.12.2012 | Technology

Despite the increased frequency and severity of online crime and espionage in 2011, many American corporations and consumers are still not taking the ...

U.S. Government Warns Conglomerate To Fix Security Flaws

Reuters | Jim Finkle | Posted 02.21.2012 | Technology

* Researchers say flaws make systems vulnerable to attack by hackers * Siemens says first fixes will be released in January (Adds comm...

Gerry Smith

Data Breaches Show Hospitals Not Ready For Shift To Electronic Records, Experts Say

HuffingtonPost.com | Gerry Smith | Posted 11.09.2011 | Technology

As the federal government pushes to digitize health records, current security practices are inadequate to defend against a growing number of data brea...

Amy Lee

Experts Fear Cybersecurity Plan Inadequate, Could Violate Privacy

HuffingtonPost.com | Amy Lee | Posted 07.13.2011 | Technology

Experts fear a new government plan to combat the growing threat of cyberattacks on private computers, the government’s own systems and the nation’...