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Cyberespionage: ‘This Isn’t a Problem That Can Be Solved’

WASHINGTON–Gentlemen may not read each other’s mail, as Henry Stimson famously said so long ago, but in today’s world they certainly steal it and there’s precious little in the way of gentlemanly conduct happening in the realm of cyberespionage. It’s every man—or country—for himself in this environment, and that free-for-all is creating unforeseen consequences for[...]

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Government, Industry Focusing on Issue of Resiliency

WASHINGTON–As things stand right now, the United States has no overarching national information security policy or centralized agency responsible for defending the government’s networks in the event of a serious cyberattack. There have been many pushes over the years to change that and put one agency or another at the head of the table, but[...]

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Infighting, Politics Hampering Cybersecurity Progress in Washington

WASHINGTON–The United States government and private sector are unprepared for a major cyber attack on the country’s critical infrastructure, a former Congressman said, thanks to a divided, risk-averse Congress and an inability for agencies and other organizations to share information effectively. Tom Davis, a former longtime representative from Virginia, said Tuesday that there are a number of challenges that[...]

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Cyberattacks Most Imminent Threat to U.S., Economy

A round-table consisting of military, government and former NSA officials in Alexandria, Va., on Monday agreed that cyberattacks targeting U.S. critical infrastructure and private industry are an eminent threat.

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Samsung Rebuffs Criticism of Knox Crypto, Password Management

Samsung has answered a researcher’s critique of alleged encryption and password weaknesses in early version of its Knox technology on Galaxy and Note devices.

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Cybersecurity Legislation Forecast is Grim

A D.C. insider is pessimistic that we’ll see cybersecurity legislation before 2016, pointing toward a number on contributing political and national security factors.

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April 911 Outage Affected 3.5 Percent of U.S. Population

A catastrophic failure in the emergency call management infrastructure cascaded into an incident that left 11 million out of reach of 911 dispatchers for six hours.

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D.C.’s Complicated View of Cyberwar, Regulation, Liability

Former NSA general counsel Stewart Baker shared his insight on Washington’s perceptions of cyberwar during his keynote address at the Cybersecurity Summit in Minneapolis.

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