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  • Protecting Obama's Emails from Hackers

    Experts: Treat Sensitive Data as If It Were Classified Protecting Obama's Emails from Hackers
    President Obama in the security of the Situation Room (White House photo)

    A report that Russian hackers read President Obama's email correspondence raises further questions about White House cybersecurity, say IT security experts, who offer insights on protecting White House systems. Read more...

  • Pentagon Updates Cyberdefense Strategy

    Military Willing to Use Cyberwarfare to Protect U.S. Interests Pentagon Updates Cyberdefense Strategy
    Defense Secretary Ashton Carter

    The Department of Defense has unveiled an updated cybersecurity strategy that officially acknowledges for the first time that the U.S. military is willing to use cyberwarfare to defend U.S. interests against cyber-enemies. Read more...

  • House OKs 2nd Cyber Info-Sharing Bill

    Two Approved Measures Will Be Combined House OKs 2nd Cyber Info-Sharing Bill

    The House on April 23 passed a second cyberthreat information sharing bill, the National Cybersecurity Protection Advancement Act. Now it will be combined with the previously approved Protecting Cyber Networks Act before it's sent to the Senate. Read more...

  • DHS to Open Silicon Valley Branch

    Secretary Johnson Seeks Stronger Relationships with Vendors DHS to Open Silicon Valley Branch
    DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson addresses the RSA conference.

    The Department of Homeland Security will establish a Silicon Valley satellite office to improve relations with IT security vendors and recruit cybersecurity talent, Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson said in a keynote address at RSA Conference 2015. Read more...

  • Feds Take Lead on Info Sharing

    US-CERT Head on How Government Will Work With Industry Feds Take Lead on Info Sharing

    Ann Barron-DiCamillo discusses how DHS is standing up the National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center to serve as the portal for the government and businesses to share cyberthreat information. Read more...

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    Pharmacy Fined $125,000 for Breach

    Paper Patient Records Not Properly Destroyed By Marianne Kolbasuk McGee
    Pharmacy Fined $125,000 for Breach

    Federal regulators have hit a small Denver pharmacy with a $125,000 penalty for a 2012 breach involving improper disposal of paper patient records. It's the second such HIPAA-related penalty within a year tied to improper records dumping.

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    Cloud Security Certification Launched

    Designed to Measure Advanced Competence By Geetha Nandikotkur
    Cloud Security Certification Launched

    (ISC)² and the Cloud Security Alliance have unveiled a new cloud security professional certification designed to measure advanced competence. Will training for the certification help professionals gain a better understanding of cloud security?

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    Adopting the Cybersecurity Framework

    Interview with Unisys CISO David Frymier By Eric Chabrow
    Adopting the Cybersecurity Framework

    David Frymier, the chief information security officer at Unisys, says the IT services company believes it will be a more secure company by adopting the federal cybersecurity framework.

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    Internet of Things: Legal Issues

    Attorney Stephen Wu on Impact of Increasing Computerization By Eric Chabrow
    Internet of Things: Legal Issues

    At a time of sweeping change in cybersecurity, attorney Stephen Wu says organizations need to be prepared from a compliance, incident response and risk management perspective to address novel situations stretching society's capabilities.

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    RSA Conference 2015: Visual Journal

    Attendees Flock to Sessions, Tchotchkes, Selfie Sticks By Mathew Schwartz
    RSA Conference 2015: Visual Journal

    The buzz at RSA could be felt beyond the session rooms, not least in the Expo Hall, with demonstrations that tapped Google Cardboard and offered an array of enticing tchotchkes - including selfie sticks and sharks with laser pointers on their head.

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