April 2, 2015
by Alison Sacriponte
US President Barack Obama on Wednesday signed an executive order to increase penalties against foreign cybersecurity threats. The executive order establishes sanctions against individuals or entities outside the US that engage in "significant malicious cyber-enabled activity." The new sanctions ...[read more]
January 10, 2015
by Taylor Brailey
A White House official on Saturday announced that President Barack Obama plans to address cybersecurity as it relates to American consumers and businesses next week. According to the official, the plan will include legislative initiatives and executive actions. The announcement comes in the wake ...[read more]
August 30, 2014
by Nicholas Tomsho
The German Federal Ministry of the Interior on Friday published its revised proposal for a new IT security law. The draft law seeks to protect the privacy of German citizens and improve the IT security of companies operating in the country by imposing new minimum security requirements on ...[read more]
April 19, 2013
by Samuel Franklin
The US House of Representatives passed a controversial cybersecurity bill on Thursday that allows corporations to share customers' personal data with other firms and the US government, even in the face of a company contract prohibiting such activity. Known as the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and ...[read more]
February 14, 2013
by Brandon Gatto
Two members of the US House of Representatives on Wednesday reintroduced a controversial bill that would allow private companies and the federal government to share private security information related to cyber threats. In a bipartisan effort, Michigan Republican Mike Rogers and Maryland Democrat ...[read more]
April 27, 2012
by Katherine Getty
The US House of Representatives voted 248-168 Thursday to approve a controversial cybersecurity bill that would allow private companies and the federal government to exchange private security information, despite the threat of a presidential veto. The Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act ( ...[read more]
March 14, 2012
by Jerry Votava
Obama administration official Melanie Ann Pustay on Tuesday testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee to urge congressional officials to amend the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) to strengthen government's ability to prevent disclosure of information related to critical infrastructure and ...[read more]
July 1, 2011
by Julia Zebley
US Secretary of Homeland Security (DHS) Janet Napolitano on Friday criticized other nations for not advancing and embracing new technology, thus leaving themselves open to attacks from cyber-criminals. At an international security conference in Vienna, Napolitano called for an international legal ...[read more]
February 12, 2003
by Bernard Hibbitts
The American Civil Liberties Union Wednesday welcomed Congressional agreement on a funding curb for the Pentagon's Total Information Awareness cybersecurity and surveillance system pending review of privacy and civil liberties concerns... ...[read more]
February 7, 2003
by Bernard Hibbitts
The Heritage Institute released a new research paper Thursday on the ramifications of the proposed Total Information Awareness cybersecurity program for civil liberties. Read The Need to Protect Civil Liberties While Combating Terrorism: Legal Principles and the Total Information Awareness Program ...[read more]

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