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FAA Computers Remain Vulnerable to Cyber Attacks Despite Upgrades

Despite improvements at various radar facilities, the Federal Aviation Administration computer systems remain vulnerable to cyber attacks, according to a new government review. The Department of Transportation’s Inspector General said while FAA has made progress in securing some air-traffic control facilities, the majority of sites have not been upgraded. According …

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DHS Previews ‘Stop. Think. Connect.’ Campaign

During an ongoing two-day cybersecurity education workshop at the National Institute of Standards and Technology, the Defense Department unveiled its national awareness campaign that will be launched during National Cybersecurity Awareness month in October. The “Stop. Think. Connect.” campaign hopes to make more Americans aware of threats in cyberspace through …

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FBI Assistant Director Details Cybersecurity Efforts, Multiagency Collaboration

In testimony before the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security yesterday, FBI’s Assistant Director Gordon M. Snow spoke about how threats in cyberspace–from social-engineering scams to data mining–are pervasive dangers threatening national security and Americans in their everyday lives. Snow highlighted how modern-day con artists operate on …

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Online Privacy Vital for US Investment, Innovation, Says Genachowski

In testimony before yesterday’s Senate Commerce Committee hearing on online privacy, Federal Communications Commission Chairman Julius Genachowski highlighted how privacy is critical for promoting investment and innovation that help promote global competitiveness and improve everyday lives. “The right to privacy is central to our nation’s values and way of life, …

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Commerce Secretary Locke Highlights Cybersecurity Efforts at Symposium

The Department of Commerce yesterday hosted a symposium devoted to protecting the information of consumers and the commercial sector from increasingly sophisticated cyber threats. Held at the Ronald Reagan International Trade Center in Washington, D.C., the event featured senior government and private-sector leaders in a wide-ranging discussion of issues, best …

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Cybersecurity R&D Bill Passes through House

The U.S. House of Representatives yesterday passed the Cybersecurity Enhancement Act of 2009 with a vote of 422-5. The bill reauthorizes computer and network research and development programs to the National Science Foundation and the National Institute of Standards and Technology. The bill improves cybersecurity in the federal, private and …

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HHS Remains Vigilant on Health IT Security

The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT has rolled out an 18-month, multimillion dollar effort to strengthen security and cybersecurity efforts within health IT following the passing of the HITECH Act. According to statement released yesterday by the Department of Health and Human Services, ONC has requested the …

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