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GAO: Information Sharing is a Sticking Point for Cybersecurity

In a new report, the Government Accountability Office found that neither the federal government nor private sector stakeholders are satisfied with the other’s performance in the public/private partnership to secure cyberspace. However, the private sector expects more from and receives less from the public sector, with only 27 percent of …

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China’s Efforts in Military Transparency Insufficient, Says Report

Although China has made some progress in military transparency, its effort are inadequate, and the nation’s decision to suspend military-to-military contacts with the United States is acting against the interests of both countries, according to an annual report submitted to Congress. Released yesterday, the “Military and Security Developments Involving the …

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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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