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Sen. Ron Wyden: DHS Needs to Adopt DMARC Tech to Address Impersonation of Federal Agencies Via Emails

Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Oregon) has called on the Department of Homeland Security to address cyber hackers’ attempts to transmit email messages that impersonate federal agencies through adoption of the Domain-based Message Authentication Reporting and Conformance technology. Wyden told Jeanette Manfra, acting undersecretary for cybersecurity at DHS, in a letter released …

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House Lawmakers Renew Push for Email Privacy Bill

A bipartisan group of House lawmakers has reintroduced a bill that would require law enforcement officials to secure a warrant to access emails. The Email Privacy Act aims to update the 1986 Electronic Communications Privacy Act and would allow law enforcement to access emails older than 180 days through third-party providers without a warrant, Rep. Suzan DelBene’s (D-Washington) …

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Michael Chertoff: Hackers Can Use Publicly Available Data for Social Engineering Scams

Former Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff has said government officials, corporate executives and the general public should be mindful of their personal information to avoid being hacked, Fedscoop reported Monday. Shaun Waterman writes Chertoff issued the warning in light of reports about a U.S. high school student who said he has accessed …

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NIST Launches Email Security Initiatives

The National Institute of Standards and Technology has launched two new projects to address email security threats. NIST said Tuesday that it has published a draft document meant to suggest actions for responses to common email exploits such as the authentication of email domain names and encryption of email between sender …

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