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Rep. Adam Schiff: Congress Could Address NSA Reform After Passage of Cyber Legislation

Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) has said Congress will likely prioritize the passage of cybersecurity legislation before lawmakers tackle potential changes in the National Security Agency‘s mass surveillance authority, National Journal reported Sunday. Dustin Volz writes Schiff told the publication last week that Congress has not yet initiated any high-level conversation …

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Michael Rogers: Some Nation-States Capable of ‘Cyber Pearl Harbor’ Attack on US

National Security Agency Director Adm. Michael Rogers has cautioned that some nation-states have the ability to launch a concerted cyber attack and steal U.S. intellectual property, National Defense Magazine reported Monday. Yasmin Tadjdeh writes that Rogers, who also heads U.S. Cyber Command, believes that countries such as China and Russia can target the financial sector and critical infrastructure …

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NIST’s 2nd Draft of Cryptographic Standards Doc Open for Public Comment

The National Institute of Standards and Technology is seeking public input following the release of the second draft of its cryptographic standards and guidelines document based on feedback received during the initial comment round in 2014. “[We’ve] made substantive changes to the document with the goal of establishing steps to ensure our standards will …

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NSA’s Michael Rogers: Cyber Attackers Can Disrupt US Infrastructure Systems

National Security Agency Director Adm. Michael Rogers has told the House Intelligence Committee that countries like China have cyber capabilities that could potentially disrupt U.S. infrastructure systems, Reuters reported Thursday. Patricia Zengerle writes that Rogers pointed in his testimony to cyber attacks that focus on invading and conducting reconnaissance on computer networks. “What concerns us …

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