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Israel’s Yuval Steinitz: ‘Severe Cyber Attack’ Shuts Down Electricity Authority’s Computer Systems

Yuval Steinitz, Israel’s energy minister, has said the country’s energy ministry has begun to collaborate with the Israel National Cyber Bureau to address a “severe cyber attack” discovered Monday on the country’s electricity authority, The Times of Israel reported Tuesday. Steinitz told Cybertech Conference attendees in Tel Aviv, Israel, that …

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Sens. Cassidy, Peters File Software License Mgmt Reform Bill

Senators Bill Cassidy (R-La.) and Gary Peters (D-Mich.) have filed a bill that seeks to overhaul the way the federal government manages information technology software licenses. The proposed Making Electronic Government Accountable By Yielding Tangible Efficiencies Act of 2015 will require agencies to define roles for the management of enterprise software …

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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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NASA Develops Cloud-Based AI Tech for Public Safety Use

NASA‘s Jet Propulsion Laboratory is developing a cloud-based artificial intelligence software intended to filter public safety information from multiple sources and help first responders gain situational awareness, FCW reported Monday. Adam Mazmanian writes that JPL designed Assistant for Understanding Data through Reasoning, Extraction and sYnthesis as a distributed computing architecture …

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Sens. Orrin Hatch, Tom Carper Intro Bill to Require IG Reports on Federal Computer Network Security

Sens. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) and Tom Carper (D-Del.) have proposed a bill that mandates regular reports on security of federal government computer networks in an effort to prevent data breaches among government agencies. The Federal Computer Security Act of 2015 will require inspectors general of federal agencies to submit reports to the Government Accountability …

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Army Updates Cryptographic Systems; James Hayden Comments

The U.S. Army has started to upgrade its cryptographic equipment in an effort to improve the way it safeguards tactical network-based data. The military branch’s move to update the technology is part of its $283 million Army-Wide Cryptographic Network Standardization program that began in 2012, the Army said June 17. The updates involve the use …

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