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House Passes Bill to Provide Cyber Tools, Training for State & Local Law Enforcement

U.S. House members have voted to approve a bill that would provide tools and training necessary for law enforcement agencies to fight cyber crime at the state and local levels. Rep. John Ratcliffe’s office (R-Texas) said Tuesday the Strengthening State and Local Cyber Crime Fighting Act of 2017 would authorize the Hoover, Alabama-based National Computer Forensics Institute, which has …

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CSIS Task Force Recommends Cybersecurity Agenda for Trump Administration

A task force of the Center for Strategic and International Studies has published a report that suggests a list of cybersecurity objectives for President-elect Donald Trump, GovInfoSecurity reported Wednesday. Eric Chabrow writes the CSIS Cyber Policy Task Force’s report titled “From Awareness to Action: A Cybersecurity Agenda for the 45th President” calls on the …

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DOJ: Multinational Group Starts Efforts to Dismantle Intl Cybercriminal Network

A multinational law enforcement team has launched efforts to dismantle a global criminal network of computer servers called Avalanche. Avalanche has hosted more than two dozen types of malware and facilitated numerous money laundering campaigns. The effort was announced in a joint statement Thursday from Leslie Caldwell, assistant attorney general at the Justice …

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Microsoft, OAS Partner on Cybersecurity; Jose Miguel Insulza Comments

Microsoft and the Organization of American States and have struck a cooperation deal aimed at bolstering efforts to fight cybercrime in OAS member countries. OAS and Microsoft aim to encourage further government and industry cooperation on cyber monitoring and incident response through the alliance, OAS said Wednesday. “This partnership will have both hemispheric and …

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Patriotism is the Newest Trend in Cyber Theft

Cyber criminals hiding behind false identities have begun preying on patriotic Internet users to gain money or information. Department of Defense officials have reported a rise in cyber criminals posing as military members to take advantage of patriotic women seeking love online. The criminals oftentimes say they’re deployed, and claim …

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FBI Cyber ‘Point Man’ Will Now Head D.C. Field Office

The FBI’s top cybersecurity official will now head the FBI’s DC field office, one of the most highly-profiled divisions of the FBI. The D.C. field office frequently examines members of Congress, foreign and domestic espionage, as well as international terrorism. A spokeswoman for the FBI D.C. field office, Katherine Schweit, …

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