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John Brennan: CIA Works on Cyber Safeguards for US Critical Infrastructure

CIA Director John Brennan has told CBS News in an interview that cyberspace offers a path for U.S. adversaries to attack critical infrastructure such as transportation and financial systems. He said to reporter Scott Pelley in the “60 Minutes” segment aired Sunday the CIA is developing safeguards to protect the country’s key assets from attack vectors. Brennan added he …

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Ashkan Soltani to Serve as Senior Adviser to Federal CTO Megan Smith

Ashkan Soltani, former chief technologist at the Federal Trade Commission, has joined the White House’s office of science and technology policy as a senior adviser to Federal Chief Technology Officer Megan Smith, FCW’s Insider blog reported Wednesday. Bianca Spinosa writes Lorrie Faith Cranor, a professor at Carnegie Mellon University, will serve …

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Senate OKs Bill to Encourage Govt-Industry Cyber Threat Data Sharing

The Senate voted 74-21 Tuesday in favor of legislation to encourage sharing of cyber attack information between companies and federal civilian agencies, the Wall Street Journal reported Tuesday. John McKinnon writes the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act seeks to address privacy concerns by requiring businesses to exclude personal customer records from the data …

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White House Supports Cybersecurity Info Sharing Bill

The Obama administration has endorsed the approval of a bill that would allow private companies to exchange cyber threat information with federal agencies, The Hill newspaper reported Thursday. Cory Bennett writes the White House praised Sens. Richard Burr (R-N.C.) and Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) for their efforts to address many privacy concerns in amendments to the Cybersecurity …

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Alejandro Mayorkas: Senate Cyber Bill Falls Short of DHS’ Privacy Protection Goals

Alejandro Mayorkas, deputy secretary for the Department of Homeland Security, has warned that Senate’s Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act would curb privacy rights and complicate threat intelligence exchange efforts, National Journal reported Monday. Kaveh Waddell writes Mayorkas raised his concerns about the Senate Intelligence Committee-approved bill in a written response to an …

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