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DHS Reveals Super Bowl Surveillance Techniques -- Sort Of

Next Gov | Jan 28, 2015

The Secret Service will be searching social media messages this Sunday to discern between real and bogus threats during the Super Bowl, according to Department of Homeland Securityofficials. But agents will not beusingsarcasm-detecting...

OVERNIGHT TECH: FCC Preps To Pinpoint 911 Calls

The Hill – Hillicon Valley | Jan 28, 2015

THE LEDE:Regulators are preparing to vote on Thursday for new rules to require cellphone companies and emergency responders to precisely locate people who dial 911 from indoors. According to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), about 70...

Coast Guard Developing Own QDR, Cyber Strategy, Commandant Says

Defense Daily | Jan 28, 2015

The Coast Guard shortly will be releasing its own version of a Quadrennial Defense Review (QDR) to help guide its future needs and it will also issue a cyber security strategy for the service and the maritime transportation system, Coast Guard...

U.S., U.K. Agree To Strengthen Cyber Security Cooperation

Defense Daily | Jan 28, 2015

The United States and United Kingdom have agreed to strengthen cyber security cooperation with each other in several areas, including the sharing of threat information and intelligence, during meetings this week between President Obama and British...

House Leaders Urge Data Protection Action

The Hill – Hillicon Valley | Jan 28, 2015

Leaders of the Congressional Bipartisan Privacy Caucus used the occasion of Data Privacy Daytourge Congress to improve privacy protections for consumers. "Digital innovation and preserving personal privacy can and should go hand-in-hand," said...

A Committee Organizes, An App For Snow Days And A Tool To Fight Vandals

FCW | Jan 28, 2015

HSGAC gets organized for new Congress The Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee is under new management, with Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) taking over the gavel, while former chairman Tom Carper (D-Del.) is serving as ranking...

Spy Panel Shakeup Will Add Focus On Cyber, CIA

The Hill – Hillicon Valley | Jan 28, 2015

The House Intelligence Committee is shaking up its structure to put a new focus on cybersecurity and the CIA, among other areas. After an organizing meeting on Wednesday, new leaders of the spy panel announced four new subcommittees that they say...

Surveillance Disclosures Haunt Search For Common Ground On Cybersecurity

FCW | Jan 28, 2015

The revelations of bulk collection of telephonic and online data by U.S. spy agencies in the Edward Snowden leaks derailed the legislative debate on cybersecurity in 2013. Now the Obama administration and Congress are looking to get a cyber bill...

Thune Looks To Overhaul Communications Laws

The Hill – Hillicon Valley | Jan 28, 2015

The Senate Commerce Committee plans to begin the first stages of an update to the nation's communications laws, Chairman John Thune (R-S.D.) said in a Wednesday speech outlining the panel's agenda this year. Thune said the current debate at the...

Here’s What The US Could Learn From Estonia About Cybersecurity

Next Gov | Jan 28, 2015

While the spate of recent cyber attacks againstFinland,Germany,Ukraine, andU.S. Central Commandhas governments worrying about how to combat cyberwarfare, Singapore just took a rare radical step towards doing so. On Tuesday, Prime MinisterLee Hsien...

FTC's Chief Privacy Officer Heads For The Private Sector

FCW | Jan 28, 2015

FTC's chief privacy officer heads for the private sector Peter Miller has been the Federal Trade Commission's chief privacy officer since November 2012. Peter Miller has resigned his post as the Federal Trade Commission's chief privacy officer and...

Accidental Breach Is Top Cyber Threat Concern

FCW | Jan 28, 2015

What: "SolarWinds Federal Cybersecurity Survey 2015" Why: Don't discount bumbling when it comes to federal agency cybersecurity breaches, says a new survey of government IT managers. A study by software management provider SolarWinds found that...

GSA Shares How-to Guide For Agencies Responding To Cyber Vandalism On Social Media

Fierce GovernmentIT | Jan 28, 2015

In light of the Jan. 12 hack of U.S. Central Command's social media accounts, the General Services Administration has issued guidance to agencies for responding to "cyber-hijacking." It's important that agencies prepare and train before a...

Advocates Want To Hear From AG Nominee On Aaron Swartz

The Hill – Hillicon Valley | Jan 28, 2015

Civil liberty and public interest groups want President Obama's attorney general nominee to answer questions about a cybersecurity law used to charge Internet activist Aaron Swartz, who subsequently killed himself. The groups are pressing Sen. Al...

Patriot Act’s Reauthorization An Obstacle For Cyber Information Sharing Bill

Homeland Security News Wire | Jan 28, 2015

CybersecurityPatriot Act's reauthorization an obstacle for cyber information sharing bill Published 28 January 2015Share| Recent cyber hacking incidents have persuaded lawmakers to pass a cyber information sharing bill which will help protect U.S....

TSP Investors Get A Bargain In 2014

Federal News Radio | Jan 28, 2015

If you've invested your money in the Thrift Savings Plan, then you can pat yourself on the back for getting a deal. The plan's annual expense ratio for last year came in at 0.0285 percent. Put another way, every participant paid less than 29...

Next Step For DoD Cybersecurity: Ditch Passwords Once And For All

Federal News Radio | Jan 28, 2015

By Jared Serbu Federal News Radio Listen to the full On DoD radio interview with Mark Orndorff. Download When it comes to compliance with federal mandates for more secure IT access procedures, such as two-factor authentication, the Defense...

Card Breach Hints At Lingering Concerns

Data Breach Today | Jan 28, 2015

Card Breach Hints at Lingering Concerns Continuing Malware, POS Attacks to Hamper Businesses in 2015 By Jeffrey Roman, January 28, 2015. Credit Eligible French Lick Resort, which has two locations in Indiana, is reporting a possible breach...

Serious 'GHOST' Flaw Puts Linux At Risk

Data Breach Today | Jan 28, 2015

Serious 'GHOST' Flaw Puts Linux at Risk US-CERT Warns: Linux Patches Are Available, Update Now By Mathew J. Schwartz, January 28, 2015. Numerous versions of Linux are at risk from a "GHOST" vulnerability that an attacker could exploit - remotely...

OVERNIGHT TECH: ‘Internet Of Things’ Report Leads To Overload

The Hill – Hillicon Valley | Jan 27, 2015

THE LEDE:New analysis from the Federal Trade Commission about the billions of connected devices caused a stir among lobbying organizations and advocacy groups on Tuesday. Leaders in Congress stayed mostly silent on the contents of the FTC analysis...

TraceSecurity Reports 2014 Momentum Expands Client Base To 2,000 Customers

Government Security News Magazine | Jan 27, 2015

Baton Rouge, LA-based TraceSecurity, a provider of cloud-based IT governance, risk and compliance (GRC) management solutions, has announced that momentum the company has gained throughout 2014 is fueling 2015 to be a year for unprecedented growth....