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Lawmakers returned to Washington, D.C., this week with a packed agenda. Topping the list of priorities is hammering out final details of a stopgap spending measure to keep the government running beyond the end of the fiscal year -- Sept. 30. Amid the election-year politicking, the list of unfinished business also includes legislation to restructure the financially ailing U.S. Postal Service and a cybersecurity bill that aims to safeguard the nation's critical infrastructure. Perhaps looming largest of all is what Congress plans to do about automatic, across-the-board cuts, known as sequestration, set to take effect Jan. 2. Failure to avert the cuts could send the country over a "fiscal cliff," budget experts warn.
The administration is considering using an executive order to promote and encourage critical infrastructure providers to improve their cybersecurity. The draft EO, which Federal News Radio obtained details of, mirrors major sections of the second version of the Lieberman- Collins comprehensive cyber bill.
Nominees include former White House cybersecurity czar Howard Schmidt, NIST expert Ron Ross and the late government computer security pioneer Lynn McNulty.
Lookout says hackers in Russia and other countries are using premium messaging services to bilk phone users out of their money. Lookout says most of the attacks affect Android phones.
BlackBerry smartphones and iPhones are increasingly becoming the target of a phishing campaign to infect computers with malware. Users receive an email saying they need to set up a Blackberry ID, but the link it provides installs the malicious software. According to SC Magazine, the the malware can often go undetected by a lot of anti-virus programs.
Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton said both the United States and China are victims of increasingly frequent cyber attacks.
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Chairman Jon Wellinghoff said he needs congressional approval to manage cybersecurity on the electric grid.
DISA laid out its vision in a new five-year strategy. It said it will work with the U.S. Cyber Command to build up the Pentagon's cyber defenses.
FBI officials said the bureau never asked for and never possessed the database that the group, which calls itself AntiSec, is posting on a website.
McAfee says Android devices are the most vulnerable. Twitter has become one of the major threat vectors.
Former White House cybersecurity czar Howard Schmidt said the president should sign an executive order directing agencies to tighten cybersecurity measures.
The vulnerability has been used in recent days to attack and disable Windows PCs.
Hackers are using official Defense Department seals in an online scam.
One third of Americans say they avoid cloud computing because of cybersecurity risks, according a survey conducted by Citrix. But more than half of the respondent say they don't even know what cloud computing is. The survey found a majority of respondents said they think the cloud is actually the "fluffy white thing" that floats around the sky.
Some security experts are telling organizations, including government agencies, to disable or even uninstall Java software running on Web browsers.
The Air Force is looking for fresh ways to attack enemies in cyberspace, specifically to destroy, deceive or corrupt their networks.
The Republican Party platform criticized President Barack Obama for not doing enough to avert automatic budget cuts set to hit the Defense Department in January. The plan, which was unveiled Tuesday, also called for greater public-private collaboration on cybersecurity and recommended an overhaul of the Veterans Affairs Department.
The company will join the General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems Division.
Sen Diane Feinstein (D-Calif.) called on President Obama to issue an executive order on cybersecurity rather than wait for Congress to act on legislation under consideration.
The world's largest oil producer said its network has recovered from a malicious computer virus.