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Security firm: New computer virus prowling Mideast

A new computer virus tied to some of the most sophisticated cyberweapons thus-far discovered has been found circulating in the Middle East, a Moscow-based computer security company said Thursday. If a link were confirmed, the find would expand the electronic arsenal reportedly deployed by the U.S. and Israel against their rivals in the region.

Tags: cybersecurity , technology , In Depth , Middle East , Kaspersky Lab , Federal Drive

Thursday - 08/09/2012, 03:58pm EDT

Senate fails to approve cybersecurity legislation

The Senate failed Thursday to pass legislation to protect the U.S. electrical grid, water supplies and other critical industries from cyberattack and electronic espionage, despite dire warnings from top national security officials about the potential for devastating assaults on American computer networks.

Tags: cybersecurity , President Barack Obama , Senate , Congress , technology , Harry Reid , John McCain ,

Thursday - 08/02/2012, 03:23pm EDT

Pentagon still grappling with rules of cyberwar

The Pentagon is still grappling with how to write the rules of cyberwarfare, such as when and how to fire back against a computer-based attack, senior military leaders told Congress Wednesday.

Tags: DoD , cybersecurity , Mac Thornberry , Congress , Michael Rogers , Keith Alexander , NSA , Suzanne Vautrinot ,

Wednesday - 07/25/2012, 07:31pm EDT

Analyst calls Senate cybersecurity bill inadequate

In a report from the Heritage Foundation, analyst Paul Rosenzweig said the bill still is intrusive, provides little liability protection for private owners and the proposed incentives would make the standards mandatory, not voluntary as lawmakers have claimed.

Tags: technology , Heritage Foundation , Federal Drive , Senate , Congress

Tuesday - 07/24/2012, 09:48am EDT

European Union lags behind U.S. in cyber legislation

The European Union said it wants to hear from businesses, governments and citizens about their experiences on the Net.

Tags: European Commission , European Union , cybersecurity , Federal Drive , technology

Tuesday - 07/24/2012, 09:08am EDT

U.S. electric grid vulnerable to internet attacks

Piecemeal attempts to modernize an aging electric power grid have left it vulnerable to cyber attacks. Security has been an afterthought, according to a new report released by McAfee, a security technology company.

Tags: technolgoy , electric grid , Federal Drive , cybersecurity ,

Monday - 07/23/2012, 09:30am EDT

Better reporting needed to curb cyber attacks

Victims need to speak up and report cyber attacks. That's the message from the Bipartisan Policy Center and top security officials, who say only a fraction of attacks are reported each year.

Tags: cybersecurity , Congress , industry , technology , Bipartisan Policy Center

Friday - 07/20/2012, 03:59pm EDT

Senate expected to vote on cybersecurity bill next week

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is expected to bring a stalled cybersecurity bill up for a floor vote by the end of next week. Lawmakers are still haggling over the final details but the bill's sponsor, Sen. Joe Lieberman, believes he'll have enough votes to pass the revised bill that includes compromises lessening the impact for private industry.

Tags: Congress , Senate , cybersecurity , Joe Lieberman , In Depth , Francis Rose , technology , Federal Drive

Wednesday - 07/18/2012, 05:00pm EDT

DHS warns of online scams ahead of the Olympic Games

Homeland Security officials are warning fans of the Olympic Games to be wary of online hackers, who take advantage of highly-publicized events and popular news stories to entice users to click on malicious links that download viruses or prompt for credit card information.

Tags: Olympics , cybersecuirty , malware , DHS , technology , Federal Drive

Wednesday - 07/18/2012, 04:44pm EDT

Air Force Weapons School graduates first cyber warriors

The Air Force Weapons School recently graduated its first six airmen specially trained in cyber warfare.

Tags: Air Force , Air Force Weapons School , cybersecurity , technology , DoD

Friday - 07/06/2012, 09:02am EDT
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