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California's CISO steps down, AOL's ICQ sale raises hackles
The editor-in-chief of the controversial web site Wikileaks' is sending out pleas for financial and legal help. Julian Assange is looking for some support in the formation of local "Friends of WikiLeaks" chapters to help build out the site's mission to (ostensibly) protect whistleblowers, journalists and activists. With pressure on the site coming from several directions - possibly including the Pentagon - regarding its publication of potentially sensitive information - Assange has sent out emails with the header "WikiLeaks may be under attack."
Deputy Secretary of Defense William Lynn traveled to Ottawa recently to try and drum up support for a new international organization to combat cyber warfare. He told the Canadian audience the U.S. can't defend its networks alone, and pointed to increasing threats from hackers and computer viruses. The visit marked the kick-off a U.S.-led initiative to create such an international organization. Discussions have begun with several countries.
A companion bill will be introduced in the House.
CERT lacking in leadership
A cybersecurity bill authored by three prominent Senators not only has the support of Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid - it's also picked up support from several influential members of the House of Representatives. Meanwhile, the House Homeland Security Committee finds more questions than answers as it tries to understand the scope of the challenge of protecting America's cyber infrastructure.
Senator Joseph Lieberman thinks his cybersecurity bill will be the one to cross the finish line to the President's desk.
Are federal agencies doing all they can to deal with cybersecurity threat?
Senator Tom Carper tells Federal News Radio there is a lot of room for improvement.
Learn more in today's cybersecurity update.