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House Passes 2nd Bill to Help Companies Fight Cyber Attacks

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House passed a bill Thursday encouraging private companies to share information about cyber attacks with federal authorities in an attempt to combat the growing problem.

The bill grants protection from liability for companies that share information and follow certain procedures.

Companies have been reluctant to share internal data about cyber attacks for fear of being sued, hurting efforts to fight criminals stealing personal information and state-sponsored campaigns stealing American intellectual property.

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Cyber Attacks: Should the US Revisit Security Access Requirements For Sensitive Items?

By Rick Whitman
Special Contributor to In Homeland Security

Over the past decade, the number of security breaches seems extraordinary. Trade magazines and Congressional testimony reveal both the extent of cyber attacks and the growing concerns about both the quantity and the sensitivity of information losses. To date, these losses include personal information, business practices, trade secrets, and even government secrets.

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The Death of Cyber Doom? Not So Fast

For decades, we have heard a lot of talk from American officials, industry experts, and others about the supposed threat of a “cyber 9/11,” “cyber Pearl Harbor,” “cyber Katrina,” or even “cyber Sandy.” In short, we have been warned repeatedly that “cyber doom” is coming. Indeed, as recently as last fall, cyber doom was in the news as a result of the cyber attack on Sony.

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Future Crimes: Tech Threats From Hackers, China, Google And Facebook

Marc Goodman, an international security expert, was one of the most impressive speakers at Money 20/20 in Las Vegas last year, and now his book Future Crimes is out with an astounding list of ways that bad guys are after money, business secrets, proprietary technology and government information. He also goes into some alarming detail of how “free” software and services, from Gmail to Facebook, uses the personal information of users to make money from advertisers and companies that want to sell.

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Maritime Security: Sneak Preview of the Coast Guard’s Cybersecurity Strategy

By Lt. Jodie Knox COAST GUARD Maritime Commons - The Coast Guard Blog for Maritime Professionals Last week, the Coast Guard participated in a maritime cybersecurity learning seminar and symposium with American Military University and Command, Control and Interoperability Center for Advanced Data Analysis (CCICADA), at Rutgers University.
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Cyber Security: Michigan Works to Thwart Barrage of Cyber Attacks

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan is aiming to invest in cyber security and position itself as a national leader in the field as attacks on governments increase.

The state receives more than 730,000 attempted cyber attacks daily, and that number is rising as hackers and thieves try to steal valuable information from or shut down Michigan’s networks.

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The Price of Privacy and Social Mobility

By Brett Daniel Shehadey
Special Correspondent for In Homeland Security

In the near future, most people’s lives will exist on third-party servers and float around in cyberspace often for sale or public view. Even now, businesses’ and individuals’ information are stored and or displayed on iCloud, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Gmail, Outlook, Instagram, SIRI, Cortana and many others.

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