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AT&T Joins Boeing Backing Cyber Bill Facing Privacy Fight

April 08, 2013

The House Intelligence Committee may this week pass a cybersecurity proposal that provides lawsuit immunity sought by companies including AT&T Inc. (T) and Boeing Co. (BA) and alters privacy provisions to overcome a veto threat. Committee Chairman Mike Rogers, a Michigan Republican, and the panel’s top Democrat, C.A. “Dutch” Ruppersberger of Maryland, are mulling changes in the bill they first introduced last year.

Recalibrate U.S. Cyber Efforts to Better Meet the High-end Threat From Nation-states

April 01, 2013

In the discussions about cyber threats that continue and expand daily, there is a tendency to lump together all types of threat regardless of where they fall on the spectrum. This lack of precision entails consequences, one of which is that it prevents us from focusing on the highest-end threats that should command our greatest attention.

M.B.A. Students Learn Cybersecurity from Experts

March 25, 2013

Microsoft Vice President Scott Charney and Estonian Ambassador Marina Kaljurand attended a World Executive M.B.A. class at the George Washington University, in which selected students presented research papers they’d written after traveling to Estonia this January.

Foreign Cyberthreats Include Espionage from Russia, China, Attacks from North Korea, Iran

March 21, 2013

Experts testifying before a congressional hearing Wednesday pointed to the likelihood that North Korea is more likely to engage in computer network attacks than in cyberespionage, concluding that such an attack would fit the country's profile. In fact, North Korea and Iran, two rogue nations with significant cybercapabilities, could strike the United States and its allies in similar ways.

Iran Is a More Volatile Cyber Threat to U.S. than China or Russia

March 21, 2013

As members of the intelligence, military and homeland security communities evaluate the emerging cyber threats emanating from hostile nation states, they must consider important distinctions in the capabilities and attack patterns of adversaries like China and Iran, cybersecurity experts told a House subcommittee on Wednesday.

Experts: Iran and North Korea are Looming Cyberthreats to U.S.

March 20, 2013

Cyberattacks supposedly originating from China have raised alarms in recent weeks, but U.S. businesses and government agencies should worry as much about Iran and North Korea, a group of cybersecurity experts said.

Cyber Hearing: China More Capable Less Dangerous Than Other Threats

March 20, 2013

China and Russia have the most sophisticated cyber capabilities, witnesses told the cybersecurity panel of the House Homeland Security Committee Wednesday, but their routine aggressions pose a less horrifying threat than the kind of attack Iran and North Korea could wage.

Obama, CEOs Talk on Cybersecurity (VIDEO)

March 13, 2013

HSPI Director Frank Cilluffo was interviewed about President Obama meeting with CEO's to talk about stopping the online attacks. Video.

As Cyber Threats Mount, Business is Booming in the Security World

March 12, 2013

The dramatically increased attention from corporate America and the federal government alike has helped transform cyber security from a niche area few CEOs lost sleep over to a key growth sector that is likely to receive a larger and larger chunk of both private and public sector budgets.

6 Concrete Policy Ideas for Fixing America’s Drone Dilemma

February 06, 2013

Both sides, whether they are aware of it or not, often share a lot of common ground: humanitarian and strategic concerns, worries about U.S. policy backfiring in parts of the world where America's image is already in plenty of trouble, and a desire to avoid larger-scale military entanglements. No one is really happy with the status quo, but serious proposals that address both the benefits and downsides of drones and targeted killings are hard to come by.

European Union Must Respond to Hezbollah’s Attack in Bulgaria

February 05, 2013

On Tuesday, the Bulgarian government confirmed what most of the world has known for months: The bombing of a bus carrying Israeli tourists in the Black Sea resort of Burgas last July 18 was carried out by members of Lebanon’s Hezbollah organization. The results of an official investigation present leaders of the European Union with a reality that will be difficult to ignore.

Bulgaria Links Hezbollah To Deadly Attack On Israelis

February 05, 2013

HSPI Senior Fellow Matthew Levitt says it would be significant if Europe agrees to designate Hezbollah as a terrorist organization. "Right now, Hezbollah is able to raise funds in most European countries overtly, like the Red Cross...And there's nothing illegal about it.

DOJ Asks FCC to Defer Action on Softbank-Sprint Merger

January 29, 2013

A U.S. Justice Department request to defer regulatory action on Softbank Corp.’s $20 billion bid for Sprint Nextel Corp. follows criticism that an acquisition could expose domestic networks to Chinese companies.

In Depth Interview with Ron Marks (AUDIO)

January 28, 2013

The Defense Department is announcing plans to hire a huge class of cybersecurity professionals. When DoD is finished hiring, U.S. Cyber Command will have five times as many cyber personnel as they have today. Ron Marks, Senior Fellow for HSPI and a cyber human capital expert, joins In Depth to discuss DoD's planned cyber hiring spree.

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