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NSA Chief Seeks Bigger Cybersecurity Role

February 27, 2012

At a cybersecurity forum last week at George Washington University, former Director of National Intelligence Michael McConnell said current U.S. cyberdefenses are weak and the bills on Capitol Hill are insufficient. "There isn't a corporation in the nation that can successfully defend itself. Not one," Mr. McConnell said.

American Doctrine in Cyber Space

February 24, 2012

What we lack right now in cyber space is a doctrine from which comprehensive and sensible tactics and strategies can flow. Let me suggest that the doctrine we need to guide American policy is Internet Power. Internet Power is defined as maintaining the peaceful and positive use of cyber space.

Experts Address Growing Cyber Threat to National Security

February 23, 2012

Some of the nation’s leaders and policymakers in the fields of homeland security, defense and intelligence gathered at George Washington’s Jack Morton Auditorium Wednesday to discuss the challenges of legislating cybersecurity.

FCC Chief Presses Internet Providers on Cybersecurity

February 22, 2012

The government needs to establish rules to ensure that companies adequately shield vital networks, Michael Chertoff, a former Homeland Security Secretary under President George W. Bush, and Mike McConnell, former director of national intelligence under Bush, said during a conference today in Washington. The event was sponsored by George Washington University’s Homeland Security Policy Institute.

Cyber Security Act of 2012 requires a liability protection bug fix

February 22, 2012

Former Acting General Counsel of DHS and HSPI Senior Fellow Gus Coldebella discusses the Senate cybersecurity bill sponsored by Senators Lieberman, Collins, Rockefeller and Feinstein. Coldebella explains how the bill's liability protections could be strengthened, removing dangerous disincentives to information sharing on the cybersecurity threat.

Officials Urge Lawmakers Not to Weaken Cybersecurity Measures

February 22, 2012

With opposition to a new Senate cybersecurity bill building among privacy groups and key business interests, it may take a major cyberattack to prompt meaningful protections, two former national security officials said on Wednesday.

Big Brother Watching Social Media? (VIDEO)

February 16, 2012

Director Frank J. Cilluffo comments on the balance between privacy and security in law enforcement's monitoring of social media. Video.

Hearing on DHS plan to monitor social networking websites (VIDEO)

February 16, 2012

Director Frank J. Cilluffo discusses law enforcement's role in the future of social media and open source information. Video.

Open Relationship: The United States is doing something right in the war on terror

February 15, 2012

Director Frank J. Cilluffo writes on the erosion of Pakistan's Federally Administered Tribal Areas as a destination for a transnational flow of extremist recruits.

Heightened Security in US Over Iran Threat (VIDEO)

February 14, 2012

Frank Cilluffo, director of the Homeland Security Policy Institute at George Washington University in D.C., agreed that the recent incidents in India, Georgia, Thailand and Azerbaijan have "all the hallmarks of a concerted campaign" that could extend to U.S. soil. Video.

Border, Cyber, Transportation Budgets Expected to Win In FY 2013 Budget

February 13, 2012

The budgets of the Border Patrol, border security programs, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), cybersecurity efforts and the Secret Service are expected by experts and knowledgeable observers to gain or at least hold steady when the president’s fiscal year 2013 budget request is released to Congress today.

Smithsonian balances security and openness -- Is it safe?

February 06, 2012

Following the 9/11 attacks security officials worried that the Smithsonian Institution with its millions of visitors and stores of valuable national treasures would be an ideal target for terrorists, yet the institution has done little to bolster security.

Global supply-chain security initiative to gather private-sector feedback (AUDIO)

February 03, 2012

President Barack Obama has signed the National Strategy for Global Supply Chain, which aims to promote the efficient and secure movement of goods throughout the global economy. The strategy was introduced by Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano last month at a global economic forum. Seth Stodder, president and CEO of Palindrome Strategies, joined In Depth with Francis Rose to discuss the new strategy and the role he will take. Audio.

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