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GW Hosts First in Series of Major Conferences on Cybersecurity Policy

April 29, 2013

A group of top cybersecurity experts, including high-ranking officials from the government and private sector, convened at the George Washington University on April 26 for the first of a series of conferences on cybersecurity, discussing the challenges in addressing cyber threats, the importance of public-private partnerships and the efforts, possibly including legislation, that seek to address what many consider an ever-increasing risk to national security.

The Suspect Remains at Large, But the Lockdown Was a Big Success

April 19, 2013

Homeland-security experts say Boston’s police, firefighters and hospitals responded brilliantly to Monday’s terror attacks—culminating in the 4.6 million-person city lockdown on Friday—a key test of urban preparedness, though the primary suspect remains at large.

Despite WMD Fears, Terrorists Still Focused on Conventional Attacks

April 17, 2013

The United States has spent billions of dollars to prevent terrorists from obtaining a weapon of mass destruction even as the bombings in Boston further show that a nuclear weapon or lethal bioagent is not necessary for causing significant harm.

In Wake of Boston Bombings, Experts Say Security Can Never be Perfect

April 16, 2013

Americans who've grown accustomed to rigorous security procedures since the 9/11 attacks may have to endure new measures following the Boston Marathon bombings, but experts on Tuesday warned that no amount of extra precautions can guarantee absolute safety from a determined terrorist.

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.

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