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September 2, 2014

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August 18, 2014

Wikipedia, Cybersecurity, and Aspen Forum This Week

Events on Wikpedia, cybersecurity, startups, and government use of technology to lower costs are on tap this week and the Technology Policy Institute’s Aspen Forum in Colorado continues early this week.

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July 31, 2014

Sen. Gillibrand Introduces Cybersecurity Information-Sharing Tax Credit Bill

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Gillibrand walks past a Senate Armed Services Committee media stakeout on June 10. (Photo By Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., introduced a bill Thursday to provide a tax credit for costs of joining cybersecurity information sharing groups.

The bill would allow costs like membership dues and costs related to sharing information with organizations such as Information Sharing and Analysis Centers (ISACs) to be counted as a tax credit.

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July 21, 2014

Richard Danzig’s Cybersecurity Recommendations

“By the reckoning of a new report by the left-leaning Center for New American Security, we screwed it up from the start when designing the architecture of digital computing — security just wasn’t drawn into those original blueprints,” writes CQ Roll Call’s Tim Starks. Read more about the report, helmed by White House adviser Richard Danzig, over at the Five By Five blog.

By Joe Warminsky Posted at 3:52 p.m.
Security

U.S. Chamber Backs Senate Intelligence Cybersecurity Bill

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is supporting Senate legislation aimed at improving sharing of cybersecurity threat information between the government and private industry.

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July 15, 2014

Botnet Bill Potentially in the Works From Sheldon Whitehouse

Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse is looking to draft legislation on the issue of networks of computers infected with malware, known as botnets.

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DOJ/FTC Cybersecurity Antitrust Comments Good, Not Good Enough, Report Says

In April, the Department of Justice and Federal Trade Commission teamed up to release a statement to businesses who might be worried about sharing cybersecurity information with competitors: The agencies wrote that they “do not believe that antitrust is – or should be – a roadblock to legitimate cybersecurity information sharing.”

A new report released today on the security of the electricity grid concludes that the statement was a good start to tackling one of the biggest impediments of business-to-business cyber threat info sharing. It just isn’t good enough. Full story

July 9, 2014

What Was That Social Media Bill About?

Last night, the chairwoman and ranking member of a House Homeland Security subcommittee went to the floor to lead debate on a bill called the “Social Media Working Group Act.” What’s the connection?

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July 7, 2014

Cybersecurity Bill in Senate Committee, Quietly, on Tuesday

CQ Roll Call’s Rob Margetta reports that the Senate Intelligence Committee is set to mark up its long-awaited cybersecurity bill.

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June 25, 2014

No ‘Nice Happy Things’ in This TED Talk on Passwords

In a TEDxCMU talk, Lorrie Faith Cranor — a computer science and engineering professor at Carnegie Mellon University — discusses some of her observations about people and passwords.

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By Anne L. Kim Posted at 2:02 p.m.
Security

June 23, 2014

AT&T-DirecTV Merger, FCC Funding, Digital Health Care This Week

Hold onto your seats because a slew of events and congressional hearings and markups are slated for the next few days, including multiple subcommittee meetings on the proposed AT&T-DirectTV merger.

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