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July 31, 2014

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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.

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.

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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June 17, 2014

Cyber-Threats Will Outpace Any FCC Regulations, Lawmakers Tell Wheeler

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Rogers at an Energy and Commerce hearing on the 2010 health care law’s website. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)

Mike Rogers, R-Mich., chairman of the House Intelligence panel, and Mike Pompeo, R-Kan., aren’t exactly thrilled to see what they interpret as signals that the FCC is potentially looking to regulate cybersecurity.

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June 16, 2014

Cybersecurity, Mobile-Device Theft, Digital Readiness in the Week Ahead

Lawmakers are expected to take up at least a couple science and tech-related bills and hold a hearing on net neutrality. Off the Hill, events on mobile-device theft prevention, cybersecurity and digital readiness are on tap.

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