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Cybersecurity Bill Faces Uncertain Future In Fight Over Regulation

Posted on March 19, 2012 at 10:51 am

By Gerry Smith (Huffington Post) WASHINGTON — It is a scenario that many officials in Washington say keeps them awake at night: a cyberattack against critical infrastructure. Many lawmakers believe the nation’s vital computer networks are vulnerable to such an event, which they say could lead to the collapse of the banking system, sustained blackouts or […]


Tax Breaks Considered To Improve Cybersecurity on Vital Networks

Posted on February 14, 2012 at 3:21 pm

By Chris Strohm (Bloomberg) To view the original article please click here. Feb. 8 (Bloomberg) — Tax breaks and liability protection may spur banking, energy and telecommunication companies to improve cybersecurity on their computer networks, the chairman of a House technology panel said. Representative Greg Walden, an Oregon Republican, said today he will consider taking up […]


Feds Should Provide Industry With Cybersecurity Data And Incentives, Experts Testify

Posted on February 9, 2012 at 10:51 am

(Info Security) The US communications industry needs better information sharing, tax breaks, and liability protection from the federal government to improve cybersecurity, experts told a House panel on Wednesday. Entrust president and CEO Bill Conner highlighted the importance of public-private partnerships to share intelligence and inform the public. “The federal government needs to work more closely with […]


Experts Disagree On Focus Of Cybersecurity Legislation

Posted on at 10:49 am

By Molly Bernhart Walker (FierceIT) Cybersecurity legislation is needed, agreed the panelists speaking Feb. 8 before the House Energy and Commerce subcommittee on communications and technology–but what that legislation should look like was a far more divisive issue. While the telecommunications industry is doing a good job of securing its infrastructure, other sectors need regulations […]


Security Experts Ask House For Light Regulatory Touch

Posted on at 10:47 am

Technology industry representatives — looking to prevent an additional set of compliance requirements — urge House subcommittee to avoid new cybersecurity regulations to shore up the nation’s digital defenses. By Kenneth Corbin (CIO) WASHINGTON — Cybersecurity experts on Wednesday warned members of a House subcommittee against racing to legislation that would establish an overly burdensome […]


Cyber Regulation Lost In A Time Machine

Posted on at 10:46 am

Jettisoning Old Ideas about Securing Vital IT Networks By Eric Chabrow (Gov Info Security) The concept of time supported contrary views on the need for more stringent government regulations to protect the nation’s critical information infrastructure. For Larry Clinton, chief executive of the industry lobbying group Internet Security Alliance, regulation is so last century and other factors […]


CYBERSECURITY: Threats To Communications Networks And Private-Sector Responses

Posted on February 8, 2012 at 11:40 am

To view the original article please click here. The Subcommittee on Communications and Technology has scheduled a hearing on Wednesday, February 8, 2012, at 9:30 a.m. in room 2322 of the Rayburn House Office Building. The title of the hearing is “Cybersecurity: Threats to Communications Networks and Private-Sector Responses.”


Entrust President and CEO Outlines Cybersecurity Dangers

Posted on at 10:45 am

CONNER SPEAKS DURING CONGRESSIONAL SUBCOMMITTEE HEARING Entrust executive provides insight into cybersecurity attacks targeting vulnerable small businesses, enterprises via the Internet DALLAS, Feb. 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Entrust Inc. President and CEO Bill Conner was invited as an expert speaker to the U.S. Subcommittee on Communications and Technology’s cybersecurity hearing in Washington D.C. Wednesday. The invitation to participate in the hearing, […]


THE CIRCUIT: Amazon and Viacom Strike A Deal

Posted on at 10:44 am

CYBERSECURITY HEARING, SPRINT EARNINGS By Hayley Tsukayama (The Washington Post) Amazon and Viacom: Amazon and Viacom announced Wednesday that they had entered into a rights agreement that will bring content from MTC, Nickolodeon, Comedy Central, TV Land and VH1 into Amazon’s streaming video catalog. The deal, announced Wednesday by Amazon, will add about 2,000 titles to […]


House Subcom Serious About Cybersecurity

Posted on at 10:43 am

Experts Say Threat is Growing, as Roles of MSOs,Other ISPs in Battling Attacks By Mike Reynolds (Multichannel) The concerns of House Democrats and Republicans about cybersecurity was made clear in a Hill hearing Wednesday unusually free of the partisan divides that often surface in hearings in the House Communications Subcommittee. During the hearing on “Cybersecurity: […]