U.S. Powergrid Vulnerable Says Congressional Report

By Robert Vamosi | 5/22/13 4:21 AM

Cyberattacks affecting the US powergrid are apparently much more common that previously thought.

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Obama Prioritizes Cybersecurity In New Budget

By Robert Vamosi | 4/11/13 6:22 AM

The president is calling for more cybersecurity funds in his 2014 budget proposal to Congress.

According to the Reuters news service, Obama is asking for more "military "hackers" to head off escalating cyber threats from China, Iran, Russia and other countries. It would also bolster defenses for government and private-sector computer networks."

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Howard Schmidt Urges More Public-Private Security Partnerships

By Robert Vamosi | 3/12/13 6:17 AM

Former cyber security advisor to President Obama and now Executive Director of SAFECode said that there needs to be more public-private security partnerships.

In an interview with Tripwire, Schmidt elaborated on President Obama's Executive Order, in particular the part about government agencies sharing more information with the private sector.

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Reports Cite Weak US Cybersecurity Readiness

By Robert Vamosi | 3/11/13 10:41 PM

A series of new reports give the US federal government failing grades for cybersecurity readiness.

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White House Executive Order A "Down Payment"

By Robert Vamosi | 3/7/13 2:17 AM

At a special White House forum session on the executive order at the RSA Conference last week, Michael Daniel, special assistant to the president and cybersecurity coordinator, said the executive order signed by President Obama last month was "a down payment" on cybersecurity.

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Reuters: Cybersecurity Executive Order To Follow State Of The Union Address

By Robert Vamosi | 2/12/13 3:56 AM

President OBama is expected to bypass Congress and implement key measures of the failed Cybersecurity Act of 2012 ... but he'll do it after Tuesday's State of the Union address.

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Economic Reasons Behind CyberSecurity

By Robert Vamosi | 2/7/13 3:58 AM

Microsoft is attempting to better understand the socio- and economic origins of cybersecurity and concludes that wealthier countries are more secure.

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Report: Obama To Compromise On Cybersecurity Executive Order

By Robert Vamosi | 10/24/12 4:17 AM

Apparently President Obama is prepared to compromise on a executive order related to the Cybersecurty Act of 2012.

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Obama On CyberSecurity Threats

By Robert Vamosi | 7/24/12 4:57 AM

Barack Obama is concerned about CyberSecurity Threats and thinks the US Congress should be as well.

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Government Report Finds Smart Grid Security Inadequate

By JDavis | 1/21/11 7:57 AM

A new document from the U.S. Government Accountability Office--the auditing office of the U.S. Congress--assessing the current state of security of the rapidly deploying smart grid networks around the country finds that necessary built-in security features are often missing from the networks and the smart meters themselves.

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