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Posts Tagged ‘cybersecurity’

New Academy for Leadership in International Affairs

Although there is no specific mention of cyber issues, I expect that the new Academy for Leadership in International Affairs founded by Chatham House would be open to a proposal concerning cyber security.  From the Chatham House website: The Academy offers potential and established leaders from around the world the opportunity to spend up to […]

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Sep 27th, 2013 Uncategorized

Bank to Pay $300K+ to Patco After Security Breach

People’s United Bank in Maine will pay $345,000 to Patco Construction Company to cover losses incurred after an online security breach, according to Wired. This decision follows a court determination deeming the bank’s security practices “commercially unreasonable” under the Uniform Commercial Code (UCC). The article further reports that the hackers installed malware on Patco’s computer […]

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Dec 28th, 2012 Current Affairs

Obama Signs Presidential Policy Directive 20 on Cyber Terrorism

The Washington Post reports that President Obama signed a secret directive authorizing more aggressive military action to thwart cyber attacks on U.S. networks. Specifically, the article states, Presidential Policy Directive 20 established standards to provide strict guidelines to federal agencies in their dealings with cyber threats, and made an attempt to definitively draw a line […]

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Dec 1st, 2012 defenses, Terrorism

Iran Blamed for Cyberattacks against U.S. Banks, Companies

The Washington Post reported that recent cyber strikes on major U.S. banks and companies, such as JPMorgan Chase and Bank of America, were initiated by Iran. The Post further stated that U.S. intelligence and other officials believe the strikes were issued in response to Western economic sanctions imposed on Iranian financial institutions in an effort […]

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Sep 27th, 2012 Current Affairs

White House threatens veto of CISPA cybersecurity bill – MSNBC

On April 25, 2012 reported that the White House threatened to veto the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA), a House cybersecurity bill.  According to the article, the Obama Administration believes that the bill, "[d]esigned to defend critical U.S. industries and corporate networks from electronic attacks by foreign governments, cybercriminals and terrorist groups" […]

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Apr 26th, 2012 Current Affairs