Cybersecurity, information & Privacy News Roundup

Cybersecurity, and insecurity, vexes nations
Minneapolis Star Tribune

Cybersecurity, the subject of this month’s Minnesota International Center’s “Great Decisions” dialogue, is a hot topic in the Beltway, Silicon Valley and on Wall Street. It’s also an important subject in Foggy Bottom and Turtle Bay.

CIO Magazine Cybersecurity News Roundup: MyAgent Trojan; Virus Infects Saudi Oil Giant

Cybersecurity News Roundup: MyAgent Trojan; Virus Infects Saudi Oil Giant; and Pro-Censorship Hackers. This week’s IT security news roundup features stories on the newly discovered MyAgent Trojan; malware that forced a Saudi Oil Giant to shut down.

What you should know about cybersecurity
Minneapolis Star Tribune

Congress is now in recess. But before its members left town, back on Friday, Aug. 3, they rejected a bipartisan bill that would have established optional “cybersecurity” standards for the computer systems that operate the country’s power grids, dams.

A Cybersecurity Dream Act Alternative
BankInfoSecurity.com (blog)

Will Obama use the Dream Act model of bypassing Congress to advance his cybersecurity agenda? Obama’s counterterrorism adviser John Brennan hints that such an order could come [see Cat Out of Bag on Infosec Regulation?].

Cyber security and disaster planning go hand in hand
Colorado Springs Business Journal

When the Waldo Canyon fire roared closer to Colorado Springs on June 26, Jeff Beauprez, president and CEO of Colorado Networks, started getting frantic phone calls from businesses along the Garden of the Gods Road corridor.

The Battelle CyberAuto Challenge encourages students to pursue cybersecurity.
LiveScience.com

Today’s cars have grown vulnerable to the threat of computer viruses or hackers — security researchers have even shown how to remotely unlock a vehicle or start a car’s engine using simple text messages. But a group of U.S. students who attended the …

Obama may bypass lawmakers with cybersecurity executive order
Leader and Times

Senate Republicans recently blocked cybersecurity legislation, but the issue might be revived by the White House, a federal law enforcement official told the Law Enforcement Examiner on Monday.

Cyber security boot camp to educate potential cyber spooks
ComputerWeekly.com

Stephanie Daman, CEO at the Cyber Security Challenge UK, said the cyber camp concept is something completely new for this year’s Challenge: “It represents a great opportunity for our expert sponsors to work closely with a group of young talent.”

Baltimore-area colleges win $4.7M in cyber security grants
Bizjournals.com

Harford Community College will receive $74000 to put toward its work with the Regional Cybersecurity Education Initiative. HCC, University of Delaware and Delaware Technical and Community College formed the education initiative with industry partners …

Blank Rome Lobbying for Motorola Solutions on Cybersecurity, Tax Reform
The BLT: Blog of Legal Times (blog)

The lobby shop is advocating for the Schaumburg, Ill.-based telecommunications company on “[i]ssues related to public safety/D block spectrum; issues related to cybersecurity; issues related to tax reform legislation,”

Collaborative Cybersecurity: Why the private sector is essential.
By Paul Nicholas – TwC

The official Microsoft Security Blog provides in-depth discussion of security, cybersecurity and technology trends affecting trust in computing, as well as timely security news, trends, and practical security guidance.

The Cybersecurity Blame Game Continues
The stalling, bickering, almost-breakthrough, and eventual demise of cybersecurity legislation in the United States Senate was a sad thing to watch.

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