The proposed Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights would require companies that collect, retain and use personal data of consumers to clearly, concisely and easily provide notices about their privacy and security practices.
According to the letter – signed by groups such as New America's Open Technology Institute, American Civil Liberties Union and Competitive Enterprise Institute and security experts such as Bruce Schneier – the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act, or CISA, of 2015 "would significantly undermine privacy and civil liberties."
The Federal Aviation Administration hasn't done enough to protect its air traffic control system from cyber attacks, says a recently released Government Accountability Office report. "Significant security control weaknesses remain, threatening the agency's ability to ensure the safe and uninterrupted operation of the national airspace system," the GAO says in the report.
The report is a first from Europol in terms of predicting what the future of organized crime in the EU will look like – particularly new developments in how it will operate, changes in its structure and shifts in criminal markets.
As cyber attacks grow more sophisticated and persistent, the United States must be prepared for a cyber event of massive scale, said Director of National Intelligence James Clapper while delivering the Intelligence Community's "Worldwide Threat Assessment" to Congress.
The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is working to shine light into the "dark Web" – the intentionally hidden portion of the World Wide Web which often provides those exchanging information with anonymity and encryption that deters monitoring.
"The concepts of deterrence in the cyber domain are still relatively immature," said Adm. Mike Rogers, director of the National Security Agency and commander of the U.S. Cyber Command.
United Nations peacekeeping missions are "well behind the curve" when it comes to using technology to establish situational awareness, carry out mandates and protect themselves.
Both the State and Justice departments announced the reward for Evgeniy Mikhailovich Bogachev, who is accused of being the mastermind behind the "GameOver Zeus" botnet that infected between 500,000 to 1 million computers from 2011 through 2014 that resulted in more than $100 million in financial losses in the U.S. alone.
The executive order issued by the White House Feb. 13 will enable private sector companies to better share cybersecurity threat information, whether they're domestic or international entities.