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Cybersecurity

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Latest Headlines

GitHub still fighting DDoS attack reportedly from Chinese hackers

Chinese hackers are reportedly continuing their assault on the U.S. social coding platform GitHub with a distributed denial-of-service attack that is routing traffic from China's most popular search engine,  The Wall Street Journal  reported March 29.

NIST seeks pilot privacy-enhancing technologies for NSTIC project to secure online identities

The federally led program that's trying to provide secure online identity interactions for individuals and organizations across the nation is soliciting applications to test privacy-enhancing technologies.

New industry paper recommends policymakers tread carefully in nurturing Internet of Things

As policymakers seek to nurture greater Internet of Things development, they should address issues like competition, standards, spectrum, security and privacy, among others, in a collaborative manner across all market sectors, a new industry white paper says.

Cybersecurity remains a weak spot, top intelligence official says

Although the possibility of a catastrophic cyberattack is remote, the unclassified information and communication technology networks that support government, military, commercial and social activities remain vulnerable despite efforts to protect them, the national intelligence director said.

House intel leaders unveil bill to spur public, private sharing of cyber threat indicator data

Leaders with the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence March 24 unveiled legislation that would encourage private companies to voluntarily share information on cyber threats with each other and the federal government as long as it doesn't go through the National Security Agency or the Defense Department.

Number of veterans whose personal information was put at risk nearly triples in a month

Between January and February, the number of veterans who had personal information affected by data breaches nearly tripled, according to a new report.

Language training could help cyber defense, report states

Defense language training could be integral to grooming much-needed cyber warriors, a new RAND Corp. report states.

Book questions governments' capabilities as cyber threats persist

The abilities of governments to protect citizens are dwindling as cyber threats increase and jurisdiction over such matters lacks clarity, according to the authors of a new book.

Senate committee advances cyber threat information sharing bill

The Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act of 2015, or CISA, continues its march through Congress, passing the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence March 12 by a vote of 14 to 1.

CIA Director Brennan says cyber is 'urgent national security priority' in foreign policy talk

The CIA, in collaboration with federal and private sector partners, has improved its capabiltiies and understanding of cyber threats, but so have their adversaries.