NYSE Hires Former Homeland Security Chief
Chicago TribuneNYSE Euronext hired former Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff to make sure sensitive exchange data were not breached after U.S. securities regulators left their computers unencrypted, according to a person familiar with the …Why Congress Hacked Up a Bill to Stop Hackers
By: Michale Riley & Eric Engleman

At the time, lawmakers were fighting over an administration-backed bill that would require the computer systems that control utilities, chemical plants, oil pipelines, and other “critical infrastructure” to be hardened against sabotage by hackers and …

‘Spectacular’ Cyber Attack Looms: Security Official
By: Camilla Lyngsby

The U.S. is at war, a cyber war. And businesses and government are at risk, said Eric Rosenbach, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Cyber Policy in an interview with CNBC. “I read my intel brief every morning at 5:30 a.m. and it’s never a very …

Anonymous Hacker Group Attacks Israeli Websites
BBC News

… with pro-Palestinian messages. The OpIsrael campaign was launched by the hacking collective in retaliation for attacks on Gaza. The cyber attacks come as the Israeli army updates its web campaign adding “achievements” and “badges” for regular visitors.

Stolen NASA Laptop Had Unencrypted Employee Data
By: Mathew J. Schwartz

NASA is warning all employees and contractors that their personal information may have been compromised after a thief stole a NASA laptop and documents from an agency employee’s locked car. “On October 31, 2012, a NASA laptop and official NASA …

Political Gridlock Leaves US Facing Cyber Pearl Harbor
By: Eric Engleman & Michael Riley

Many companies also feared that regulation would expose them to a greater risk of shareholder liability suits in the event of an attack, an issue compounded by the fact that it’s easier to estimate the cost of stiffer defenses than to guess the price …

Lack of Security Policy Cited in SC Breach
By: Tim Smith

The agency’s computer system was breached four times, officials have said, and the data was exposed in September. Gov. Nikki Haley publicly disclosed the hacking on Oct. 26, 16 days after the U.S. Secret Service notified the state of the hacking …

Irish Data Protection Office Investigating Experian
The Sunday Business Post

Experian, the credit-reporting service with financial information on more than 740 million consumers, is being investigated by Irish regulators in the wake of a series of breaches of the company’s databases. The Office of the Data Protection …

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