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Senate may go on break without passing cyber bill

The U.S. Senate could leave town this week for a monthlong break without passing legislation to protect the country's electrical grid, water supplies and other critical industries from cyberattack and electronic espionage.

Aug 02, 2012
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NIST updates guidance on network attacks and malware

Detecting and stopping malicious attacks on computer networks is a central focus of computer security these days. The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is asking for comments on two updated guides on malicious ...

Jul 26, 2012
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Researchers advance biometric security

Researchers in the Biometric Technologies Laboratory at the University of Calgary have developed a way for security systems to combine different biometric measurements—such as eye colour, face shape or fingerprints—and ...

Jun 21, 2012
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Lawmakers optimistic about cyber bill prospects

(AP) -- House Republicans and Democrats expressed optimism Friday about sending a cybersecurity bill to President Barack Obama this year despite significant disagreements with the Senate and the White House. ...

Apr 27, 2012
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House moves ahead with cybersecurity bill (Update)

(AP) -- House Republicans are pushing ahead with legislation to protect the nation's critical infrastructure and corporations from electronic attacks despite Obama administration objections that the legislation fails to ...

Apr 26, 2012
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California warns of lost parent-child data

California officials on Friday warned that personal information about parents and children in its child support system was missing, putting those people at risk of identity theft.

Apr 08, 2012
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3Qs: How hacking will affect credit-card holders

Last Friday, a major Atlanta-based payment card processor, Global Payments, announced a server security breach that could affect more than 1 million accounts. We asked William Robertson, a cybersecurity e ...

Apr 05, 2012
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