CISPA Vote in House Today

With CISPA cybersecurity bill on deck, Justin Amash reiterates privacy concerns

Zane McMillin MichiganLive 4/15/2013

U.S. Rep. Justin Amash has reiterated his opposition to a cybersecurity bill as the House of Representatives prepares to consider the controversial measure.

Amash, R-Cascade Township,wrote on Facebook he would vote against the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act, or […]

Obama Considering Executive-Branch Action on Cybersecurity

Eric Engleman 8/8/2012

President Barack Obama is considering executive-branch action on U.S. cybersecurity after Congress failed to pass legislation to protect national security assets, a White House aide said.

“If the Congress is not going to act on something like this, then the president wants to make sure that we’re doing everything possible,” John […]

The Government Admits the US Power Grid Can Be Taken Out at Any Time

Walter Hickey Business Insider 8/1/2012

The Government Accountability Office just released a report backing up earlier findings: because a series of recommendations were ignored, the U.S. electric grid remains highly susceptible to cyberattacks.

The grid is reliant on a number of IT systems that have known and likely unknown vulnerabilities. The result of a cyberattack […]

The Lieberman-Collins Cybersecurity Act–A Threat to Online Rights

Candice Lanier Liberty News Network 12 June 2012

The Lieberman-Collins Cybersecurity Act poses a significant threat to online rights, according to the Electronic Fronier Foundation.

The Cybersecurity Act is sponsored by Sen. Collins (R-ME) and Sen. Lieberman (CT) and was drafted with the detection and thwarting of network attacks in mind. It […]

Islamic terrorists plot to attack U.S. from Mexico

Jim Kouri Law Enforcement Examiner 12/10/2011

Terrorists from several Middle Eastern groups have infiltrated Latin American countries — especially Mexico — in order to plot and carry out attacks against the United States, according to an alarming exposé broadcast this week by the world’s largest Spanish news network.

While the news media in Latin American […]

FBI Warns Brewing Cyberwar May Have Same Impact as ‘Well-Placed Bomb’ 3/8/2010

NATO and America’s European allies are sounding the alarm over what they say are increased cyber attacks originating from China that are targeting key government and intelligence computers.

The warning comes on the heels of an FBI report last week detailing the “real … and expanding threat” of cyber terrorism, especially from Al […]