Cyber security

Sen. Dianne Feinstein. (CBS graphic)

U.S. Senator Feinstein Pushes Cyber-Security Bill; Civil Liberties Activists Say It’s Flawed

Senator Dianne Feinstein is urging Silicon Valley leaders to call their congressional representatives to express their support for her cyber-security bill, which is facing opposition from privacy advocates.


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Secret Service Creating Sarcasm Detection Tool For Monitoring Social Media Networks

The U.S. Secret Service wants to invest in software that can help them monitor and detect sarcasm on social media networks.


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Larry Magid: Breached Trust Changes Tone At Moscone Center’s RSA Cyber-Security Conference

Our technology analyst reports there’s a bit of a difference in tone at this year’s RSA security conference being held at The Moscone Center in San Francisco this week.


Larry Magid: New York Times Website Back Up After Hacking

The New York Times website is back up after hackers identifying themselves as the Syrian Electronic Army knocked the site offline around noon on Tuesday.


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Tech Report: Congress Votes On Internet Privacy Bill This Week

Lawmakers are set to vote later this week on a cyber security bill known as the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA), but it’s already facing a growing backlash including a veto threat by the Obama Administration.


Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano speaks at San Jose State University (CBS)

Secretary Of Homeland Security Speaks At SJSU

Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano spoke at San Jose State Monday morning. Specifically, she was expected to call on high tech companies to join the federal government in its fight against international hackers.



Tech Report: White House Releases Cyber Security Guidelines

The White House has released its proposal to beef up the nation’s cyber security. The plan would require industry to better protect systems that run critical infrastructure such as power plants and the electric grid.



McAfee Reveals List of 2011 Top Cyber-Threats

If you’re wondering what the top cyber-threats of the new year are likely to be, McAfee researchers have come out with their 2011 Threats Prediction report.


Bay Area Lawmaker Leads Cyber Security Debate

WASHINGTON (KCBS) Cyber security has become one of the hot topics on Capitol Hill and Bay Area Congresswoman Anna Eshoo has been at the center of the debate.



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