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Information sharing at work

Information sharing at work

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There's been quite a bit of lip service paid to the ages-old concept of information sharing, says Illena Armstrong, VP, editorial, SC Magazine..

IC3 report says social media-related complaints quadrupled over five years

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On Tuesday, the FBI's Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) published trends and findings from 2014.

Nigerian man sentenced to 3 years for phishing scam targeting gov't workers

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A Nigerian man was sentenced to three years in prison for his role in a phishing scheme targeting U.S. government employees.

FTC gives thumbs up to companies that cooperate during breach probes

FTC gives thumbs up to companies that cooperate during breach probes

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In a Wednesday blog post the FTC explained the process it follows to investigate security breaches and said it looks favorably on companies that cooperate in law enforcement investigations.

Senate gears up for Saturday USA Freedom Act vote; House breaks for recess

Senate gears up for Saturday USA Freedom Act vote; House breaks for recess

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The USA Freedom Act's fate will soon be decided with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) announcing on Thursday that the Senate will convene for a rare Saturday vote on the bill.

RadioShack, state coalition reach terms on sale of customer data

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RadioShack and a coalition of 38 states have reached an agreement allowing RadioShack to sell the customer data under certain conditions.

Federal prosecutors charge Chinese nationals with trade secret theft

Federal prosecutors charge Chinese nationals with trade secret theft

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The Justice Department claims that two of the six defendants are former employees of U.S. tech firms.

Letter urges McConnell, Senate leaders to let sun set on Section 215

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In a brief, to-the-point letter, a wide mix of organizations asked Senate leaders to abandon attempts to extend Section 215 of the USA PATRIOT Act.

FTC recommends conditions for sale of RadioShack consumer information

FTC recommends conditions for sale of RadioShack consumer information

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The FTC has recommended a list of conditions that a bankruptcy court should impose on the sale of RadioShack's information assets.

After House vote, USA Freedom Act moves to Senate

After House vote, USA Freedom Act moves to Senate

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The USA Freedom Act was passed by the House Wednesday but critics call for strengthening of bill in the Senate.

NEWS ALERT: House of Representatives passes USA Freedom Act

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The U.S. House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed the USA Freedom Act today with 338 Representatives voting in favor of the bill and only 88 against it

Washington state passes law requiring warrant for 'stingray' use

Washington state passes law requiring warrant for 'stingray' use

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While Congress ramps up for its discussions and vote on the USA Freedom Act, Washington state has taken privacy into its own hands through legislation requiring a warrant to use the devices.

White House urges Congress to pass USA Freedom Act

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The bill, which aims to end NSA's bulk collection of Americans' phone data, recently passed a House committee.

Getting a grip on enterprise risk

Managing compliance and risk has become one of the most torturous assignments in the enterprise, particularly for those that must adhere to the ever-increasing challenge of industry, state and federal regulations.

Former FTC chief technologist Felten is new White House deputy CTO

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Princeton professor and former FTC chief technologist Ed Felten has joined the White House "techie" team as deputy CTO.

VA inks $50M contract to improve audit readiness

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The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has awarded a $50 million contract to ASM Research to help improve security and audit readiness.

NSA chief confirms physical retaliation could be warranted in cyber attack response

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Navy Adm. and head of the National Security Agency (NSA) Michael Rogers on the U.S. government's stance on cyber attack retaliation.

Former Nuclear Regulatory Commission employee arrested for alleged spear phishing campaign

Former Nuclear Regulatory Commission employee arrested for alleged spear phishing campaign

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Charles Harvey Eccleston allegedly targeted U.S Department of Energy and U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission employees with spear phishing emails designed to drop malware on their systems.

Russia and China form cyber alliance

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Russia and Chiana have agreed to join forces stop not hack each other as well as to fight cyber attacks as well.

Laptop search and seizure at CA border ruled unreasonable

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A federal court has ruled that the search of a traveling businessman's laptop in 2013 was unreasonable and violated his privacy.

Germany stops NSA internet surveillance, sets parameters

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Germany has stopped its internet surveillance for the NSA after tensions arose over the US spying on European officials.

Katherine Brin will serve as the new FTC CPO

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The Federal Trade Commission announced, in a release today, Katherine Race Brin will serve as the new FTC CPO

Va. ACLU sues Fairfax police dept. for storing data from ALPR

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ACLU has sued a Virginia police department for collecting an LPR database on vehicles belonging to people not under investigation.

EC Digital Single Market Strategy takes aim at geo-blocking, copyright restrictions

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The European Commission has adopted a new 16-initiative strategy that would make it easier for consumers to access digital services and goods.

Harry Reid attempts to block trade vote until FISA is discussed

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The Senate will likely vote on a trade bill over the expiring Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act.

IRS adds new unit to fight cybercrime, fraud

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The IRS is assembling a team to combat the rising tide of identity theft and fraudulent tax return claims.

FBI promotes Demarest to new cyber exec position

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The FBI has created a new position to help coordinate its response efforts to cybercrimes and establish better data sharing relationships.

DOJ begins reviewing stingray uses and policies

DOJ begins reviewing stingray uses and policies

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The Department of Justice confirmed that it is looking into its policies surrounding cell-site simulators and surveillance technology.

India and Japan form cyber alliance

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Indian officials met with a Japanese contingent last week to discuss how the two nations could work together to fight cyber crime and invest in India's IT sector.

U.S. Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee chairman requests info on White House breach

U.S. Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee chairman requests info on White House breach

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Chairman John Thune penned a letter to President Obama this past Thursday to ask him to clarify whether any personal information was compromised in October's cyber attack on the White House.

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