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Insider threat: The emerging policy landscape & best practices

Retired Senior Executive,CIA - Insider Threat Detection, Larry Knutsen, will review the evolution of U.S. policy on insider threats and what they mean to your organization.

Russia's FSB, Ministry of Internal Affairs tackle Tyupkin ATM threat

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Russian authorities have ramped up efforts to locate criminals spreading ATM malware Tyupkin.

British court dismisses Google appeal

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A British court has dismissed Google's appeal to prevent consumers from being able to sue the company over its alleged tracking of Safari users.

PhishMe, Inc. secures $13 million in Series B funding

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PhishMe, Inc., a Leesburg, Va.-based phishing threat management solution provider, closed a $13 million investment in Series B funding led by Paladin Capital Group and new investor Aldrich Capital Partners.

Data breach notification bill advances in U.S. House

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Legislation requiring companies to meet security standards and notify customers of data breaches has moved forward in the U.S. House of Representatives.

Protecting Cyber Networks Act introduced by House committee

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A new 'threat sharing' cybersecurity bill was introduced by leaders of the U.S. House of Representatives Intelligence Committee.

Romanian man extradited to U.S. to face hacking charges

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Romanian citizen Mircea-Ilie Ispasoiu made his first appearance in a New Jersey federal court after being extradited to the U.S. for allegedly orchestrating an international hacking scheme.

Israel allegedly spied on U.S. communications for Iranian deal details

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Israel allegedly has conducted an espionage campaign on the U.S. to learn the details of President Obama's possible deal to curb Iran's nuclear program.

Legislators set to introduce student privacy bill

Legislators set to introduce student privacy bill

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On Monday, Reps. Luke Messer and Jared Polis will reportedly introduce the legislation in the House.

U.S. representatives form payment technology caucus

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Members of the U.S. House of Representatives have announced that they have joined together to form a bipartisan caucus to investigate payment technologies.

Russian hacker to be extradited to U.S. from Spain

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A Russian man who was arrested in Spain on suspicion of cyber fraud reportedly will be extradited to the U.S. within the next few days.

White House names former Facebook exec as first IT director

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The White House announced that former Facebook executive David Recordon will serve as the first ever director of White House information technology.

Privacy buffs say amended CISA bill can still further gov't surveillance

Privacy buffs say amended CISA bill can still further gov't surveillance

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The threat information-sharing bill was approved by the Senate Intelligence Committee last week.

Obama Administration sets record for withholding FOIA requests

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The Obama administration has set another record for withholding government files under the U.S. Freedom of Information Act.

NYPD officer arrested for hacking FBI databases

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A (NYPD) officer was arrested Wednesday morning for allegedly hacking into a restricted NYPD computer and other sensitive law enforcement databases.

Court rules New York sheriff's office must turn over 'stingray' docs to NYCLU

Court rules New York sheriff's office must turn over 'stingray' docs to NYCLU

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A New York court ordered the Erie County Sheriff's Office to turn over documents about its purchase and use of stingray devices to the New York Civil Liberties Union (NYCLU) earlier this week.

Anonymous member deported from Canada

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Canada deported self-proclaimed Anonymous member Matt DeHart.

Report: committee approves rule change that expands FBI's hacking authority

Report: committee approves rule change that expands FBI's hacking authority

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If modified, Rule 41 would give judges the ability to grant search warrants for electronic information located outside their judicial district.

Lynx-sponsored fellowship aimed at women, minorities

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Lynx will throw its support behind ICMCP's efforts to bring more minorities into cyber security by sponsoring fellowship.

Silk Road forum moderator pleads guilty in Manhattan

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An Australian man, Peter Nash, faces a maximum sentence of life in prison.

Facebook received 14,274 U.S. gov't requests in 2014 H2

Facebook received 14,274 U.S. gov't requests in 2014 H2

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Facebook said that at least some data was produced for nearly 80 percent of the requests.

State Dept. system still down to exorcise attackers

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The State Department's unclassified system is still down as the agency tries to expel what could be Russian hackers from its network.

Obama administration seeks additional authority to combat botnets

Obama administration seeks additional authority to combat botnets

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The Obama administration announced a proposed amendment to existing law that would give federal courts more authority in the ongoing was against botnets.

U.S. senator introduces bill aimed at federal breach notification standard

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U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk is ready to introduce a bill aimed at putting in place a federal standard that organizations across the country would abide by.

Short, planned outage helps State Dept. banish hackers

Short, planned outage helps State Dept. banish hackers

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Four months after it revealed that hackers had breached its non-classified email system, the State Dept. said it would take some systems offline temporarily to bolster security.

CISA passes Senate committee, raises privacy concerns

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The act contains a dozen amendments made in a closed door session before the Senate Intelligence Committee voted.

Justice Department drops charges against government employee

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The Justice Department has dropped an eight-count indictment against Xiafen Chen who was accused of illegally downloading data from a restricted government database.

Canadian government investing to counter attacks

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Shared Services Canada plans to spend $55 million to upgrade IT infrastructure.

White House reveals $100M in grants to train tech workers

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Under the TechHire program, 21 cities and regions will vie for grants and work to accelerate tech training.

Hillary Clinton says private email system was not breached

Hillary Clinton says private email system was not breached

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Clinton said that the private email system she used during her tenure as Secretary of State was "effective and secure."

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