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Election day

In several jurisdictions this is election day, mostly for state and local officials.  It also begins the one-year countdown for the 2016 presidential election.
Following are links to the issue-sections of five currently prominent presidential contende…

CISA and us

Tuesday the Senate passed the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act of 2015 by a vote of 74 to 21.   This bill is similar to a measure passed previously by the House.  Reconciliation is likely.
Part of the Congressional Research Service summary:

DHS Secretary Johnson talks about cybersecurity

Considering the cyber-events of the day – the Wall Street Journal’s website going down; the majority (if not all) of United Airline flights grounded due to a reported “router” issue; and the New York Stock Exchange ceasing tradi…

Baseball cyber attack. “Game changer” no longer a cliché.

To editorial cartoonists, opinion writers, bloggers, news and sports casters, and the rest of the commentariat: Merry Christmas.
From today’s New York Times:
St. Louis Cardinals Investigated by F.B.I. for Hacking Astros
The F.B.I. and Justice D…

Apparently, Russian Hackers Read Obama’s Unclassified Emails

An eight sentence summary of a longer story from the New York Times:
WASHINGTON – Some of President Obama’s email correspondence was swept up by Russian hackers last year in a breach of the White House’s unclassified computer system t…

“Security experts generally say to always have a backup and to never pay the ransom.” However….

From Networked World:
Megacode ransom paid to decrypt server shared by 5 law enforcement departments in Maine

After a law enforcement server shared by three city (town) police departments and a sheriff’s office was infected with ransomware and t…

Cyber: making national security personal

David  Sanger writes in today’s New York Times of the escalating cyber conflict between the United States and Iran:
A newly disclosed National Security Agency document illustrates the striking acceleration of the use of cyberweapons by the U…

The Cyber Threat Intelligence Integration Center

The Washington Post broke the news about a new government entity focused on cybersecurity.
The Obama administration is establishing a new agency to combat the deepening threat from cyberattacks, and its mission will be to fuse intelligence from aroun…

George Washington University creates Center for Cyber and Homeland Security

From the web:
January 12, 2015
The George Washington University establishes new GW Center for Cyber and Homeland Security

We can see the future battle order

Russian Imperial Fleet under attack at Port Arthur (February 1904)
It sounds like a stupid film.  Good riddance.
But someone — almost certainly North Koreans, probably with paid help — successfully attacked and digitally destroyed a leadin…