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Jan 12 2015
Continuing the break with State of the Union tradition, President Barack Obama will spend most of the coming week previewing more of the proposals he will outline in the address, including on identity theft, electronic privacy, and cybersecurity, the White House announced Saturday.
Obama will use a Monday event at the Federal Trade Commission to lay out the next steps of a plan toNewsmax (News)
Jan 12 2015
Ahead of President Barack Obama's visit to the Federal Trade Commission on Monday, the White House released details about privacy and cybersecurity proposals Obama will discuss there and in his State of the Union speech on Jan. 20.
Mar 13 2015
The Senate Select Committee on Intelligence easily passed a bill that encourages—but doesn’t require—companies to share information about cyberattacks with each other and the federal government, responding to a growing prevalence of data breaches at large U.S. companies.
The 14-1 vote was the first step in what is likely to be a lengthy battle this year over how to prod firms, many ofWall Street Journal (News)
Jun 13 2013
The FDA asked medical-device makers to fortify products against hackers and malware, citing a recent uptick in cybersecurity incidents affecting equipment such as patient monitors and imaging devices.Wall Street Journal (News)
Jun 10 2013
A top U.S. official Saturday said that resolving issues around cybersecurity would be key to the future of the countries relationship. The comments follow a two-day summit between President Obama and Chinese President Xi Jinping.NPR (Online News)
Jan 07 2020
According to data, children are using the internet more than ever before, and the trend shows no signs of slowing.
Research shows that three in five children now use the internet at home. That’s 60% compared to 11% in 1997. And it’s estimated that kids ages 8 to 18 spend about 45 hours a week in front of screens.
With internet use built into virtually every stage of childhood,Quartz
Jul 21 2021
WASHINGTON, July 21 (Reuters) - President Joe Biden and senior U.S. officials will meet private sector leaders on Aug. 25 to discuss ways to beef up cybersecurity, a White House spokesperson said on Wednesday, underscoring the need for collective action.
Members of Biden's national security team and officials from across the administration will meet business executives to "discuss howReuters
Jun 03 2021
A top cybersecurity official said Wednesday that ransomware attacks against critical industries in the U.S., such as those against Colonial Pipeline and JBS, have become “more brazen” and warned they are likely to continue.
Chris Butera, head of Threat Hunting for the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, said during a virtual summit on Wednesday that ransomware actors haveTownhall
May 12 2021
President Biden signed an executive order Wednesday boosting America's cyber defenses following a ransomware attack on a company that operates a pipeline that provides nearly half of the gasoline and jet fuel for the country's East Coast.
The broad order, which the administration had been working on for months, aims to strengthen cybersecurity for federal networks and outline newNPR (Online News)
May 11 2021
A cyberattack last week that shut down a pipeline, which carries nearly half of the East Coast’s jet fuel and gasoline, raises the question for the zillionth time: When is the government going to start taking serious measures to prevent, or at least minimize, these debilitating—potentially catastrophic—incidents?
One possibly serious step is about to take place—the installment of aSlate