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U.S. senators: No time to lose on strengthening cybersecurity

Four U.S. senators sound a warning on cybersecurity, comparing our time to the days prior to September 11, 2001--the system is blinking red, and we are failing to connect the dots. Again.

By March 6, 2012


U.S. military cyberwar: What's off-limits?

Ex-NSA and CIA head tells Black Hat crowd that rules for when military can attack foreign networks might exempt power grids and financial networks.

By July 29, 2010


Feds weigh expansion of Internet monitoring

Homeland Security's top cybersecurity official tells CNET that the Einstein network defense system, which exchanges data with the NSA, could be extended to the private sector.

By March 4, 2010


White House outlines secret cybersecurity plan

Obama administration's summary of still-classified 2008 directive, announced at RSA, boosts involvement of National Security Agency in federal intrusion prevention.

By March 2, 2010


Real ID will 'strengthen' Americans' privacy, Chertoff says

In another defense of the oft-maligned national-ID requirements, Homeland Security chief claims plan will help combat identity theft.

By September 5, 2007


Obama on cybersecurity: We're not that prepared

President announces new White House cybersecurity coordinator job, which has not been filled, and says feds will not monitor private sector Internet communications.

By May 29, 2009


Obama expected to announce cybersecurity revamp, new 'czar'

A 60-day review of the Feds' computer and Internet security efforts is complete, but recommendations are likely to be divisive.

By May 29, 2009


Senator asks DHS for cybersecurity documents

A key Republican senator is calling on the Department of Homeland Security to hand over documents that may show why its cybersecurity program is flawed.

By March 25, 2009


Cybersecurity official quits, blasts NSA power grab

Rod Beckström, director of Homeland Security's secretive National Cybersecurity Center, says folding his group into the National Security Agency would endanger "our democratic processes."

By March 6, 2009


Obama hints at cybersecurity shake-up with review

Announcement that a cybersecurity official will conduct a two-month review of cybersecurity efforts may indicate authority will shift from the Department of Homeland Security to the White House.

By February 9, 2009