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Cybersecurity and International Relations in the News

10/20/15 House votes to extend privacy rights to Europeans, by Mario Trujillio, The Hill
10/11/15 Cyberwar Ignites a New Arms Race, by Damian Paletta, Danny Yadron and Jennifer Valentino-Devries, The Wall Street Journal
10/14/15 Cyberspace Becomes Second Front in Russia’s Clash With NATO, by Michael Riley and Jordan Robertson, BloombergBusiness
10/14/15 Big issues facing the Internet: Economic espionage, by Fergus Hanson, Brookings
10/9/15 In a first, Chinese hackers are arrested at the behest of the U.S. government, by Ellen Nakashima and Adam Goldman, Washington Post SOURCE
8/17/15 The End of the Internet Dream: In 20 years, the Web might complete its shift from liberator to oppressor. It's up to us to prevent that, Earlier this month Jennifer Granick was the keynote speaker at Black Hat 2015. This is a modified version of the speech she delivered. A video of the speech is also available. BACKCHANNEL
7/31/15 Stolen Consumer Data Is a Smaller Problem Than It Seems, by Nathanial Popper, The New York Times
6/16/15 Open source: Big benefits, big flaws, by Taylor Amerding, COMPUTERWORLD
6/12/15 Chinese Hackers Circumvent Popular Web Privacy Tools, by Nicole Perlroth, The New York Times
5/29/15 Ross Ulbricht, Creator of Silk Road Website, Is Sentenced to Life in Prison, by Benjamin Weiser, The New York Times
Legal Threats Against Security Researchers: How vendors try to save face by stifling legitimate research, by Attrition.org
4/16/15 Freeze it! How to use Windows steady state, by Jonathan Hassell, COMPUTERWORLD
4/13/15 Companies, Seeking Common Ground on Cybersecurity,Turn to Insurers, by Rachel King, WSJ
4/12/15 Russia's cyberattacks grow more brazen, by Cory Benett, TheHill
3/19/15 Cyber chief: Efforts to deter attacks against the U.S. are not working, by Ellen Nakashima, The Washington Post
3/19/15 Public wants 'right to be forgotten' online, by Mario Trujillo, The Hill
3/11/15 The disastrous events that would break the internet, by Chris Baraniuk, BBC
3/4/15 Outdated Encryption Keys Leave Phones Vulnerable to Hackers, by NICOLE PERLROTH and BRIAN X. CHEN, The New York Times
3/3/15 'FREAK' flaw undermines security for Apple and Google users, researchers discover, by Craig Timberg, The Washington Post
3/3/15 Chertoff: Protect electronic conversation privacy today, by Michael Chertoff, USA Today.
A commentary on the Electronic Communications Privacy Act (ECPA) of 1986
3/3/15 Attack of the week: FREAK (or 'factoring the NSA for fun and profit'), by Mattew Green from his Blog "A Few Thoughts on Cryptographic Engineering"
3/3/15 This Article Was Written With the Help of a 'Cyber' Machine: Overuse of prefix sparks a backlash, but alternatives are few; 'computery', by Danny Yadron and Jennifer Valentino-Devries, The Wall Street Journal
3/2/15 SNL Mocks How No One Knows What Net Neutrality Is, NBC Saturday Night Live
2/25/15 What network neutrality is, and why it matters, by The Economist
2/16/15 The Great Bank Robbery: Carbanak cybergang steals $1bn from 100 financial institutions worldwide, by Kaspersky Lab
U.S. Embedded Spyware Overseas, Report Claims, by Nicole Perlroth and David E. Sanger, The New York Times
2/14/15 Bank Hackers Steal Millions via Malware, by
2/6/15 U.S. Tech Companies Press Case Against Restrictive Chinese Rules: Trade Groups Say New Policies Would Require Revealing Proprietary Software Source Codes, by Don Clark and Danny Yadron, The Wall Street Journal
2/5/15 China suspected in major hacking of health insurer, by Drew Harwell and Ellen Nakashima, The Washington Post
1/30/15 Study shows credit card metadata is not as anonymous as thought, by Aimee Chanthadavong, ZDNet
1/29/15 China Further Tightens Grip on the Internet, by Andrew Jacobs, The New York Times
1/28/15 New Rules in China Upset Western Tech Companies, by Paul Mozur, The New York Times
1/21/15 Obama's cybersecurity plan: Share a password, click a link, go to prison, by Darlene Storm, COMPUTERWORLD
1/20/15 Nearly every U.S. arms program found vulnerable to cyber attacks, by Andrea Shalal, Reuters
1/12/15 White House Proposes Consumer Cybersecurity Measures, by Byron Tau and Elizabeth Dwoskin, The Wall Street Journal
1/8/15 Using spellcheck? Electromagnetic fields could reveal what you're doing, by Jeremy Kirk, COMPUTERWORLD
1/8/15 2015: The year the Internet crashes. Hard., by Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols, COMPUTERWORLD
1/8/15 For the Second Time Ever, A Cyberattack Causes Physical Damage, by Kelsey D. Atherton, Popular Science
1/8/15 Modern security tactics fail to protect against malware, study finds, by Seth Rosenblatt, CNET Magazine
1/7/15 The Digital Arms Race: NSA Preps America for Future Battle, by Jacob Appelbaum, Aaron Gibson, Claudio Guarnieri, Andy Müller-Maguhn, Laura Poitras, Marcel Rosenbach, Leif Ryge, Hilmar Schmundt and Michael Sontheimer, Der Spiegel
1/6/15 Jitters After Bitcoin Exchange Suspends Services, by Sydney Ember, The New York Times
1/4/15 The Biggest Security Threats We'll Face in 2015, by Kim Zetter, WIRED
12/22/14 Cyberwarfare: Digital weapons causing physical damage, by Darlene Storm, COMPUTERWORLD
12/11/14 'Poodle' Bug Returns, Bites Big Bank Sites, by Brian Krebs, Krebs on Security
12/10/14 Sony makes cybercrime even more dangerous, by Kevin Fogarty, COMPUTERWORLD
12/5/14 UN Members Strengthen Their Position on Surveillance, by Public Policy Blog post by the Internet Society
12/2/14 Hacked vs. Hackers: Game On, by Nicole Perlroth, The New York Times
11/28/14 Turing's Spirit Hovers at a Restored Estate, by Edward Rothstein, The New York Times
11/24/14 Symantec Discovers 'Regin' Spy Code Lurking on Computer Networks, by Nicole Perlroth, The New York Times
11/20/14 NSA Director Warns of 'Dramatic' Cyberattack in Next Decade: U.S. Needs Better Preparations for Cyber Threats, Surveillance Chief Says, by Siobhan Gorman, The Wall Street Journal
11/19/14 The Secret Life of Passwords, by Ian Urbina, The New York Times
11/14/14 81% of Tor users can be de-anonymised by analysing router information, research indicates, by Martin Anderson, The Stack
10/14/14 Internet Voting Hack Alters PDF Ballots in Transmission, by Michael Mimoso, ThreatPost
11/12/14 Microsoft just squashed a 19-year-old software bug. How did it go undetected so long?, by Andrea Peterson, The Washington Post
11/09/14 RI Dem: Cyberattacks against US a 'real threat', by Kyle Balluck, The Hill
11/06/41 Report: Russian hackers have infiltrated the US, by Cory Bennett, The Hill
11/3/14 How Attackers Can Use Radio Signals and Mobile Phones to Steal Protected Data, by Kim Zetter, Wired
10/17/14 Stop worrying about mastermind hackers. Start worrying about the IT guy, by Andrea Peterson and Craig Timberg, The Washington Post
9/29/14 Crime-as-a-Service tools and anonymization help any idiot be a cyber-criminal, by Darlene Storm, COMPUTERWORLD
9/23/14 GM Hires Cybersecurity Chief to Help in Vehicle Development, by Jeff Bennett, The Wall Street Journal
9/9/14 The State Department's plan to spark a global SOPA-style uprising around Internet governance, by Nancy Scola, The Washington Post
9/4/14 Computers for Hire Send JPMorgan Data to Russia, by Jordan Robertson and Michael Riley, Bloomberg News
8/28/14 PG&E Silicon Valley Substation Is Breached Again, by Rebecca Smith, The Wall Street Journal
8/25/14 NSA built 'Google-like' search engine for metadata, by Martyn Williams, COMPUTERWORLD
8/20/14 Hacking traffic lights with a laptop is easy, by Ms. Smith, NetworkWorld
8/15/14 U.S. firm helped the spyware industry build a potent digital weapon for sale overseas, by Barton Gellman, The Washington Post
5/30/14 Google starts accepting 'right to be forgotten' requests in Europe, by John Ribiero, COMPUTERWORLD
5/26/14 'A right to be forgotten' ruling will cost Europe, by Craig A. Newman, Washington Post
5/20/14 China retaliates, nixes Windows 8 on government PCs, by
China will accelerate the design of an in-country operating system based on Linux.
5/19/14 The importance of zero-trust and an adaptive perimeter in cyber fortifications by Nicholas D. Evans, COMPUTERWORLD
5/19/14 Chinese military unit charged with cyber-espionage against U.S. firms, by Ellen Nakashima, William Branigin and William Wan, Washington Post
5/19/14 Cisco CEO tells Obama that NSA spying hits tech sales, by John Ribeiro, COMPUTERWORLD
5/14/14 Who watches the watchers? Big Data goes unchecked, by Josh Gerstein and Stephanie Simon, POLITICO
5/14/14 Is EU's 'right to be forgotten' really the 'right to edit the truth'?, by Sharon Gaudin, COMPURTERWORLD
5/14/14 [Krebs on Security] The Target Breach, By the Numbers, by Brian Krebs
5/13/14 European Court Lets Users Erase Records on Web, by David Streitfeld, New York Times
4/30/14 Dark Google — Response to Mathias Döpfner by Shoshana Zuboff, Frankfurter Allgemeine
4/28/14 Microsoft vows to appeal federal email privacy ruling, by Loek Essers, COMPUTERWORLD
4/28/14 White House Details Thinking on Cybersecurity Flaws, by David E. Sanger, New York Times
4/23/14 Federal Agents Pierce Tor Web-Anonymity Tool: Child-Pornography Investigation Gets Around Service Designed to Mask Identities, by Andrew Grossman, The Wall Street Journal
4/23/14 Spying on Rousseff Has Brazil Leading Internet Road Map, by Anna Edgerton, Bloomberg News
4/23/14 F.B.I. Informant Is Tied to Cyberattacks Abroad, by Mark Mazzetti, New York Times
4/21/14 SEC seeks data on cyber security policies at Wall Street firms Cyber defenses at more than 50 broker-dealers and investment advisers will be assessed by federal examiners, by Jalkumar Vijayahn, COMPUTERWORLD
4/21/14 Russia Displays a New Military Prowess in Ukraine's East: Russian forces skillfully employed 21st-century tactics that combined cyberwarfare, an energetic information campaign and the use of highly trained special operation troops in its annexation of Crimea., by Michael R. Gordon, New York Times
4/17/14 Why we fear Google: An open letter to Eric Schmidt, by Mathias Döpfner, Frankfurter Allgemeine
4/16/14 In Germany, Strong Words over Google's Power, by Alison Smale, New York Times
4/15/14 DOJ-FTC Antitrust Statement a Positive Step Toward Improved Cybersecurity, by Danielle Kritz, ITI Policy Blog
4/14/14 How to create awareness of the insider threat, by Ira Winkler, COMPUTERWORLD
4/14/14 Heartbleed is about to get worse, and it will slow the Internet to a crawl, by Bryan Fung, The Washington Post
4/10/14 U.S. Officials Urge Firms to Share Cyber-Threat Data: Swapping Threat Information Won't Violate Antitrust Laws, By Brent Kendall, The Wall Street Journal
4/9/14 A Chance for Growth, by Eric Schmidt, Frankfurter Allgemeine
3/12/14 U.S. Risks National Blackout From Small-Scale Attack: Federal Analysis Says Sabotage of Nine Key Substations Is Sufficient for Broad Outage, by Rebecca Smith, The Wall Street Journal
3/8/14 Suspicion Falls on Russia as "Snake" Cyberattacks Target Ukraine's Government, by David E. Sanger and Steven Erlanger, The New York Times
3/6/14 Tracking metadata can be useful -- and proper: Human rights groups are using metadata to verify the authenticity of eyewitness footage , by Zach Miners, COMPUTERWORLD
3/6/14 Navy Hacking Tied to Contract, by Siobhan Gorman, The Wall Street Journal
3/5/14 Continuous monitoring is improving cybersecurity, but not without challenges, by Frank Kankel, FCW
2/26/14 Computer science: Hacking into the cyberworld, by Bryn Nelso, NATURE, doi:10.1038/nj7489-517a
2/25/14 Companies Wrestle With the Cost of Cybersecurity: White House Fuels Debate With Guidelines Urging Industries to Do More,by Danny Yadron, The Wall Street Journal
2/24/14 Netflix - Comcast deal: why I believe that Netflix has not sold its soul, by Fredy Kuenzler, published on the bgp-and-beyond.com blog.
2/24/14 Apple's Serious Security Issue: Update Your iPhone or iPad Immediately, by Molly Wood, New York Times
2/25/14 NSA watchdog: Snowden should have come to me, by Darren Samuelson, Politico
A report of a panel discussion at Georgetown University Law Center.
2/24/14 Syria War Stirs New U.S. Debate on Cyberattacks, by David Sanger, New York Times
2/22/14 Ex-network engineer faces prison after admitting he sabotaged employer's system, by Chris Kanaracus, COMPUTERWORLD
Ricky Joe Mitchell deleted EnerVest's phone accounts and backup data after learning he was about to be fired.
2/13/14 Technical Details Behind a 400Gbps NTP Amplification DDoS Attack by Matthew Prince, CLOUDFARE Blog Post
This was the biggest DDoS attack ever measured.
1/28/14 This small loophole could give the FCC much greater control of the Internet, by Brian Fung, The Washington Post
1/28/14 ICANN CEO sets off explosion of new Internet names, by Stephen Shankland, CNET News
Next week, ICANN opens the Internet up to new domains like .ski, .sexy, and .berlin -- and Fadi Chehade has to handle people unhappy with the change. Also: time for the US to let go of its Net oversight?
1/27/14 Suspected email hackers for hire charged in four countries by Lucian Constantin, COMPUTERWORLD
The governments of the U.S., India, China and Romania cooperated to arrest eleven people in their four contries on email hacking!
1/24/14 An Open Letter from US Researchers in Cryptography and Information Security
1/22/14 Blimplike surveillance craft set to deploy over Maryland heighten privacy concerns, by Craig Timberg, The Washington Post
1/22/14 New Security Report Confirms Everyone Is Spying on Everyone, by by Nicole Perlroth, New York Times
1/22/14 Russia Hacked Hundreds of Western, Asian companies: Security Firm by Jim Finkle, Reuters
1/17/14 Calling Internet a Modern-Day Ma Bell Among FCC's Options, by Todd Shields, Bloomberg Politics
1/17/14 Changes to U.S. surveillance policy in detail: What happens next, The Washington Post
1/16/14 The Malware That Duped Target Has Been Found, by by Kim Zetter, Wired
1/14/14 N.S.A. Devises Radio Pathway Into Computers, by David E. Sanger and Thomas Shanker, The New York Times.
1/14/14 The Nuts and Bolts of Network Neutrality, By Edward Wyatt, New York Times
1/7/14 How the NSA Almost Killed the Internet, by Steven Levy, Wired magazine
1/3/14 17 exploits the NSA uses to hack PCs, routers and servers for surveillance, by Darlene Storm, COMPUTERWORLD
12/14/13 France Broadens Its Surveillance Power, by Scott Sayare, New York Times
12/7/13 India to push for freeing Internet from U.S. control, by Sandeep Joshi, The Hindu
11/14/13 Attack Ravages Power Grid. (Just a Test), by By Matthew L. Wald, New York Times
11/14/13 FBI director warns of cyberattacks, by Greg Miller, Washington Post
"That is why we anticipate that in the future, resources devoted to cyber-based threats will equal or even eclipse the resources devoted to non-cyber-based terrorist threats" said FBI Director James Comey
11/06/13 Google security team drops F-bombs on NSA for internal Google cloud data surveillance, by Darlene Storm, COMPUTERWORLD
6/12/13 THE SECRET WAR: Infiltration. Sabotage. Mayhem. For years, four-star general Keith Alexander has been building a secret army capable of launching devastating cyberattacks. Now it's ready to unleash hell, by James Bamford, Wired
11/7/13 Snowden persuaded other NSA workers to give up passwords - sources, by Mark Hosenball and Warren Strobel, The Guardian
10/13 The NSA Files, The Guardian
9/18/13 Cyber hackers 'hired to attack governments and banks', by Ben Riley-Smith, The Telegraph
Cyber hackers are being hired to launch attacks on American banks and government organisations in a bid to glean sensitive information, new research has revealed.
9/13/13 Data Broker Giants Hacked by ID Theft Service, by Brian Krebs, KrebsOnSecurity
Hackers have broken into web services holding data used for knowledge-based authentication (KBA), demonstrating that KBA is a vulnerable and weak form of authentication.
9/5/13 The NSA has undermined a fundamental social contract. We engineers built the internet – and now we have to fix it., by Bruce Schneier, The Guardian
9/5/13 N.S.A. Able to Foil Basic Safeguards of Privacy on Web, by Nicole Perlroth, Jeff Larson and Scott Shane, New York Times
8/3/13 Researchers reveal methods behind car hack at Defcon, by Lucian Constantin, COMPUTERWORLD
7/31/2013 Hackers Expose How Connected Toilets, Heaters and Lightbulbs Are at Risk, by Danny Yadron, Wall Street Journal
7/22/13 Cyber crime and theft of intellectual property may cost the United States up to $100 billion in losses annually, published by CSIS
6/18/13 Has U.S. started an Internet war? by Bruce Schneir, CNN
6/17/13 Fine Print: In digital world, oversight of intelligence gathering is key, by Walter Pincus, The Washington Post
6/17/13 U.S. and Russia sign pact to create communication link on cyber security, by Ellen Nakashima, The Washington Post
6/17/13 Joint Statement by the Presidents of the United States of America and the Russian Federation on a New Field of Cooperation in Confidence Building, by White House
6/14/13 A Call to Arms for Banks: Regulators Intensify Push for Firms to Better Protect Against Cyberattacks. By Michael R. Crittenden, Wall Street Journal
6/12/13 Internet Society Statement on the Importance of Open Global Dialogue Regarding Online Privacy, The Internet Society
6/12/13 NSA spying trashes U.S. global role, by Ronald Diebert, CNN Opinion
6/12/13 NSA Leaks Show Low-Level IT Worker as Secrecy’s Weak Link, by Terry Atlas and Chris Strohm, Bloomberg
6/11/13 Secret NSA hackers from TAO Office have been pwning China for nearly 15 years, by Darlene Storm, Computerworld
6/11/13 ACLU files lawsuit over NSA surveillance, by Grant Gross, Computerworld
6/11/13 Chinese seller of pirated software sentenced to 12 years in US prison, by Martyn Williams, Computerworld
6/10/13 Inside the NSA's Ultra-Secret China Hacking Group, Deep within the National Security Agency, an elite, rarely discussed team of hackers and spies is targeting America's enemies abroad. By Matthew M. Aid, Foreign Policy
6/9/13 Boundless Informant: the NSA's secret tool to track global surveillance data. Revealed: The NSA's powerful tool for cataloguing global surveillance data - including figures on US collection. By Glenn Greenwald and Ewen MacAskill, The Guardian
6/9/13 The outsourcing of U.S. intellegence raises risks among the benefits, by Jeffrey MacMillane, The Washington Post
6/8/13 U.S. and China Move Closer on North Korea, but Not on Cyberespionage by Jackie Calmes and Steven Lee Myers, The New York Times
6/8/13 Edward Snowden:the whistleblower behind the NSA surveillance revelations. The 29-year-old source behind the biggest intelligence leak in the NSA's history explains his movites, his uncertain future and why he nevern intended on hiding in the shawdows. By Glenn Greenwald, Ewen MacAskill and Laura Poitras, The Guardian
6/7/13 Leaked Obama brief reveals US cyber defense, offense policy -- 'Severely damaging' attacks with 'little or no warning' approved, by Neil McAllister, The Register
6/7/13 Obama orders US to draw up overseas target list for cyber-attacks. Exclusive: Top-secret directive steps up offensive cyber capabilities to 'advance US objectives around the world' by Glenn Greenwald and Ewen MacAskill, the Guardian
5/28/13 Dangerous DDoS (Distributed Denial of Service) on the rise. A comprehensive treatment of DDoS published by Infosec Institute.
5/31/13 An Elizabethan Cyberwar, by Jordan Chandlet and Sam Adelsberg, The Opinion Pages, The New York Times
5/28/13 DoD close to approving cyber attack rules, by Zachary Fryer-Biggs, Federal Times
5/15/13 REUTERS SUMMIT-White House cites progress in cyber talks with China, Russia, by Joseph Menn, REUTERS
5/1/13 Groups denounce FBI plan to require Internet backdoors for wiretaps: U.S. task force reportedly working on plan to severely penalize companies that fail to comply quickly with wiretap orders, by Jaikumar Vijayan, COMPUTERWORLD
4/29/13 As cyberthreats mount, hacker's conviction underscores criticism of government overreach, by Jerry Markon, The Washington Post
A couple of hackers discovered that if they entered an iPad ID number on an AT&T website, the software would provide them with an email address. They wrote a program to collect email addresses and corresponding iPad IDs this way. One of them made this information available to Gawker. He was charged under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, found guilty by a jury, and sent to jail for 41 months. The other is awaiting sentencing.
4/28/13 Draft proposal seeks to fine tech firms for wiretap-order noncompliance, by Ellen Nakashima, The Washington Post
3/28/13 DDoS attack against Spamhaus overhyped, says website watcher Keynote, by Ellen Messmer, COMPUTERWORLD, March 28, 2013
This article provides a counterpoint to those that highlight the severity of the attack against Spamhaus.
3/28/13 Online fight over spam becomes largest-ever Internet-snarling attack, Experts focus on a well-known web flaw that has allowed the problem to be greatly amplified, and could lead to worse attacks in the future. By Kate Allen, The Toronto Star
3/27/13 Attacks Used the Internet Against Itself to Clog Traffic, by John Markoff and Nicole Perlroth, The New York Times
3/26/13 Firm Is Accused of Sending Spam, and Fight Jams Internet, by John Markoff and Nicole Perlroth, New York Times
This article describes a massive DDoS attack that, if accurate, almost rises to the level of a real cyberattack.
3/22/13 Five Myths about Chinese Hackers, by James Lewis, Washington Post
3/19/13 Google fully implements security feature on DNS lookups, by Jeremy Kirk, COMPUTERWORLD
3/19/13 Researcher sets up illegal 420,000 node botnet for IPv4 internet map - Potentially risks thousands of years in jail, The Register
3/18/13 Sun Storm Forecast: Tiny Chance of Havoc, by Kenneth Chang, New York Times
3/13/13 WSJ.com - U.S. Steps Up Alarm Over Cyberattacks, by Siobhan Gorman and Siobhan Hughes, Wall Street Journal
3/12/13 Security Leader Says U.S. Would Retaliate Against Cyberattacks, by Mark Mazzetti and David E. Sanger, New York Times
3/11/13 What you Like on Facebook could reveal more than you think, by Sharon Gaudin, COMPUTERWORLD
3/7/13 Demand for IT security experts outstrips supply: Employers will pay more for certified -- and experienced -- IT security pros, studies find, by Jaikumar Vijayan, COMPUTERWORLD
3/6/13 How to blunt spear phishing attacks, by Neal Weinberg, Network World
3/3/13 As Hacking Against U.S. Rises, Experts Try to Pin Down Motive, by Nicole Perlroth, David E. Sanger and Michael S. Schmidt, The New York Times
2/28/13 China Alleges Cyberattacks Originated in U.S., by Paul Mozur, The Wall Street Journal.
2/28/13 White House debating actions to retaliate against foreign cyberattacks, by Jennifer Martinez, The Hill.
2/25/13 Crackdown on illegal file sharing begins, by Brendan Sasso, The Hill.
2/25/13 Intel chairwoman: Report on China's cyber war unit 'essentially correct', by Brendan Sasso and Daniel Strauss, The Hill.
The reference here is to the Mandiant report.
2/24/13 Video of discussion of Cyberwar on the MSNBC program "UP with Chris Hayes"
2/21/13 U.S. Ups Ante for Spying on Firms, by Siobhan Gorman and Jared A. Favole, The Wall Street Journal
The White House threatened China and other countries with trade and diplomatic action over corporate espionage as it cataloged more than a dozen cases of cyberattacks and commercial thefts at some of the U.S.'s biggest companies.
2/20/13 Chinese cyberspies have hacked most Washington institutions, experts say, by Craig Timberg and Ellen Nakashima, The Washington Post
2/20/13 Some Victims of Online Hacking Edge Into the Light, by Nicole Perlroth, New York Times, New York Times
2/20/13 China Says Army Is Not Behind Attacks in Report, by David Barboza, New York Times
2/18/13 Chinese Army Unit Is Seen as Tied to Hacking Against U.S., by David Sanger, David Barboza and Nicole Perlroth, New York Times
This is a comprehensive assessment of long-term hacking of many organizations based on a 74-page report by Mandiant, an American computer security firm.
2/12/13 In Cyberwar, Software Flaws Are A Hot Commodity, by Tom Gjelten, NPR
It is currently legal in the US to sell software security bugs. Should this continue?
2/8/13 Bit9, a company that provides security to other companies, was hacked: Security Firm Bit9 Hacked, Used to Spread Malware, KrebsonSecurity Blog
2/7/13 Tech associations raise concerns with EU's proposed cybersecurity rules, By Jennifer Martinez, THE HILL'S Technology Blog

The EU's proposed cyber rules would require "enablers of information society services" - such as search engines, social networks and cloud storage services - to report major intrusions on their "core services."
2/6/13 Crooks Net Millions in Coordinated ATM Heists, KrebsonSecurity Blog

$9 Million was stolen in one weekend by organized criminals around the globe. More than $500K was withdrawn on a single card.
2/6/13 Linking Cybersecurity Policy and Performance, by Aaron Kleiner, Paul Nicholas, Kevin Sullivan, Microsoft Trustworthy Computing
2/5/13 February 5, 2013, Ruppersberger: House Intelligence Committee to re-introduce CISPA this year, by Jennifer Martinez, Hillicon Valley, THE HILL's Technology Blog

A Wikipedia web page on the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA) is also available.

Read the views of the chairman of the House Intelligence Committee on this matter.
2/5/13 Internet Blackout in the U.S. a Near Impossibility, by Sheila Riley, Investor's Business Daily

This article is based on a renesys blog by James by James Cowie entitle Could It Happen In Your Country? published on November 30, 2012 11:32 AM
2/5/13 February 5, 2013, Hearing on "Fighting for Internet Freedom: Dubai and Beyond". This memo describes the challenge to Internet Governance made by the December 2012 World Conference on International Telecommunications (WCIT) run by the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) in Dubai.

See also the hearing website for this meeting.
2/3/13 Broad Powers Seen for Obama in Cyberstrikes, by David E. Sanger and Thom Shanker, New York Times
2/1/13 U.S. Weighs Tougher Action over China Cyberattacks, by Lolita C. Baldor, Time Magazine
1/30/13 Hackers in China Attacked The Times for Last 4 Months, by Nicole Perlroth, New York Times
1/27/13 Disruptions: A Fuzzy and Shifting Line Between Hacker and Criminal, Nick Bilton, New York Times
1/27/13 Pentagon Expanding Cybersecurity Force to Protect Networks Against Attacks, Elisabeth Bumiller, New York Times
1/27/13 Pentagon to boost cybersecurity force, Ellen Nakashima, Washington Post
1/24/13 In a French Case, a Battle to Unmask Twitter Users, by Eric Pfanner and Somini Sengupta, New York Times
1/17/13 Critical Infrastructure Systems Seen as Vulnerable to Attack, by Nicole Perlroth, New York Times
1/14/13 The FBI Needs Hackers, Not Backdoors by Matt Blaze and Susan Landau, WIRED, January 14, 2013.

The Communications Assistance for Law Enforcement Act (CALEA) of 1994 required that all telephone switches include FBI-approved wiretapping capabilities. The FBI would like to extend this capability to the Internet. Is it prudent to design in backdoors to the Internet?
1/14/13 Diplomatic and government agencies targeted in years-long cyberespionage operation:The attackers used custom malware to target organizations from 39 countries, Kaspersky Lab says, by Lucian Constantin, COMPUTERWORLD
1/11/13 Wiretapping law's renewal dismays rights groups, Jaikumar Vijayan, COMPUTERWORLD
1/9/13 Cyber security in 2013: How vulnerable to attack is US now? (+video) The Christian Science Monitor
1/3/13 John Mueller and Benjamin Friedman, The Cyberskeptics, CATO Institute
1/2/13 To Thwart Hackers, Firms Salting Their Servers with Fake Data, by Helen Nakashima, Washington Post.
11/12 The Cyber Terror Bogeyman, by Peter W. Singer, Armed Forces Journal
11/12 The Cyber Terror Bogeyman, by Peter W. Singer, Armed Forces Journal
11/30/12 'Father of the internet': Why we must fight for its freedom, by Vinton Cerf, CNN
11/30/12 EU set to fight Internet tax and "spying" at global summit, Reuters
11/27/12 Integrity of Internet Is Crux of Global Conference, New York Times
11/13/12 What to Read on Cybersecurity, By Adam Segal, Foreign Affairs
9/26/12 DoD Officials Worried About Built in Cyber Attacks, by John Reed, FP National Security
5/24/12 Keep the Internet Open, Vinton Cerf, International Herald Tribune
6/1/12 Obama Order Sped Up Wave of Cyberattacks Against Iran, David E. Sanger, New York Times
4/24/12 CISPA concerns spread in Congress, COMPUTERWORLD
4/24/12 Healthcare industry group builds cybersecurity threat center, COMPUTERWORLD
4/18/12 White House raises concerns over CISPA bill, COMPUTERWORLD
3/18/12 U.S. Accelerating Cyberweapon Research, Ellen Nakashima, Washington Post
3/15/12 China Corporate Espionage Boom Knocks Wind Out of U.S. Companies, Bloomberg News
3/13/12 New Interest in Hacking as Threat to Security, The New York Times - A heightened emphasis on the threat!
2/24/12 The cyber-weapons paradox: 'They're not that dangerous', The Register
2/21/12 Alert on Hacker Power Play, The Wall Street Journal
2/1/12 Power-Grid Cyber Attack Seen Leaving Millions in Dark for Montsh, Bloomberg News.
1/20/12 Could the Internet Ever Be Destroyed?: The coming threats to the global Internet could take many forms, Natalie Wolchover, Scientific American
12/8/11 Cyber-intruder sparks massive federal response - and debate over dealing with threats, Ellen Nakashima, Washington Post
10/26/11 10 ways to secure browsing in the enterprise, COMPUTERWORLD
10/26/11 Analysis: Agreement seen distant at London cyber conference, Reuters
10/21/11 China calls for joint efforts for peaceful, secure, equitable cyber space, Xinhua, Global Times
10/19/11 Technology and the Innovation Economy: Technology and the Innovation Economy Innovation, Job Creation, Technology, Growth through Innovation, U.S. Economic Growth, Darrell M. West, The Brookings Institution
10/12/11 Chinese military mobilises cybermilitias, The Financial Times
10/1/11 Homeland Security tries to shore up nation's cyber defenses, The Washington Post.
9/28/11 Analysis: Dim Prospects for Cybersecurity Law in 2011, GovInfo Security.
9/21/11 The ISP Role in Fighting Malware, The Federal Register.
8/15/11 The Threat, published in Nextgov by James Andrew Lewis, CSIS
8/12/11 Department of Internet Defense, David Ignatious, Washington Post
7/14/11 Critics: U.S. Cybersecurity Plan Has Holes, Few New Items, PCWorld
7/7/11 How digital detectives deciphered Stuxnet, the most menacing malware in history, Ars Technica
6/02/11 Chinese Government Denies Hacking Google Accounts, Wall Street Journal
6/02/11 Google Mail Hack Blamed on China, Wall Street Journal
5/31/11 Pentagon to Consider Cyberattacks Acts of War, New York Times
5/31/11 Cyber Combat: Act of War, Wall Street Journal
4/19/11 Oak Ridge National Labs shut down Internet, email after cyberattack, COMPUTERWORLD
4/18/11 Obama's online trusted ID plan (NSTIC) greeted with caution.
4/14/11 Special report: In cyberspy vs. cyberspy, China has the edge
4/11/11 U.S. needs cyber-emergency response, lawmaker says. A report on the URI conference on cybersecurity, April 11, 2010.
4/2/11 Bank customers warned after breach at Epsilon marketing firm
3/31/11 What a cyberwar with China might look like
3/16/11 It's Tracking Your Every Move and You May Not Even Know
3/16/11 Langevin Introduces Bill to Strengthen Cybersecurity, Prevent Attacks
3/8/11 Open Source an open goal for Health Care IT - Research finds both cost and security benefits
3/7/11 The new cyber arms race, The Christian Science Monitor
3/8/11 UK warned attacks on GPS systems could hit critical infrastructure
3/7/11 Android Market XSS Bug Allowed Code Execution on Mobile Devices
3/2/11 Cyber security a potential nightmare for officials
"The nightmare that the DHS has," said former head of policy at DHS Stewart Baker, "is that a very sophisticated hacker, perhaps working for Hezbollah, manages to infiltrate our electric grid and to bring down power to a portion of the United States, not for an hour or two, but for days or weeks. This would create a major humanitarian crisis."
3/1/11 Hospital Pays $1 Million Penalty For Loss Of Patient Data
2/28/11 In Huawei's Bid to Crack Market, U.S. Sees a Threat From China Inc.
2/28/11 Sophos warns of Mac OS X backdoor Trojan.
2/28/11 Why you can't stop insider threats, Federal Computer Week.
"In the wake of the WikiLeaks disclosures, all the soul searching and mandated risk assessments have made one thing painfully clear: Some of the most damaging security breaches originate from inside an agency's firewalls."
2/24/11 When the Internet Nearly Fractured, and How It Could Happen Again
A fascinating story published by The Atlantic. Ira Magaziner of Brown fame is seen to play an important role in development of the Internet.
2/24/11 Advances in health care IT increase data breach risks, says Deloitte
2/23/11 Energy firms fear major cyber attack on grid this year
This article refers to a new report from the Center for Strategic and International Studies.
2/17/11 RSA: Act now on cyberwar, security experts caution
This article quotes experts on cybersecurity on the severity of the cybersecurity problem.
2/16/11 The world of cyber threats
This article quotes the head of Symantec, the biggest security company, comments on Stuxnet and the general cybersecurity threat.
2/16/11 Anonymous speaks: the inside story of the HBGary hack
Many of the attacks discussed in class are illustrated in this story.
2/16/11 Egypt Leaders Found 'Off' Switch for Internet
2/14/11 Stuxnet scored quick hit on first target, says researcher
2/14/11 Drumming Up More Addresses on the Internet
2/14/11 U.S. Policy to Address Internet Freedom
2/11/11 The cyberweapon that could take down the Internet
2/11/11 Malware endemic even on protected PCs
2/11/11 'Sloppy' Chinese hackers scored data-theft coup with 'Night Dragon'
2/4/11 What is the Best Way to Protect U.S. Critical Infrastructure from a Cyber Attack?
2/4/11 Cyber War Needs 'Rules of Engagement"
2/3/11 'Kill switch' bill returns just as Egypt shuts down Internet
2/2/11 Egypt Restores Links to Internet
2/2/11 Researchers pry open Waledac, find 500,000 email passwords
2/1/11 DDoS Attacks Made Worse By Firewalls, Arbor Networks Reports
12/28/10 Putin Orders Russian Gov't to Move to Open Source
10/13/10 How Stuxnet Is Rewriting the Cyberterrorism Playbook
8/03/10 Who really sets global cybersecurity standards: The 19 most influential cybersecurity organizations in the world, NetworkWorld
08/05/09 How to Evaluate, Compare and Implement Enterprise Antivirus, CSO Online
03/31/09 Deep computer-spying network touched 103 countries, COMPUTERWORLD.
2007 The US-CCU Cyber-Security Check List, U.S. Cyber Consequences Unit.
1997 Unsung Heroes of Cryptography, Sunday Telegraph