In light of 2014’s unsettling string of data breaches and cyber-attacks, the Obama Administration is ramping up efforts to strengthen America’s cybersecurity and make it more difficult for hackers to damage our businesses, hurt our economy and threaten our freedom to information. On Tuesday, President Obama is expected to speak about cybersecurity in his State of the Union Address.
Adopted by more than 2.5 billion people in the first 20 years of its existence, the Internet permeates through every aspect of our corporate, personal and government lives. The Internet is easily one of the most democratic and disruptive inventions of the last century; it is the epitome of free speech.
Only two decades old, the Internet was unchartered legal territory, lacking firm regulatory standards and protection by international law. Further, the unprecedented demand for mobile devices (more people in the world have access to cell phones than toilets, according to
Security is a tradeoff, a balancing act between attacker and defender. Unfortunately, that balance is never static. Changes in technology affect both sides. Society uses new technologies to decrease what I call the scope of defection — what attackers can get away with — and attackers use new technologies to increase it. What’s interesting is the difference between how the two groups incorporate new technologies.
Changes in security systems can be slow. Society has to implement any new security technology as a group, which implies agreement and coordination and — in some instances — a lengthy bureaucratic procurement process. Meanwhile, an attacker can just use the new technology. For example, at the end of the horse-and-buggy era, it was easier for a bank robber to use his new motorcar as a getaway vehicle than it was for a town’s police department to decide it needed a police car, get the
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Computer Security Act of 1987
In 1987, the U.S. Congress, led by Rep. Jack Brooks, enacted a law reaffirming that the National Institute for Standards and Technology (NIST), a division of the Department of Commerce, was responsible for the security of unclassified, non-military government computer systems. Under the law, the role of the National Security Agency (NSA) was limited to providing technical assistance in the civilian security realm. Congress rightly felt that it was inappropriate for a military intelligence agency to have control over the dissemination of unclassified information.
The law was enacted after President Reagan issued the controversial National Security Decision Directive (NSDD) 145 in 1984. The Reagan directive gave NSA control over all government computer systems containing “sensitive but unclassified” information. This was followed by a second directive issued by National Security Advisor John Poindexter that extended NSA authority over non-government computer systems.
Since the enactment of the
“We would need to give out FREE PUPPIES this year to match the record crowds and excitement that Kevin Mitnick generated at our tradeshow booth last year, so, we just booked him again!” -VMWare
“Kevin’s talk was a huge hit. He was charming, funny and definitely in the zone. The talk covered his early childhood pranks, illuminating how he developed the hacker instinct that ultimately got him into trouble.” – Microsoft
“In two weeks, $4 billion worth of our data and intellectual property was sitting in front of me on an external drive! My own team told me nothing was missing, the same team that had said hacking us would be impossible.” -CEO, Fortune 500 Software Company
“Delegates at the event gave Kevin a rating of 98% for content and 98% for delivery. I’m sure you will agree with me the scores were sensational.”
“Kevin has a unique ability to
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Every day, you hear about scammers, hackers, and thieves…
…trying to use the internet to steal your money and your financial information.
The fact is– you, me—we—can foil many of their attempts. Every day we do things to make it tough for bad guys to break into our homes and our cars. We can make it tougher for them to break into our computers, too.
Here are some way to foil a hacker and protect your financial information:
1. Install security software on your computer.
Well-known companies offer plenty of free options.
Set the software to update automatically so it can deal with any new security threats.
While you’re at it, set your operating system and web browser to update automatically, too.
If you’re not sure how, use the help function and search for “automatic updates”.
If you get a phone call, an email, a text, or a popup that
S&T Mobilizes Key Data to Inform COVID-19 Response
The recent and increasingly rapid spread of COVID-19 will present formidable challenges in the effort to contain the outbreak and protect the health and safety of our citizens.
The Department of Homeland Security’s Science and Technology Directorate (DHS S&T) is working diligently to support and inform the efforts of our federal agency partners and health organizations about the latest developments in news and research related to the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as identify the gaps in our knowledge about the virus that require the attention of the medical emergency response community.
Many knowledge gaps about the virus directly affect DHS policy and operations, both in response to the outbreak and normal operations that may be impacted by the outbreak. Key knowledge gaps include:
- Human infectious dose – how much of a dose does it take to make a person sick?
- The ability