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The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the White House continue efforts to improve private sector security and increase sharing of information about potential cybersecurity threats. ...more
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President Obama's State of the Union address highlighted the importance of cybersecurity, data security and privacy to his 2015 agenda:
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The "Security" Part -
When reading the Majority and Minority Staff Report from the Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations ("The Subcommittee") regarding the "Hidden Hazards to Consumer Security and Data Privacy" was...more
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Senators Introduce Data Breach Legislation -
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Legislative Activity -
White Paper Released On Modernizing The Communications Act -
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