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Feds Say Fidel Is Hacker Threat  09 February 2001 
Source: Wired - Posted by Jen Olson   
These must be jittery times for anyone in the military who uses the Internet. Not only do they have to guard against Love Bug worms and security holes in Microsoft Outlook -- now they've got to worry about Fidel Castro . . .
Feds Buckle Down on Customer Information Security  08 February 2001 
Source: Relevant Technologies - Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
In an effort to improve the state of consumer privacy, the Federal Reserve Board, the FDIC, the OCC, and the Office of Thrift Supervision on January 17 announced that they have put together joint guidelines to safeguard confidential customer information. The . . .
Report urges overhaul for national security  05 February 2001 
Source: FCW - Posted by Jen Olson   
Recognizing that national security is no longer the sole concern of the Defense Department, a new report by a federal commission pushes for a vast reorganization of the federal government and an overhaul of the appropriations process. The report by the . . .
NSA attempting to design crack-proof computer  01 February 2001 
Source: ZDNet - Posted by Pete O'Hara   
Software emulation firm VMware announced it has teamed up with researchers at the National Security Agency to create a nearly crack-proof computer that can place sensitive data in virtual vaults inside the PC. The concept, assuming it works, would streamline the . . .
Feds use biometrics against Super Bowl fans  01 February 2001 
Source: TheRegister - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Super Bowl 2001 fans were secretly treated to a mass, biometric scan in which video cameras tied to a temporary law-enforcement command centre digitised their faces and compared them against photographic lists of known malefactors. Everyone entering Raymond James Stadium in . . .
Report Slams Computer D.C. Agency 's Security Practices  31 January 2001 
Source: Newsbytes - Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
Computer systems at more than 60 agencies in the District of Columbia remain at risk because of shoddy computer security practices at the DC Department of Public Works, the General Accounting Office (GAO) said today. In a comprehensive audit of . . .
Tech industry calls for privacy self-regulation  31 January 2001 
Source: USA Today - Posted by Dave Wreski   
The Bush administration and Congress should focus on better science and math education to boost high technology and leave privacy concerns to the companies involved, a technology trade group said in a report released Tuesday. The American Electronics Association, the largest . . .
U.S. Senate Gets Powerful Net Privacy Bill  30 January 2001 
Source: NewsFactor - Posted by Jen Olson   
The U.S. Senate has received another Internet privacy bill, indicating that the issue of online consumer privacy promises to be one of the hottest topics during the current legislative session. Adding to the chorus of policymakers who have made Internet privacy . . .
House Commerce Chair demands info-security report status  30 January 2001 
Source: Computer User - Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
The chairman of the House Commerce Committee demanded to know the status of an overdue report on the Clinton administration's efforts to protect the nation's most critical computer systems from cyber-attacks. In a letter addressed to Richard Clarke, the national coordinator . . .
Help available for security risk, GAO says  23 January 2001 
Source: FCW - Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
Although information security is one of two governmentwide issues labeled "high-risk," guidance and legislation issued over the past six months could significantly reduce federal agencies' risk, according to the General Accounting Office. Security has been on the GAO high-risk list . . .
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