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FBI urges firms to trust feds  20 October 2000 
Source: - Posted by Chris Pallack   
The director of the FBI's National Infrastructure Protection Center had a rough mission at the World E-Commerce Forum in London this week.
Dot-mil leads DNS security upgrade  20 October 2000 
Source: Federal Computer Week - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Government agencies -- especially in the Defense Department -- are expected to be early adopters of an emerging technology that promises to improve Internet security by preventing hackers from redirecting Web traffic to bogus sites.. . .
Survey: Government Can't Be Trusted With Data  19 October 2000 
Source: TechWeb - Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
A survey by Information Technology Association of America found that people don't trust the U.S. government to secure their private information. Most of the 1,000 adults surveyed by phone about their comfort with the government's ability to safeguard their personal data . . .
Cyber-Security Plans Go Begging on Hill  16 October 2000 
Source: WashingtPost - Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
The Clinton administration is hoping last-minute lobbying heroics can save its ambitious $138.4 million cyber-security program before Congress adjourns soon, having watched committee after committee in both chambers fail to fund a dozen key initiatives. President Clinton unveiled the program with . . .
Grants eye emerging tech  13 October 2000 
Source: - Posted by Chris Pallack   
The General Services Administration has officially folded the contracting functions of the Federal Technology Service's Office of Information Security into FTS' Office of Information Technology Solutions. It has also created a new office to focus solely on GSA's role in governmentwide . . .
Few Fed Web Sites Meet Govt Privacy Standards  13 October 2000 
Source: Computer User - Posted by Jen Olson   
At a time when federal regulators are pushing commercial Web sites to adopt the "fair information practices," only three percent of federal Web sites currently adhere to their own standards, according to a new report. The report, drafted by the General . . .
Concerns for Internet Privacy Roil Capitol Hill  12 October 2000 
Source: NewsFactor - Posted by Dave Wreski   
House members yesterday said it's time to help Internet users by passing legislation to protect their privacy because industry self-regulation by itself hasn't worked. Some predicted new laws will be approved as soon as next year.. . .
Sen. Edwards Intro's 'Spyware Control Act'  11 October 2000 
Source: Newbytes - Posted by Ryan W. Maple   
Very encouraging news: "Sen. John Edwards, D-N.C., introduced legislation on Friday that wouldforce software manufacturers to notify consumers when their productsinclude "spyware," bits of code that surreptitiously transmit information about the user's Web surfing habits back to the software company." . . .
Financial industry fears feds' security rules  10 October 2000 
Source: InfoWorld - Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
Federal regulators are developing information security rules for the financial services industry to protect customer data. But executives at affected banks, brokerages, and insurance companies say mandating stringent security requirements, such as encrypting stored or transferred data, will increase their costs . . .
Security: Who should be in charge?  03 October 2000 
Source: FCW - Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
Should the Defense Department assume responsibility for safeguarding the countrys communications infrastructure? A retired Navy vice admiral now working in the private sector said the time has come for public debate on the question. . . .
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