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Tightening The Screws On Chinese Investment
The Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States, or CFIUS, reviews foreign investments for national security risks.
United States
13 Jan 2014
New Controls On Surveillance And Hacking Tools?
The old Cold War export control alliance, now known as the Wassenaar Arrangement, hasn’t exactly been a hotbed of new controls since Russia joined the club.
United States
11 Dec 2013
DoD Publishes Interim Rule On Supply Chain Security For Defense Contractors
The Department of Defense has issued an interim rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to include "Requirements Relating to Supply Chain Risk."
United States
6 Dec 2013
Hackback Backers’ Comeback?
The US-China Economic and Security Review Commission has issued its annual report.
United States
29 Nov 2013
When Separation Of Powers Is A Matter Of Life And Death
The Leahy-Sensenbrenner USA FREEDOM Act puts the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance (FIS) court in charge of shaping, overseeing, and enforcing minimization guidelines in connection with section 215, pen/trap orders, and section 702, largely taking the Attorney General out of the process of writing minimization guidelines.
United States
25 Nov 2013
Espionage And Allies
I contributed a short piece to the New York Times on the latest Snowden-generated flap over allegations that NSA targeted Angela Merkel’s mobile phone.
United States
4 Nov 2013
At Last, Something Good Comes From The Snowden Leaks
It turns out that at least one Washington mugger is a little too well informed about current affairs
United States
31 Oct 2013
Judges As Bureaucrats
I’d like to offer readers a short quiz on judicial independence.
United States
25 Oct 2013
Using Attribution To Deter Cyberespionage
A discussion on how attribution can be used to deter foreign governments' cyber-espionage.
United States
24 Jun 2013
The FISA Court Order Flap: Take A Deep Breath
There may be a lot less to the NSA "scandal" than meets the eye.
United States
17 Jun 2013
Support For Retribution And Active Defense Increases
Chinese hacking continues to build anger in American business and government circles.
United States
3 Jun 2013
Lessons From The New York ATM Heist
The recent announcement of charges in New York against eight members of a cybercrime ring that stole $40 million from ATMs in 24 countries, all within 10 hours, is the latest in a series of episodes that illustrate the constant threat of cyber attacks against our corporate networks.
United States
20 May 2013
Amendments To CISPA A Threat To Cybersecurity?
In response to some of the privacy criticisms of the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act, the House Intelligence Committee is proposing amendments to the bill.
United States
17 Apr 2013
The Question Of 'International Law Of Cyberwar'
Will international law and diplomacy limit cyberwar? Those who believe in international "norms" for cyberwar usually argue that cyberattacks on financial institutions are beyond the pale.
United States
5 Apr 2013
Cyberattacks Ranked As Top Global Threat To US National Security
Ten to fifteen years ago, some of us on this blog were called fear-mongers, and worse, for trying to raise the alarum about the threat to our security posed by cyberattacks.
United States
20 Mar 2013
Hacking Hollywood
A discussion on how Chinese cyberspionage could affect Hollywood.
United States
15 Mar 2013
Found: The PLA’s University Of Hacking
A discussion the remarkable story about the identification of another Chinese hacker.
25 Feb 2013
White House Issues Executive Order On Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity
A discussion on President Obama recently signing an Executive Order on Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity.
United States
25 Feb 2013
A Soft Counterattack On Private Counterhacks
Herb Lin of the National Research Council has launched the first, soft counterattack on those who think victims of cyberespionage should have greater leeway to respond directly to intrusions.
United States
19 Feb 2013
Up the Ladder We Go
A discussion on the cybersecurity challenges faces by the U.S..
United States
18 Feb 2013
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