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Hackers market to countries' adversaries

VALLETTA, Malta, July 14 (UPI) -- Hackers around the world said they are finding flaws in governments' computer codes and then selling them to the countries' adversaries.

Smith tones down intellectual piracy bill

WASHINGTON, Jan. 14 (UPI) -- Rep. Lamar Smith, R-Texas, said an online piracy prevention act he's sponsoring would have its most controversial provision removed.

U.S. to assess cyber risk to utilities

WASHINGTON, Jan. 6 (UPI) -- The U.S. Departments of Energy and Homeland Security said they were working with utility companies to protect the electrical grid from cyberattacks.

U.S. to reveal parts of 'net security plan

WASHINGTON, March 2 (UPI) -- The Obama administration said it plans to declassify parts of the Comprehensive National Cybersecurity Initiative, a U.S. effort on Internet security rules.

Industry wants cybersecurity measures fast-tracked

WASHINGTON, Dec. 30 (UPI) -- The Obama administration is under increasing pressure from the security industry after the delays experienced in the appointment of Howard Schmidt as the president's cybersecurity coordinator.

Analysis: OMB report on feds' IT security

WASHINGTON, March 4 (UPI) -- The White House Office of Management and Budget says that the number of computer security incidents reported by federal network managers more than doubled last year, largely due to big increases in the disclosure or loss of personal data and intrusions of an as-yet undetermined character.
SHAUN WATERMAN, UPI Homeland and National Security Editor

SCIPP unveils security training

VIENNA, Va., Aug. 21 (UPI) -- Recently formed SCIPP International has announced the availability of security awareness training and certificate programs.

Nano World: Sorting apart nanotubes

NEW YORK, June 30 (UPI) -- Scientists have developed the first method that can tease apart jumbles of carbon nanotubes with different coveted semiconductor properties, experts told UPI's
CHARLES Q. CHOI

On the Net ... with UPI

Penn State prosecutes illegal file swappers, the Bush administration's cybersecurity chief will resign at the end of the month, and other news about the World Wide Web.
MARIE HORRIGAN, UPI Technology News

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Who should bolster cyber protections?

WASHINGTON, Nov. 16 (UPI) -- Oh, how things change.
KELLY HEARN
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Howard A. Schmidt is the Cyber-Security Coordinator of the Obama Administration., operating in the Executive Office of the President of the United States.

One of Schmidt's leading policy objectives is the development of "National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace", which seeks to enable private industry to create electronic identities that can be relied upon in cyberspace similar to the way that businesses rely on the combination of driver's licenses and credit cards to authenticate identities in physical space.

Prior to joining the Obama Administration, Schmidt served as President of the Information Security Forum and President and CEO of R & H Security Consulting LLC, which he founded in May 2005. He was also the international president of the Information Systems Security Association and a board member of the Finnish security company Codenomicon, the American security company Fortify Software, and the International Information Systems Security Certification Consortium, commonly known as (ISC)². In October 2008 he was named one of the 50 most influential people in business IT by readers and editors of Baseline Magazine.

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