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Internet of Things Looms Large in National Intelligence Assessment

February 10, 2016 09:290 comments
US Director of National Intelligence James Clapper said the Internet of Things and cyber security bear heavily on the US intelligence community, creating both risks and opportunities.

In-brief: the consequences of innovation and increased reliance on information technology, including the Internet of Things, pose serious challenges to the nation’s cyber defenses and the intelligence community’s “operational tradecraft,” said DNI James Clapper in a report to Congress. 

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Obama Proposes Federal CISO, Huge InfoSec Boost

February 9, 2016 13:010 comments
President Barack Obama signed an Executive Order on Wednesday that put cyber crimes on par with others that can result in sanctions against malicious actors and those who support them.

  In-brief: President Barack Obama highlighted cyber security as a top policy priority in the final budget proposal of his presidency, seeking a massive expansion in funding for federal information security and the creation of a new federal chief information security officer (CISO).

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IBM Research Calls Out Smart Building Risks

February 5, 2016 17:330 comments
A test of building management software found that it was often weakly protected and Internet connected.

In-brief: IBM researchers are warning that building automation systems pose a security risk to companies – and one that few companies take seriously. 

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With Internet of Things, FBI In No Danger of Going Dark

February 1, 2016 12:350 comments
A report from Harvard's Berkman Center makes the case that encryption backdoors aren't needed for law enforcement or intelligence agencies to do their jobs.

In-brief: A report from a leading legal think tank argues that the spread of the Internet of Things will provide ample opportunities for law enforcement and intelligence agencies to spy on citizens, despite more widespread use of encryption.

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