Category: DISA-STIG

Will Federal Legislation Encourage Cyber-Threat Information Sharing?

Department of Homeland Security

Ten Republicans and one Democrat have sponsored a House bill that’s aimed to protect the nation’s critical infrastructure, including the financial services systems, healthcare, electric grid and water facilities. Known as the the Precise Act, the Promoting and Enhancing Cybersecurity and Information Sharing Effectiveness Act of 2011, or HR 3674, would require the Department of Homeland Security to conduct an evaluation of cybersecurity risks to critical infrastructure and determine the best mitigation methods. The legislation also would establish the National Information…

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Officials Condemn WikiLeaks, Discuss Preventative Measures

Posted November 30, 2010 by TeamSHATTER Admin in Data Breach, Database Security, DISA-STIG, FISMA, Government (Federal), User Rights with 0 comments

Government officials condemned the publication of hundreds of thousands of sensitive, classified State Department cables by WikiLeaks this week. The website published the documents that detail private U.S. diplomatic discussions with foreign governments. The cables are candid reports by diplomats and, seen by themselves, can give an incomplete picture of the relationship between the United States and the foreign governments, White House officials said “To be clear, such disclosures put at risk our diplomats, intelligence professionals, and people around the…

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Canadian Tax Collector Stole Files For Four Years

Posted August 23, 2010 by TeamSHATTER Admin in Compliance, Data Breach, DISA-STIG, Government (Federal), PCI, User Rights with 0 comments

A tax collector of the Canada Revenue Agency accessed files of high-income individuals that she was not authorized to access for her job. The woman, who is no longer employed by the CRA, was reviewing files in order to target these taxpayers with a side-business she ran. The woman accessed these files for more than four years before she was caught. For full article in the Vancouver Sun >>

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