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DOE Creates Cybersecurity Office

The Department of Energy (DOE) has created a new office for energy security and cybersecurity. The Office of Cybersecurity, Energy Security, and Emergency Response (CESER) will work on energy infrastructure protection and DOE’s role in national security. As Secretary of Energy Rick Perry noted in his statement regarding the creation of the office, “DOE plays a vital role in protecting...

DoT to Unveil Revised Autonomous Vehicle Regulations

At the Detroit auto show, Secretary Chao announced that the Department of Transportation will release revised self-driving vehicle regulations this summer. The regulations are expected encompass trucks and transit vehicles in addition to automobiles. Learn...

Mnuchin: Bitcoin firms subject to anti-laundering rules

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin on Friday warned traders and firms offering services related to cryptocurrencies like bitcoin that anti-money-laundering and know-your-customer rules apply to them — and regulators are watching closely. Learn more.

Senators Warren and Warner Introduce Cybersecurity Bill Aimed at Consumer Reporting Agencies

Senators Warren (D-Mass.) and Warner (D-Va.) introduced a bill today that would establish an Office of Cybersecurity at the FTC, charged with promulgating cybersecurity regulations and monitoring security of consumer reporting agencies, such as Equifax, require consumer reporting agencies to notify the FTC within 10 days of a breach, and impose strict liability penalties for breaches...

The Cyber Shot Across the Bow: Data Manipulation and GPS Spoofing

In September 2015, then-Director of National Intelligence James Clapper warned that the next “push of the envelope” in cybersecurity might be attacks that change or manipulate electronic information in order to compromise its accuracy or reliability. Two years later, we may now be seeing the very beginning of such insidious attacks in the form of GPS spoofing—a technique that sends...

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