Cyberwarfare and Cybersecurity

The use of computers and the Internet in conducting warfare in cyberspace.

Verizon to end location data sales to brokers

Verizon is pledging to stop selling information on phone owners’ locations to data brokers, stepping back from a business practice that has drawn criticism for endangering privacy.

Trump Administration Weighs Building US 5G Network to Counter China

Some White House officials view next-generation 5G wireless service as a “key area of competition,” and they say that the threat from China, in particular, justifies a “moonshot” government effort like the construction of the interstate highway sy

President Trump authorizes ‘offensive cyber operations’ to deter foreign adversaries, National Security Adviser Bolton says

The White House has “authorized offensive cyber operations” against US adversaries, in line with a new policy that eases the rules on the use of digital weapons to protect the nation, said National Security Adviser John Bolton. “Our hands are not

Sen. Wyden pushes changes to protect senators’ personal accounts from continued threats

A major technology company has been telling senators and their staffers that their personal email accounts were targeted by foreign hackers, Sen.

AT&T and Verizon want to manage your identity across websites and apps

AT&T, Verizon Wireless, T-Mobile US, and Sprint unveiled a system that would let them manage your logins across third-party websites and apps.

President Trump issues new order authorizing additional sanctions for interfering in upcoming US elections

President Donald Trump issued a new order authorizing additional sanctions against countries or individuals for interfering in upcoming US elections, but lawmakers of both parties immediately said the effort does not go far enough.

FCC Chairman Pai Sketches Out Timeline for Fighting Fake Comments

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai provided details to Congress on the commission’s effort to overhaul its much-maligned online commenting system.

Sponsor: 

American Consumer Institute

Date: 
Wed, 09/12/2018 - 12:00 to 13:30

The current state of data security and online privacy. Panelists will discuss privacy approaches throughout the internet ecosystem, online hidden vulnerabilities, new approaches to mitigating data breaches, new challenges at the international and state level, and opportunities for Congress and the industry to shape the debate. Additionally, ACI will release and discuss a new study quantifying and exploring how secure your information is online. 

Speakers include

  • Krisztina Pusok, American Consumer Institute (moderator)



The House is Shuttling Through Tech and Cyber Bills but the Senate's Behind

The House passed a slew of tech and cyber bills the week of Sept 3, ranging from imposing automatic sanctions on foreign hackers to creating a new chief data officer position at the Homeland Security Department.

Frustration and Finger-Pointing as GOP Pulls Out of Deal Talks on Hacked Materials

House Republicans withdrew from negotiations with Democrats over a pact that would have effectively barred both parties from using hacked or stolen material on the campaign trail in the fall of 2018.