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- A new law (formerly H.B. 665) establishes a cybersecurity task force within the Maryland state government. The task force is designed to evaluate mitigation and prevention strategies to prepare for a cyberattack. The task force will also conduct a review of existing policies, standards, and best practices within state agencies to identify inconsistences and devise new programs.

Morning Security Brief: Internet Piracy, Excessive Force Charges in Seattle, Drones, and More

- Online piracy bill stirs heated debate; Former NBA security director says he was fired for reporting how women were treated; Seattle police charged with excessive use of force in federal report; and more.

Morning Security Brief: Cyber Monday Crackdown, Women in Security Awards, Counterterrorism Training to be Reviewed, and More

- FBI shuts down 150 Web sites on Cyber Monday. The Women’s Security Council is looking for Women of the Year. U.S. anti-terrorism training under review. And more.

Cyber Monday Provides The Perfect Environment For ‘Package Not Delivered’ Scams

- The “Package Not Delivered” scam sends customers an email that looks so legit it’s scary.

Chart: The Cost of Cybercrime

- Take a look at the cost of cybercrime by type of attack.

Report Says Utility Smart-Grid Cybersecurity in Chaos

- A new report by Pike Research puts it bluntly: utility smart-grid cybersecurity is "in a clear state of chaos."

Lessons Learned from Trident Breach

- A panel of law enforcement experts who spoke at the recent FOSE conference in Washington, D.C., discussed some of the operation’s key lessons and the current state of law enforcement’s anti-cybercrime efforts.

Morning Security Brief: Military Gangs, Nuclear Weapons, Hacker Recruitment, and More

- The FBI says gangs are present in every branch of the U.S. military. The last Cold War-era nuclear bomb is dismantled. NSA recruits young hackers. And more.

The Cost of Cybercrime

- Take a look at the cost of cybercrime by type of attack.

LulzSec Hackers Get a Lesson in CYA

- A proxy service LulzSec hackers used hoping to hide their IP addresses may ultimately become the undoing of the group.

Hacker: Logging Out Of Facebook Is Not Enough

- A hacker says on his blog that he's found proof that Facebook tracks users while they're logged out. A Facebook rep fires back in the comments section.

Morning Security Brief: LulzSec Hacker Busted, Other Uses For 3D Printers, APD Scraps WiFi Surveillance Plan, and More

- Another member of LulzSec is caught, only two remain at large. 3D printing technology lauded for good is already being used for crime. The Austin Police Department kills a plan to log unsecured WiFi networks.

Breach Insurance Gains Steam

- Companies can mitigate losses from cyberattacks and other data breaches by purchasing cyber insurance, but they should evaluate policies carefully.
 




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