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Homeland Security Unveils New Cyber Security Strategy Amid Threats (reuters.com) 75

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security on Tuesday unveiled a new national strategy for addressing the growing number of cyber security risks as it works to assess them and reduce vulnerabilities. From a report: "The cyber threat landscape is shifting in real-time, and we have reached a historic turning point," DHS chief Kirstjen Nielsen said in a statement. "It is clear that our cyber adversaries can now threaten the very fabric of our republic itself." The announcement comes amid concerns about the security of the 2018 U.S. midterm congressional elections and numerous high-profile hacking of U.S. companies.

Homeland Security Unveils New Cyber Security Strategy Amid Threats

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  • Enacted the Jerusalem Embassy Act of 1995:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/... [wikipedia.org]

    The act was passed in a Democrat-majority Senate 93-5. Trump only crosses the aisle when it hurts America.

    • Will you all still be excited about giving Trump a Nobel Peace prize when some terrorist settles the Jerusalem problem once and for all by detonating a dirty bomb outside the new embassy, rendering all of Jerusalem uninhabitable for the next 10,000 years?
      • Will you all still be excited about giving Trump a Nobel Peace prize when some terrorist settles the Jerusalem problem once and for all by detonating a dirty bomb outside the new embassy, rendering all of Jerusalem uninhabitable for the next 10,000 years?

        Probably not, but they said the same thing about North Korea.

        I'm willing to let the situation play out and see what the outcome is.

      • I'm curious why you think bad people doing bad things is somehow Trump's fault? Would it not also, then, be the Senate Minority Leader's [cnn.com] fault? Quit projecting the actions of murderous despicable vermin onto your political opponents.
  • Nielsen said the government “must think beyond the defense of specific assets — and confront systemic risks that affect everyone from tech giants to homeowners.”


    So....people themselves.
  • The report underscores the fact that not every little thing needs to be connected. Paper Ballots are just fine - outside of Florida, where apparently, they can't figure them out.
  • New strategy? (Score:5, Informative)

    by smooth wombat ( 796938 ) on Tuesday May 15, 2018 @04:19PM (#56616834) Journal
    This new strategy must be why the con artist eliminated the top cyber adviser post [politico.com].

    After all, what better way to counter cybersecurity threats than eliminating the person in charge of overall cybersecurity.
  • First, force the TLAs to reveal every goddamn hole they know about so the vendors can fix them and we'll all be safer.

    Second, if a site gets hacked via a known vulnerability the entire CXX suite goes to jail and, when released, are barred from an executive position for 10 years. If people are killed (power plant "accidents", etc) they go to jail for life. This will change the "it's too expensive to fix" calculus.

    Too bad neither of these will ever happen.
  • By now, it's obvious the state would rather we be vulnerable than to reduce or eliminate their cyber arsenal's abilities. They've turned our PCs, tablets, smart phones and TVs into surveillance devices. They see encryption as a threat. They have done nothing to adequately protect the power grid. Our electoral system is designed by law to keep hidden any evidence of successful vote tampering. Back doors, zero-days, and other things have been kept hidden even from their manufacturers, who would fix the proble

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