cyber security

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A vote on a cyber security bill is expected soon in the U.S. Senate.

The proposal would overhaul the nation’s cyber security laws, and senate leaders are hoping to move on it before lawmakers leave town for an August recess later this week.

Sen. Charles Schumer (D-NY) though has some concerns about the bill, especially how US companies would lose access to certain software that hackers use to break into networks. 

 

A major breach in data at Anthem Inc — a health care company — is raising questions about the security of data across the industry. A Rochester cyber security specialist weighed-in on the implications of this latest incident which has compromise the personal data of 80 million people.

Initial reports from Anthem say the breach didn’t put medical records of current members and former members at risk, but other identifying data (such as names, birthdays, and social security numbers) were exposed.

Russian and US students study cyber threats together

Aug 12, 2012
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A bill to strengthen the nation’s cybersecurity laws stalled in Congress this week, but the issue remains a top priority for policy makers and business leaders around the globe.

That's why the University at Albany has launched a new program pairing students in New York and Russia to teach them about cybersecurity.