The Future of Cybersecurity


With our lives becoming more digital, cyber crime is on the rise. Experts at the White House Summit on Cybersecurity and Consumer Protection at Stanford on Feb. 13 discussed ideas for tackling payment security concerns and moving beyond passwords, while President Obama called for greater private-public sector collaboration on cybersecurity.

Obama addresses cybersecurity concerns, signs executive order

By Farida Jhabvala Romero

President Obama on Friday called on Silicon Valley and corporate America to collaborate with the government on cybersecurity, and signed an executive order that would promote the sharing of information on threats or attacks between government and the private sector.
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Goodbye mag-stripes, hello tokens, say payment security panelists

By Liam Kane-Grade and Laura Forman

The number of payment options customers have today has created further opportunities for cyber hackers, leading companies to figure out how to solve the payment security problem.

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Moving beyond passwords

By Yuqing Pan

Given that two out of three security breaches reportedly exploit weak or stolen passwords, password management is one of the biggest cybersecurity concerns.

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Public fears invasion of privacy by Smart TVs

By Alex Hicks

Between the lawsuits filed this week in the hack of the nation’s second largest health insurer, Anthem, Inc., and the White House Summit on Cybersecurity and Consumer Protection at Stanford on Friday, cybersecurity dominated the conversation this week in Silicon Valley.

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Obama’s federal cybersecurity law could create less information

By Ariha Setalvad

Some experts worry that California law requiring reports on breaches will be weakened by President Obama’s push for a national standard.

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Legal liability slows cybersharing, experts say

By Ariha Setalvad

Company executives and others who attended the White House Summit on Cybersecurity and Consumer Protection are far from agreement when it comes to embracing the idea of information-sharing with the government.

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Federal officials call for more international cooperation in dealing with cyber crimes

By Ileana Najarro

International cooperation among law enforcement agencies is key to investigating cyber crimes, according to a panel of federal law enforcement officials and security network experts.

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White House summit kicks off with symposium about cybersecurity future

By Carolina Wilson

A research symposium suggested that while the human relationship with cyberspace will continue to strengthen, educating the cybersecurity workforce and addressing consumer privacy should be the focus.

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