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Aliya Sternstein

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Aliya Sternstein reports on cybersecurity and homeland security systems. She’s covered technology for more than a decade at such publications as National Journal's Technology Daily, Federal Computer Week and Forbes. Before joining Government Executive, Sternstein covered agriculture and derivatives trading for Congressional Quarterly. She’s been a guest commentator on C-SPAN, MSNBC, WAMU and Federal News Radio. Sternstein is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania.

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From Nextgov: Supreme Court to consider government's warrantless GPS tracking

June 28, 2011 The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to hear a major mobile-tracking case filed by the Obama administration that will weigh whether it is unconstitutional for the government to access GPS-location data continuously over a prolonged period without a warrant. Read the full story on Nextgov.

DHS debuts Energy Star-like system for software security

June 27, 2011 The Homeland Security Department and consulting firm Mitre Corp. on Monday unveiled a system for rating the protection of software products to help agencies, contractors and consumers ensure they are buying safe technology, in the same way the Energy Star labeling program helps guarantee eco-friendly purchases, DHS officials said. The...

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From Nextgov: DHS debuts Energy Star-like system for software security

June 27, 2011 The Homeland Security Department and consulting firm Mitre Corp. on Monday unveiled a system for rating the protection of software products to help agencies, contractors and consumers ensure they are buying safe technology, in the same way the Energy Star labeling program helps guarantee eco-friendly purchases, DHS officials said. Read...

New House GOP task force to weigh Obama cyber proposal by Oct.

June 24, 2011 House GOP leaders on Friday announced the creation of a Republican task force that will evaluate the White House's recent proposal for far-reaching cybersecurity reforms. Senate leaders support most of the Obama administration's 52-page draft legislation, but House Republicans have not taken a public stance on many of the issues,...

White House proposal could open computer networks to insider threats

June 24, 2011 A White House cybersecurity proposal that requires auditors to evaluate the protection of critical networks could actually make those networks more vulnerable by opening them to new insider threats, an industry group representing many federal technology contractors said Friday. Lawmakers currently are evaluating draft legislation from the Obama administration that,...

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From Nextgov: White House proposal could open computer networks to insider threats

June 24, 2011 A White House cybersecurity proposal that requires auditors to evaluate the protection of critical networks could actually make those networks more vulnerable by opening them to new insider threats, an industry group representing many federal technology contractors said Friday. Read the whole story at Nextgov.com

FBI teams with 11 countries to unmask scareware ringleaders

June 23, 2011 FBI officials coordinated with nearly a dozen countries to squelch two cyber gangs that netted $74 million by downloading viruses onto more than 1 million victims' computers and then threatening to erase their hard drives unless they purchased pricy fixes. The shakedown on purveyors of "scareware" is one of several...

White House agrees to let Congress codify some cybersecurity policies

June 22, 2011 Obama administration officials say they will let Congress make permanent in statute some cybersecurity policies the White House initially had wanted the executive branch to authorize, to more quickly implement the law. The White House in May distributed to lawmakers 52 pages of text for consideration as part of a...

Banks urged to get faster at reporting cyber breaches

June 21, 2011 An industry group representing the largest financial institutions said banks hit by cyber intrusions should immediately notify federal officials and affected customers, amid controversy over Citigroup's decision to wait weeks before informing account holders of a significant breach. The White House recently introduced legislative language that would allow a much...

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From Nextgov: Banks urged to get faster at reporting cyber breaches

June 21, 2011 An industry group representing the largest financial institutions said banks hit by cyber intrusions should immediately notify federal officials and affected customers, amid controversy over Citigroup's decision to wait weeks before informing account holders of a significant breach. Read the full story on Nextgov.