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Canada’s Energy Firms at Risk from Cyber, Bomb Attacks: Security Service

Canada’s main spy agency last year warned energy companies about an increasing risk of cyber espionage and attacks on pipelines, oil storage and shipment facilities and power transmission towers using homemade explosives, according to a classified document seen by Reuters. …

2017 Cyber Risks to Intensify as Hackers Become More Cunning: Report

Top cyber threats during 2017 are expected to include nation state cyber espionage, a rise in data integrity attacks and an increase in attacks harnessing Internet of Things (IoT) devices, according to a report published by Stroz Friedberg, an Aon …

Effect of U.S., China Cyber Pledge Unclear

The U.S. and China announced agreement on broad anti-hacking principles aimed at stopping the theft of corporate trade secrets though President Barack Obama pointedly said he has not ruled out invoking sanctions for violators. After a morning of meetings with …

Obama Seeks ‘Nimble, Aggressive, Well-Resourced’ Cyber Defense

President Barack Obama vowed on Monday that the United States would aggressively bolster its cyber defenses, as U.S. officials said the probe into a massive breach of federal government networks has yielded growing signs of a direct Chinese role. Obama …

Cyber Security Threats Pose ‘Stealthy, Insidious’ Danger – U.S. Defense Chief

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said on Friday that cyber threats posed a “quiet, stealthy, insidious” danger to the United States and other nations, and called for “rules of the road” to guide behavior and avoid conflict on global computer networks. …

CEOs Urge Federal Government to Go ‘Light’ on Cyber Security

Corporate leaders from the defense, technology, energy and banking industries told President Barack Obama on Wednesday they agreed cyber attacks were a top security threat but that they were looking for a “light touch” from the government in response to …