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Ohio County Spends $200K on Cyber Insurance

The Ohio county that includes the capital city of Columbus is spending $200,000 on an insurance policy to cover cyberattacks. The Columbus Dispatch reports Franklin County’s $10 million policy will provide protection for the increasing worldwide threat. The Franklin County …

Report: Energy Sector’s Lack of Sensors, Controls Tempts Hackers

Oil and gas companies, including some of the most celebrated industry names in the Houston area, are facing increasingly sophisticated hackers seeking to steal trade secrets and disrupt operations, according to a newspaper investigation. A stretch of the Gulf Coast …

Ohio Group Unveils Plan to Deal With Cyberattacks

A group of politicians, law enforcement members and business leaders has given its blueprint for how Ohio communities can deal with cyberattacks to the state Emergency Management Agency. The Columbus Dispatch reported the Cybersecurity Work Group unveiled its report on …

Hacker Group in China Linked to Cyberattacks Against U.S. Firms: Symantec

Computer security experts have discovered a group of highly sophisticated computer hackers operating for hire, a U.S computer security firm said on Tuesday, and it linked the group to some of the best-known cyber-espionoge attacks out of China in recent …

Senators Renew Push for Cybersecurity Law

Leading U.S. senators introduced a cybersecurity bill on Tuesday aimed at safeguarding the nation’s water and power systems, which experts have warned often only have the most rudimentary protections against hackers. Senators John Rockefeller and Dianne Feinstein, both Democrats; Susan …