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Anti-computer hacking bill coming to Congress

Strengthening cybersecurity is the goal of legislation being introduced in Congress after reports of hack attacks on computer networks at Nasdaq OMX Group and at oil and gas companies.

“Cyber-threats are not on the horizon, they are upon us,” Democratic Senator Robert Menendez, who is introducing the bill, said in a statement on Thursday. Get the full story »

Goldman code case jury hears closing arguments

High-tech thief or bogus prosecution? Those were the opposing closing arguments offered on Thursday in the case of a computer programmer accused of stealing high-speed trading code from Goldman Sachs.

Sergey Aleynikov, 40, was charged with stealing critical parts of code as he left Wall Street’s most influential bank in June 2009 before joining Teza Technologies LLC, a high speed-trading start-up firm in Chicago. Get the full story »

U.S. sees ‘huge’ cyber threat in the future

The United States faces a major threat in the future from cyber technologies that will require civil-military coordination to shield networks from attack, Defense Secretary Robert Gates said on Tuesday. Get the full story »

Cybercrime bill on list for passage this year

Capitol Hill staffers have made progress stitching together cybersecurity proposals into a huge bill, aides said, with Senate leadership putting it on their short list for passage this year. Get the full story »

Boeing picks up firm to prevent cyber attacks

Boeing announced its second acquisition in as many weeks, saying it will buy anti-cyber attack software company Narus.

Narus will be a wholly owned subsidiary operating in the Network & Space Systems unit of Boeing’s defense business. Narus also will develop smart grid energy projects, as well as help protect Boeing’s in-house computer network, it said. Get the full story »