China adopts new Internet rules

The Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress of China has endorsed a set of new rules requiring global network users to register on the Internet under their real names. The new law aims to protect private information and public interests and envisages punishment for info security offenders by confiscation of illegally earned income, revocation …

Syria’s Internet shutdown leaves information void, may signal escalating war

Syria’s civil war went off­line Thursday as millions of people tracking the conflict over YouTube, Facebook and other high-tech services found themselves struggling against an unnerving national shutdown of the Internet. Read More Subscribe to Blog via Email Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email. …

The Internet Society on Syria’s Internet Shutdown

On behalf of Lynn St. Amour, President and CEO, and the Internet Society Board of Trustees: Emerging reports from various organizations and individuals indicate that international Internet connectivity was shut off in Syria today. The Internet is an open, global medium for communication, idea exchange, empowerment, and innovation. Access to the global Internet is a …

Emerging Cyber-Security Threats and Implications for the Private Sector

Adapted from CircleID. The new gTLD program will have a profound impact on the private sector’s increasing dominance over Internet information resources and ownership of critical registry technical infrastructure assets. It is already anticipated that only the private sector will take full advantage of the commercial possibilities offered by the introduction of new gTLDs, and …

FBI Unveils New Program To Teach Cyber Security To Kids

A free web-based program aimed at educating children about cyber safety through games, videos, and other interactive features has been unveiled by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Dubbed the FBI-SOS (Safe Online Surfing) Internet Challenge, the site features six grade-specific virtual islands for students from third-grade through eighth-grade. Each virtual island has specific cyber safety …

Gov’t websites hacked in anti-cybercrime law protest

Hackers crippled government and private websites Wednesday to protest the Cybercrime Prevention Act, which has faced criticism both legally and online since the announcement of its approval. Read more Subscribe to Blog via Email Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email. Join 360 other subscribers …

How hackers turn YOU into a cyber criminal

High-profile ‘DDOS’ – distributed denial of service – attacks used to knock company websites off the internet, rely on the same ‘botnets’ – huge networks of zombie computers, which each send dozens or hundreds of requests to the site under attack. Read More Subscribe to Blog via Email Enter your email address to subscribe to …