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Federal Cyber News for 3/8/12

Federal Cyber News for 3/8/12

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March 8, 2012
FedCyber Wire
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  • A panel representing Internet Service Providers at a House subcommittee meeting  unanimously opposed any cybersecurity legislation that might lock businesses into a static compliance regime. More here.
  • Meanwhile, in a closed-door meeting with Senators, briefers including White House national security adviser John Brennan and FBI Director Robert Mueller described a simulated cyber attack on New York to push for tougher cybersecurity measures for critical infrastructure. More here.
  • The NSA is testing 100 secure Android smartphone prototypes that allow for fully encrypted phone calls. Rough specifications for the phones, code-named “Fishbowl”, are available online to spur industry innovation. More here.