Spyware Bill Would Define Zombies

Senator Pryor (D-AR) introduced S 1625, the Counter Spy Act, earlier this month. The bill joins other legislation, which has already passed the House, that will try and reduce the harm of spyware. Senator Pryor is no stranger to the issue – he spoke at our April briefing on botnets and was recently appointed co-chair […]

USACM-EC Member Testifies on the Privacy and Security of Social Security Numbers

On Thursday, June 21, Dr. Annie Antón, Associate Professor of Software Engineering at North Carolina State University, testified in front of the Social Security Subcommittee of the House Ways and Means Committee on protecting the privacy and security of Social Security numbers. While the subcommittee did not have a specific bill to consider at this […]

Hill Tech Happenings, Week of June 25

While technology related events are light this week, Congress will be busy in advance of next week’s July 4th recess. June 26 Event: The Coalition for National Science Funding (CNSF) will hold its 13th Annual Exhibition and Reception on Capitol Hill. 5:30 p.m., B338-B340 Rayburn Building

USACM-EC Member to Testify on Social Security Numbers

Update June 21 Dr. Antón’s testimony is now available online. Original Post – June 20 On Thursday, June 21, at 10:00 a.m., Annie Antón, USACM Executive Committee Member and Associate Professor of Software Engineering at North Carolina State University, will testify to Congress on behalf of USACM regarding the pervasive use of the Social Security […]

Hill Tech Happenings, Week of June 18

June 20 Hearing: The Emerging Threats, Cybersecurity, and Science and Technology Subcommittee of the House Homeland Security Committee will hold a hearing on investigating cybersecurity vulnerabilities at the Department of Homeland Security. 2 p.m., 311 Cannon Building June 21 Hearing: The Social Security Subcommittee of the House Ways and Means Committee will hold a hearing […]

New York Times Reports on Military Overseas Voting

An article in today’s New York Times (registration required), describes the current status of military voting overseas. In brief, the systems in place to help service members stationed overseas to vote remain “slow, confusing and plagued with security and privacy problems.” Meanwhile, Americans serving abroad continue to be frustrated with the inefficiency of voting while […]