FBI proposes Congress 3 ways to fight cyber threats
Fri 12 Dec 2014, 18:20

FBI’s assistant director Joseph Demarest suggested three ways Congress could combat cyber threat: to update the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, to require businesses to provide prompt notice to consumers in the wake of cyber attacks, and for government and the private sector to share insights into cyber threats.

President Obama creates new cyber sanctions programme
Thu 2 Apr 2015, 15:39

US President Barack Obama has ordered the creation of a programme that would allow the government to sanction foreign hackers.

The authorisation gives the US Treasury Secretary - in coordination with the Attorney General and Secretary of State - the ability to sanction "individuals or entities" that pose a cyber threat to the "national security, foreign policy, or economic health or financial stability of the United States," Mr Obama said in a statement issued by the White House.

U.S. takes aim at cyber attacks from connected devices as recalls mount
Tue 25 Oct 2016, 05:20

Obama administration officials sought on Monday to reassure the public that it was taking steps to counter new types of cyber attacks such as the one Friday that rendered Twitter, Spotify, Netflix and dozens of other major websites unavailable.

U.S. Treasury tells banks to provide details on cyber attacks
Wed 26 Oct 2016, 04:20

The U.S. government on Tuesday told banks to include details about cyber attacks when filing mandatory reports on fraud and money laundering, saying that will help battle digital crimes that pose "a significant threat" to the U.S. financial system.