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Sara Sorcher
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The cyber gold rush is underway
http://passcode.csmonitor.com/goldrush 
Will your city be Cyber Capital USA? Cities are vying to capture part of the cybersecurity market, expected to top $160 billion by 2020.
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The Sony hack revealed the challenges of identifying perpetrators of cyberattacks, especially as hackers can masquerade as government soldiers and spies, and vice versa. It's a dangerous new dynamic for foreign relations, especially as what governments know about hackers – and how they know it – remains secret.
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My story on the futuristic program DARPA is building: An app store for cyber operations, in a virtual reality environment to visualize threats

http://passcode.csmonitor.com/planx 
The Pentagon is building an app store for cyber operations. Passcode has an exclusive inside look at DARPA's futuristic Plan X, a system to give the military instantaneous knowledge of network attacks by displaying them in real-time.
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In gridlocked Washington, the aftereffects of the cyberattack on Sony Pictures may ultimately forces Republicans and Democrats to come together on an information-sharing bill.
http://www.csmonitor.com/World/Passcode/2015/0114/Sony-hack-gives-Obama-political-capital-to-push-cybersecurity-agenda
In gridlocked Washington, the aftereffects of the cyberattack on Sony Pictures may ultimately forces Republicans and Democrats to come together on an information-sharing bill.
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"It’s going to be odd – seeing some of my buddies, we went through The Farm [Camp Peary, the CIA training facility] together and things like that."

http://www.csmonitor.com/World/Passcode/2015/0305/The-former-spy-who-infiltrated-Congress-s-cyber-policy-debate
Rep. Will Hurd of Texas brings to Washington rare hands-on expertise from the front lines of American spycraft and information security. Now, as cybersecurity issues heat up, Hurd wants to be a liaison between the intelligence community, tech sector, and lawmakers.
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No matter how strong it is, the password is one of the weakest forms of security. Punching the correct code into a computer can't verify your identity. It simply shows that someone remembered – or stole – the right combination of letters and numbers. Here's how the Pentagon wants to solve this problem. 
http://www.csmonitor.com/World/Passcode/2015/0302/How-the-Pentagon-plans-to-replace-the-password
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After the Snowden leaks, many wannabe Republican senators made NSA reform a campaign platform. Now that they're in the Senate, privacy advocates hope they'll stay true to their commitment for curbing surveillance and add momentum to a reform bill.
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Privacy advocates say a new government study – which found no better technological alternative to intelligence agencies' practice of gathering and storing telephone data en masse – should not become the basis for maintaining the National Security Agency's bulk collection.
http://www.csmonitor.com/World/Passcode/2015/0116/Privacy-advocates-say-NSA-reform-doesn-t-require-technological-magic
Just because a new federal report found no software solution to recreate the full scale of current National Security Agency surveillance does not mean that’s the right policy, privacy pros say.
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