China to set up anti-terror intelligence gathering center

China will set up an anti-terrorism intelligence gathering center to coordinate and streamline intelligence gathering in the field, according to a draft law submitted for reading on Monday.

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DOJ Issues First Business Review Letter Following Agencies’ Joint Policy Statements on Cybersecurity

On October 2, 2014, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) issued its first business review letter since issuing jointly with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) the Agencies’ Antitrust Policy Statement on Sharing of Cybersecurity Information in April 2014 (the Policy Statement).  The Policy Statement recognized that sharing cyber threat information is integral to defending against cyber-attacks.  It states that cyber information sharing will be reviewed under a rule of reason analysis that focuses on the improved efficiency and security of cyber networks, the nature of the cyber information to be shared, and whether the information exchange is likely to harm competition.

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IATA calls on partners to address information sharing, border controls, screening and cybersecurity

IATA director general and CEO Tony Tyler addressed (27-Oct-2014) the AVSEC World conference on the topic of aviation security. Key points cover information sharing between governments and aviation stakeholders, national security, and cybersecurity.

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COBRA.net fuses real-time data-sharing for officer safety

Pottstown, PA-based CODY Systems, a provider of both advanced public safety software and cross-system information sharing and data aggregation/exchange solutions, has announced the debut of its latest iteration of the COBRA.net platform, featuring the updated release of the C.tac cross-system, real-time one-stop tactical search app.

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Ohio seeks private partners for disaster response

Ohio officials are hoping to expand a state program intended to boost information-sharing and disaster response through cooperation between the public and private sectors.

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Next-Gen 911: Two States, Two Approaches to Implementation

A citizen at the scene of a car accident sends a text to 911 along with a follow-up smartphone video surveying the damage. Both the text and video stream are routed to a local 911 center. Police and emergency responders arrive on location, armed with the up-to-the-second information that could save lives.

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COBRA.net Fuses Real-time Data-Sharing with growing Internet of Things for Officer Safety

CODY Systems will unveil its latest iteration of the COBRA.net platform, featuring the updated release of the C.tac cross-system, real-time one-stop tactical search app which now includes cross-system real-time tracking of target entities (people, vehicles, etc.) with text message alerts and enhanced reporting. The COBRA.net platform powers information sharing networks for counties/regions and entire states across a wide range of diverse environments, including the aggregation of hundreds of millions of records and photos across hundreds of data sources and thousands of users.

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Fusion Centers: Have They Found Their Sweet Spot?

Ever since fusion centers were created in the aftermath of the 9/11 terrorist attacks to improve information-sharing between governments, they’ve often been criticized for their ineffectiveness. But if recent state investment in the centers is any indication, faith in the work they do may be on the rise.

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Information sharing requires breaking down barriers, White House cyber guru says

Despite a Congress that “is not passing many bills these days,” the White House has advanced an agenda to promote and facilitate information sharing on security threats and vulnerabilities, Ari Schwartz, senior director for cybersecurity, National Security Council, at the White House, told attendees SC Congress New York Tuesday.

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FIRST standards to clean up messy CERTs

The global gathering of incident responders FIRST is spearheading a global standards effort to reform and unify the operations of government and large enterprise computer emergency response teams (CERTs).

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