Obama administration supports cyber security month

President Obama recorded the following video (also available here) promoting National Cyber Security Awareness Month and reminding all Americans of our shared responsibility to keep the 'net safe.

In addition, Janet Napolitano, Secretary of Homeland Security, will be delivering a live webcast tomorrow (Tuesday, Oct. 20, 11 a.m. EDT) on the issue of cyber security and the role that the Department of Homeland Security is playing in this field. The webcast will be available from

It's National Cyber Security Awareness Month!

Today marks the start of National Cyber Security Awareness Month here in the U.S. Organized by our friends at the National Cyber Security Alliance, NCSAM is a reminder to all of us, individuals and organizations alike, of our shared responsibility for keeping ourselves and each other safe online.
Here at, we are evaluating our current work and looking towards our future. Over the coming months, how will the Clearinghouse evolve to best serve our partners and the public? How can become an even better resource for those in need of badware help? What steps can we take to further build a community of people passionate about fighting back against badware?
We'd love your help in answering these questions. Please let us know your thoughts in the comments, on, or via e-mail at

StopBadware hosts Spyware Roundtable in DC

Posted on October 30, 2007 - 18:20 by egeorge

Yesterday, StopBadware hosted a Spyware Roundtable conversation in Washington, DC, gathering leaders in spyware research and policy to discuss emerging trends and potential remedies to badware threats.

With Federal Trade Commissioner Jon Leibowitz in attendance, much of the conversation centered on ways policy and legislation could better help the FTC keep spyware purveyors at bay. The FTC favors legislative solutions that would enable it to fine spyware purveyors.

The Roundtable was chaired by StopBadware co-director John Palfrey, Center for Democracy & Technology deputy director Ari Schwartz, and Ron Teixeira of the National Cyber Security Alliance in celebration of October as National Cyber Security Awareness Month.

You can read more about the Roundtable discussion at PC World and at CNet News.