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The Morning Briefing: Cybersecurity in 2012

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"The Morning Briefing" is SmartPlanet's daily roundup of must-reads from the web. This morning we're reading about cybersecurity trends in 2012.

1.) 2012: The year in cybersecurity. With the emergence of highly sophisticated attacks, adversaries were pilfering information and generally wreaking havoc on the digital infrastructure. The cyber battlefield became a reality, and federal agencies stepped up their efforts to fight an invisible enemy.

2.) Cybersecurity Act of 2012 and the cloud. Speaking of Laws and Regulations Governing the Cloud Computing Environment, we cannot ignore the latest cybersecurity bills proposed this year.

3.) Timeline: Cyber events in 2012.

4.) 10 financial services cybersecurity trends for 2013. Data security and cyber security are always important issues for financial services firms. After all, almost every business line in the industry depends on good, clean data.

5.) U.S. government needs cybersecurity doctrine, experts say. The U.S. government needs a comprehensive doctrine addressing cybersecurity instead of the current patchwork of policies and agencies dealing with cyberthreats, according to a group of experts.

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— By on December 5, 2012, 4:28 PM PST

Charlie Osborne

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Charlie Osborne is a freelance journalist and photographer based in London. In addition to SmartPlanet, she also writes for business technology website ZDNet and consumer technology site CNET. She holds a degree in medical anthropology from the University of Kent. Follow her on Twitter. Disclosure