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CSOs Form Global Council; FBI May Expand Reach Into Financial Records; Hackers Beat Nokia Gaming Device

Nov 12, 20032 mins
CSO and CISOData and Information Security

CSOs Form Global Council

A group of information security professionals has formed a “Global Council of CSOs,” in an effort to better address online security challenges, according to a story in InfoWorld. The story reports that the council will work as a professional organization, bringing together information security professionals so they can better define their roles and work on the issues that are part of the online world.

FBI May Expand Reach Into Financial RecordsA measure approved by both the House and Senate would significantly expand the F.B.I.’s power to demand financial records, without a judge’s approval, from car dealers, travel agents, pawnbrokers and many other businesses, according to a story in the New York Times. The story reports that critics said the measure would give the federal government greater power to pry into people’s private lives.Hackers Beat Nokia Gaming DeviceNokia said hackers have cracked the copy-protection codes for its newly launched N-Gage gaming device, allowing copied games to be downloaded over the Web, according to a story in the Washington Post. The story reports that the hack comes just over a month after the Finnish company launched the much-hyped game phone in a bid to gain a foothold in the portable gaming market.