By: Kyle Wingfield, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution The final day of the legislative session is upon us, with a variety of high-profile bills from guns to ethics to education yet to be decided. But legislators already have taken what could become one of their most consequential actions this year.And it’s not even a law. HR 4 is a resolution calling for the settlement of something that, at least until recently, you probably believed was settled long ago: the Georgia-Tennessee border. Turns out, HR 4 is the 10th such resolution our General Assembly has passed since 1887 seeking to correct a surveyor’s error in marking the border two centuries ago. This time, however, the Legislature explicitly threatens legal action if Tennessee will not resolve the dispute with us by the end of next year’s legislative session. You can practically hear the guffaws ringing through national news stories about HR 4. To read some…       Read More

South Korea Cyberattack Traced to US And Europe, Not China Washington Times  By: Shaun WatermanThree national South Korean TV broadcasters and three major banks suffered a massive cyberattack Wednesday when malicious software, or malware, wiped all the data from more than 30,000 computers, knocking bank websites offline and closing ATMs. U.S.-Israeli Cyberattack on Iran was ‘Act of Force,’ NATO Says Washington Times  By: Shaun Waterman The 2009 cyberattack by the U.S. and Israel that crippled Iran’s nuclear program by sabotaging industrial equipment constituted “an act of force” and was likely illegal under international law, according to a manual commissioned by NATO’s cyberwarfare … Q&A: Apple Hustles to Fix IPhone Security Flaws USA TODAY  By: Byron Acohido  All three flaws related to giving an attacker a route to bypass the lock screen function to gain access to the phone user’s private data. As more consumers use their personal iPhones for work,…       Read More

25000 Could Be Affected By Data Breach at SSUThe Daily News of NewburyportBy: Bethany Bray SALEM – The personal information of 25,000 Salem State University employees may be at risk after one of the college’s computer servers was infected with a virus. The university this week notified 25,000 current and former employees whose information … US Prepares Counterstrike Against Cyber-Attack ForbesBy: Derek Klobucher “Cyber-attacks and cyber-espionage pose a greater potential danger to U.S. national security than al Qaeda,” Los Angeles Times stated Tuesday. “For the first time, the growing risk of computer-launched foreign assaults on U.S. infrastructure, including … Feds Charge Reuters Employee With Hacking USA TODAYBy: William M. Welch & Byron Acohido The indictment alleges that at least one computer hacker used the credentials provided by Keys to log into the Tribune server and make changes to the web version of a Los Angeles Times story. The Times displayed on its…       Read More

On Tuesday, March 12, 2013, the Georgia Senate voted 45-0 to pass legislation developed by the Advisory Council to the State Board of Workers’ Compensation.  HB 154 now awaits the Governor’s signature before becoming law.  According to GSIA, HB 154 passed through four legislative committees and both chambers without a single dissenting vote, primarily because the lawmakers were aware that it was the product of negotiations among all stakeholders. Key provisions in the bill would: limit medical benefits for non-catastrophic, work-related injuries to 400-weeks. Increase the maximum weekly income benefit from $500 to $525. Require payment of claimants’ mileage expenses within 15 days of receipt of charges and reports required by the State Board. Decrease from seven percent to five percent the interest that claimants must pay on advances from settlements. Amend the 15-day trial return-to-work statute to provide that benefits may be suspended if a claimant does not attempt…       Read More

$5 Million Class Action Lawsuit Over LinkedIn Data Breach Dismissed Naked SecurityBy: Lisa Vaas LinkedIn Any damage done to LinkedIn users over the massive June 2012 data breach was abstract, not actual, a US judge has ruled. Thus did a $5 million class-action lawsuit against the networking site get dismissed, before the case ever breathed the … Australian Central Bank Hit by Cyberattack New York Times By: Reuters  “As reported in today’s media, the bank has on occasion been the target of cyber attacks,” the central bank said in a news release. “The bank has comprehensive security arrangements in place which have isolated these attacks and ensured that viruses … The Coming Cyber Attack That Could Ruin Your Life The Fiscal TimesBy: David Francis Last month, a private security firm announced that Chinese military hackers had launched attacks on the U.S. government and private companies nearly 147 times in the last seven years, a…       Read More

Romania Believes Rival Nation Behind “MiniDuke” Cyber Attack Reuters By: Ioana Patran BUCHAREST – Romania believes another state was behind the “MiniDuke” cyber attack that hit its national security institutions as well as NATO and other European countries, its SRI secret service said on Friday. It did not say which foreign … Cyberinsurance Is Latest Small Business Safety Net USA TODAY By: Ethan A. Miller Large companies typically have the foresight and ability to manage cyber risk up front and the sophistication to deal with losses. For smaller businesses, this is not always so. While cyber policies reimburse a business for the damages it must pay its … Crescent Healthcare Notifies Patients, Employees of Data Breach Becker’s Hospital Review By: Anuja Vaidya  Anaheim, Calif-based Crescent Healthcare, a Walgreens healthcare company, has notified patients and employees of a data breach, which occurred in December, according to a Healthcare IT News report….       Read More

Sponsored in the House by Reps. Harry Geisinger, Speaker Pro Tem Jan Jones, Majority Leader Larry O’Neal, Minority Leader Stacey Abrams, Majority Whip Edward Lindsey, Minority Whip Carolyn Hughley, and an additional 61 Co-Sponsors FACTS The State of Georgia has a long-term water supply crisis. Demand will outstrip supply in Metro-Atlanta within the next 15 to 20 years. The 2004 TVA Study found that the Tennessee River is the nearest water source large enough to meet future water needs for Metro Atlanta and Northwest Georgia (The Tennessee River has 1 billion gallons of excess capacity per day according to TVA EIS Reservoir Operations Study) SR 822 (Act 798) of 2008 reconfirmed that the GA-TN border is at the actual 35th parallel, which crosses the Tennessee River at Nickajack, and not the flawed survey line one mile too far south (Georgia has never ratified the flawed survey) The Army Corps has…       Read More