Written by Shannon Vavra Aug 22, 2019 | CYBERSCOOP U.S. Army Cyber Command could soon have a new identity. Commander Lt. Gen. Stephen Fogarty said this week he wants his military outfit, dedicated to electronic warfare and information operations, to be renamed as the “Army Information Warfare Command.” The rechristening would better represent a new military mission, […]

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Video Turn off your Bluetooth, experts warn amid ‘profound security risk’ Security experts are warning that Bluetooth connections are a ‘hacker heaven.’ Kurt ‘The CyberGuy’ Knutsson explains what you need to know. Security experts warn smartphone users and general owners of miscellaneous Bluetooth-enabled devices of a new cyber threat in which hackers have found a way […]

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Cybersecurity incidents involving federal agencies declined overall in 2018 but threats continued from both outside and inside, according to OMB’s annual report under the Federal Information Security Management Act. Of the some 31,100 incidents reported, down about 12 percent from 2017, the largest single category, accounting for nearly 9,700 was “improper usage”—which the report defines […]

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As physical and cybersecurity threats converge to create multi-faceted challenges, organizations need to better plan for security and address all threat vectors, said Brian Harrell, assistant director for infrastructure security at the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA). Speaking at Auburn’s McCrary Institute today, Harrell said the increasing level of combined cyber-physical threats to public […]

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Keeper Security has released their findings after surveying 500 senior decision makers at SMBs surrounding cyber threats. Their findings suggest many businesses are under-prepared for cyber attacks — and that many SMB decision makers have severe cyber threat misunderstandings. Here are some cyber threat misunderstandings, according to their findings: 1 – Cybersecurity isn’t a priority 60% […]

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Cyberattacks though commonly reported as sophisticated, often are not. They are surprisingly simple and usually financially motivated. It seems so often that the media report that another so-called “sophisticated cyberattack” has breached a company’s security defenses causing widespread disruption at a huge financial cost. But cybercriminals’ methods are not always sophisticated, and they will always […]

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Now in its 10th year, the Billington Cybersecurity Summit brings together federal industry thought leaders to examine the state of the current cybersecurity market, highlighting ways to enhance best practices and strengthen cyber defences. Billington Cybersecurity Summit is being held at the Washington Convention Center from September 4-5, 2019 in Washington DC. With over 75 […]

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Aug. 23, 2019—United States Senators Ed Markey and Richard Blumenthal wrote this week to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). They inquired into whether the carmakers have reported cybersecurity vulnerabilities in their internet-connected cars and what steps NHTSA is taking to address the problem. The senators called for the answers from America’s top car safety […]

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WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. and RA’ANANA, Israel — August 21, 2019 – Cyberbit and Purdue today announced they are entering into a partnership to enhance cybersecurity workforce education and training. To commence the partnership, Purdue University will launch a Cyberbit Range, a hyper-realistic, simulated training platform for cybersecurity practitioners. Businesses in the United States now have the opportunity to […]

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