November 2016

A new cybersecurity report by Symantec equates the public’s past dismissal of seatbelts in cars with consumer’s laissez-faire attitude when it comes to defending their devices against hackers. Cyberattacks are a risk many consumers are ignoring – and a number of businesses seemingly don’t know how they can protect themselves. That’s especially true when it […]

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The Ministry of Defense of Ukraine has started establishing the center of response to cyber threats, material and technical resources of which will be provided by the U.S., Deputy Defense Minister of Ukraine Oleksandr Dublian. “The creation of the center of a rapid response to cyber threats at the cost of the U.S. material and […]

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The Department of Health and Human Services inspector general is in pursuit of information about cyberthreat-hunting software. The OIG issued a request-for-information on Nov. 29 to get private sector insight on what software solutions it might employ in a cybersecurity initiative underway. Related: Read the RFI “Security of electronic information is of the utmost importance, […]

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A task force on capital cybersecurity has submitted its recommendations to the governor of North Dakota. The Bismarck Tribune (http://bit.ly/2fM0OEv ) reports that topics in the report include improving monitoring and scanning of the state’s information technology network, finalizing a response plan to addressing cyberattacks and proposing legislation for cyber insurance. North Dakota Information Technology […]

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Israel and the United States are poised to collaborate more closely on cybersecurity research and development as lawmakers passed two bills that aim to strengthen the collaboration between the nations. The US House of Representatives on Tuesday unanimously passed legislation introduced by Reps. John Ratcliffe of Texas and Jim Langevin of Rhode Island. The bills, […]

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Press Release 16-145 NSF awards $70 million to support interdisciplinary cybersecurity research The SaTC program takes an interdisciplinary, comprehensive approach to cybersecurity research.Credit and Larger Version November 30, 2016 Cyberattacks on corporations, agencies, national infrastructure and individuals have exposed the fragility and vulnerability of the internet and networked systems. Achieving truly secure cyberspace requires addressing […]

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Trying to predict the shape of cybersecurity under President Trump is a frustrating exercise for industry professionals. But given what’s at stake, we asked some to give it a try anyway, or at least offer the president-elect some advice. It’s not that Trump doesn’t have a plan – he does. But he’s demonstrated a knack for […]

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When Donald Trump takes the oath of office on Jan. 20, he’ll face an urgent and growing threat: America’s vulnerability to cyberattack. Some progress has been made in fortifying the nation’s digital defenses. But the U.S. is still alarmingly exposed as it leaps into the digital age. If the 45th president wants to make America […]

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A new report found that many consumer drones lack adequate security making it easy for an outside hacker to take control A big rise in drone use is likely to lead to a new wave of “dronejackings” by cybercriminals, security experts warned Tuesday. … read more at: http://phys.org/news/2016-11-dronejacking-big-cyber-threat.html

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With China’s passage this month of its Cyber Security Law (the “Law”; unofficial English translation on China Law Translate), much of the attention in the international business community has focused on how business obligations will change for mainland China operations and how the law will generally affect cross-border handling of customer, operations, and other data.  […]

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