January 2017

The United States has long relied on its borders and superior military might to protect against and deter foreign aggressors. But a lack of boundaries and any rulebook in cyberspace has increased the threat and leveled the playing field today. It’s unclear how President Donald Trump, who has emphasized an “America First” approach to domestic […]

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President Trump said Tuesday the hacking of the Democratic National Committee stands out as a “good example” of the need for effective cyber security measures throughout private industry and the federal government. “The Democratic National Committee was hacked successfully, very successfully, and terribly successfully,” Mr. Trump told reporters during a White House meeting with former […]

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Image source: Getty Images. The number of U.S. data breaches surged 40% to an all-time record high of 1,093 in 2016, according to a new report by the Identity Theft Resource Center and CyberScout. To combat this growing threat, The Trump administration has vowed to strengthen America’s cyber capabilities. “Cyberwarfare is an emerging battlefield, and […]

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Recently we’ve had the opportunity  – quite a fun and interesting opportunity – to visit a number of information security and cybersecurity conferences. These conferences were flooded with relatively ‘new’ developments such as NextGen, the Internet of Things (IoT), IoT DDoS attacks, security intelligence platform, etc. The fact that some of these terms have become […]

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President Donald Trump pledged Tuesday to strengthen the government’s ability to protect its computer networks, but then canceled plans to sign an executive order on cybersecurity without explanation. A White House official said that morning the order would put the Office of Management and Budget in charge of cybersecurity efforts within the executive branch and […]

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An executive order awaiting President Trump’s signature is aimed at improving nation’s hacker defenses — including a plan to have the U.S. military review what kids are learning about cybersecurity in school. The president was expected to sign the mandate Tuesday. But instead Trump met with NSA director Admiral Mike Rogers, senior adviser Jared Kushner, […]

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The GAO’s reported its findings to the agencies that were potentially at risk and recommended further investigation into risks presented. Several federal agencies may be at risk of cyberespionage as a result of leasing space in foreign-owned buildings, a recent Government Accountability Office (GAO) report found. The report found at least 25 different offices used […]

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The Russian government remains silent with several of four people arrested on treason charges linked to a government cyber-espionage unit and the CIA by Moscow’s media outlets. No Russian government officials have commented publicly on the arrests but Ivan Pavlov, a Russian defence lawyer specialising in treason cases, has confirmed to The Associated Press at […]

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As online crime has come into its own, ransomware—a particularly insidious type of cyber attack—has emerged as a favorite of cyber criminals. Not unlike holding a hostage in the real world, ransomware attacks function by holding networks, devices or data hostage, in the hope that victims will pay for their liberation. The approach has become […]

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