February 2017

3:08   Snap IPO: Five Things Critics Are Saying 2/28/2017 7:07PM Snap, the company behind the Snapchat disappearing messaging app, has been facing some criticism ahead of its upcoming initial public offering. WSJ’s Lee Hawkins walks through five of the biggest criticisms of the IPO. Photo: Bloomberg News … read more at: http://www.wsj.com/video/inside-the-cyber-war-room/10F10324-1463-4BDD-8B8B-AD795E1805DA.html

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Sen. Dan Coats (R-Ind.), the nominee to head the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, appeared before the Senate Intelligence Committee on Tuesday. (Loree Lewis/TMN) WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump’s nominee to head the nation’s intelligence services placed cyber threats at the top of his list of challenges facing the new administration during a Tuesday appearance […]

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This article is part of the cybersecurity self-defense installment of Futurography, a series in which Future Tense introduces readers to the technologies that will define tomorrow. Each month, we’ll choose a new technology and break it down. Future Tense is a collaboration among Arizona State University, New America, and Slate. … read more at: http://www.slate.com/articles/technology/future_tense/2017/02/fill_out_our_slate_reader_survey_on_cybersecurity_self_defense.html

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Despite work by Congress to pass more than 50 laws to address cybersecurity, the federal government’s track record in securing its own information-technology systems is far from sterling. This could be seen most obviously in the hack of the Office of Personnel Management that compromised 21.5 million government records and in the 2015 hack of the Internal Revenue Service, which exposed […]

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A new version of Xagent malware reportedly created by the Russian hacking group known as APT28 is targeting Mac devices this time around after its earlier version went all out to spy on Windows, iOS, Android, and Linux devices. The antivirus company Bitdefender recently described that the new Xagent malware is a backdoor which can […]

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US government agencies, think tanks and political groups should expect an increase in cyber espionage as countries like Iran try to grasp changing foreign and military policies under the new Trump administration, according to an executive with cybersecurity company FireEye Inc.  Nations regularly spy on one another but with President Donald Trump espousing unconventional approaches […]

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Crossed Swords 2017, the cyberwar games sponsored by the NATO Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence, has added an element of cyber-kinetic engagement for the first time. Taking place earlier this month, the exercise focused on developing tactical execution skills in a responsive cyber-defense scenario. “The scenario was based on a military cyber-operation,” explained Aare […]

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By Piotr Kaminski et al The idea that some assets are extraordinary — of critical importance to a company — must be at the heart of an effective strategy to protect against cyber threats. Because in an increasingly digitised world, protecting everything equally is not an option. The digital business model is, however, entirely dependent […]

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