May 2018

WALWORTH: Let me just ask you about cybersecurity generally because you’ve talked about this, this is outside of the context of your book but think of cybersecurity generally as sort of building a defensive perimeter, keeping the bad guys out. You recently were talking about this and it seems like that it’s changed a bit […]

Suzanne Spaulding is the senior adviser for homeland security at the Center for Strategic and International Studies. From 2013 to 2017, she was the undersecretary for cybersecurity and infrastructure at the Department of Homeland Security. In February, Director of National Intelligence Daniel Coats deemed cyberwarfare the No. 1 threat to the United States. Yet this […]

Home routers have become the rats to hackers’ bubonic plague: an easily infected, untreated, and ubiquitous population in which dangerous digital attacks can spread. Now security researchers are warning that one group of sophisticated hackers has amassed a collection of malware-infected routers that could be used as a powerful tool to spread havoc across the […]

Ukraine faces a series of potentially catastrophic cyber threats in the run-up to the 2019 presidential and parliamentary elections, former top U.S. officials said at a Kyiv event on May 24. “Ukraine will be challenged first,” said former National Security Agency Director Keith Alexander at the panel discussion called “Cybersecurity and Disinformation in Ukraine and […]

HANOI (Reuters) – The United States has raised concerns with Vietnam about its proposed cybersecurity law, the U.S. Embassy said on Thursday, amid activists’ fears the new legislation will cause economic harm and crackdown on online dissent in the communist-ruled country. The concerns were conveyed by Deputy U.S. Trade Representative Jeffrey Gerrish in a meeting […]

The government’s main contracting agency wants to make it easier for federal and state agencies to quickly acquire a broader array of cybersecurity services, according to contracting documents released this week. The General Services Administration is interested in updating the list of “highly adaptive cybersecurity services” it offers on its IT Schedule 70, according to […]

LAGOS, Nigeria–Kaspersky Lab researchers have uncovered a sophisticated threat used for cyber-espionage in the Middle East and Africa from at least 2012 until February 2018. The malware, which researchers have called ‘Slingshot’, attacks and infects victims through compromised routers and can run in kernel mode, giving it complete control over victim devices. According to researchers, […]

At Grab, Southeast Asia’s biggest ride-hailing and transportation platform, detection is key to keeping out cyber threats that have affected its rivals in recent years, according to its security chief. Download this free guide 3 key web security guidelines from FS-ISAC We address the ongoing issues regarding web security for businesses relying on an online presence. […]

Dive Brief: About 56% of organizations admitted to making improvements to security standards, whereas a little more than one-third said improvements are not yet adequate following 2017’s WannaCry attack, according to a Lastline survey conducted at the RSA Conference in San Francisco this year.  About 81% of cybersecurity experts agree that there will be more […]