Written by Carten Cordell Nov 16, 2018 | FEDSCOOP With cybersecurity’s role in the federal government continuing to grow, the Government Accountability Office is looking to reshuffle resources to expand its auditing reach. Gregory Wilshusen, GAO’s director of information security issues, said Friday that the office will increase its cybersecurity oversight capabilities in the coming […]

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HALIFAX — Two outspoken U.S. senators — one Republican and one Democrat — took aim Friday at President Donald Trump’s fiery rhetoric about rejecting globalism in favour of nationalism. Republican Sen. Roger Wicker and Democratic Sen. Jeanne Shaheen told delegates to the Halifax International Security Forum that the United States’ commitment to international co-operation should […]

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A recent survey of just over 1,000 small- and medium-sized businesses found that 58 percent of respondents experienced a data breach in the previous 12 months, according to a new SMB cybersecurity research report from Keeper Security and the Ponemon Institute. An even larger number, 67 percent, said they experienced at least one form of cyberattack, […]

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BlackBerry was best known for keyboard-totting smartphones, but their demise in recent years has seen the Canadian firm pivot toward enterprise services, and in particular, cybersecurity. That strategy takes a big step forward today after BlackBerry announced the acquisition of AI-based cybersecurity company Cylance for a cool $1.4 billion. Business Insider reported that a deal […]

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WASHINGTON — While the bombastic U.S.-China “trade war” has been getting the headlines, U.S. intelligence and law-enforcement agencies have been waging a quieter battle to combat Chinese theft of trade secrets from American companies — a practice so widespread that even China trade boosters regard it as egregious. The Trump administration’s much-ballyhooed campaign of tariffs […]

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WASHINGTON — While the bombastic U.S.-China “trade war” has been getting the headlines, U.S. intelligence and law-enforcement agencies have been waging a quieter battle to combat Chinese theft of trade secrets from American companies — a practice so widespread that even China trade boosters regard it as egregious. The Trump administration’s much-ballyhooed campaign of tariffs […]

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New Zealand could benefit from joining “Locked Shields”, the world’s largest cyber-war exercises, their technology head Raimo Peterson said on a visit to Wellington. Each year, Nato-affiliated cyber defence association CCDCOE runs an exercise to test the ability of Nato and “like-minded countries” to defend their computer systems and critical infrastructure against cyber attacks. Peterson, […]

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As data dictates an increasing number of business imperatives, threats to digital security have an even greater potential to debilitate companies and harm the customers and employees sharing their sensitive information. High-profile attacks against companies like Equifax, Yahoo and Uber, to name a few, have highlighted the need for more robust cybersecurity in a new […]

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