Cyber Security

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — Auburn University says its president, Steven Leath, is leaving after two years on the job. The university said in a statement Friday, June 21, that Leath and the Board of Trustees’ presidential assessment working group mutually decided to part ways. … read more at: https://www.rocketcitynow.com/news/lawmakers-looking-for-ways-to-beef-up-cyber-security/

Ellen Nakashima June 22 at 5:37 PM President Trump approved an offensive cyber-strike that disabled Iranian computer systems used to control rocket and missile launches, even as he backed away from a conventional military attack in response to its shoot-down Thursday of an unmanned U.S. surveillance drone, according to people familiar with the matter. The […]

Paying off the ransom. City officials at Riviera Beach, Fl. decided to pay a hacker 65 bitcoins, the equivalent of $600,000, to regain access to the city’s computer systems, which were compromised by the hacker. CNN reports that the city’s troubles began when an “employee clicked on a malicious email link three weeks ago.” Oregon’s […]

Written by Jackson Barnett Jun 21, 2019 | FEDSCOOP The National Institute of Standards and Technology released new draft security requirements for Department of Defense contractors that store sensitive but unclassified information on private systems. The enhanced requirements, which are open to public comment before going into effect, were triggered by a rash of data breaches in which sensitive defense […]

Written by Jackson Barnett Jun 21, 2019 | FEDSCOOP The National Institute of Standards and Technology released new draft security requirements for Department of Defense contractors that store sensitive but unclassified information on private systems. The enhanced requirements, which are open to public comment before going into effect, were triggered by a rash of data breaches in which sensitive defense […]

Data breach in Oregon, ransomware in Florida, a company goes down and talk about surveillance cameras Welcome to Cyber Security Today. It’s Friday June 21st. I’m Howard Solomon, contributing reporter on cyber security for ITWorldCanda.com.   Oregon’s Department of Human Services has concluded that personal data of 645,000 people may have been exposed when nine […]

Data breach in Oregon, ransomware in Florida, a company goes down and talk about surveillance cameras Welcome to Cyber Security Today. It’s Friday June 21st. I’m Howard Solomon, contributing reporter on cyber security for ITWorldCanda.com.   Oregon’s Department of Human Services has concluded that personal data of 645,000 people may have been exposed when nine […]

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan (R) on Tuesday signed an executive order aimed at strengthening the state’s cybersecurity capabilities, a month after a debilitating ransomware attack on Baltimore city networks disabled several services. The executive order formally establishes the “Maryland Cyber Defense Initiative” and creates the position of state chief information security officer (SCISO), who will be charged with […]

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan (R) on Tuesday signed an executive order aimed at strengthening the state’s cybersecurity capabilities, a month after a debilitating ransomware attack on Baltimore city networks disabled several services. The executive order formally establishes the “Maryland Cyber Defense Initiative” and creates the position of state chief information security officer (SCISO), who will be charged with […]