April 2016

Roger Schell, an engineer who helped revolutionize the way the U.S. government protects sensitive information on computers, has been named a distinguished fellow at the University of San Diego. Schell will periodically teach at USD’s Center for Cyber Security Engineering and Technology, which was created last year to train people in the rapidly growing field […]

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A secret cyber-espionage group is using compromised websites along with spear-phishing emails to deliver a backdoor trojan to organizations in Japan for the purpose of stealing sensitive information and private technologies. Security firm Symantec discovered the group in July 2015, after it detected some of the compromised websites delivering the Gofarer malware through drive-by download […]

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A cyberespionage group active in Asia has been leveraging a Windows feature known as hotpatching in order to better hide its malware from security products. The group, which malware researchers from Microsoft call Platinum, has been active since at least 2009 and has primarily targeted government organizations, defense institutes, intelligence agencies and telecommunications providers in […]

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CyberEdge Group’s third annual Cyberthreat Defense Report (CDR) provides a penetrating look at how IT security professionals perceive cyberthreats and plan to defend against them. Based on a survey of 1000 IT security decision makers and practitioners conducted in November 2015, the report delivers insights IT security teams can use to compare their perceptions, priorities, […]

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Welcome to OVERNIGHT CYBERSECURITY, your daily rundown of the biggest news in the world of hacking and data privacy. We’re here to connect the dots as leaders in government, policy and industry try to counter the rise in cyber threats. What lies ahead for Congress, the administration and the latest company under siege? Whether you’re […]

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In the wake of OPM and other big gov breaches, government cybersecurity performance scores and employee confidence ratings sink through the floor. Government agencies at all levels are falling far behind the private sector in cybersecurity measures, according to a pair of recent studies. If the damage left behind by massive breaches at the Office […]

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