December 2016

By Lesley Clark McClatchy Washington Bureau (TNS) WASHINGTON — A report that accompanied President Barack Obama’s announcement that the U.S. was expelling 35 Russian diplomats provided few new details about alleged Russian hacking of Democratic Party computers. But it did offer a warning to Americans: Beef up your computer security because the Russians are probing […]

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JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A state task force says Missouri needs to continue improving its public and private efforts to ensure its cybersecurity. The Missouri Cybersecurity Task Force, which Gov. Jay Nixon formed in April, said in a report released Friday that it recommends continued investments in science, technology, engineering and math education as well as […]

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A convoy of vehicles with diplomatic plates drives away from a Russian compound near Centerville, Md., on Dec. 30. The day before, President Obama announced the expulsion of 35 Russian diplomats and the closing of two compounds used by the Russian officials in retaliation for alleged computer hacking attacks during the election.(Photo: Shawn Thew, European […]

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Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., has set up a hearing on cyber threats on Thursday, where several high-ranking members of the intelligence community will testify on Russian hacking during the election, Politico reports. McCain, who chairs the Senate Armed Services Committee, will be joined by Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, Nation Security Agency and Cyber […]

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As we march into inauguration season, all eyes are on Donald TrumpDonald TrumpQuincy Jones won’t attend Trump’s New Year’s Eve party: report Trump considering Conway’s husband for solicitor general: report Trump blasts CNN and NBC, praises Fox News for Russia coverage MORE for many reasons, including the impact his election will have on cybersecurity. This […]

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JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) – A state task force says Missouri needs to continue improving its public and private efforts to ensure its cybersecurity. The Missouri Cybersecurity Task Force, which Gov. Jay Nixon formed in April, said in a report released Friday that it recommends continued investments in science, technology, engineering and math education as […]

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BI Intelligence See Also This story was delivered to BI Intelligence “Fintech Briefing” subscribers. To learn more and subscribe, please click here. In response to the growing threat from cyber attacks to financial institutions, New York State had planned to enforce new cybersecurity rules for banks and insurers as of January 1, but has now […]

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Major governments around the world regularly conduct cyber-espionage to gain political leverage, collect intelligence and uncover secrets from deep within rival nations. Be it ally or adversary, any country with the ability to do so conducts clandestine activities. In 2015, the attention was on China, especially after the theft of federal records from the Office […]

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