April 2016

Cyber terrorism – for profit, not twisted ideology – has become a clear and present danger to Americans. If there is a cohesive strategy to defeat it, it is not working. Monday, hackers crippled computer networks at several hospitals in Washington, D.C., and Baltimore. The facilities are owned by MedStar Health Inc., which would not […]

The frequency and severity of cyber penetrations, as well as the sophistication of hackers, has increased dramatically, said Lou Modano, chief information security officer at Nasdaq. “What has not kept pace with that is the education level, the understanding of the impact of cyber across all industries,” he told “Squawk Box.” While the topic is […]

Britain reportedly plans to apply a software update to its 58 Trident II missiles amid concerns of possible cyber attacks. The nuclear deterrent will be serviced by BAE Systems, which also carries out routine maintenance. The US—which is the other user of the 25-year-old Trident system—will upgrade its missiles as well. Although both countries use the […]

President Barack Obama has released a notice to extend for another year the national emergency he declared in April 2015 through an executive order to address the rising incidents of cyber attacks launched by threat actors overseas. “These significant malicious cyber-enabled activities continue to pose an unusual and extraordinary threat to the national security, foreign […]

The American Civil Liberties Union has accused the FBI of gambling with cybersecurity by failing to disclose to Apple the method used to access the San Bernardino iPhone, reports the WSJ. Chris Soghoian, principal technologist at the ACLU, said the FBI is facing “a million-dollar question, and really what it comes down to is, does the FBI prioritize […]

Ben Dickson is a software engineer and freelance writer. He writes regularly on business, technology and politics. How to join the network When it comes to cybersecurity issues, we always seem to be dealing with either shortages or excess. Everywhere there’s talk of how data breaches are growing in number, size, severity and cost, and […]

In 2014 the absolute hottest sub-sector of technology was cybersecurity, and with good reason. In what seemed like a weekly occurrence, everybody from the U.S. government to major big-box retailers to you name it were getting hacked and valuable information was being compromised. The surge in cyber-crime also put a huge bid under the top […]