Cyber Security

The Internal Revenue Service headquarters. (J. David Ake/AP) A Senate committee chairman is questioning the Internal Revenue Service on its “apparent reluctance” to implement a data security system “in the wake of recent, high-profile cyberattacks against the IRS.” In a letter to IRS Commissioner John Koskinen, Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.), chairman of the Committee on Homeland Security […]

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According to Reuters, the White House will appoint Retired Air Force Brigadier General Gregory Touhill as the nation’s first federal cyber security chief, a position tasked with dictating cybersecurity policy for the entire federal government. It’s an announcement that’s been a long time coming. After watching US networks suffer a series of embarrassing attacks last […]

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As quantum computers inch closer to reality, experts are sweating over their potential to render many of today’s cybersecurity technologies useless. Earlier this year the U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology issued a call for help on the matter, and this week the Global Risk Institute added its voice to the mix. Because of […]

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PUNE: Security company Kaspersky Lab has launched the Kaspersky Cybersecurity Index to measure the current cyberthreat levels that internet users face. Kaspersky Lab has previously worked with B2B International to carry out regular large-scale online surveys in different countries, in order to evaluate how Internet users behave online, what their concerns are, what issues they […]

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Suspected Chinese hackers have spent years sifting through other Asian countries’ computer networks, which often don’t have basic protections against cyberattacks. This summer, political clashes brought cybersecurity into focus in Asia. After the Hague-based Permanent Court of Arbitration ruled against China’s territorial claims in the South China Sea in July, hackers linked to Beijing shut down airport […]

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As quantum computers inch closer to reality, experts are sweating over their potential to render many of today’s cybersecurity technologies useless. Earlier this year the U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology issued a call for help on the matter, and this week the Global Risk Institute added its voice to the mix. Because of […]

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