January 2017

BURLINGTON, Vt. – Several states around the country on Saturday asked cybersecurity experts to re-examine state and utility networks after a Vermont utility’s laptop was found to contain malware U.S. officials say is linked to Russian hackers. U.S. intelligence agencies believe Russian hacking units often use other people’s computer networks to “hide their malicious activity,” CBS News […]

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President-elect Donald Trump has repeatedly questioned whether critical computer networks can ever be protected from intruders, alarming cybersecurity experts who say his comments could upend more than a decade of national cybersecurity policy and put both government and private data at risk. Asked late Saturday about Russian hacking allegations and his cybersecurity plans, Trump told […]

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AILSA CHANG, HOST: This week, the Obama administration announced sanctions against Russia after saying it was confident the Russian government interfered in last year’s presidential election. The president expanded an executive order from 2015 adding new powers to retaliate against those who disrupt U.S. elections. Michael Sulmeyer directs the Cyber Security Project at Harvard’s Kennedy […]

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President-elect Donald Trump has a brilliant solution to our country’s cybersecurity problems.  No, it’s not to condemn Russia for hacking the Democratic National Committee. It’s turning back the clock to a simpler time, before these newfangled computers messed everything up.  SEE ALSO: An A-list celeb has finally offered to perform at Trump’s inauguration Speaking to […]

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BURLINGTON, Vt. –  Several states around the country on Saturday asked cybersecurity experts to re-examine state and utility networks after a Vermont utility’s laptop was found to contain malware U.S. officials say is linked to Russian hackers. Continue Reading Below The Burlington Electric Department, one of Vermont’s two largest electric utilities, confirmed Friday it had […]

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Use strong, unique passwords for all of your accounts and dual-factor authentication whenever possible.(Photo: Thinkstock) Two weeks ago I made cybersecurity predictions for 2017, and it didn’t take long for one of my predictions to be realized.  In fact, it occurred before 2016 was even over. Earlier this week federal indictments were brought against three […]

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