Cyber Security

United States Transportation Command’s leader says domestic cyber networks need more security to uphold the defense of the nation. TRANSCOM is responsible for coordinating transportation for the military services around the globe. In order to do that, TRANSCOM capitalizes on a large number of civilian transport assets. But the difference in cyber standards between the […]

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The Israeli military did not allow photos that would identify the 10th-grade students hunched over laptops in a darkened classroom last month. Listen to the Story. PRI.org That’s because when they graduate, about half of them will be recruited into one of the Israeli army’s cyber units, including the secretive Unit 8200 — the equivalent […]

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It’s almost impossible these days to avoid media coverage of Russia’s role in hacking the 2016 election. So it was in 2015, when news broke that Chinese hackers had breached the United States Office of Personnel Management. Likewise for big cyberattacks in 2014 (Sony Pictures, Home Depot) and the year before that (Target). For the […]

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(Shutterstock) Scarcely a week goes by without news of cyber-criminals successfully breaching big computer systems and stealing millions of Americans’ personally identifiable information (PII). The federal government collects information about every man, woman and child in our country. Unfortunately, the federal government is the world capital of cyber insecurity. Unless we take steps to prevent […]

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When it comes to cybersecurity, Americans recognize the need for strong passwords and know that public Wi-Fi hotspots aren’t necessarily safe for online banking or e-commerce. But U.S. adults are not as good at recognizing email “phishing” schemes or determining if the web site where they’re entering credit card information is encrypted. That’s according to […]

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Pai and Republican commissioner Michael O’Rielly have repeatedly asserted that cybersecurity is not the FCC’s problem. Considering cybersecurity is a relatively new field for regulation, there are no rules mandating the FCC address flaws in the country’s communications systems. So, Pai has said the FCC simply won’t do anything. Wyden and Lieu argue this line […]

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The shortage in skilled cybersecurity professionals is only growing worse, with the projected talent gap reaching 1.8 million jobs by 2022. “It’s definitely a seller’s market,” said Forrester analyst Jeff Pollard. “If you have security skills, there are plenty of opportunities available for you. If you have an interest in security and perhaps have a […]

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Credit: Typography Images/Pixabay Cybersecurity The Pew Research Center conducted a survey to discover what Americans know about personal cybersecurity. The results are troubling. Most people know very little which makes them vulnerable when they go online. The Pew survey was designed to paint a broad picture of general knowledge about cybersecurity but it is also an […]

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