On November 4, 2015, the controversial Draft Investigatory Powers Bill (aka the “Snooper’s Charter”) was debated in the UK Parliament for the first time. In the months since its introduction to Parliament, the Snooper’s Charter has been widely criticized for its many overreaching provisos, which include requiring communication service providers to retain users’ internet connection […]

A military site in Wiltshire has been chosen as the preferred location for a new cyber security operations centre by the government. The £40m base is expected to be housed at MOD Corsham and staffed by experts utilising “state-of-the-art” methods. The government is investing £1bn over five years to combat cyber attacks. Defence Secretary Michael […]

This past week, the world learned about the big hack of Biglaw. If your employer was one of the almost 50 firms prestigious enough to be targeted by Russian hackers… congrats? The targeted firms tended to be transactionally oriented; the apparent plan of the hackers was to obtain confidential, market-moving information and trade on it. […]

March 04, 2016 Security researchers laid out potential scenarios for the future of cyber-espionage on Wednesday at the RSA Conference in San Francisco. In a session titled “The Dark Web and Cyber-espionage,” attendees were presented with a bleak outlook in which relatively simple attacks will increasingly be used by nation-state entities seeking to gain control […]

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 […]