In an interconnected age where so much data is available, businesses are increasingly being targeted and compromised by cybercriminals. According to government findings, 90% of large and 74% of small firms reported a breach in 2014. And within the last few years, as technology has advanced and become more accessible to companies, threat levels have […]

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A pair of comprehensive, complimentary election infrastructure reform bills, which will be first introduced Wednesday in the House of Representatives, seeks to prohibit certain voting systems from being connected to the internet, offers funding for election cybersecurity research and mandates the use of paper ballots across the U.S. by 2018, FedScoop has learned.  These two pieces of legislation — named […]

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The 1980s might seem like a distant memory, now the fodder for spy thriller movies and espionage TV shows like The Americans, but let’s not kid ourselves: the days of spies looking to get their hands on state and trade secrets are still alive and well today. Except, now they’re digital. Espionage techniques have evolved […]

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FRANKFURT — Long before Moscow became the prime suspect in the Democratic National Committee data breach, hackers tied to the Russian government have sought to sew political discord via the internet. Most notably, many experts believe that in 2007 Russian operatives unleashed a series of devastating cyberattacks on neighboring Estonia following a dispute with Moscow over a […]

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — Following the arrest of 18-year-old John Coulouris—who yesterday was accused of being involved in the recent cyber threats against Livingston High School and charged accordingly—Mayor Al Anthony, Police Chief Craig Handschuch and Livingston Public Schools individually thanked the local law enforcement, district staff and the community at large for their effort and patience throughout this ongoing investigation. (It should […]

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By Nicholas Gerbis, Arizona Science Desk Rising cyberattacks threaten everything from medical records to critical infrastructure. Now a lab at Arizona State University is spotting hacker activity before cyberattacks occur. The time to fix a security flaw is before it’s exploited — just ask the Clinton campaign or the World Anti-Doping Agency. So ASU’s Paulo […]

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By Nicholas Gerbis, Arizona Science Desk Rising cyberattacks threaten everything from medical records to critical infrastructure. Now a lab at Arizona State University is spotting hacker activity before cyberattacks occur. The time to fix a security flaw is before it’s exploited — just ask the Clinton campaign or the World Anti-Doping Agency. So ASU’s Paulo […]

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Noelle Knell Editor Government Technology editor Noelle Knell has more than 15 years of writing and editing experience, covering public projects, transportation, business and technology. A California native, she has worked in both state and local government, and is a graduate of the University of California, Davis, with majors in political science and American history. […]

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