Rules aren’t really rules if breaking them has no consequences. In today’s dangerous cyberworld, corporations often say that cybersecurity is now a top priority for them, especially after all the massive data breaches we’ve been hearing about on a day-to-day basis. But one has to wonder, if that’s case, why are so few companies doing […]

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Trump’s CIA director nominee Mike Pompeo says the intelligence on Russian hacking “is sound” https://t.co/rSPTjKm7BM https://t.co/H2RI7M0ojG — CNN (@CNN) January 12, 2017 During his Senate confirmation hearing on Thursday, Donald Trump’s choice for CIA director, Congressman Mike Pompeo, said there is “sound” evidence proving Russia hacked the U.S. in an attempt to influence the election. […]

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Compared with the alleged Russian hacks of the Democratic National Committee and other U.S. targets, another important cybertheft that has also been tentatively attributed to Russia is getting far less attention. The revelations are much less titillating than those that have made headlines recently — they aren’t even understandable to most people — but they […]

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Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani. Drew Angerer/Getty Images Donald Trump has appointed Rudy Giuliani as his cybersecurity advisor, prompting security experts to cast a critical eye over his consulting firm’s website — and they’re not impressed. Giuliani’s site is littered with security problems and outdated software, they say, making it extremely vulnerable to […]

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Rudy Giuliani is going to head a new Cybersecurity Working group for the Donald Trump transition team, a move that has caused many to reflexively wonder: What does the former mayor of New York know about cybersecurity? That’s probably a fair question, because Giuliani served as an undisciplined attack dog for Trump during the campaign, […]

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The UK parliament has launched an inquiry into its cybersecurity defenses, as part of its five year cybersecurity strategy. Cyberthreats were pinpointed as “one of the four key security challenges” facing the UK in its 2015 National Cybersecurity Review. The Joint Committee on the National Security Strategy has been tasked with assessing the nation’s cybersecurity […]

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Police have arrested a brother-and-sister team suspected of conducting an ambitious, years-long campaign of hacking that targeted thousands of accounts belonging to some of the leading political and business figures in Italy. The motive of the sprawling campaign, which carried Masonic overtones, remains a mystery. But those in the crosshairs included Matteo Renzi when he […]

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