On May 28, 2016, a Russian-linked cyber-espionage group sent a spear-phishing email to a US government official from an infected computer in the IT network of another country’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The email contained an RTF document called Exercise_Noble_Partner_16.rtf, referring to a joint US-Georgian military exercise. According to Palo Alto Networks, opening this file […]

The hand-wringing over enterprises no longer being able to rely on Microsoft’s Enhanced Mitigation Experience Toolkit (EMET) to block software exploits appears to have been premature: A new cyberespionage outfit is targeting a critical vulnerability in Adobe’s Flash Player and EMET is effectively mitigating the attacks. Adobe has warned that a critical vulnerability in Flash […]

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un receives applause as he guides the multiple-rocket launching drill of women’s sub-units under KPA Unit 851, in this undated photo released by North Korea’s Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) April 24, 2014. Reuters SEOUL (Reuters) – North Korea hacked into more than 140,000 computers at 160 South Korean firms […]

Slowly but surely, cyber security is evolving from the days of castles and moats into the modern era of software driven business. In the 1990s, after several failed attempts to build secure operating systems, the predominant security model became the network-perimeter security model enforced by firewalls. The way it works is clear: Machines on the […]

1:55   ISIS Cyber Threat Limited Says Deputy Commander of U.S. Cyber Command 6/14/2016 8:13PM ISIS has “lots of aspirations” to be a major threat to U.S. networks, Lt. Gen. James K. “Kevin” McLaughlin told Wall Street Journal Deputy Editor in Chief Rebecca Blumenstein at WSJ’s CFO Network Tuesday. Major state actors pose a significantly […]

By Katie Bo Williams – 06/14/16 11:17 AM EDT Two U.S. senators on Tuesday announced the creation of a Cybersecurity Caucus to keep lawmakers and staffers up-to-date on cyber policy. The caucus, from Sens. Mark WarnerMark WarnerOvernight Cybersecurity: Russian hack of DNC Trump files raises security fears Senators push committee leaders to elevate military cyber […]

The General Services Administration, the federal government’s all-around agency, hosted a workshop Monday to discuss cybersecurity technology and how it can better the country’s infrastructure and security capabilities. The GSA’s effort is part of President Barack Obama’s larger $19 billion Cybersecurity National Action Plan (CNAP), which was first proposed in February. Tony Scott, the United States Chief Information Officer, […]

“We’re here today to ensure implementation of agreements made by the two presidents, commitments that illustrate that we can work through areas of differences to reach areas of cooperation,” Baucus said, referring to the agreement, which he called a “major advancement.” Cyber issues are “an important element in our bilateral relationship,” the ambassador said. “Each […]