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A former top US election official urges sweeping security improvements, warning 'democracy is in trouble'

by Tim Starks • 1 week ago

"The long-term consequences — the damages to our democracy and institutions — of 2020 are far from certain," the report reads.

Cybercrime is hitting communities of color at higher rates, study finds

by Tonya Riley • 4 weeks ago

"Everyone else has a better chance at not being financially hit, everyone else has a better chance of skirting by kind of unscathed."

Key lawmakers to CISA: Let us send you more money, power

by Tim Starks • 1 month ago

One never can be sure Congress will get its proposals across the finish line, but a pro-CISA sentiment abounds.

FCC proposes record $5 million robocall fine for voter suppression scam

by Tonya Riley • 2 months ago

John Burkman and Jacob Wohl are also facing a number of felony charges.

Senate fails to confirm new CISA director before two-week break, drawing criticism

by Tonya Riley • 4 months ago

The Senate could break for recess without confirming Jen Easterly as CISA director. The agency has lacked a permanent director since November.

Top tech critic Lina Khan named FTC chair

by Tonya Riley • 4 months ago

The selection is a huge warning shot to big tech companies on privacy and anti-competitive behavior.

SolarWinds hackers are behind a widespread phishing campaign impersonating USAID, Microsoft says

by Sean Lyngaas • 5 months ago

It's a sign that the hackers are experimenting with new tactics.

White House to nominate NSA vets Chris Inglis, Jen Easterly as national cyber director, CISA chief

by Sean Lyngaas • 7 months ago

The nominations come as the Biden administration continues to grapple with two high-profile hacking operations linked to Russia and China.

Pro-India hacking group expands mobile malware arsenal

by Shannon Vavra • 9 months ago

Lookout found links between commercial stalkerware and the suspected state-backed activity.

Federal election agency adopts updated voting security standards. Not everyone is happy.

by Tim Starks, Sean Lyngaas • 9 months ago

Even as most considered the Voluntary Voting System Guidelines (VVSG) 2.0 an upgrade, there were complaints about its provisions on wireless connectivity.