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Government

PPD-20 elimination opens arguments over how U.S. should conduct offensive hacking operations

by Sean Lyngaas • 13 hours ago

Lawmakers and key officials sounded off Thursday after President Donald Trump rescinded a key cyberwar policy directive.

Government

DHS holds election security exercise with states to prep for midterms

by Sean Lyngaas • 2 days ago

With less than three months until the midterm elections, federal agencies worked with 44 states on all types of attack scenarios.

Government

Research shows gap in House, Senate candidates' website security

by Sean Lyngaas • 3 days ago

Nearly 30 percent of House of Representatives candidates have significant security issues in their websites compared to less than 5 percent of Senate candidates, according to new research.

Technology

New vuln in Microsoft Active Directory lets attackers bypass multi-factor authentication

by Sean Lyngaas • 3 days ago

Okta found a vulnerability in Microsoft’s popular identity management directory that could let a hacker circumvent multi-factor authentication.

Government

DEF CON’s Voting Village tests hacker-government collaboration

by Sean Lyngaas • 6 days ago

Election equipment was digitally poked and prodded over the weekend as experts called for change based on what happened at DEF CON.

Government

Health care cyber experts tout progress in vulnerability disclosure at BSides Vegas

by Sean Lyngaas • 1 week ago

The delicate process for disclosing software and hardware bugs in medical devices has made important strides in recent years as the threat of lawsuits against security researchers has receded.

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