White House announces federal cyber strategy, vows to go on offensive
The White House on Thursday announced a new governmentwide cybersecurity strategy in an effort to raise federal network defenses but also go on the offensive more when U.S. interests are threatened.
NIST estimates $250 billion economic impact from its encryption standard
The standards agency commissioned a study of how much the Advanced Encryption Standard meant to government and industry since the late '90s.
Wyden: Tech company has told multiple senators of foreign hacking attempts
A major tech company has informed “a number of senators and Senate staff members” that hackers have targeted their personal email accounts, according to Sen. Ron Wyden.
Sen. Rubio wants answers from Apple on privacy-violating app
On Wednesday, Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., wrote to Apple demanding answers on why it reportedly took the tech giant weeks to address security issues in a popular app.
Pegasus spyware active in 45 countries, Citizen Lab says
An infamous brand of mobile spyware may be operating in 45 countries as part of a sprawling footprint that could enable human rights abuses, according to a new report.
Judge upholds paperless voting in Georgia, but pressures for change
Judge Amy Totenberg suggested that state election officials had "their heads in the sand" on election security.
Symantec offers political campaigns service to guard against website spoofing
That threat is a prime concern given the numerous political candidates that are running websites with limited budgets.
Proofpoint: One month out from deadline, half of agency domains are DMARC compliant
Proofpoint predicts that no more than 70 percent will have full DMARC implementation by the Oct. 16 deadline.
Deterrence or waste of time? Experts at odds over DOJ's actions on North Korea
There's a rift among legal and cybersecurity experts over the way in which government handled the recent complaint against North Korea.
State cybersecurity authorities issue warning over Hurricane Florence scams
As Hurricane Florence rips through the East Coast, scammers and hackers will very likely look to exploit the storm for financial gain.
FBI loses another cybersecurity expert to private sector
Trent Teyema, FBI's section chief for cyber readiness, is taking a job in the government-focused wing of Parsons Corporation.
Lawmakers ask intelligence community for 'deepfakes' assessment
Rep. Adam Schiff and others have asked the intelligence community to assess how foreign governments could use the technology — video, audio, and images fueled by machine-learning algorithms and other tools — to harm national security interests.
Trump’s executive order designed to 'counter the visuals of Helsinki'
A top State Department official says President Donald Trump’s new executive order combats the reactions from his remarks earlier this summer.
Latvian hacker sentenced to 33 months in prison for scareware scheme
At one time, Peteris Sahurovs was among the FBI's most wanted criminals.
Russian hacker pleads guilty for role in massive botnet schemes
“For over two decades, Peter Levashov operated botnets which enabled him to harvest personal information from infected computers, disseminate spam, and distribute malware used to facilitate multiple scams,” Assistant Attorney General Brian Benczkowski said.
Executive order creates system for 'automatic' sanctions on foreigners interfering with U.S. elections
The ODNI would make initial assessments, and then DOJ and DHS would get involved. Some penalties would kick in right away if investigations uncover meddling.
Senators want answers on State Department's glaring cybersecurity gaps
The bipartisan group is particularly focused on the department's lack of multi-factor authentication.
Analysts expect Lazarus Group to evolve, clean up opsec
In crossing the threshold of unmasking an alleged Lazarus Group member, the Justice Department showed the efficacy of combining private digital forensics with the long arm of the law.
U.S. extradites Russian accused in hack of JPMorgan Chase
Andrei Tyurin's successful extradition is major milestone in an investigation spanning four years.