Wyden asks White House to get more involved in boosting election cybersecurity
Wyden says leaving the matter to states "is irresponsible and a total abdication of the federal government’s primary role in matters of national security."
Here's what the newly signed NDAA means for cybersecurity
President Trump signed the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) Tuesday, approving the $700 billion spending bill designed to fund the U.S. military and its various cybersecurity-focused initiatives.
Hacking group turns Microsoft Office flaw into an exploit in less than a week
APT34 has been especially active since mid-2016, based on publicly available research authored by analysts with FireEye and Kaspersky Lab.
Steven Hernandez named new Department of Education CISO
Hernandez was the Department of Health of Human Service’s Office of Inspector General, where he served as CISO since 2010.
This country's hacking efforts have become too big to ignore
While hackers linked to China, North Korea and Russia earned headlines over the past year, similar groups in Iran have been drawing far less attention.
Kirstjen Nielsen confirmed as Homeland Security Secretary
Nielsen's confirmation comes despite criticism on her relative lack of leadership experience, independence and ethics that hampered her nomination process.
Andromeda botnet mastermind arrested in Belarus, identified by his ICQ number
The suspect "is recognized as a leading expert in malware development and reverse engineering, network security, and antivirus technology," researchers wrote.
Roy Moore scandal used for phishing schemes aimed at U.S. law firms
A group loosely connected to China is trying to capitalize on the scandal surrounding the special election in Alabama.
U.K. cyber agency tells government to handle Russian anti-virus software with caution
The guidance stops short of banning any software outright, but warns that national agencies should avoid using Russian anti-virus software in the interest of national security.
Watchdog questions DoD about Cyber Command's work with private sector, civilian agencies
The role the military, intelligence community or DHS plays in stopping digital attacks aimed at the U.S. economy can appear blurred at times.
International law effort takes down long-running Andromeda botnet
First launched in 2011, Andromeda was detected on an average of one million machines every month in the last six months.
Why Eugene Kaspersky keeps talking about 'Project Sauron'
Kaspersky Lab founder and CEO Eugene Kaspersky says he's figured out why the U.S. government hates his company.
Former NSA employee pleads guilty to taking classified information home
The classified documents the former NSA software developer illegally took home between 2010 and 2015 were reportedly subsequently stolen by Russian intelligence.
National data breach notification law proposed by Senate Commerce Committee members
The new bill, called the Data Security and Breach Notification Act, comes in the wake of reports that Uber paid $100,000 to cover up a 2016 data breach that affected 57 million users.
Famed Russian hacker gets 14 years in prison for $50 million cyberfraud ring
Roman Seleznev was called "a pioneer" of modern cybercrime and "one of the most revered point-of-sale hackers in the criminal underworld."
Western allies consider offensive cyberwarfare agreement as Russia launches plan for ‘independent internet’
The agreement, being hammered out by the Denmark, Germany, Norway, Spain, The Netherlands, United Kingdom and United States, may be solidified by 2019.
How DJI fumbled its bug bounty program and created a PR nightmare
Popular drone maker DJI has bungled its bug bounty program — and a very public spat could have repercussions for the growing freelance industry.
Europol busts global ATM skimmer network
Four Bulgarians were arrested Thursday as part of an international police effort.
Guilty plea for Canadian charged in 2014 Yahoo hacking case
Karim Baratov, a 22-year-old Kazakhstan-born Canadian citizen, was arrested in Toronto in March before waiving his right to fight extradition to the U.S. earlier this year.
Top secret Army, NSA data found on public internet due to misconfigured AWS server
A misconfigured Amazon Web Services server with details on the Army's shutted 'Red Disk' project was publicly available on the open internet.