Senate report criticizes feds' approach to ransomware investigations

The federal government is not responding effectively to the ransomware crisis, according to a report from the Senate Homeland Security panel.

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Network of hyperlocal Russian Telegram channels spew disinformation in occupied Ukraine

by Suzanne Smalley • 20 hours ago

Research published by a Ukrainian think tank shows a network of at least 88 local Telegram channels.

FTC warns it will go after ed tech companies misusing children's data

by Tonya Riley • 5 days ago

The crackdown comes as lawmakers look to update children's privacy protections.

DOJ revises computer fraud prosecution standards to ease off 'good-faith' research

by AJ Vicens • 5 days ago

The policy revision instructs prosecutors not to target good-faith security research under the historically fraught law.

DHS halts Disinformation Governance Board amid strong backlash

by Suzanne Smalley • 6 days ago

Former government officials will lead a review of DHS's disinformation work and help Secretary Mayorkas determine how to continue.

Water companies are increasingly uninsurable due to ransomware, industry execs say

by Suzanne Smalley • 6 days ago

The scope of what insurers are covering is also narrowing as costs go up, said an association representative.

New research identifies poor IAM policies as the greatest cloud vulnerability

by CyberScoop Staff • 6 days ago

Palo Alto Networks threat intelligence unit finds identity and access management policy flaws remain a principal cause of cloud security vulnerabilities.

Senators ask FTC to investigate for deceptive business practices

by Suzanne Smalley • 6 days ago

They're urging the agency to investigate the company's statements on its facial recognition technology.

White House cyber official: U.S. beating China in race to quantum supremacy

by Suzanne Smalley • 1 week ago

A White House official overseeing cyber said Monday that the U.S. is beating China in a race for quantum supremacy but at least one expert called that premise debatable.

Legislator slams Biden administration for dialing back DOD cyber operation authorities

by Suzanne Smalley • 2 weeks ago

Cyberspace Solarium Commission Co-Chair Rep. Mike Gallagher asserts that the Biden administration's decision poses a national security threat.

State to gain more ability to monitor DOD cyber ops under White House agreement

by Suzanne Smalley • 2 weeks ago

The White House has reached consensus between State and Defense on how to pare back NSPM-13's precedent-setting delegation of authority to the DOD.