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

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.

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The federal government must address national security concerns in antitrust reforms

by Eric Swalwell • 2 weeks ago

The antitrust bills being considered in both the House and Senate include provisions that would have unintended cybersecurity consequences.

Clearview AI agrees to not sell its facial recognition database to private companies

by Tonya Riley • 2 weeks ago

The landmark ruling also stops free trials to police without approval.

State Department announces $10M bounty for Russian intelligence hackers behind NotPetya

by Suzanne Smalley • 4 weeks ago

The State Department is offering $10 million for the location of six Russian intelligence officers in the Sandworm unit.

Musk's plans to make Twitter's algorithms public raises disinformation conundrum

by Tonya Riley • 4 weeks ago

Opening up the algorithms might not lead to hacks, but cyber mischief could still follow.

Hackers find 122 vulnerabilities — 27 deemed critical — during first round of DHS bug bounty program

by AJ Vicens • 1 month ago

The findings, first reported by CyberScoop, come in the first of three phases for the DHS bug bounty program.

Zero-day attacks surged in 2021, Mandiant says

by Suzanne Smalley • 1 month ago

2021 accounted for more than 40% of the zero-day exploits undertaken in the last decade, according to the company.

Achieving web application security

by CyberScoop Staff • 1 month ago

By adopting modern application security tools, organizations can reevaluate teams, structures and processes to address current development needs better — and evolving missions.

A practical reason why crypto might not work for large-scale sanctions evasion

by Joe Warminsky • 1 month ago

According to crypto-tracking company Chainalysis, the markets probably couldn't handle it without prices tanking.

Hospital hallway robots get patches for potentially serious bugs

by Joe Warminsky • 1 month ago

Five zero-days found in Aethon TUG robots included one that could allow an attacker to control the machines, Cynerio said.

DOJ's Sandworm operation raises questions about how far feds can go to disarm botnets

by Suzanne Smalley • 2 months ago

The Department of Justice and FBI announced they used remote access technology to shut down a Sandworm botnet.