FINRA takes a hard look at usefulness of blockchain

The white paper by the the self-regulatory body for securities traders looks at the possible impact of emerging blockchain technology on the industry.

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Trump’s White House: cyberweapons development is a ‘priority’

by Chris Bing • 3 days ago

President Donald Trump will prioritize the development of “offensive cyber capabilities,” offering new resources to U.S. Cyber Command to “safeguard our national security secrets and systems,” according to newly published information on the official White House website.

Women’s March faces hacking, surveillance threats ahead of planned protests

by Patrick O'Neill • 3 days ago

Lead organizers have been fending off phishing attempts and have moved to private encrypted communication channels to protect the thousands of people expected to take part in Saturday's events.

Virtual assistants added to Air Force’s cybersecurity arsenal

by Chris Bing • 3 days ago

A newly launched software product, developed by Arlington, Va-based cybersecurity firm Endgame, will provide security operators with personal, virtual assistants.

Dozens of cryptographers call on Guardian to retract WhatsApp ‘backdoor’ article

by Patrick O'Neill • 3 days ago

The Guardian is under fire for a headline claiming WhatsApp has a massive security flaw, with prominent security researchers calling for a retraction

New cybersecurity subcommittee formed under Senate Armed Services

by Chris Bing • 4 days ago

The Senate Armed Services Committee welcomed a new subcommittee Wednesday focused on cybersecurity. The oversight and policy writing group will be led by Sen. Mike Rounds, R-SD., and ranking member Sen. Bill Nelson, D-Fla.

States question DHS’s last-minute election infrastructure designation

by Shaun Waterman • 5 days ago

State officials fret the designation will interfere with their efforts to secure voting machinery, both online and in the physical world.