BlackBerry hires former Coast Guard CIO for cyber center

The new center "will be a single touch point for agencies" across the whole range of company products and federal requirements, according to retired Coast Guard Rear Adm. Robert Day

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This Trump national security adviser wants to use encryption as a weapon

by Chris Bing • 3 months ago

A powerful, newly appointed adviser to President-elect Donald Trump believes she has crafted the “ultimate” plan to punish Russia for its high-profile cyberattacks on U.S. political organizations and institutions. This supposed strategy would effectively weaken the Kremlin’s ability to censor internet content that is viewed, shared and created, domestically.

San Francisco transit hacker fails to extort victim, gets doxxed instead

by Chris Bing • 3 months ago

After three days without payment, an unnerved hacker that infected computer systems with ransomware operated by the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency threatened to leak 30GB worth of sensitive data late Monday night. SFMTA spokesperson Paul Rose is calling the hacker’s latest threat a bluff.

Malware targeting San Francisco transit may have been in wild at least 2 months, research shows

by Chris Bing • 3 months ago

Ransomware used in a cyberattack that was disclosed over the weekend against the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency, or SFMTA, may be the mutated offspring of an older variant discovered by researchers in September, experts tell CyberScoop.

San Francisco’s Muni system hit by ransomware

by Greg Otto • 3 months ago

Computer systems tied to San Francisco's Muni public transportation lines were infected Saturday by ransomware, giving riders a free pass on the city's bus, train and trolley services.

U.S. debates how to protect cars from hackers

by Patrick O'Neill • 4 months ago

The U.S. government’s latest efforts to protect internet-connected cars and their passengers from hackers is being criticized by two senators who say the new voluntary guidelines don’t go nearly far enough.

New driverless car policy encourages security collaborations between rivals

by Chris Bing • 5 months ago

Newly released guidelines​ published by the Department of Transportation, Tuesday, intend to guide the development and deployment of driverless cars. Proper cybersecurity measures remain a central concern for the U.S. government when it comes to autonomous vehicles, experts say. As part of the guidance, the DOT is making an early push to shape the cybersecurity standards of tomorrow that will ultimately protect future vehicles from hackers.