House defense bill would usher in cybersecurity changes at DOD
The House of Representatives on Thursday overwhelmingly passed a defense policy bill with several cybersecurity measures aimed at better securing Pentagon networks. The bill seeks closer collaboration between the departments of Defense and Homeland Security in defending against hackers, asks for quick notification of data breaches of military personnel, and continues to crack down on foreign-made telecom products that are deemed security threats.
Potential Trump deal to ease sanctions on China's ZTE riles Congress
New legislation and harsh words have met reports of a Trump-Xi deal that would lift penalties against ZTE.
The uphill battle to relaunch State Department's cybersecurity policy office
Restoring the department’s cybersecurity policy office to a prominent place in the agency can’t come soon enough for advocates of U.S. digital diplomacy.
Trump administration says China broke Obama-Xi hacking agreement
The Trump administration explicitly called out the Chinese government Thursday for having hacked U.S. companies to steal business secrets in recent years.
Chinese hacking group resurfaces to spy on U.S. maritime firms
Researchers say some of the companies are related to the South China Sea territory dispute.
Hackers beat Firefox and Safari to earn $105K at Pwn2Own
Chinese contestants from major companies had been dominating the contest in recent years, but new regulations from Beijing prohibited them from joining this year's fray.