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Extortion and alleged ISIS threats: A Saudi embassy learned the hard way about email security

by Shannon Vavra • 2 months ago

Security researcher Chris Kubecka knew that it might be a tough assignment to catch an intruder on the email system at Saudi Arabia's embassy in the Netherlands. But the story only got bigger once she got to work.

Estonia debuts first-ever cyber diplomacy training

by Shannon Vavra • 3 months ago

Estonia hosted its first “summer school” for 80 diplomats who work on cyber issues from 26 NATO and EU countries last week as part of its efforts to get cyber diplomats up to speed on international norms and technical developments in cyberspace.

State Department proposes new $20.8 million cybersecurity bureau

by Sean Lyngaas • 4 months ago

The new bureau, with a projected staff of 80 and budget of $20.8 million, would be led by a Senate-confirmed coordinator and “ambassador-at-large."

Congress again wants the State Department to pay more attention to the internet

by Jeff Stone • 9 months ago

The Cyber Diplomacy Act proposes the State Department position report directly to the secretary of State or deputy secretary of State, an elevation from a prior version of that proposed the new position be designated “assistant secretary.”

Diplomacy won’t stop North Korean hacking, South Korean officials say

by Ryan Duffy • 1 year ago

Two top South Korean cybersecurity experts cautioned Thursday that their country is not prepared to stem the tide of North Korean hacking, regardless of two recent summits with Pyongyang that have taken place.

After Trump courts Kim, U.S. issues warning on North Korean malware

by Sean Lyngaas • 1 year ago

Days after the historic United States-North Korea summit, the Department of Homeland Security and FBI has warned U.S. industry about a malware variant tied to North Korean government hackers.

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