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Senator questions DHS's handling of Kaspersky software ban in federal agencies

by Chris Bing • 1 day ago

A senior U.S. official pushed back against Sen. Claire McCaskill's criticism concerning the 90-day timeframe provided by the Department of Homeland Security for federal agencies to uninstall Kaspersky Lab products.

FBI's recruitment strategy for cybersecurity pros starts early, focuses on high school

by Chris Bing • 2 days ago

"What we want to do is get to these kids in high school, get them into STEM programs and then we want to get them into colleges and universities that sponsor Scholarship for Service," a top bureau official said at CyberTalks.

Cybercriminals hijacked a government server to send sophisticated malware to U.S. companies

by Chris Bing • 1 week ago

The technical findings connect a known advanced persistent threat group, codenamed FIN7 by U.S. cybersecurity firm FireEye, to a sophisticated intrusion technique that was detected in a recent wave of spoofed emails that mimicked the SEC's domain.

A top DOJ official is calling for 'responsible' encryption from Silicon Valley

by Chris Bing • 1 week ago

Privacy and security advocates say that making such a compromise would effectively weaken encryption technology writ large because it would require creating an inherent vulnerability in the process.

The confrontation that fueled the fallout between Kaspersky and the U.S. government

by Patrick Howell O'Neill • 2 weeks ago

“This was a clear signal from the FSB to the U.S. to get off their intelligence asset,” a senior U.S. official told CyberScoop

Time is running out for state officials to be approved for cybersecurity intel ahead of elections

by Chris Bing • 2 weeks ago

With just about a month left before the polls open in New Jersey and Virginia for gubernatorial elections, the Department of Homeland Security is racing to vet state officials who have applied for the ability to receive classified briefings, people familiar with the matter tell CyberScoop.

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