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

by Shannon Vavra • 1 month 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.

Former NSA contractor sentenced to 9 years for theft of government info

by Shannon Vavra • 2 months ago

Hal Martin was responsible for one of the largest leaks of U.S government secrets, after it was found that the former NSA contractor possessed up to 50 terabytes of classified government documents.

Ex-NSA contractor pleads guilty to vast classified data leak, faces 9 years in prison

by Sean Lyngaas • 6 months ago

The staggering leak was one of several damaging disclosures of NSA secrets in recent years.

Federal insider-threat programs get a dose of 'Maturity'

by Zaid Shoorbajee • 11 months ago

A government task force aims to help agencies move beyond the "minimum standards" for an insider threat program with a new "Maturity Framework."

Preempt raises $17.5 million in Series B for enterprise threat management

by Zaid Shoorbajee • 1 year ago

Preempt says it anticipates and stops both malicious insiders and unwittingly compromised users from exposing data by monitoring their privileges and behavior on the network.

Former NSA contractor Reality Winner accepts guilty plea for leaking classified report

by Patrick Howell O'Neill • 1 year ago

For one count of espionage, Winner faces 63 months in prison and three years of supervised release.

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