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White House cybersecurity coordinator takes on additional role in Trump administration

by Chris Bing • 1 week ago

CyberScoop has learned that Rob Joyce will take on a new position starting Monday as President Donald Trump's acting deputy homeland security adviser.

Former U.S. spies say anti-virus software makes for a perfect espionage platform

by Chris Bing • 1 week ago

Popular anti-virus software companies are a prime target for intelligence agencies because most store large quantities of intuitive data on external servers and have direct, continuous access into their clients' networks, former U.S. intelligence officials and cybersecurity experts say.

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

Report: Russian hackers stole NSA data with help from Kaspersky products

by Patrick Howell O'Neill • 2 weeks ago

A bombshell report from the Wall Street Journal says Russian hackers discovered NSA hacking tools through a contractor's use of Kaspersky products.

Trump administration will shine light on VEP with public charter

by Chris Bing • 2 weeks ago

Beyond providing a quantitative baseline for the VEP, the public charter will name the full roster of interagency leaders who weigh in on the process.

Recent NSA leaks show challenge of a software 'solution' for insider threats

by Chris Bing • 3 weeks ago

The rudimentary nature of these incidents makes it extremely difficult to create programs that keep material secure without negatively impacting workforce morale.

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