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Lawmaker to HHS: Label software in medical devices

by Shaun Waterman • 1 day ago

A national effort is needed to ensure that the owners and operators of medical devices, hospital IT networks and electronic health records management systems can find out what software and other technologies are in the products they are buying.

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

by Chris Bing • 4 weeks 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.

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

by Chris Bing • 1 month 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.

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

by Chris Bing • 2 months ago

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

New Microsoft Word zero day used to spread 'lawful intercept' malware, analysts say

by Chris Bing • 2 months ago

A well-funded spy group appears to have recently acquired a highly-sophisticated zero day vulnerability to deploy a remote access trojan, developed by infamous surveillance technology firm FinFisher, against a Russian-speaking "entity."

Amid U.S. effort to exclude Kaspersky, Putin backs plan to force out foreign software

by Chris Bing • 2 months ago

The move comes as the FBI is privately counseling American businesses to uninstall products that are created and sold by Moscow-based cybersecurity giant Kaspersky Lab.

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