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Lawmakers introduce bill to shine spotlight on government hacking stockpile

by Chris Bing • 1 week ago

A new bipartisan bill aims to add transparency to the Vulnerabilities Equities Process.

Sen. Warner wants action on WannaCry patching from DHS, OMB

by Shaun Waterman • 2 weeks ago

Democratic Sen. Mark Warner, of Virginia, has written to federal officials asking for details about how agencies patched their systems to protect them against the fast-spreading WannaCry ransomware.

Russian hackers targeted Obama's aides as early as 2007, and attempts continue, report says

by Chris Bing • 2 weeks ago

Russia’s preeminent cyber espionage group, known as APT28 or Fancy Bear, heavily targeted former U.S. President Barack Obama’s staff while they campaigned for office in 2008, according to newly published research by U.S.-based cybersecurity firm Area 1 Security.

Rudy Giuliani is helping draw up cyber doctrine, DNI says, but details are scarce

by Chris Bing • 2 weeks ago

Donald Trump confidant Rudy Giuliani is one of the leading voices in designing a “cyber doctrine” for the U.S., according to the Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats, but there is little information about how that process is going.

Trump signs long-awaited cybersecurity executive order

by Shaun Waterman • 2 weeks ago

President Trump signed an executive order on cybersecurity Thursday, saying his administration will begin to manage cyber-risk across the U.S. government as a whole, hold agency heads personally responsibility for the protection of their networks and place modernization of federal IT at the heart of efforts to bolster computer security.

FBI Director: If left unchecked, Russian hackers will change vote tallies in a future U.S. election

by Chris Bing • 3 weeks ago

FBI Director James Comey predicts that if left undeterred, Russian hackers will one day attempt to change the vote tally in a U.S. election. Comey said as much during an exchange with South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham during a public hearing on Capitol Hill organized by the Senate Judiciary Committee, Wednesday. During the hearing, various lawmakers asked Comey a series of different questions concerning Russia’s ability to conduct damaging, cyber operations against both the U.S. and its allies.

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