13 May 2019

Wired and CodaStory Provide A Deeper Dive Into China’s Massive Surveillance Operation

For the last few years there have been indications that China has been conducting mass incarcerations of its Muslim minorities. Investigative reporting is beginning to shed more light on what is going on. There appears to be abuses of human rights on a shocking scale. The personal stories behind abuses

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13 May 2019

Extensive Flaws In All Major Building Control Systems

Building management or automation systems (BMS) or (BAS) are computer based systems installed in buildings to control and monitor mechanical and electrical equipment such as heating, ventilation, cooling, power, fire alarms, fire suppression, lighting, security, and access control. Over the years the major vendors have built systems that follow a

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13 May 2019

Sabotage attack against Saudi oil tankers could impact world oil supply

Two Saudi oil tankers have suffered ‘significant damage’ in what is being described as a sabotage attack. The attacks took place off the coast of Fujairah in the United Arab Emirates. “The reported incident – which could threaten the security of global oil supplies – came after the US warned

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13 May 2019

Sweden Reopens Rape Case Against Julian Assange

Sweden authorities announced on Monday that they would reopen an investigation into a rape allegation against Julian Assange, the WikiLeaks founder, who is serving a prison term in Britain for jumping bail as the United States seeks his extradition for his role in a huge breach of classified data. This

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12 May 2019

Cybercriminals Favor Targeting Top Executives, Small Businesses, Money

According the Verizon Data Breach Report, C-level executives are 12 times more likely to be the target of security incidents and 9 times more likely to be the target of data breaches than in last year’s report while the growth of financial social engineering attacks targeting these business executives rose from single digits to

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12 May 2019

What China’s Cybersecurity Law says about the Future

“As a contrast to Europe’s General Data Protection Regulation, which seeks to protect individual rights and rein in the actions of large corporates, China’s Cybersecurity Law provides an alternative vision about how nations may choose to apply the law toward cyberspace in the future. China’s Law requires network operators to

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12 May 2019

California May Go Dark This Summer, and Most Aren’t Ready

When the wind blows this summer, the financially troubled power company PG&E plans to cut power to key lines in an effort meant to prevent forest fires. The plan was devised after the company identified that a power line snapped by high wind likely started last year’s Camp Fire which

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03 May 2019

OODA Research Report – The Iranian Threat

OODA has released the next report in our threat briefing series, this on focused on the country of Iran. This special report captures insights into the capabilities and intent of the Islamic Republic of Iran, with a special focus on the cyber domain. Our objective: provide insights that are actionable

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24 Apr 2019

OODA Research Report – The DPRK Threat

OODA has released the next report in our threat briefing series, this on focused on the country of North Korea.

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24 Apr 2019

DHS/FBI Warn of Attacks Against Faith-Based Communities and Soft Targets Amid Religious Holidays

In a Joint Intelligence Bulletin issued by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and Federal Bureau of Investigation the threat of terrorist attacks against faith-based communities and soft targets amid religious holidays is discussed.

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