24 Apr 2018

Defense Department is Pursuing Another Multibillion-Dollar Cloud

“On April 17, the Defense Department released a draft request for proposal for its Defense Enterprise Office Solution contract, which it says could be worth up to $8 billion over 10 years for a single winning company or team. It’s the second concurrent multibillion-dollar cloud contract the Defense Department is pursuing. The other

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23 Apr 2018

Cliff Stoll Keynote

Dr. Clifford Stoll, astronomer, professor, IT security pioneer and author of “The Cuckoo’s Egg,” discusses his ground-breaking work in IT security while at Berkeley, where he stumbled on an intrusion by hackers working on behalf of the KGB. Learn how cybersecurity began from the trailblazing researcher who invented some of

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23 Apr 2018

Here’s why DHS banned Kaspersky products

DHS reporting submitted by Kaspersky as part of their court case provides some insight into why the U.S. government was warning against the use of Kaspersky products. “Based on publicly available information, Kaspersky-branded antivirus software and other Kaspersky-branded products and solutions that contain antivirus functionality appear to present the general

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23 Apr 2018

Twitter Bans Ads From Kaspersky Lab

“Twitter no longer allows Russia-based cybersecurity firm Kaspersky Lab to advertise on the platform and the reason appears to be related to the company’s alleged ties to Russian intelligence.” Source: Twitter Bans Ads From Kaspersky Lab | SecurityWeek.Com

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23 Apr 2018

‘Orangeworm’ Cyberspies Target Healthcare Sector in US, Europe, Asia

“A threat group tracked by Symantec as Orangeworm has been targeting healthcare organizations in the United States, Europe and Asia, but the attacks do not appear to be the work of a nation state.” Source: ‘Orangeworm’ Cyberspies Target Healthcare Sector in US, Europe, Asia | SecurityWeek.Com

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20 Apr 2018

Security Gaps Could Let Hackers Edit Government Spending Data, Watchdog Says

“New and old flaws in systems at a Treasury Department bureau added up to ‘a significant deficiency,’ according to the Government Accountability Office.” Source: Security Gaps Could Let Hackers Edit Government Spending Data, Watchdog Says – Nextgov

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20 Apr 2018

IRS’ 60-Year-Old IT System Failed on Tax Day Due to New Hardware

“Congress and watchdogs have been warning the IRS to upgrade its systems for years.” Source: IRS’ 60-Year-Old IT System Failed on Tax Day Due to New Hardware – Nextgov

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20 Apr 2018

Amid National Security Warnings, NIST Adds Supply-Chain Security to Cyber Framework

“The revised framework offers useful lessons for how to secure the digital supply chain, an area officials say is particularly vulnerable to foreign espionage” Source: Amid National Security Warnings, NIST Adds Supply-Chain Security to Cyber Framework – WSJ

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19 Apr 2018

‘Russia government hackers attacking critical national infrastructure in UK and US’

“The Russian government is attacking critical national infrastructure in the UK and the US, security agencies have warned.” Source: ‘Russia government hackers attacking critical national infrastructure in UK and US’

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19 Apr 2018

Hackers keep robbing cryptocurrency YouTubers

“Ian Balina, a former IBM salesman who became a full-time cryptocurrency trader and pundit, is not known for his modesty. Like many YouTube personalities in the vein of motivational speaker Gary Vaynerchuk, he brands himself as a self-starter-made-good who now wants to teach you how he did it (while clarifying,

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