12 Dec 2017

US Officials, Lawmakers Warn More Cyberattacks Coming

“The United States is bracing for another wave of cyberattacks focused on disrupting or undermining the 2018 midterm elections, with some officials warning this is just the beginning of a much deeper and broader threat.” Source: US Officials, Lawmakers Warn More Cyberattacks Coming

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12 Dec 2017

Bill to Elevate and Rename DHS Cyber Division Passes House

“The bill, sponsored by Homeland Security Committee Chairman Michael McCaul, R-Texas, would rename the division, which is now called the National Protection and Programs Directorate, to the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Protection Agency.” Source: Bill to Elevate and Rename DHS Cyber Division Passes House – Nextgov

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12 Dec 2017

Company That Used Russian Coders for Pentagon Project Strikes Deal

“Russian developers did some of the coding work for a Defense Department software system and stored that code inside a server in Moscow, according to a non-prosecution agreement released Monday.” Source: Company That Used Russian Coders for Pentagon Project Strikes Deal – Nextgov

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11 Dec 2017

Hackers hit U.S., Russian banks in ATM robbery scam

“A previously undetected group of Russian-language hackers silently stole nearly $10 million from at least 18 mostly U.S. and Russian banks in recent years by targeting interbank transfer systems, a Moscow-based security firm said on Monday.” Source: Hackers hit U.S., Russian banks in ATM robbery scam: report

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11 Dec 2017

The American Way of War Is Based On Tech: Don’t Let It Be Our Downfall!

“My hope in sharing this is to get you to read this short story and think about it in a context of today’s military. The lessons from this story are the same lessons which should be learned from Thucydides and Sun Tzu and countless others. These are the same lessons that should have been

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11 Dec 2017

VA Wasted $1.1 Billion on Failed IT Projects in Six Years

“The Veterans Affairs Department wasted more than a billion dollars over six years attempting to upgrade its electronic health records system before scrapping the projects in June, according to a congressional watchdog.” Source: VA Wasted $1.1 Billion on Failed IT Projects in Six Years – Nextgov

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11 Dec 2017

NGA Launches Bold Recruitment Plan to Hire Silicon Valley’s Best

“Attention Silicon Valley, Boston, Austin and other tech hubs across the country: One of the 17 U.S. intelligence agencies wants your best and brightest tech talent, and it’s making a game-changing strategic play to get them.” Source: NGA Launches Bold Recruitment Plan to Hire Silicon Valley’s Best – Nextgov

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08 Dec 2017

Report: Ethiopia Targeted Dissidents, Journalists With International Spyware Attacks

“Since 2016, the Ethiopian government has targeted dissidents and journalists in nearly two dozen countries with spyware provided by an Israeli software company, according to a new report from Citizen Lab, a research and development group at the University of Toronto.” Source: Report: Ethiopia Targeted Dissidents, Journalists With International Spyware

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08 Dec 2017

Internet security in Africa ‘non-existent’, experts warn

“Data protection experts pushing for earnest legal frameworks for the privacy of Nigerians on the Internet have warned that there is no security in the African web space.” Source: Internet security in Africa ‘non-existent’, experts warn – Premium Times Nigeria

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07 Dec 2017

LA Cyber Center Hopes to be a Model for Cities Nationwide

“Despite these deficiencies, LA was a high-tech city and believed it was reasonably well defended. ‘We thought we were secure, but we just didn’t know,’ the city’s Chief Information Security Officer Timothy Lee told Nextgov this week. The truth, Lee said, was that city computer systems were far from secure.

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