08 Mar 2017

The cyber security recommendations of Blair and Huntsman’s report on Chinese IP theft

“Basically, it recommends that U.S. businesses invest in cyber defenses that allow them to monitor their networks in real-time, buy technology that could freeze someone’s computer if they access stolen documents with it. The commission stops short of recommending that private businesses hack back against cyber thieves but warns such

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07 Mar 2017

France drops electronic voting for citizens abroad over cybersecurity fears

“France’s government has dropped plans to let its citizens abroad vote electronically in legislative elections in June because of concern about the risk of cyber attacks, the Foreign Ministry said on Monday.” Source: France drops electronic voting for citizens abroad over cybersecurity fears

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07 Mar 2017

Consumer Reports to test products for privacy, data security

“Consumer Reports is going to begin evaluating products for privacy and data security, the U.S. nonprofit product review group said on Monday.” Source: Consumer Reports to test products for privacy, data security | TheHill

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06 Mar 2017

Russian Hackers Said to Seek Hush Money From Liberal Groups

“Russian hackers are targeting U.S. progressive groups in a new wave of attacks, scouring the organizations’ emails for embarrassing details and attempting to extract hush money, according to two people familiar with probes being conducted by the FBI and private security firms.” Source: Russian Hackers Said to Seek Hush Money

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06 Mar 2017

Trump Inherits a Secret Cyberwar Against North Korean Missiles

“Three years ago, President Barack Obama ordered Pentagon officials to step up their cyber and electronic strikes against North Korea’s missile program in hopes of sabotaging test launches in their opening seconds.” Source: Trump Inherits a Secret Cyberwar Against North Korean Missiles – The New York Times

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06 Mar 2017

House Bill Would Give Companies Some Leeway to Hack Back

“House legislation floated Friday would give companies attacked by hackers free rein to penetrate those hackers’ networks so long as they don’t destroy anything while they’re there.” Source: House Bill Would Give Companies Some Leeway to Hack Back – Nextgov.com

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04 Mar 2017

The Government’s Secret Wiki for Intelligence

“In another age, the paper trail may have taken the form of notes stuffed into a box in a forgotten archive. But this being the 21st century, some of the breadcrumbs were submitted to an online wiki. According to the Times, intelligence officers in various agencies rushed to complete analyses

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04 Mar 2017

Trump Inherits a Secret Cyberwar Against North Korean Missiles

“Three years ago, President Barack Obama ordered Pentagon officials to step up their cyber and electronic strikes against North Korea’s missile program in hopes of sabotaging test launches in their opening seconds. Soon a large number of the North’s military rockets began to explode, veer off course, disintegrate in midair

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04 Mar 2017

Black Swans: Are you prepared?

“He said the goal of the new guidelines was ‘to ensure federal managers are effectively managing risks an agency faces toward achieving its strategic objectives and arising from its activities and operations. If OMB’s new guidance is to be taken seriously — and it should — agency leaders should be

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03 Mar 2017

Bill Would Legalize Active Defense Against Hacks

“A new bill intended to update the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act would allow victims of computer attacks to engage in active defense measures to identify the attacker and disrupt the attack. Proposed by Rep. Tom Graves (R-Ga.), the bill would grant victims of computer intrusions unprecedented rights. Known as

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