07 Apr 2016

WhatsApp encryption raises security concern in India

“WhatsApp’s introduction of end-to-end encryption for all texts, voice calls and videos sent by its users would bar security agencies in India to access content sent on the popular messaging giant.” Source: WhatsApp encryption raises security concern in India

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06 Apr 2016

Hacker-for-Hire Market is Booming, Says New Report

“It’s becoming cheaper than ever to buy hacking tools online. Intelligence analysts found that business is booming in underground markets for Russian and other hackers, according to a new report released Tuesday by security firm Dell SecureWorks Inc.” Source: Hacker-for-Hire Market is Booming, Says New Report – Law Blog –

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05 Apr 2016

ENISA Calls for Cyber Crisis Management Framework

“European Union cybersecurity agency ENISA has urged decision makers in the EU to take action and create a cyber crisis management framework before a major incident occurs. Based on lessons learned from the aviation, civil protection, border control, counter-terrorism, and health and disease control sectors, ENISA has compiled a set

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05 Apr 2016

U.S. Cyber Command should be combatant command, DoD’s top cyber warrior says

“he head of U.S. Cyber Command told Congress on Tuesday that his command should be elevated to become its own unified combatant command, a move that would make it one of the most powerful institutions in the Defense Department. The idea of upgrading CYBERCOM has been discussed inside the Pentagon

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05 Apr 2016

Being “Compromise Ready” Lessens the Severity of a Breach

“On average, it took companies 69 days to discover the incidents, although detection time ranged from 0 to 400 days. The healthcare took nearly twice as long as most other industries, and the average amount of time from discovery to contain the threat across all industries was seven days. ‘Being

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05 Apr 2016

Energy sector penetrated by advanced cyber attackers 17 times according to DHS

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05 Apr 2016

Data of Nearly 50 Million Turks Allegedly Leaked Online

“Hackers have posted a database online that seems to contain the personal information of nearly 50 million Turkish citizens in what is one of the largest public leaks of its kind. The Associated Press on Monday was able to partially verify the authenticity of the leak by running 10 non-public

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05 Apr 2016

The Pentagon doesn’t know who’s in charge for responding to a massive cyber attack

“The Pentagon does not have a clear chain of command for responding to a massive cyber attack on domestic targets in the United States, according to the federal government’s principal watchdog.” Source: The Pentagon doesn’t know who’s in charge for responding to a massive cyber attack

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04 Apr 2016

Cybersecurity facility planned for Moffett Field to protect spaceflights, other NASA work

“” Source: Cybersecurity facility planned for Moffett Field to protect spaceflights, other NASA work – Linkis.com

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04 Apr 2016

FBI Says a Mysterious Hacking Group Has Had Access to US Govt Files for Years

“The feds warned that ‘a group of malicious cyber actors,’ whom security experts believe to be the government-sponsored hacking group known as APT6, ‘have compromised and stolen sensitive information from various government and commercial networks’ since at least 2011, according to an FBI alert obtained by Motherboard. The alert, which

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