05 Jul 2019

The biggest concern for election security may be phishing

Outdated voting machines that are vulnerable to hacking are hardly the only cybersecurity concern for US election security officials. Earlier this week, the US Department of Homeland Security warned election officials across the country about the threat of phishing campaigns. Threat actors are targeting election officials with seemingly legitimate emails

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20 Jun 2019

Phishing Attack Exposes Data of 645,000 Oregon DHS Clients

The Department of Human Services (DHS) in Oregon suffered a data breach earlier this year in which a threat actor obtained unauthorized access to the personal data of around 645,000 of the agency’s clients. The agency is notifying those impacted by the breach. On January 8, a cybercriminal was able

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18 Jun 2019

US Govt Achieves BlueKeep Remote Code Execution, Issues Alert

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) is urging users to patch the highly critical BlueKeep security flaw (CVE-2019-0708) that impacts Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) implementations on older Windows operating systems. The agency, which operates under Department of Homeland Security oversight, issued the alert after achieving remote code execution on

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21 May 2019

DHS warns of ‘strong concerns’ that Chinese-made drones are stealing data

The US Department of Homeland Security is warning that drones manufactured in China are a “potential risk to an organization’s information,” because they are capable of sending sensitive flight data to servers that may be accessed by the manufacturer as well as by other parties, such as the Chinese government.

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14 May 2019

Use a 3rd Party to Setup Office 365? DHS Says You May Be at Risk.

The Department of Homeland Security CISA has issued an analysis highlighting observed security risks resulting from the use of third parties to move organizations to the Microsoft Office 365 Cloud.

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11 Apr 2019

US Government Warns of New North Korean Malware

The US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has published a report about a newly uncovered malware strain that is linked to the infamous North Korean hacking group Hidden Cobra aka Lazarus. The malware, dubbed Hoplight, is a backdoor Trojan that has the ability to: “Read, Write, and Move Files; Enumerate

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29 Mar 2019

DHS & FBI Report that Election Infrastructure in all 50 States Targeted During 2016

The Department of Homeland Security and the Federal Bureau of Investigation have issued a special report acknowledging that the election infrastructure in all 50 states was targeted during the 2016 election.

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07 Mar 2019

New CISA director outlines top 5 priorities for protecting U.S. critical infrastructure

Christopher Krebs, the head of the newly formed Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) that is part of the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has outlined 5 priorities for how the agency plans to protect critical infrastructure. The first priority is to prevent tech firms from hostile countries such

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25 Jan 2019

The Pentagon flew more drones for domestic missions in 2018 than the last 7 years combined

The U.S. military has supported domestic missions with drones several times in the past decades, but 2018 marked a highpoint of military drone usage domestically, surpassing the past seven years combined and suggesting a continued support relationship in 2019 and beyond. Of the 2018 missions, four supported forrest firefighting efforts

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09 Jan 2019

Shutdown Forces Feds Off the Conference Circuit

One potentially unexpected consequence of the ongoing shutdown is that scientists and tech leaders employed by the government are not able to attend conferences around the country, potentially preventing them from exchanging ideas and solutions with relevant partners. Nineteen days in, the shutdown has forced the FCC Chairman, FCC Commissioner,

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