18 Jan 2023

Accelerating Technology For Use In Governments: From theory to execution

This article leads to actionable recommendations for continuing the focus on speed of adoption of new technologies, including how to improve risk management issues from a USG perspective, and identifying strategies that can be implemented now, by those with the authority and will to do so.

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06 Jan 2023

Chad says it foiled ‘destabilization’ attempt by officers

Chad’s government stated that its security forces stopped an attempt by a group of army officers to destabilize the country and undermine constitutional order. The plan was created by 11 officers and was led by the president of the Chadian Human Rights Organization. Security forces arrested those responsible after December

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06 Jan 2023

NHS is Most Scammed UK Government “Brand”

In the UK, the National Health Service topped the list of the government organizations most frequently impersonated in email scams, according to a recent report released by the National Cyber Security Centre. The report uses findings from the popular Suspicious Email Reporting Service, which received 6.4 million reports last year.

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29 Dec 2022

Opposition governor’s arrest stirs anger in Bolivia

In Bolivia, violent protests have broken out across the nation in the wake of the arrest of a powerful opposition politician, Luis Fernando Camacho. Camacho is the right-wing governor of the Santa Cruz province and was detained by armed police during an investigation that resembled a kidnapping, according to his

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15 Dec 2022

Feds Hit DDoS-for-Hire Services with 48 Domain Seizures

The Department of Justice announced that US authorities have charged six individuals in connection with offering and conducting DDoS for hire services that resulted in attacks on millions of targets. Four defendants were charged in Los Angeles in connection with the services, which were named RoyalStresser.com. An additional two people

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08 Dec 2022

Swiss Government Wants to Implement Mandatory Duty to Report Cyber-Attacks

The Swiss government has recently made efforts to deem it mandatory for critical infrastructure providers to report cyberattacks to the National Cyber Security Centre. The efforts have resulted in proposed amendments to the Information Security Act. The Swiss Parliament has been tasked with amending the act, which aims to provide

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22 Nov 2022

US Gov Issues Software Supply Chain Security Guidance for Customers

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), the National Security Agency (NSA), and the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) have released a report offering joint guidance on how to secure the software supply chain. The guidance was created by a group that is primarily focused on mitigating

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03 Nov 2022

Pakistan ex-Prime Minister Imran Khan shot and wounded at protest march

Imran Khan, Pakistan’s former prime minister, was shot and wounded in the leg during an attack on his protest in Wazirabad, Pakistan. It remains unclear whether Khan was deliberately targeted or if he was the victim of stray or indiscriminate gunfire. Members of Khan’s PTI party confirmed that four other

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03 Nov 2022

Warring parties in Ethiopia agree on ‘permanent cessation of hostilities’

The Tigray People’s Liberation Front and the Ethiopian government have agreed to permanently end hostilities. This is a significant step towards ending the wr that has killed thousands and displaced millions. In a join statement, the two sides announced on Wednesday that they would end the two years of conflict. 

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03 Nov 2022

Mobile Phishing Attacks on Government Staff Soar

Security firm Lookout has detailed a slew of mobile-based credential theft attacks that have been targeting federal government employees. The attacks have increased by 47% between 2020 and 2021, the security researchers state. This exposes agencies to a serious risk of breaches as it only takes one employee to fall

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