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Federal, Operations Security, Policy, Security

Senate passes DHS bug bounty bill

April 20, 2018

Via: FCW

The Department of Homeland Security is one step closer to launching a bug bounty pilot. The Senate passed legislation April 17 that compels DHS to establish a bug bounty program. Sponsored by Sens. Maggie Hassan (D-N.H.), Rob Portman (R-Ohio), Claire […]


Networking Security, Operations Security, Security

Windows 10: Microsoft to boost Linux app security with Windows Defender firewall

April 20, 2018

Via: ZDnet

Microsoft latest preview of its Windows 10 Redstone 5 shows off two core updates coming to Windows Defender services. Microsoft has released the Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 17650 (RS5), the version of Windows 10 coming later this year after […]


Operations Security, Security

Microsoft claims to make Chrome safer with new extension

April 18, 2018

Via: ArsTechnica

Chrome already provides effective protection against malicious sites: go somewhere with a poor reputation and you’ll get a big, scary red screen telling you that you’re about to do something unwise. But Microsoft believes it can do a better job […]


Operations Security, Security

New York’s Attorney General Wants to Know What the Winklevoss Twins Are Doing to Protect Cryptocurrency Customers

April 18, 2018

Via: Fortune

New York’s attorney general has launched an initial probe into 13 cryptocurrency exchanges, one of them being the Gemini exchange that’s run by the Winklevoss twins, Cameron and Tyler. Coinbase, the U.S.’s biggest cryptocurrency exchange, was also included. Attorney General […]


Hardware, Operations Security, Security, Tech

Intel, Microsoft to use GPU to scan memory for malware

April 17, 2018

Via: ArsTechnica

Since the news of the Meltdown and Spectre attacks earlier this year, Intel has been working to reassure the computer industry that it takes security issues very seriously and that, in spite of the Meltdown issue, the Intel platform is […]


Federal, Operations Security, Policy, Security

Maryland pounces on federal funding for election cybersecurity

April 17, 2018

Via: StateScoop

All nine members of U.S. Congress representing Maryland requested this month that Republican Gov. Larry Hogan bolster the state’s election security and infrastructure before the 2018 midterms. Gov. Hogan agreed. In a letter to the governor, lawmakers wrote, “With the […]


Operations Security, Policy, Security, State & Local

Arizona hires cybersecurity firm to manage risk across state government

April 10, 2018

Via: StateScoop

Arizona announced Monday that it will use a single cybersecurity firm to monitor and manage the risks to computer systems in all 133 state agencies. The company, RiskSense, is based in neighboring New Mexico and was chosen over other potential […]


Networking Security, Operations Security, Security

Many White House domains lack required email security

April 5, 2018

Via: FCW

Many White House email domains are not compliant with a governmentwide cybersecurity directive, lagging behind the rest of government and putting them at risk of being used in a large-scale phishing attack, per a review conducted by a cybersecurity organization. […]


Operations Security, Security

Windows 10 security: Microsoft patches critical flaw in Windows Defender

April 4, 2018

Via: ZDnet

Microsoft has rolled-out security updates to fix a critical remote code execution flaw affecting Windows Defender and other anti-malware products. Ahead of April’s Patch Tuesday, Microsoft has released patches for the critical flaw, which affects Microsoft Malware Protection Engine, or […]


Operations Security, Security

Windows 10 vs Windows 7: Microsoft’s newer OS is almost ‘twice as secure’

March 26, 2018

Via: ZDnet

Microsoft frequently claims Windows 10’s security features protect consumers and business from the latest ransomware attacks that strike Windows 7 and earlier versions. Now security vendor Webroot has reviewed malware infections on Windows 10 and Windows 7 machines running its […]