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Operations Security, Security

RunSafe could eliminate an entire class of infrastructure malware attacks

August 15, 2018

Via: Tech Crunch

RunSafe, a Mclean Virginia startup, got started doing research for DARPA on how to defend critical infrastructure. They built a commercial product based on that initial research that they claim eliminates an entire class of attacks. Today, the company released […]


Operations Security, Security

It’s pretty easy to hack a smart city, cybersecurity researchers find

August 10, 2018

Via: StateScoop

It’s surprisingly easy for a hacker to take control of the environmental sensors, traffic monitors and other internet-connected devices that power smart cities. With little more than some creative search-engine queries and tricks to get through or around authentication prompts, […]


Federal, Operations Security, Policy, Security

Senate blocks additional funding for election security

August 2, 2018

Via: FCW

Senate Republicans successfully beat back another attempt by Democrats to extend hundreds of millions of dollars in grant funding to assist states and localities looking to upgrade the security of their election systems. Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) introduced an amendment […]


Operations Security, Security

The TSA is considering eliminating security checkpoints at smaller airports

August 2, 2018

Via: CNBC – Top News

WASHINGTON – The Transportation Security Administration has studied closing its checkpoints at the country’s smallest 150 airports – about one-third of the total – but a firestorm of criticism was swift and widespread even before the idea became a formal […]


Operations Security, Security

Click on this iOS phishing scam and you’ll be connected to “Apple Care”

July 30, 2018

Via: ArsTechnica

India-based tech support scams have taken a new turn, using phishing emails targeting Apple users to push them to a fake Apple website. This phishing attack also comes with a twist—it pops up a system dialog box to start a […]


Operations Security, Security, Software, Tech

EU: Google illegally used Android to dominate search, must pay $5B fine

July 18, 2018

Via: ArsTechnica

The European Commission today fined Google $5.05 billion (€4.34 billion) for violating EU antitrust rules, saying that “Google has imposed illegal restrictions on Android device manufacturers and mobile network operators to cement its dominant position in general Internet search.” The […]


Federal, Operations Security, Policy, Security

Cybersecurity, AI strategies coming from DOD

July 18, 2018

Via: FCW

Thomas Michelli, the Pentagon’s acting deputy CIO for cybersecurity said his office will soon release three separate strategies to support the National Defense Strategy, cybersecurity and artificial intelligence. “We’re about ready to announce an artificial intelligence strategy. We’re setting up […]


Operations Security, Security

Feds arrest Apple employee for stealing self-driving project secrets

July 11, 2018

Via: ArsTechnica

Federal prosecutors have charged a former Apple employee with stealing trade secrets from Apple’s self-driving car project and attempting to take them with him to a new job at a Chinese startup. Xiaolang Zhang had worked on Apple’s self-driving car […]


Operations Security, Security

AT&T to Acquire Cybersecurity Company AlienVault

July 10, 2018

Via: Fortune

AT&T will acquire the privately held cybersecurity company AlienVault, the companies announced Tuesday. Terms of the deal were undisclosed, but the transaction is expected to close before the end of 2018. Based in San Mateo, Calif., AlienVault offers tools to […]


Attacks & Breaches, Operations Security, Security

Hackers Have a New Favorite Target: Gas Stations

July 9, 2018

Via: Fortune

Having shown that they can harvest your personal information and bypass the security of major corporations, hackers seem to have a new interest these days: Stealing gasoline. Police in Detroit are looking into an apparent hack at a gas station […]