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Operations Security, Security

Severe flaw in WPA2 protocol leaves Wi-Fi traffic open to eavesdropping

October 16, 2017

Via: ArsTechnica

An air of unease set into the security circles on Sunday as they prepared for the disclosure of high-severity vulnerabilities in the Wi-Fi Protected Access II protocol that make it possible for attackers to eavesdrop Wi-Fi traffic passing between computers […]


Operations Security, Security

Audit chides FDIC for sloppy breach protocols

October 9, 2017

Via: FCW

An Inspector General’s audit found that the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation’s protocols for responding to a data breach aren’t being followed, even as the agency has faced dozens of security incidents in the past two years. The audit stemmed from […]


Operations Security, Security

​Serious Linux kernel security bug fixed

October 2, 2017

Via: ZDnet

Sometimes old fixed bugs come back to bite us. That’s the case with CVE-2017-1000253, a Local Privilege Escalation Linux kernel bug. This is a problem with how the Linux kernel loaded Executable and Linkable Format (ELF) executables. If an ELF […]


Operations Security, Security

Internet Explorer bug leaks whatever you type in the address bar

September 28, 2017

Via: ArsTechnica

There’s a bug in the latest version of Internet Explorer that leaks the addresses, search terms, or any other text typed into the address bar. The bug allows any currently visited website to view any text entered into the address […]


Operations Security, Security

After MGT, Hurd presses cyber national guard bill

September 26, 2017

Via: FCW

Rep. Will Hurd (R-Texas) said he wants federal CIOs to get up to speed on the modernization tools provided in the recently passed Modernizing Government Technology Act as quickly as possible — but worries that that the slow pace of […]


Operations Security, Security

China Is Shutting Down All of Beijing’s Bitcoin and Cryptocurrency Exchanges

September 15, 2017

Via: Fortune

Chinese authorities have ordered Beijing-based cryptocurrency exchanges to cease trading and immediately notify users of their closure, signaling a widening crackdown by authorities on the industry to contain financial risks. Exchanges were also told to stop allowing new user registrations […]


Operations Security, Security

Trump blocks Chinese purchase of US chipmaker over national security

September 14, 2017

Via: ArsTechnica

President Trump has blocked an investment firm owned by the Chinese government from acquiring Lattice Semiconductor, a maker of field-programmable gate arrays and other programmable logic devices. The decision follows a recommendation by the Committee on Foreign Investment in the […]


Operations Security, Security

ForgeRock Raises $88 Million Ahead of Planned IPO

September 5, 2017

Via: Fortune

ForgeRock, a San Francisco-based cybersecurity firm that manages people’s digital identities, has raised $88 million in funding. The company plans to use the capital to scale its operation ahead of an initial public offering slated for early 2019, CEO Mike […]


Operations Security, Security

Trump’s mutiny against trade has some countries worried about their national security

September 1, 2017

Via: CNBC – Top News

When President Donald Trump walked away from the Trans-Pacific Partnership, he set off a series of geopolitical recalculations across Asia. The U.S. withdrawal from the TPP had widely been considered a political boon for China, and that has lead countries […]


Operations Security, Security

How to measure cybersecurity effectiveness, before it’s too late

August 31, 2017

Via: CIO

Are you measuring the value and effectiveness of your cybersecurity efforts? Most companies around the world are failing to do so, according to a recent security measurement index benchmark survey. Without establishing the proper metrics, you’re flying blind. And even […]