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Cybersecurity

TSA preps second pipeline cyber directive

June 15, 2021

Via: FCW

The Transportation Security Administration told lawmakers on Tuesday that the agency is developing a second security directive focused on requirements for pipeline cybersecurity mitigation measures and that the agency has a cadre of inspectors ready to enforce those requirements. Sonya […]


Cybersecurity

Volkswagen, Audi disclose data breach impacting over 3.3 million customers, interested buyers

June 14, 2021

Via: ZDnet

Volkswagen has revealed a data breach impacting over 3.3 million customers. The majority of impacted individuals are either current or prospective buyers for Audi vehicles. 163,000 individuals are in Canada, whereas the rest are in the United States. On Friday, […]


Cybersecurity, Education, Industry

Ransomware warning: There’s been another spike in attacks on schools and universities

June 7, 2021

Via: ZDnet

The number of ransomware attacks targeting schools, colleges universities is on the rise again, warns the UK’s National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC). The latest alert comes following a spate of high-profile ransomware attacks around the world during the last month, […]


Cybersecurity

Fujifilm becomes the latest victim of a network-crippling ransomware attack

June 3, 2021

Via: Tech Crunch

Japanese multinational conglomerate Fujifilm has been forced to shut down parts of its global network after falling victim to a suspected ransomware attack. The company, which is best known for its digital imaging products but also produces high tech medical […]


Cybersecurity

Microsoft acquires ReFirm Labs to boost its IoT security offerings

June 2, 2021

Via: ZDnet

Microsoft has acquired ReFirm Labs, the developer of the open-source Binwalk firmware security-analysis product, for an undisclosed amount. Microsoft officials announced the deal on June 2, saying that the acquisition of ReFirm will “enhance chip-to-cloud protection” capabilities that Microsoft offers […]


Cybersecurity

Creating a more resilient American infrastructure

June 1, 2021

Via: FCW

President Joe Biden’s new cybersecurity executive order (EO) attempts to fix some persistent issues with national and federal cybersecurity. But can it work? As someone who has spent more than two decades working in government and now a decade in […]


Cybersecurity

The group that hacked SolarWinds is out with a new campaign, Microsoft says

May 28, 2021

Via: FCW

Microsoft on Thursday said it has observed the same group behind the campaign against SolarWinds using new tactics involving a wide-scale email phishing campaign to target thousands of people, and in some cases masquerading as part of the U.S. Agency […]


Cybersecurity

Various Japanese government entities had data stolen in cyber attack: Report

May 27, 2021

Via: ZDnet

Data from various Japanese government entities has reportedly been stolen by hackers that gained access to Fujitsu’s ProjectWEB platform. Fujitsu’s software-as-a-service platform has since been taken down and the Japanese tech giant is currently investigating the scope of the attacks, […]


Cybersecurity

Businesses Boost Security Budgets. Where Will the Money Go?

May 25, 2021

Via: Dark Reading

Businesses plan to invest more money in cybersecurity, but it remains unclear whether extra investments will prepare them to face advanced attacks targeting the supply chain and crossing hybrid infrastructure – two trends top of mind among security leaders, a […]


Cybersecurity

FBI intelligence analyst indicted for theft of cybersecurity, counterterrorism documents

May 24, 2021

Via: ZDnet

A former intelligence analyst for the US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has been indicted for stealing confidential files over a period of 13 years. Kendra Kingsbury, of Dodge City, Kansas, has been charged by a federal grand jury in […]