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Cybersecurity, IT Policy, Tech

Biden memo aims to bolster cybersecurity in national security systems

January 20, 2022

Via: CSO Online

United States President Joe Biden issued a 17-page National Security Memorandum (NSM) yesterday containing new cybersecurity requirements for national security systems (NSS). The memo’s purpose is to ensure that these more sensitive systems employ the same or more stringent cybersecurity […]


Cybersecurity

Massive cyberattack hits Ukrainian government websites as West warns on Russia conflict

January 14, 2022

Via: Tech Crunch

A massive cyber attack warning Ukrainians to “be afraid and expect the worst” hit government websites on Thursday night, leaving some websites inaccessible on Friday morning and prompting Kyiv to open an investigation. Ukrainian Foreign Ministry spokesman told Reuters it […]


Cybersecurity, Hardware & Software, Tech

White House will meet execs from Apple, Amazon, IBM to discuss software security

January 13, 2022

Via: Tech Crunch

The White House will meet with executives from major tech companies, including Alphabet-owned Google (GOOGL.O), Apple Inc (AAPL.O) and Amazon.com Inc, , to discuss software security after the United States have suffered several major cyber attacks last year. In December, […]


Cybersecurity

Liberals in EU parliament seek inquiry on abuse of spyware

January 12, 2022

Via: Federal News Network

The third-largest group in the European Parliament called Wednesday for the establishment of a committee to investigate abuses by European Union governments with powerful spyware produced by Israel’s NSO Group. Renew Europe, a liberal political grouping, made its appeal following […]


Cybersecurity

FTC, SEC raise legal risks surrounding the log4j flaw

January 10, 2022

Via: CSO Online

Last week, the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) issued a warning to companies to remediate the serious vulnerability in the popular open-source Java logging package Log4j to avoid future legal action. In issuing its notice, the FTC underscored that organizations […]


Cybersecurity

China moots additional security rules for apps that influence public opinion

January 5, 2022

Via: ZDnet

China has released draft laws that will require, amongst others, mobile apps to be licensed if they provide news and go through a security assessment if they can influence public opinion. They also must adhere to cybersecurity guidelines and not […]


Cybersecurity

FTC to pursue companies that expose customer data due to not patching Log4j

January 4, 2022

Via: ZDnet

The United States Federal Trade Commission has issued a warning that it will chase companies that do not remedy the vulnerability in the Java logging package Log4j. “The FTC intends to use its full legal authority to pursue companies that […]


Cybersecurity

An Adaptive Security Strategy Is Critical for Stopping Advanced Attacks

December 28, 2021

Via: Dark Reading

Security operation centers (SOCs) are encountering threats that quickly swivel from a hands-on keyboard attack to a wide-scale and destructive ransomware attack, or even a complex nation-state attack. Current triage and remediation by alert will likely fail in such situations. […]


Cybersecurity

Security lessons from 2021 holiday shopping fraud schemes

December 21, 2021

Via: CSO Online

The holiday shopping season sees vast numbers of people flock online to take advantage of mass sales, most notably during the Black Friday and Cyber Monday period of late November. Cybercriminals are known to significantly expand their efforts to exploit […]


Cybersecurity

Second Log4j vulnerability carries denial-of-service threat, new patch available

December 16, 2021

Via: CSO Online

A second vulnerability impacting Apache Log4j has been discovered as the security industry has scrambled to mitigate and fix a severe zero-day Java library logging flaw (CVE-2021-44228) dubbed Log4Shell. The new vulnerability, CVE 2021-45046, could allow attackers to craft malicious […]