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Cybersecurity, Hardware & Software, Tech

White House to Seek Industry Input on New Software Security Rules, NSC Official Says

April 8, 2021

Via: Nextgov

The White House is planning an executive order that will demand more of the government’s software suppliers, but there won’t be any binding requirements for at least six months, an official working on the order said. “I think you’re looking […]


Cybersecurity, IT Policy, Tech

U.S. blacklists seven Chinese supercomputing entities citing national security concerns

April 8, 2021

Via: CNBC

WASHINGTON – The Commerce Department on Thursday added seven Chinese supercomputing entities to a U.S. economic blacklist citing national security concerns. The department added Tianjin Phytium Information Technology, Shanghai High-Performance Integrated Circuit Design Center, Sunway Microelectronics, the National Supercomputing Center […]


Cybersecurity

Answers being sought from Facebook over latest data breach

April 6, 2021

Via: Tech Crunch

Facebook’s lead data protection regulator in the European Union is seeking answers from the tech giant over a major data breach reported on over the weekend. The breach was reported on by Business Insider on Saturday which said personal data […]


Cybersecurity

The SolarWinds hack timeline: Who knew what, and when?

April 5, 2021

Via: CSO Online

Details of the 2020 SolarWinds attack continue to unfold, and it may be years before the final damages can be tallied. While it is “hard to say” if the SolarWinds software supply-chain compromise will become known as the highest-impact cyber […]


Cybersecurity

Personal data of 533 million Facebook users leaks online

April 5, 2021

Via: TechSpot

Security researcher Alon Gal highlighted the leak, the result of a Facebook vulnerability patched in 2019. The data went up for sale via a dark web cybercrime forum back in January, when interested buyers could look up the information in […]


Cybersecurity

Apple is already rejecting apps that track users without asking permission

April 2, 2021

Via: BGR

iOS 14 brought over a couple of privacy features that sent shockwaves through the advertising industry, prompting a massive Facebook protest. The social network went as far as to accuse Apple that it’s hurting the open web and that the […]


Cybersecurity

Department of Homeland Security email accounts exposed in SolarWinds hack

March 30, 2021

Via: ZDnet

Email accounts belonging to US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) officials may have been compromised during the SolarWinds attack by Russian threat actors. The Associated Press reports that unauthorized intrusions occurred during the SolarWinds supply-chain attack. SolarWinds, the central point […]


Cybersecurity, IT Policy, Tech

States enact safe harbor laws against cyberattacks, but demand adoption of cybersecurity frameworks

March 29, 2021

Via: CSO Online

While sophisticated ransomware and nation-state threat actors target US critical infrastructure, the only protection most organizations have against these attacks is tight and effective cybersecurity. These attacks have drawn government attention and sparked calls for liability protection against malicious intrusions. […]


Cybersecurity

Exchange Server attacks: Microsoft shares intelligence on post-compromise activities

March 26, 2021

Via: ZDnet

Many on-premises Exchange servers are being patched, but Microsoft warns that its investigations have found multiple threats lurking on already-compromised systems. Microsoft is raising an alarm over potential follow-on attacks targeting already compromised Exchange servers, especially if the attackers used […]


Cybersecurity

Fortinet invests $75 million in router maker Linksys with focus on securing home office networks

March 22, 2021

Via: ZDnet

Fortinet said Monday that has invested $75 million in router maker Linksys as part of a strategic alliance aimed at securing work from home networks. The companies said they plan to work together to build enterprise-grade connectivity and security into […]