Category: Operations Security

Operations Security, Security, Software, Tech

GitHub security alerts now support Java and .NET projects

October 18, 2018

Via: ZDnet

Code hosting service GitHub has updated its platform this week, and among the many developer-centric changes, the company also rolled out three new security features for project owners. The most important of these new security improvements is the expansion of […]

Operations Security, Security

Pentagon CIOs struggle with legacy tech, security. Sound familiar?

September 21, 2018

Via: CIO

Patrick Flanders has been thinking a lot about IT modernization. Flanders, CIO of the Defense Health Agency, is gearing up to consolidate control over the Pentagon’s sprawling network of treatment centers, in the process centralizing a far-flung set of IT […]

Infrastructure, Operations Security, Security, Unified Communications

How the Energy Dept. is operationalizing emergency response

September 19, 2018

Via: FCW

The head of the Energy Department’s energy security office is looking to build relationships with emergency response and cybersecurity agencies at the Department of Homeland Security to sharpen overall government and private-sector awareness of cyber and physical threats. “We’re a […]

Operations Security, Security

FINRA takes down an unregistered cryptocurrency security

September 12, 2018

Via: Tech Crunch

FINRA, the non-profit organization that tasks itself with policing the securities industry, is charging Timothy Tilton Ayre of Agawam, Mass. with fraud and unlawful distribution of unregistered cryptocurrency securities. Ayre claimed that users could buy equity in his company, Rocky […]

Operations Security, Security

Microsoft Windows zero-day vulnerability disclosed through Twitter

August 28, 2018

Via: ZDnet

Microsoft has quickly reacted to the disclosure of a previously unknown zero-day vulnerability in the Windows operating system. On Monday, Twitter user SandboxEscaper revealed the existence of the bug on the microblogging platform. As reported by the Register, the user […]

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 […]