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Operations Security, Security

DHS executes pivot to agile, but needs better reporting metrics

June 1, 2020

Via: FCW

The Department of Homeland Security has successfully planned and made progress executing its shift to agile software development over the past four years, but needs to do a better job on reporting metrics, according to a recent audit. In a […]


Networking Security, Operations Security, Security

Fixing a critical vulnerability in our critical infrastructure

May 29, 2020

Via: FCW

It is rare that a government report offers a realistic, near-term solution to a pressing, long-standing, black swan problem. It is rarer still that such a report recommends relying on the market rather than advocating a solution that costs billions […]


Cloud Infrastructure, Infrastructure, Operations Security, Security

Cloud security: Microsoft Azure’s SGX VMs hit GA, Google’s Shielded VM is now default

April 28, 2020

Via: ZDnet

Microsoft and Google have announced updates to their respective virtual-machine (VM) instances for highly confidential information to be processed in Microsoft Azure and Google Compute Engine. Microsoft has moved its Azure DCsv2-Series VMs to general availability. The VMs feature hardware-based […]


Operations Security, Security

The federal government’s identity crisis

April 20, 2020

Via: FCW

The coronavirus outbreak has shuttered federal office buildings and sent employees to work from home. While most expect those facilities to eventually reopen, the shift to telework is changing how agencies and contractors conduct identity and access management. The decades-long […]


Networking Security, Operations Security, Security

AI is changing everything about cybersecurity, for better and for worse. Here’s what you need to know

March 2, 2020

Via: ZDnet

2020 has started as 2019 ended, with new cyberattacks, hacking incidents and data breaches coming to light almost every day. Cyber criminals pose a threat to all manner of organisations and businesses, and the customers and consumers who use them. […]


Networking Security, Operations Security, Security

How Government Gets it Right on Privacy

January 27, 2020

Via: Government Executive

The American public rightfully expects government and businesses alike to be responsible stewards of information. Emerging trends to use more data for enhancing decisions face reasonable tensions with what is ethical, practical, and necessary in modern society. This is why […]


Operations Security, Security

Developer faces prison time for giving blockchain talk in North Korea

December 3, 2019

Via: ArsTechnica

The prominent hacker and Ethereum developer Virgil Griffith was arrested by the US government Friday after he spoke at an April conference on blockchain technologies in North Korea. The US government considers his presentation to be a transfer of technology—and […]


Operations Security, Security

A bug in Microsoft’s login system put users at risk of account hijacks

December 2, 2019

Via: Tech Crunch

Microsoft has fixed a vulnerability in its login system, which security researchers say could have been used to trick unsuspecting victims into giving over complete access to their online accounts. The bug allowed attackers to quietly steal account tokens, which […]


Operations Security, Security, Software, Tech

Twitter drafts a deepfake policy that would label and warn, but not always remove, manipulated media

November 11, 2019

Via: Tech Crunch

Twitter last month said it was introducing a new policy to help fight deepfakes and other “manipulated media” that involve photos, videos, or audio that’s been significantly altered to change its original meaning or purpose, or those that make it […]


Operations Security, Security

Former Twitter employees charged with spying on users for Saudis

November 7, 2019

Via: ArsTechnica

In an indictment filed on November 5, the Justice Department has charged two former employees of Twitter as acting as unregistered agents for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and falsifying documents provided to the Federal Bureau of Investigation to cover […]