Tag: government

Attacks & Breaches, Security

North Korea Targets Security Researchers in Elaborate 0-Day Campaign

January 26, 2021

Via: Threat Post

Hackers linked to North Korea are targeting security researchers with an elaborate social-engineering campaign that sets up trusted relationships with them — and then infects their organizations’ systems with custom backdoor malware. That’s according to Google’s Threat Analysis Group (TAG), […]

Federal, Policy

How IBM influences policy without spending big money on election campaigns

January 15, 2021


Corporate money has flooded U.S. elections ever since 2010, when the Supreme Court ruled in the Citizens United case that business donations amounted to protected free speech under the First Amendment. But the steady stream of cash slowed this week, […]

Infrastructure, Unified Communications

Social media allowed a shocked nation to watch a coup attempt in real time

January 7, 2021

Via: Tech Crunch

Today’s historic and terrifying coup attempt by pro-Trump extremists in Washington, D.C. played out live the same way it was fomented — on social media. Once again Twitter, streaming sites and other user-generated media were the only place to learn […]

Federal, Policy

In a parting gift, EPA finalizes rules to limit its use of science

January 6, 2021

Via: ArsTechnica

With the days counting down to the inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden, the Trump administration has been undertaking a series of actions that will make it more difficult for its replacements to reverse any of its policies or pursue new […]


5 Lessons for a Post-Pandemic Future

December 30, 2020

Via: Natalie Dunn

  The COVID-19 pandemic and the crisis that followed have transformed 2020 into a year of change, unrest, and anxiety. Like most of the world, U.S. experienced protests, police brutality, elections, demands for change, and hope for a brighter future. […]

Federal, Policy

Pelosi and McConnell will receive Covid vaccine soon as shots are reserved for senior U.S. officials

December 18, 2020


Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi will receive Covid vaccinations in coming days, after the attending physician in Congress urged lawmakers to sign up. The physician, Dr. Brian Monahan, cited federal guidelines designed to ensure the […]

Federal, Policy

Stimulus update: Congress enters critical week to make a deal

December 14, 2020

Via: Fortune

Congress is now truly down to the wire with only one week left to put pen to paper on a relief package. On Friday, Congress passed a one-week spending bill to avert a government shutdown and to give leaders another […]

Federal, Policy

Bernie Sanders might shut down the government over $1,200 stimulus checks

December 11, 2020

Via: BGR

Escalating the chaos in what has already been a busy week on Capitol Hill, two senators are currently threatening to obstruct a continuing resolution that would temporarily fund the government until a more comprehensive spending bill can be agreed upon […]


How to Keep Remote Work Safe For Government Agencies

November 30, 2020

Via: Rachel Oldford

  The feasibility of remote working for government employees has always been a questionable subject. Although both pros and cons to this alternative are plausible, the digital workplace of 2020 has put a lot of strain on IT and security […]

Federal, Policy

Trump (briefly) acknowledged that Biden won the election—but is still discrediting the vote

November 16, 2020

Via: Fortune

President Donald Trump is coming to grips with his re-election defeat, according to aides and advisers, even as he continues to publicly discredit the outcome and delay the start of the official transition to President-elect Joe Biden’s administration. Trump began […]