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Cybersecurity

DC Attorney General sues Mark Zuckerberg over Cambridge Analytica scandal

May 24, 2022

Via: TechSpot

As a reminder, 50 million Facebook users’ profiles were harvested by data analytics firm Cambridge Analytica without permission. It was used to build profiles on US voters and target them with personalized political ads during the 2016 election race in […]


IT Policy, Tech

North Carolina Executive Order Establishes Cyber Task Force

May 23, 2022

Via: StateTech Magazine

The governor’s office in North Carolina has issued an executive order officially establishing a cybersecurity task force of professionals and law enforcement officials who have been helping local governments prevent and recover from cybersecurity incidents informally for the past four […]


Cybersecurity

What Federal Privacy Policy Might Look Like If Passed

May 20, 2022

Via: InformationWeek

Security and policy experts in a video discussion hashed out the possibility of federal legislation on privacy picking up momentum and what such a law might bring to the security and data arenas. How data is gathered, securely stored, used, […]


IT Policy, Tech

New DOJ guidance on enforcing hacking laws carves out safe space for security research

May 20, 2022

Via: FCW

The Department of Justice has officially revised its policy regarding a controversial law in a bid to encourage more activity from security researchers—sometimes referred to as white-hat hackers—who can find cybersecurity bugs and alert authorities for remediation before adversaries get […]


Cybersecurity

FBI and NSA say: Stop doing these 10 things that let the hackers in

May 18, 2022

Via: ZDnet

Cyber attackers regularly exploit unpatched software vulnerabilities, but they “routinely” target security misconfigurations for initial access, so the US Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) and its peers have created a to-do list for defenders in today’s heightened threat environment. […]


Industry, Workforce

Prominent Apple staffers write letters to management, resign over office return

May 10, 2022

Via: ArsTechnica

Apple’s efforts to return its workers to the office are facing continuing resistance from an organized group of employees, and at least one prominent resignation has taken place over the issue. The Verge reporter Zoë Schiffer tweeted on Saturday that […]


Cybersecurity

Phishing Threats Attempt to Hook New Government Victims

May 4, 2022

Via: Nextgov

Over the past couple years, ransomware has become one of the top threats on the minds of most people struggling to protect their agencies and organizations. For the most part, ransomware gangs have steered clear of directly confronting the federal […]


Emerging Tech & Modernization, IT Policy, Tech

Biden to sign executive order, national security memo to advance quantum technologies

May 4, 2022

Via: Fox News

President Biden is expected to sign an executive order and a national security memo Wednesday to advance quantum information science in an effort to place the United States in a position to be able to “leapfrog well ahead” of adversaries […]


Cybersecurity

Every ISP in the US has been ordered to block three pirate streaming services

May 4, 2022

Via: ArsTechnica

A federal judge has ordered all Internet service providers in the United States to block three pirate streaming services operated by Doe defendants who never showed up to court and hid behind false identities. The blocking orders affect Israel.tv, Israeli-tv.com, […]


Emerging Tech & Modernization, IT Policy, Tech

Technology trade groups urge Congress to add $300 million to the TMF

May 2, 2022

Via: FCW

A coalition of technology groups urged appropriators to invest at least $300 million in the Technology Modernization Fund (TMF) for fiscal year 2023, along with additional funding to help agencies mature their zero trust capabilities. The Information Technology Industry Council, […]