Cyber Security News

Recent data-wiping attacks, targeting Ukrainian government agencies and businesses, prompted the release of a CISA Insights Bulletin urging U.S. organizations to
Security Week just broke the news that ransomware attack locked down a US jail, knocking out security cameras and leaving
The UK’s National Cyber Security Centre has joined US calls to be wary of Russian state interference in critical infrastructure
The FCC has proposed more rigorous data breach reporting requirements for telecom carriers in response to breaches that recently hit
News broke today about individuals allegedly associated with the REvil ransomware gang being arrested by the Russian FSB. REvil had
In a blog published Saturday, Microsoft says it has discovered  a destructive malware being used to corrupt systems of multiple
A story in Bleeping Computer reveals that a large-scale cyber-espionage campaign is targeting primarily renewable energy and industrial technology organizations.
The UK’s National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) has joined key international partners in warning operators of critical national infrastructure (CNI) – such
The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act has passed, allocating a billion dollars for cybersecurity for state, local, tribal and territorial

Cyber Security News

Why track cyber security news? Cyber security is a world unto itself. It’s a profession, an IT discipline and now a major industry. Companies, consumers and governments are spending billions of dollars a year on cyber security. Security also pervades many areas of life that have little to do, seemingly, with cyberspace. Thus, to keep up with the world in general, it’s helpful to stay aware of news that relates to cyber security.

For example, the dispute between the US government and Huawei is at once about international trade, national security, telecom industry competition… and cybersecurity. Security is a root issue with Huawei, given the suspicions about the company’s connections to the Chinese Communist Party (CCP). However, the company’s size, reach and technological innovation push the matter to the forefront of US-China relations.

cyber security newsOr, take consumer cyber risks. We cover cyber security news that deals with consumers’ exposure to cybercrime and fraud. Consumers are increasingly at risk for identity theft, credit card and other malfeasance at the hands of cyber criminals. The articles we curate on this subject come from law enforcement publications, mainstream media and specialized blogs.

Public policy is now being influenced (or should be) by cyber security news. Policy makers should be aware of how cyber security affect their jobs and constituents’ lives. For instance, the “smart city” is both an innovation and a threat. Using IoT sensors and advanced data analytics to improve municipal services is a great idea. However, the smart city also exposes government data to breach.

This is particularly urgent given the relatively insecure technologies (e.g. Chinese-made sensors) used for the smart city and the wireless connectivity that make it all possible. Add malicious nation-state actors to the mix, such as the ones currently paralyzing American cities with ransomware, and one can see the potential danger.