Cyber Security News

CISA issued an alert which warned about new phishing attacks accessing companies’ cloud services via employees’ corporate laptops and personal
FBI has trail of 140,000 images of selfie-loving Capitol siege suspects Selfie-snapping Capitol rioters left investigators a treasure trove of
Misinformation dropped dramatically the week after Twitter banned Trump Zignal Labs charted a 73 percent decline on Twitter and beyond
Xiaomi blacklisted by DoD as “Communist Chinese military company” The United States Department of Defense expanded their list of companies
Lost Passwords Lock Millionaires Out of Their Bitcoin Fortunes Bitcoin owners are getting rich because the cryptocurrency has soared. But
Opinion | How Facebook Incubated the Insurrection Right-wing influencers embraced extremist views and Facebook rewarded them. Opinion | How Facebook
Iranian cyberspies behind major Christmas SMS spear-phishing campaign | ZDNet Iranian hackers managed to successfully hide URLs to phishing sites
Microsoft's Brad Smith says health companies should be off-limits from cyberwarfare Amid escalating cyberattacks from across the globe, Microsoft president
Washington, DC (January 13, 2021) – The National Center on Sexual Exploitation (NCOSE) is supportive of a lawsuit filed by an Ontario
Social Media in 2020: A Year of Misinformation and Disinformation It was a tough year for social media. But, Kate

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.