Cyber Security News

Opinion | A scary new facial recognition tool underlines the urgent need for privacy laws
Opinion | A scary new facial recognition tool underlines the urgent need for privacy laws More than 600 law enforcement Read more.
News Insights: Hacker leaks passwords for more than 500,000 servers, routers, and IoT devices | ZDNet
Hacker leaks passwords for more than 500,000 servers, routers, and IoT devices | ZDNet The list was shared by the Read more.
Cyber lobbying roundup
Cyber lobbying roundup Moderate Democrats endorse election security bill — When the feds like encryption and when they don’t Cyber Read more.
News Insights: Betting companies given access to UK gov’t information on millions of children | ZDNet
Betting companies given access to UK gov’t information on millions of children | ZDNet Reports suggest a government database was Read more.
News Insights: EU calls for five year ban on facial recognition
Leaked white paper suggests placing obligations on both developers and users of facial recognition EU calls for five year ban Read more.
News Insights – FBI: Nation-state actors have breached two US municipalities | ZDNet
FBI: Nation-state actors have breached two US municipalities | ZDNet The SharePoint CVE-2019-0604 vulnerability has been one of the most Read more.
Policy Insights: FBI Announces New Policy for Notifying State and Local Election Officials of Cyber Intrusions Affecting Election Infrastructure —
FBI Announces New Policy for Notifying State and Local Election Officials of Cyber Intrusions Affecting Election Infrastructure — FBI The Read more.
Is Congress Finally Ready to Take On Cybersecurity? | Tech Law | TechNewsWorld
Is Congress Finally Ready to Take On Cybersecurity? | Tech Law | TechNewsWorld The United States Congress made some significant Read more.
News Insights: Emotet Returns After Holiday Break with Major Campaigns | Proofpoint US
Emotet Returns After Holiday Break with Major Campaigns | Proofpoint US Threat actor group TA542, the group that’s behind Emotet, Read more.
Why Are We Losing The Cyberwar?
Why Are We Losing The Cyberwar? We are still losing the war against cyberattacks. What can we do to strengthen Read more.

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.