Cyber Security News

Troll farms reached 140 million Americans a month on Facebook before 2020 election, internal report shows “This is not normal.
How Facebook Hinders Misinformation Research The platform strictly limits and controls data access, which stymies scientists How Facebook Hinders Misinformation
Huge hack reveals embarrassing details of who’s behind Proud Boys and other far-right websites Epik long has been the favorite
Three former U.S. intelligence operatives admit to working as ‘hackers-for-hire’ for UAE The men have agreed to repay $1.7 million
FBI Official: Russia Is Not Cooperating with U.S. Against Ransomware Threat Administration officials promised consequences after a meeting between presidents
Exclusive: Wide-ranging SolarWinds probe sparks fear in Corporate America A U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission investigation into the SolarWinds Russian
Congress May Require Some Companies to Report Cyber Attacks A new U.S. House of Representatives bill would allow the Cybersecurity
GAO Reports on Federal Use of Facial Recognition Tech Systems - Executive Gov The Government Accountability Office (GAO) surveyed 24
Why Did Facebook Let a Man Livestream His Bomb Threat Near the U.S. Capitol for Hours? Why Did Facebook Let
Chinese Hackers Used Cyber-disguising Technology Against Israel, Report Finds A major cybersecurity firm says it believes Beijing-backed hackers carried out cyberattacks

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.