Cyber Security News

We built the internet to be insecure An early pioneer explains the roots of today's hacking epidemic. We built the
34 major tech companies are uniting to fight cyberattacks A group of 34 companies, including Dell, Facebook and Microsoft, have
A junior banker in Italy hijacked servers from his company to mine bitcoin — and thousands of others are doing
Microsoft and Other Tech Companies Join Cybersecurity Tech Accord -- The Cybersecurity Tech Accord was announced today, with 34
Trump already passed Obama in cyber-crime attribution The Obama administration attributed four cyberattacks to foreign entities -  Trump is already
Baltimore's emergency call system struck by cyberattack Baltimore’s emergency dispatch system faced a cyberattack over the weekend, reportedly causing officials to manually
One of the Biggest and Most Boring Cyberattacks Against an American City Yet A recent ransomware attack on Atlanta’s computer
Hackers hit software supply chains more in 2017 than prior two years combined There were 10 in 2017, up from
DOJ indicts nine Iranians for state-sponsored hacking effort This morning, the Department of Justice announced that nine Iranians have been
How Trump Consultants Exploited the Facebook Data of Millions Cambridge Analytica harvested personal information from a huge swath of the

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.