Cyber Security News

North Korea has built a team of hackers that could target U.S. power grids The West should be concerned, security
Don’t use Huawei phones, say heads of FBI, CIA, and NSA Huawei? No way, say US spy chiefs. Don’t use
US intelligence chief worries more about cybersecurity than terrorism At Senate committee’s "Worldwide Threats" hearing, the top US intelligence agencies
Russian hackers hunt hi-tech secrets, exploiting US weakness WASHINGTON (AP) — Russian cyberspies pursuing the secrets of military drones and
Why Firmware Is So Vulnerable to Hacking, and What Can Be Done About It When Kaspersky Lab revealed last week
A 15-year-old gained access to plans for intelligence operations in Afghanistan and Iran by pretending to be the head of
Maybe Russia is Hacking the FBI and Stealing Our Biometric Data, Exhaustive Report Says Biometric data belonging to millions of
Hackers exploit casino's smart thermometer to steal database info Hackers exploit casino's smart thermometer to steal database info -
Data also reveals healthcare and finance industries most resistant to GDPR   London—April 12, 2018—Netsparker Ltd., a leading player in
According to a newly-released benchmarking study from global consulting firm Protiviti and ISACA, IT audit plans in 2018 are being directly affected

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.