Cyber Security News

44 Attorneys General Urge Facebook To Nix Instagram For Kids As They Warn Of Sexual Grooming, Bullying Officials from almost
Joint advisory: Further TTPs associated with SVR cyber actors The NCSC, CISA, FBI and NSA publish advice on detection and
iPhone Hack Allegedly Used to Spy on China’s Uyghurs US intelligence is reportedly convinced that the Chaos iPhone remote takeover
Ransomware attack leads to shutdown of major U.S. pipeline system Colonial’s 5,500 miles of pipelines carry fuel from refineries on
U.S. Agency for Global Media data breach caused by a phishing attack The U.S. Agency for Global Media (USAGM) has disclosed
DOD Expands Hacker Program Ethical hackers can now hunt bugs in all US publicly accessible defense information systems DOD Expands
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Deepfake Attacks Are About to Surge, Experts Warn New deepfake products and services are cropping up across the Dark Web.
Biden Order To Require New Cybersecurity Standards In Response To SolarWinds Attack Six months after one of the largest cyberattacks
RTF Report: Combatting Ransomware A Comprehensive Framework for Action: Key Recommendations from the Ransomware Task Force RTF Report: Combatting Ransomware

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.