The ongoing shutdown of the U.S. Government has impacted federal cybersecurity according to several reports. The roughly 800,000 federal workers currently on furloughinclude:45% of staff from the Department of Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, which is tasked with defending... Read More
This midterm election, a steady flow of headlines and heated controversy focused not on political leanings or flipping seats (at least directly), but rather on the security and integrity of the voting process itself.
Russian interference in the 2016 election and increasing awareness of the vulnerability to hackers of virtually any computerized system led to a scramble for U.S. election officials to attempt to secure outdated, unreliable voting information systems and to provide some...Read More
Marriott announced an enormous breach of the company’s reservations database that may have potentially exposed the personally identifiable information of more than 500 million guests.
If you’ve made reservations at the St. Regis, Westin, Sheraton, W Hotels or anywhere else that operates on Marriott’s Starwood guest reservation database...Read More
Krebs on Security reported a security weakness that affected millions of USPS customers. The vulnerability in question allowed anyone with an account on USPS.com to view granular information about the site’s more than 60 million users.
In what has become an all too familiar scenario, Krebs on Security was contacted by a researcher who discovered the problem a year earlier. Nothing was done. A...Read More
National Cybersecurity Awareness Month is here, and to promote a better understanding of the online dangers we face, the Identity Theft Resource Center teamed up with CyberScout to conduct a survey entitled “Social Media Habits and You.” Focusing on cyber security in the family setting, the survey sheds new light on the ways parents and guardians monitor their kids’ online behavior.
The social media companies Facebook and Reddit are publicizing “War Rooms” set up to closely monitor their network content for election tampering.
Facebook in particular experienced significant backlash for their site’s role in disseminating information created by Russian “troll farms” where false and misleading new stories and advertisements were propagated to discredit then-candidate Hillary Clinton as well as to foment general disagreement and conflict across...Read More