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January 9, 2019
Government Shutdown

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...
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January 7, 2019

Hackers have published the personal data and documents of hundreds of German politicians and celebrities online.

The data breach was announced by the German government. It included personally identifiable information of politicians and other public figures, and included credit card numbers, email addresses, mobile phone numbers, chat transcripts, and photos of identification.

The information was leaked over the last several weeks...

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January 4, 2019
Election security

When the North Carolina State Board of Elections and Ethics voted against certifying Republican Mark Harris as the winner over Democrat Dan McCready in...

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January 3, 2019

A cyberattack disrupted several major newspapers printed by Tribune Publishing shortly before New Year’s Day.

Print versions of the Chicago Tribute, Los Angeles Times, San Diego Union Tribune, West Coast editions of the New York Times and Wall Street Journal and others were the suspected targets of Ryuk, a ransomware program that propagates through computer networks in order to take them offline. A similar attack disabled a North Carolina...

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January 2, 2019
Cybersecurity

2019 will be the year consumers start thinking more about cyber hygiene, and the year Congress becomes more proactive in the areas of privacy and ...

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December 26, 2018
Election security

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to hackers of virtually any computerized system led to a scramble for U.S. election officials to attempt to secure outdated,...

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