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Obama goes hard on cybersecurity, new CNAP commits funds, resources

President Obama's Cybersecurity National Action Plan (CNAP) includes a significant dollar commitment in the fiscal 2017 budget and the creation of a Cybersecurity Commission and a Privacy Council established under two Executive Orders

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Adobe issues 32 fixes for February's Patch Tuesday

Adobe's February 2016 Patch Tuesday includes 32 fixes for various versions of Photoshop and Bridge, Flash Player, Experience Manager and Connect—many of which secure critical vulnerabilities.

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NSA reorg could strengthen defense ops

The National Security Agency unveiled an ambitious reorganization that pulls together the agency's offensive and defensive operations.

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Rip-off artists use Southwest Airlines in Facebook scam

Facebook users' news feeds are lighting up with a new scam, this one centered on Southwest Airlines supposedly giving away hundreds of free tickets and $5,000 in cash.

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Pro-Palestine hacktivist makes good on threat, posts data on FBI and DHS personnel

The hacker responsible for breaching the Department of Justice's web portal has publicly posted stolen data corresponding to roughly 20,000 employees of the FBI and 9,000 from the Department of Homeland Security.

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Unauthorized access leads to Neiman Marcus Group breach, 5,200 affected

Neiman Marcus Group (NMG) reported that someone gained unauthorized access to thousands of online customer accounts.

Missing drives contained PHI on 950K Centene customers

During an inventory of its IT assets, health insurer Centene discovered that six hard drives containing personal and health information on 950,000 customers had gone missing.

University of Virginia hit with Phishing scam, 1,400 affected

The University of Virginia (UVA) suffered a data breach that was initiated via a phishing scam that revealed the tax and banking data of some of the school's employees.

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Vulnerabilities in Trane thermostats heat up IoT safety concerns

Vulnerabilities in Trane thermostats heat up IoT safety concerns

The threat intelligence research organization Talos yesterday disclosed a trio of dangerous vulnerabilities that were discovered and subsequently patched in Internet-connected thermostats manufactured by HVAC company Trane.

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Fast Flux Bot Nets and Fluxer - Part 1

Fast Flux Bot Nets and Fluxer - Part 1

This time we'll start a two-parter on fast flux bot nets including the concept of domain generation algorithms.

February issue now available

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Opinions Me and my job: Gina Chapman

Me and my job: Gina Chapman

Gina Chapman, senior director of security operations, Center for Internet Security

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Threat of the month: February 2016

Threat of the month: Man-in-the-middle attack

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Debate: Cybersecurity information sharing allows network defenders to stay ahead of adversaries.

Debate: Cybersecurity information sharing allows network defenders to stay ahead of adversaries.

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