Government News, Articles and Updates
The Federal Bureau of Investigation launched an investigation into hacked mobile phones of Democratic Party officials.
Rep. Ted Lieu (D-Calif.) quizzed newly appointed federal CIO Gen. Greg Touhill on why the General Accounting Office's cybersecurity recommendations have not implemented.
An association of state officials has published an open letter that seeks to strengthen public confidence in the electoral process, in light of research that has raised questions about the security of voting machines.
The campaign fulfills a CNAP mandate to promote internet safety and security.
The Swiss intelligence service received permission to begin tapping phones and monitoring emails following a vote in the nation's parliament and approval by a public referendum.
In a settlement, the hotel chain operated by Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump will fork over $500K in fines and improve the security of its computer network.
Eleven cities are organizing local legislation intended to make the procurement and use of surveillance technologies by local police departments more transparent.
While it might not include the Death Star cyber warfare among the stars is almost inevitable.
The White House has announced a cyber-security breach, as a purported photocopy of Michelle Obama's passport appears online.
The Air Force is reporting progress in its mission to secure its weapons against cyberattacks.
A new bill before Congress would require that all voting machines leave a traceable paper trail and require a secure connection to the web for vote-tabulating machines to prevent electoral tampering.
Director of National Intelligence James Clapper said there have been previous instances of Russian attempts to influence U.S. elections going back to the 1960s.
Security engineer Matt Bryant posted details of North Korea's registered domains after a misconfigured nameserver revealed details.
The Association of State Democratic Chairs sent an email to its members advising them to avoid Wikileaks as a precaution against malware infection, especially after several state officials had their accounts hacked, Politico reported.
The U.S. House of Representatives plans a vote on legislation that would task the SBA with assisting small businesses in improving preparedness against cyber threats.
Cisco issued an advisory for a flaw that the company has linked to exploits released by the Shadow Brokers group.
The House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence urged President Obama not to issue a presidential pardon to Edward Snowden.
The film Snowden opens this week recounting recent events that have sent reverberations around the world.
The "high-profile incidents you've read about" in media reports were conducted using simple methods, including spear phishing schemes or USB drive delivery, an NSA official said.
British citizen Lauri Love faces extradition to the U.S. to face charges of computer hacking.
A Cambridge University researcher recently published a paper demonstrating how the FBI could have easily unlocked the San Bernardino shooter's iPhone.
As automakers race to develop automated vehicles, the challenge of securing these automotive systems has taken on an elevated role for automakers.
The U.S. Justice Department released a review of the FBI's impersonation of an Associated Press (AP) editor to infect a suspect with malware.
The attacks targeted major companies that provide internet infrastructure and appear to have probed the companies' defenses to determine capabilities.
Recent actions by FBI director James Comey suggest we should all be using tape over our webcams.
Data theft knows no boundaries. Personal information has been siphoned out from databases connected to both presidential campaigns.
To better protect consumer data, banks and insurance companies in New York will soon be required to adhere to new cybersecurity guidelines.
President Obama may be urged to split the joint leadership of the NSA and U.S. Cyber Command in favor of two distinct forces for cyberespionage and cyberwarfare.
General Colin Powell offered up several rather negative, yet bipartisan, opinions of the Democratic and Republican presidential candidates in a series of leaked emails that were just made public,
On the eve of the release of "Snowden," the ACLU's Ben Wizner said the civil rights organization had joined forces with Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch to persuade President Obama to pardon the whistleblower.
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