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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.
Millions of Russians are still losing personal data online thanks to using vulnerable websites and being hacked.
The National Security Agency has handed over responsibility for operating and promoting its CIRA accreditation programme to CREST, best known in the UK for its accreditation schemes with GCHQ, CESG and the Bank of England.
A court in Texas handed down a ruling that is likely to set a precedent for government access to hard drives.
The dramatic exchange is the latest escalation after the committee requested last week that the FBI, Office of the DNI, Justice Department, and State Department hold a classified briefing to disclose details of the FBI report.
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) on Monday issued a request for public comment on its rule regarding Disposal of Consumer Report Information and Records.
The Justice Department is unable to determine the amount spent by federal agencies litigating FOIA lawsuits in which the complainant substantially prevailed, a GAO report determined.
SC Magazine Articles
- Yahoo breach; State-sponsored actors suspected, at least 500 million accounts affected
- Education sector bullied by ransomware and can barely defend itself, report
- Cisco warns of exploitation of new flaws linked to Shadow Brokers exploits
- DetoxCrypto ransomware imitates Malwarebytes software
- House Committee urges Obama not to pardon Snowden
- Microsoft Office 365 hit with massive Cerber ransomware attack, report
- Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas hit with POS breach
- X-ray and MRI machines among devices used as springboards for data breach attacks
- Brexit shakeup: How will the U.K.'s exit from the EU affect the technology sector?
- Hacker purportedly selling over 650,000 stolen medical records on dark web marketplace