Homeland Security announces 5G strategy to manage the pending digital overhaul

The Department of Homeland Security announced a new 5G strategy Monday, providing a five point plan to handle confusion caused by the pending massive overhaul to digital infrastructure. The initiative, released by DHS’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, or CISA, calls for the following: Support of 5G policy and standards development by emphasizing security and…

IBM pays up in tech, settles Weather Channel privacy lawsuit by LA

IBM will pony up $1 million worth of technology to the city of Los Angeles for COVID-19 contact tracing, and The Weather Channel app will change its privacy practices regarding use of user location data. The changes come with the settlement of a lawsuit that accused the app of misleading users as to how their…

U.S. urges Linux users to secure kernels from new Russian malware threat

Linux users should not assume they are safe from the ambitions and reach of reputed Russian hacking group Fancy Bear, which has been using a newly disclosed malware toolset to establish a command-and-control connection with infected Linux systems. Called Drovorub, the toolset essentially creates a backdoor that enables file downloads and uploads, the execution of…

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A2V teams with utilities to secure supply chain

Utilities are gearing up to meet the security requirements laid out in the Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP) Security Compliance Standards: NERC Critical Infrastructure (NERC-CIP) standards and waiting to see how a presidential executive order, also designed at securing bulk power systems (BPS), shakes out. That’s created an opportunity for the Asset to Vendor Network Power…

Business must overcome privacy challenge for facial recognition to thrive

Pharmacy chain Rite-Aid’s recent abandonment of an eight-year-old facial recognition program aimed at curbing shoplifting as well as creating new marketing underscores how widespread the use of the controversial technology is and how organizations struggle to overcome associated security and privacy challenges – as well negative perceptions.

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US expands Clean Network to protect COVID-19 vaccine research from China

As concerns mount over China’s efforts to swipe intellectual property from U.S. companies – most recently COVID-19 vaccine research – the State Department has expanded its Clean Network program to protect U.S. critical telecommunications and technology infrastructure. Among the key objectives is to push vaccine research and other sensitive information to secured clouds. The programs…

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