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Fed report castigates U.S. ability to fend off a cyberattack, suggests major reforms

Fed report castigates U.S. ability to fend off a cyberattack, suggests major reforms The Cyberspace Solarium Commission issued a 182-page report stating the United States in dangerously insecure when it comes to defending itself from a cyberattack and offered a litany of recommendations to shore up the nation’s defenses. The Commission, headed by Sens. Angus…

Iran maintaining on-going cyber efforts, no response yet to Soleimani killing

Iranian cyberespionage operations are continuing at a steady pace, but so far no reaction has been spotted in response to the January U.S. drone strike that killed Iranian Gen. Qasem Soleimani. Almost two months has passed since the Jan. 2, 2020 attack, Secureworks is only noting the continuation of previously implemented espionage operations from Iran/…

Diluted Freedom Act passes House to privacy advocates' dismay

Campaign staffer’s husband arrested for DDoSing former Rep. Katie Hill’s opponent

The husband of a campaign staffer for former Rep. Katie Hill, D-CA., was arrested by the FBI for allegedly launching four DDoS attacks against the former congresswoman’s primary opponent. Arthur Dam was arrested on February 21 by FBI agents and charged with one count of intentionally damaging and attempting to damage a protected computer. In…

Iranian internet attacked Saturday, knocked partially offline

An extensive, several-hour-long interruption to Iran’s telecom infrastructure and internet hit that took place on February 8 that was likely caused by a distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack. The non-governmental organization Netblocks reported that at 11:45 a.m. local time Iranian internet connectivity from that country’s primary network operators was down by 25 percent eventually…

Bots vs. Bad actors: How to spot the difference and protect yourself

Hackers. Bots. Trolls. Cybercriminals. We’ve all heard these terms used – sometimes interchangeably – to describe alleged perpetrators of cyberattacks and other malicious online activity. But as social media grows as the cyberattack vector of choice, it’s important for businesses to understand and be able to recognize the differences so they can spot the real…

No immediate cyberthreat seen over Soleimani killing, but preparation is key

The most recent military portion or the United States’ on-going confrontation with Iran appears to be completed, but chatter is being detected among Iran’s supporters indicating anger over recent events, but none indicate an immediate threat. However, that does not mean government agencies, companies and others who may find themselves in Iran’s crosshairs should be…

Ransomware hits, but doesn’t stop, the Pittsburgh Unified School District

The Pittsburgh Unified School District is still recovering from a ransomware attack that took place over the holiday recess, but its superintendent says school is open for business. Janet Schulze, Superintendent, Pittsburg (Calif.) Unified School District, told district members in a statement that students are welcomed back while the district’s IT department struggles to recover…

Solving man in the middle cyberattacks with cloud-native SDPs

When it comes to the workplace, we are office-bound no more. While it still may seem counterintuitive, most work today actually gets done (at least some of the time) from remote locations, not company offices. Whether from home, a co-working space, or an airport, subway, hotel, or Starbucks, employees and contractors alike can be found…

2020 cybersecurity predictions

Curtis Simpson, CISO, Armis Voice Deepfakes will become the new phishing bait: C-level executives, politicians and other high-profile individuals are already high-risk targets for standard email phishing attacks given their level of access and financial decision making within their organization. With advancements in the deepfake voice technology, I expect a rise of voice phishing schemes…

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