Category Archives: Breaking News

#nationalcybersecuritymonth | US election still vulnerable to attacks, despite security improvements

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans Days away from the Iowa caucuses, and less than 11 months from the general election, voting and election security continues to be a challenge for the U.S political system. Threats to a secure election appear to loom as large today as they did in 2016, when […]

#nationalcybersecuritymonth | The Great U.S.-China Tech Divide

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans In terms of technology, the world had been unifying for years. Now it is reverting back to the likes of the VHS-versus-Betamax era, with much bigger consequences. Imagine two countries with completely different sets of hardware and software for the internet, electronic devices, telecommunications, and even […]

FBI Expands Election Security Alerts Beyond Victims to State, Local Officials

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans by DH Kass • Jan 20, 2020 The Federal Bureau of Investigation will now notify state officials when a local election has been hit by hackers, a course reversal from a prior closed door policy not to extend notification beyond victims of cyber attacks. A protracted […]

#cybersecurity | hacker | FBI policy promises states timely notification of election-related attacks

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans Home > Security News A new internal policy at the FBI will ensure “timely federal notification” to state and local election officials when a cyber intrusion affect the election infrastructure, the bureau said. “Understanding that mitigation of such incidents often hinges on timely notification, the FBI […]

#nationalcybersecuritymonth | Covered Security wants you to be smarter about online threats — for your employer’s sake

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans I took a five-minute online quiz created by a Boston startup, Covered Security. It’s designed to give you the cybersecurity equivalent of your credit score — basically, how do your online security habits compare with the average person’s, and how do they compare with the habits […]

#cybersecurity | #hackerspace | Ohio Chief Information Officer Shares 2020 IT Strategies

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans When Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine was elected as the 70th governor of Ohio in November, 2018, he appointed Ervan Rodgers II as the State’s chief information officer (CIO). Rodgers, who served as CIO at the Ohio Attorney General’s Office for more than four years under […]

#comptia | #ransomware | Bill Would Make Possession Of Ransomware A Crime In Maryland – CBS Baltimore

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans CAPITAL NEWS SERVICE — State lawmakers heard arguments Tuesday on a bill that seeks to add criminal penalties for knowingly possessing ransomware with the intent to use it in a malicious way. Ransomware is a type of malware that can impede the use of a computer […]

#school | #ransomware | Cyberattack on Morial Convention Center has little immediate effect on events there, but problems may grow | Business News

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans The Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, one of the cornerstones of New Orleans’ multibillion-dollar tourism economy, is the latest victim in a string of cyberattacks against city and state computer systems that have had serious consequences for government officials and the public. New Orleanians were left […]

#nationalcybersecuritymonth | Johnson will defy US and allow use of Huawei, says top security adviser | Technology

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans Boris Johnson is likely to approve the use of Huawei technology in the UK’s new 5G network against the pleas of the US government, a former national security adviser has said. Sir Mark Lyall Grant, who was Theresa May’s national security adviser, said that the security […]

CISO Resigns From Pete Buttigieg Presidential Campaign

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans Enterprise VulnerabilitiesFrom DHS/US-CERT’s National Vulnerability Database CVE-2019-15625PUBLISHED: 2020-01-18 A memory usage vulnerability exists in Trend Micro Password Manager 3.8 that could allow an attacker with access and permissions to the victim’s memory processes to extract sensitive information. CVE-2019-19696PUBLISHED: 2020-01-18 A RootCA vulnerability found in Trend […]