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#hacking | CISA Wants a Vulnerability Disclosure Program At Every Agency

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans The Homeland Security Department on Wednesday released a draft of a binding operational directive that would require every federal agency to create a vulnerability disclosure policy. Under the measure, each civilian agency would need to create a formal process for security researchers to share vulnerabilities they […]

Attackers #hijack #state agency #server for #malware

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans Cybercriminals are always upping their game. One of their latest gambits, a sophisticated phishing attack that involved hosting malware on at least one state’s government servers, shows that they may be outpacing the good guys. The multistage targeted attack, discovered and announced last week by researchers […]

What does creating a cybersecurity agency mean for the EU?

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans Last month, in his annual State of the Union Address, European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker announced a new pan-European cybersecurity agency, a new European certification scheme to ensure the safety of digital products and services, and some other related cybercrime measures. With this significant announcement, the […]

Greece wants more money, top role for EU cyber security agency

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans Greece wants the European Commission to give the Athens-based European Union Agency for Network and Information Security (ENISA) more money and the leading role in managing Europe’s cyber security issues as part of a legal overhaul next month. “We want ENISA to have a bigger role […]

Agency blames hackers over ‘F— Trump’ road sign in DC park

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans Authorities are looking into the apparent hack of a road sign in Washington’s scenic Rock Creek Park that was emblazoned with a profane message Monday morning about President Trump. The electronic sign was supposed to inform drivers that a local road was closed for sewer work. […]

Fed agency issues security alert on Siemens imaging systems

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans The Department of Homeland Security and Siemens Healthineers have issued advisories detailing security vulnerabilities of four of the company’s diagnostic imaging systems. Even an attacker with a low skill level would be able to exploit the vulnerabilities, Siemens warns. The vulnerable systems are Windows 7-based versions […]

Israel security chief: Agency strikes back at online hackers

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans Israel’s security chief said Tuesday that the Shin Bet has gone on the offensive against hackers trying to carry out cyberattacks against Israel on the internet. The remarks by Nadav Argaman are a rare admission of Israel’s use of offensive cyber capabilities. Argaman comments were made […]

CBP Commissioner Kerlikowske outlines agency goals in keynote speech at Border Security Expo

Top Priority Sector:  border_security Image Caption:  R. Gil Kerlikowske Some of the most important issues that R. Gil Kerlikowske, the new commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), wants to focus on in the near future include improving technology and businesses processes, including the processing of people at ports of entry, and ensuring that […]

More NSA transparency would lead to bigger privacy invasion, agency lawyer says

  In a hearing pushing forward legislation that would shed light on the NSA’s collection of Americans’ data, Senator Al Franken (D-MN) questioned national security officials on why intelligence agencies couldn’t be more transparent about who they were collecting data from. “Many of the broadest laws of FISA, like section 702, explicitly say that you can only use it […]