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Pressure mounts for federal privacy law with second bill – Naked Security

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans Pressure is gathering for a federal privacy law in the US with the introduction of a second bill that would protect consumer data. The Consumer Online Privacy Rights Act from Washington Senator Maria Cantwell not only outlines strict privacy and security rules, but also establishes a […]

How federal government departments are protecting Australians’ data against cyber hack

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans The federal government has conceded it can’t be certain public service departments are secure against major hacking attacks, as Malcolm Turnbull’s senior cyber adviser suggested Australia might have dodged the latest international crisis because it fell during the weekend. At least eight Australian businesses have been […]

Fifteen arrested on federal identity theft charges

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans Fifteen men accused of working illegally under false identities at a Louisiana construction site have been arrested, Acting U.S. Attorney Brit Featherston said Monday. All fifteen defendants are living in the United States illegally, according to the press release from the Eastern District of Texas U.S. […]

The biggest cybersecurity threat facing federal agencies is legacy IT

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans Improving our cyber posture is among the top priorities for the Trump administration. However, there are still many questions raised as to how they hope to achieve this goal. As we have seen over the past several years, high-profile hacks are practically the norm. Starting with […]


Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans Members of the National Association of State Chief Information Officers (NASCIO) are asking the federal government to strengthen its partnership with state-level technology officials when it comes to critical issues like cybersecurity. The advocacy session was part of NASCIO’s midyear conference currently underway in Washington D.C. […]

Federal officials say their cybersecurity paradigm is changing

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans Technologies like cloud computing are changing the way federal agencies think about cybersecurity, with more emphasis on network resilience over perimeter security and an overriding need for automation, officials said Thursday. Cybersecurity today “comes down to automating your response. If … The post Federal officials say […]

Hacker/troll “weev” was charged in the wrong federal court – say The Third US Circuit Court of Appeals .

A federal appeals court Friday reversed and vacated the conviction and sentence of hacker and Internet troll Andrew “weev” Auernheimer. The case against Auernheimer, who has often been in solitary confinement for obtaining and disclosing personal data of about 140,000 iPad owners from a publicly available AT&T website, was seen as a test case on […]

Raytheon’s new SureView version helps federal agencies comply with insider threat detection standards

Top Priority Sector:  cyber_security Raytheon’s Cyber Products Group has announced the release of SureView Version 6.7 to aid federal agencies in complying with President Barack Obama’s memorandum in November aimed at implementing an insider threat detection program to address national security threats while protecting privacy rights. Homepage position:  1 read more View full post on […]

Arrested Anonymous Hacker will serve 12 years in prison for hacking the Federal Reserve

A British individual has been accused of cracking into the servers of the Federal Reserves of U.S, and for stealing and online posting of confidential information. The charges were announced by the U.S Attorney office and the indictment was sealed against the hacker. The hacker is named as Lauri Love and he was 28 when […]

UK man charged with hacking Federal Reserve

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Tripwire Survey: Only 11 Percent of Federal IT Professionals Have Implemented the Top 20 Critical Security Controls

  Tripwire, Inc., a leading global provider of risk-based security and compliance management solutions, today announced the results of a survey on security technology trends in the federal government. The survey was conducted by Dimensional Research from September 26 through October 4, 2013, and evaluated the attitudes of 110 federal information technology professionals from military, intelligence and civilian agencies. […]

Shutdown’s Impact on Federal IT Security

  As federal agencies begin to shutter noncritical government IT systems and furlough nonessential employees because of the partial government shutdown that took effect at midnight Oct. 1, the National Institute of Standards and Technology says it’s suspending work on President Obama’s cybersecurity framework. “All work on the framework will stop for the duration because […]