Cyber Threats

Was the Pentagon’s Blacklist of Chinese Companies Justified?

An independent study of the list found China uses its favored companies to wipe out competition and spread economic influence.

Racing the Clock on Election Security

There are less than 100 days left until the presidential election.

So Much for the Decentralized Internet

A recent Twitter hack probably didn’t scare you. Here’s why it should.

A Test and Trace Strategy for Reconnecting to Government Networks

Agencies shifted to large-scale work from home operations but little thought has been given to how to secure these networks when workers return to the office. 

The Liability Plan to Hold Software Producers Accountable for Cybersecurity 

A key congressman explains one of the Cyberspace Solarium Commission’s loftier recommendations.

DISA to Release Zero-Trust Model This Year

Vice Adm. Nancy Norton said the Defense Department must take a data-centric approach to protecting its networks.

Combatting Mobile Threats in a New Reality

Security starts with users understanding what types of attacks they will encounter and how to manage them.

How Your Local Election Clerk Is Fighting Global Disinformation

Russians don’t have to change votes. They can change minds.

White House Cites Intel Sharing Efforts in NDAA Veto Threat

The related provisions would implement major recommendations from the Cyberspace Solarium Commission. 

Two Chinese Nationals Indicted for Stealing Trade Secrets, Coronavirus Research

Federal prosecutors allege the pair hacked into corporations and research institutions on behalf of the Chinese government.

Cyber Hygiene is the Key to CMMC Compliance Preparedness

The challenge is that many contractors don’t have full visibility into their organization’s network and security.

Ransomware Criminals Are Targeting U.S. Universities

The schools are attractive targets because of weak cybersecurity measures and medical research data.

Congressman Aims to Boost CISA’s Cyber Workforce with NDAA Amendments 

The proposals are culled from recommendations of the Cyberspace Solarium Commission.

Wednesday’s Hack Shows that The Whole World Is in Your Twitter DMs

We treat direct messages on Twitter as private conversations. Last night’s hack shows that isn’t the case.

U.S., U.K. Officials Call for Russia to Stop Hacking COVID-19 Researchers

“It is completely unacceptable that the Russian Intelligence Services are targeting those working to combat the coronavirus pandemic,” a British official said.

Attorney General: China May Supplant U.S. If It Wins AI Race

William Barr blasted Google, Microsoft and other American big tech companies for being short-sighted while meeting the Chinese government’s demands for operating within the country.