International

Treasury Sanctions First Cryptocurrency Exchange to Combat Ransomware 

The department also emphasized guidance for victim organizations who risk running afoul of enforcers by paying attackers and failing to report incidents.

Biden Calls for 'United Response' to Emerging Tech, Cyber Warfare in U.N. Speech

“It’s up to all of us to determine whether these technologies are a force to empower people or to deepen repression,” he said.

Biden Launches Trilateral Indo-Pacific Partnership to Fuse Cyber Capabilities

The allied trio will also work on getting Australia a nuclear-powered submarine.

FBI Official: Russia Is Not Cooperating with U.S. Against Ransomware Threat

Administration officials promised consequences after a meeting between presidents Joe Biden and Vladimir Putin.

Military Intel Officials Highlight Efforts to Counter Online Disinformation

Adversaries take advantage of moments in real time, such as when efforts are focused on withdrawing from Afghanistan.

How Equipment Left In Afghanistan Will Expose US Secrets

Even rendered inoperable, equipment now in the hands of the Taliban will yield troves of information about how the U.S. builds weapons and uses them.

Big Tech Under Scrutiny as White House Looks to Align Policy Approach with Europe

Lawmakers are also trying to beef up resources for domestic privacy and cybersecurity enforcement at an emboldened Federal Trade Commission.

Bitcoin Will Soon be ‘Legal Tender’ in El Salvador – Here’s What that Means

Does making bitcoin legal tender mean every store and merchant in El Salvador will now have to accept digital payments?

No US Military Dogs Were Left Behind in Afghanistan, DOD Says

Pentagon officials say the caged dogs in viral photos aren’t military working dogs, all of which were evacuated.

The Taliban Reportedly Have Control of US Biometric Devices – a Lesson in Life-and-Death Consequences of Data Privacy

The Defense Department viewed “identity dominance” as the cornerstone of multiple counterterrorism strategies.

U.S. Expands Cybersecurity Collaboration with Singapore

The move comes as China has become more assertive in the region.

‘All the Signs Have Been There’ Predicting Afghan Security Force Collapse, IG Says

For more than a decade, the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction has been warning about “ghost soldiers” and corruption to anyone willing to pay attention.

'We’re Preparing for the Worst-Case Scenarios'

U.S. Agency for Global Media says it "will not back down" in Afghanistan despite the danger.

Fight for Control Threatens to Destabilize and Fragment the Internet

International power plays are a threat to a stable, open internet.

Low- and Middle-Income Countries Lack Access to Big Data Analysis – Here’s How to Fill the Gap

Statistical infrastructure can help improve everything from health care to politics.