Ideas

The Zero-Day War? How Cyber is Reshaping the Future of the Most Combustible Conflicts

Recent history has shown that states often use their offensive cyber arsenals to achieve surprisingly de-escalatory effects.

Cybersecurity

Stealthy Tool Detects Malware in Javascript

A new open-source tool called VisibleV8 allows users to track and record the behavior of JavaScript programs without alerting the websites that run those programs.

Cybersecurity

Russian Hackers Co-Opt Iranian Cyber Tools to Attack 35 Countries, NSA Warns

In a joint advisory, U.S. and British authorities said the Turla group is piggy-backing off the work of Iranian rivals to advance its own agenda.

Ideas

Get Proactive to Better Arm Yourself Against Cyberattacks

Agencies must move to an integrated data-driven approach aimed at predicting and preventing cyber threats.

Cybersecurity

New Tech Aims to Tell Pilots When Their Plane Has Been Hacked

Raytheon is pitching a product to detect cyber intrusions into aircraft, drones and even missiles.

Ideas

Why I Changed My Mind about Federal User Cyber Training

Layer on all the protective systems you want—at the end of the day, the user still has to make a good decision.

Ideas

9 Tips to Help Secure Every Federal Employee’s Mobile Device

Bad actors increasingly target smartphones and endpoint devices that are generally less protected than government computers.

Cybersecurity

Apple iPhones Could Have Been Hacked for Years—Here's What to Do About It

As there is no visible sign of infection on the device, it is likely users are completely unaware of the risks they’re facing.

Cybersecurity

IRS Warns of New Imposter Scam That Spreads Malware

Agency officials recently learned of a phishing campaign in which scammers pose as IRS agents to spread malware and scoop up users’ sensitive information.

Ideas

Can New Technologies Restore a Robust Federal Cyber Perimeter?

Many agencies are deemphasizing traditional notions like perimeter security and concentrating more on the concept of resiliency, recovery and ways to mitigate the effects of a breach.

Cybersecurity

Russian Hackers Build Fake Skype, Signal, Pornhub Apps to Lure Victims

Installing the apps activates malware that steals personal data and sends it off to St. Petersburg.

Cybersecurity

NSA Issues Warning to Patch Legacy Windows Systems Over ‘Wormable’ Threat

The National Security Agency is warning Microsoft Windows administrators to patch and update systems due to a new vulnerability called “BlueKeep.”

Policy

House Homeland Gives Thumbs Up for Permanent DHS Cyber Response Team

The committee passed a trio of other bills that would fight digital spies, improve intelligence sharing and bolster counterterrorism tech research.

Cybersecurity

Report: Weaponized PDFs on the Rise

The form of malware is targeting mostly the United States and Britain.

Cybersecurity

Which Country has the Best Cybersecurity? It Isn’t the U.S.

A study says the U.S. is above average when it comes to cybersecurity, but it’s not the best nation.

Cybersecurity

Federal Employee Visited 9,000 Porn Sites in Less Than 7 Months, Auditor Found

The Interior Department inspector general released new details about the employee whose browsing habits allowed Russian malware onto government networks.

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