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Predicting How Biden Might Tackle Tech Policy
James Kobielus, Tech Analyst, Consultant and Author
Commentary
Here's how one independent tech industry analyst thinks the Biden administration will tackle a wide range of tech industry issues in its first 90 days and beyond.
By James Kobielus Tech Analyst, Consultant and Author, 11/18/2020
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CISA Director Expects to Be Fired Following Secure Election
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark Reading
News
Meanwhile, key legislators and former DHS officials are speaking out in support of CISA director Chris Krebs, who has led the agency's efforts in election security.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 11/13/2020
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NSF-Funded Research Aims to Help Disrupt Cybercrime Supply Chains
Steve Zurier, Contributing Writer
News
The National Science Foundation awarded a grant to Georgia State University (GSU) to come up with innovative ways to thwart the supply chains for counterfeiting, loan- and unemployment fraud.
By Steve Zurier Contributing Writer, 11/11/2020
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California's Prop. 24 Splits Privacy Advocates
Seth Rosenblatt, Contributing Writer
News
Critics worry that the curatives in Prop. 24 are worse than the disease of privacy-rights violations.
By Seth Rosenblatt Contributing Writer, 11/2/2020
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Russian Military Officers Unmasked, Indicted for High-Profile Cyberattack Campaigns
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark Reading
News
US Department of Justice charges members of Sandworm/APT28 for BlackEnergy, NotPetya, Olympic Destroyer, and other major attacks.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 10/19/2020
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US Treasury Warns of Sanctions Violations for Paying Ransomware Attackers
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark Reading
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An alarming new advisory issued today by the federal government could upend ransomware response.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 10/1/2020
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FBI, DHS Warn of 'Likely' Disinformation Campaigns About Election Results
Dark Reading Staff,
News
Nation-state actors and cybercriminals could wage cyberattacks and spread false information about the integrity of the election results while officials certify the final vote counts.
By Dark Reading Staff , 9/23/2020
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Deepfake Detection Poses Problematic Technology Race
Robert Lemos, Contributing Writer
News
Experts hold out little hope for a robust technical solution in the long term.
By Robert Lemos Contributing Writer, 9/18/2020
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Researchers, Companies Slam Mobile Voting Firm Voatz for 'Bad Faith' Attacks
Robert Lemos, Contributing Writer
News
In a letter, almost 70 different security firms and individual researchers criticize Voatz for misrepresenting to the US Supreme Court widely accepted security research practices.
By Robert Lemos Contributing Writer, 9/14/2020
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Legality of Security Research to Be Decided in US Supreme Court Case
Robert Lemos, Contributing Writer
News
A ruling that a police officer's personal use of a law enforcement database is "hacking" has security researchers worried for the future.
By Robert Lemos Contributing Writer, 9/9/2020
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Collection of Metadata -- as Done by the NSA -- Likely Unconstitutional, US Court Suggests
Robert Lemos, Contributing Writer
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A ruling in an appeal by four men convicted of material support for terrorism finds that the National Security Agency's metadata collection program not only violated the prevailing law at the time but was also likely unconstitutional.
By Robert Lemos Contributing Writer, 9/4/2020
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Testing & Automation Pay Off for NSA's DevSecOps Project
Robert Lemos, Contributing Writer
News
Communication with stakeholders, extensive testing, and robust automation pays dividends for military intelligence agency, one of several presenters at GitLab's virtual Commit conference.
By Robert Lemos Contributing Writer, 8/31/2020
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Is China the World's Greatest Cyber Power?
Robert Lemos, Contributing Writer
News
While the US, Russia, Israel, and several European nations all have sophisticated cyber capabilities, one threat intelligence firm argues that China's aggressive approach to cyber operations has made it "perhaps the world's greatest cyber power."
By Robert Lemos Contributing Writer, 8/27/2020
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UK Data Privacy Legislation Cannot Be Bypassed to Limit Spread of COVID-19
Maxine Holt, Research Director, Omdia
Commentary
The UK faces GDPR data privacy challenges regarding its COVID-19 "Test and Trace" program. Despite the importance of contact tracing, its intent to ignore privacy legislation is extremely worrying.
By Maxine Holt Research Director, Omdia, 7/20/2020
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DHS Shares Data on Top Cyber Threats to Federal Agencies
Robert Lemos, Contributing Writer
News
Backdoors, cryptominers, and ransomware were the most widely detected threats by the DHS Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA)'s intrusion prevention system EINSTEIN.
By Robert Lemos Contributing Writer, 7/1/2020
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3 Years After NotPetya, Many Organizations Still in Danger of Similar Attacks
Jai Vijayan, Contributing Writer
News
The same gaps that enabled ransomware to spread remain in patching, network segmentation, backup practices, security experts say.
By Jai Vijayan Contributing Writer, 6/30/2020
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SOC Wins & Losses
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark Reading
News
While the security operations center is enjoying a higher profile these days, just one-fourth of security operations centers actually resolve incidents quickly enough.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 6/26/2020
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10 Cyberattacks on the Rise During the Pandemic
Cynthia Harvey, Freelance Journalist, InformationWeek
News
Cybercrime and cyber espionage have skyrocketed during COVID-19 lockdowns. Are your work-from-home employees aware of these security traps?
By Cynthia Harvey Freelance Journalist, InformationWeek, 6/24/2020
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Local, State Governments Face Cybersecurity Crisis
Robert Lemos, Contributing Writer
News
Ransomware hit small government organizations hard in 2019. Now they have to deal with budget cuts, pandemic precautions, social unrest, and the coming election cycle.
By Robert Lemos Contributing Writer, 6/5/2020
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Facebook Fails to Staunch Coronavirus Misinformation
Seth Rosenblatt, Contributing Writer
News
The social media giant in April affixed warning labels on 50 million pieces of content
By Seth Rosenblatt Contributing Writer, 5/14/2020
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