Cybersecurity


Chinese-made routers, sold on Amazon and eBay, contain hidden backdoor and are being exploited by Mirai malware and other methods

CyberNews.com’s Investigations team today announced that they have identified hidden backdoors in Chinese-manufactured routers that share common firmware, with evidence that the routers are being exploited by the Mirai malware.

Election Security Separating Rumor from Reality

Election Security: Separating Rumor from Reality

Here is a Q&A that answers questions about spoofing the voter. The answers come from Chris Krebbs, CISA director.

Acting Secretary Chad Wolf Condemns Censorship of Government Officials as a Security Threat, Calls on Twitter to End it

In an open letter to Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey, Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Acting Secretary Chad F. Wolf today called on Twitter to no longer obstruct Americans’ unalienable right to communicate with each other, their government, and its officials on the platform, because doing so endangers the national security.

Voting Security: Did Your Vote Count?

Voting Security: Did Your Vote Count?

The most recent elections is the most secure in the nation’s history. Or, is it? Government officials say it is the most secure ever.

Securing Our Election

Securing Our Election

The 2020 election season is a Big Deal as well it should be. The Vote, as foundational parts of the whole, is complicated in practice with history showing us just how complicated it can be. Protecting the process and making sure the Vote is fair, secure, and timely, is vital to American Democracy.

Trump Administration, DHS Fight to Ensure American Technological Advantage and Competitiveness on Innovative Technologies

Trump Administration, DHS Fight to Ensure American Technological Advantage and Competitiveness on Innovative Technologies

The Trump Administration continues its work to ensure America’s technological and innovative edges are guaranteed by offering the first National Strategy for Critical and Emerging Technology.

Law Enforcement Data “Blue Leaker”: a Danger or a Public Service?

Law Enforcement Data “Blue Leaker”: a Danger or a Public Service?

The recent release of a massive cache of sensitive Law Enforcement data has been in the news recently. The trove of roughly 270 gigabytes of data posted to the Denial of Secrets website has been referred to as “BlueLeaks.”

Newly Founded Cybersecurity Startups Raise More Than $31 million in 2020

Newly Founded Cybersecurity Startups Raise More Than $31 million in 2020

According to data presented by the Atlas VPN team, there are 78 new cybersecurity companies founded in 2020 that cumulatively have raised over $31.6 million in funding year-to-date.



ConnectWise Launches Bug Bounty Program to Help Detect Security Vulnerabilities

Crowdsourcing effort to uncover security issues is latest addition to company’s broader cybersecurity strategy

Companies should know the real risks of cyber-physical security

Due to the nature of cyber-physical systems (CPSs), incidents can quickly lead to physical harm to people, destruction of property or environmental disasters. Gartner analysts predict that incidents will rapidly increase in the coming years due to a lack of security focus and spending currently aligning to these assets.

Managing Non-Human Identity Explosion in the Public Cloud

With digital transformation comes the move to the cloud. What many businesses don’t realize is that it requires a retooling of their security strategy from the ground up.

McAfee Brings Consumers an Integrated Security Experience from Home

McAfee today announced its latest consumer security portfolio that includes enhanced products with better user experiences such as a native VPN and new features, including integrated social media and tech scam protection.

The Role of Confidential Computing in Protecting Cloud Applications and Sensitive Data from Breaches

According to the Confidential Computing Consortium: “Confidential computing is the protection of data in use using hardware-based Trusted Execution Environments (TEE).

SIA issues policy on ethical use of facial recognition

SIA issues policy on ethical use of facial recognition

The Security Industry Association (SIA) has released its new policy principles guiding the development and deployment of facial recognition technology.

Trump Administration Launches First Cybersecurity Principles for Space Technologies

The Trump Administration announced the first comprehensive cybersecurity policy for systems used in outer space and near space Sept. 4.

Cyberattacks on state, local government up 50%

Many of the cyberattacks on state, local, tribal and territorial governments are not complicated and could be avoided through simple steps such as improved cyber hygiene and two-factor authentication, a new report states.

Using AI Power

Using AI Power

Video surveillance is commonplace today, but many organizations don’t even realize that they aren’t fully leveraging the video data that their cameras capture. Traditionally, law enforcement and physical security teams use video cameras to monitor areas in real-time and to review footage to glean evidence for post-incident investigation.

Encrypt Your Flash Drive

Encrypt Your Flash Drive

USB drives are convenient devices. They are used daily by hundreds of millions of people around the world to store or transport data, much of which would be considered confidential. Chances are there are plenty of USB drives floating around your company or organization right now.

Combating Security Risks

Cloud security is an increasing concern as more organizations transition to use public cloud providers in either a hybrid or cloud-native model.

Deployment During the Pandemic

Deployment During the Pandemic

Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, the rate of cloud adoption was growing steadily. Since March, however, when “shelter-in-place” orders began sweeping the nation, we’ve seen cloud computing usage skyrocket.

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