Tag: Government

UPDATED: Is this Cyber War? Ransomware Attack Hits Banks, Transport, Government in Ukraine

UPDATED: Is this Cyber War? Ransomware Attack Hits Banks, Transport, Government in Ukraine

Fast spreading ransomware dubbed Petya has crippled parts of Ukraine and hit companies in The Netherlands, France, Russia and Spain. It appears to be spreading using a combination of software exploit and stolen passwords.

Podcast: The Internet of Things’ Entropy Problem and why it matters

Podcast: The Internet of Things’ Entropy Problem and why it matters

In-brief: Governments may worry about the democratization of strong encryption. But a bigger problem may be that the encryption we think is strong really isn’t, says Richard Moulds of the firm Whitewood. In this podcast, we talk about the.growing difficulty of generating truly random numbers in cloud environments and on the Internet of Things and how ‘entropy as a service’ may be the answer.

Credit ratings are governed by the Fair Credit Reporting Act. The cyber risk ratings would be industry-backed and monitored.

Chamber of Commerce Floats Guidelines for Cyber ‘Credit Ratings’

In-brief: The U.S. Chamber of Commerce has released guidelines for the use of cyber security ratings – a kind of “credit score” that will allow consumers and other businesses to assess the trustworthiness of organizations they do business with.

A cyber attack in December was responsible for a power outage in Ukraine - almost a year to the day after a similar attack in 2015.

Russia’s Cyberwar on Ukraine Is a Blueprint For What’s to Come | WIRED

In-brief: Ukraine is a ‘test bed’ for massive and disruptive cyber attacks on critical infrastructure that might be launched against other adversaries, the U.S. included, Andy Greenberg argues in an article in Wired Magazine.

Hungry for Cyber Warriors, Military Weighs Image, Lifestyle Changes

Hungry for Cyber Warriors, Military Weighs Image, Lifestyle Changes

In brief: As cyber threats increase, the U.S. military is considering big changes to attract and retain talent, from loosening standards on grooming to shorter, mission-based deployments.