Post Tagged with: "Government"

Petulant Penguin Attacks Use Antarctica As Base

April 1, 2015 09:100 comments
The firm Crowdstrike joined other security companies in warning about sophisticated attacks that use compromised computers at research bases on Antartica to launch targeted attacks. They dubbed the campaign "Petulant Penguin."

In-brief: A new sophisticated cyber crime campaign dubbed “Petulant Penguin” by one research firm appears to use compromised computers at Antarctic research bases to launch targeted attacks on government agencies in the U.S. and Europe.  Like this:Like Loading…

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Wanted: Clean Bills on Data Breach and Cyber Intel Sharing | Digital Guardian

March 27, 2015 11:110 comments
Bills making their way through Congress clear the way for more government surveillance, but fall short in offering privacy and civil liberties protections for businesses and individuals.

In-brief: Two pieces of legislation moving through Congress could address glaring needs for more legal protections for companies that want to share information on cyber attacks. They would also grease the wheels of the federal government’s omnibus surveillance machine. Read this post in its entirety on Digital Guardian’s blog.  Like this:Like Loading…

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Bill in U.S. House would Open Doors to Threat Intel Sharing | Reuters

March 25, 2015 11:310 comments
A bill introduced in the House of Representatives promises to open to door to companies sharing information on cyber incidents, but keep data out of the hands of U.S. intelligence agencies.

  In-brief: Leaders of the House of Representatives Intelligence Committee introduced the Protecting Cyber Networks Act on Tuesday. The bill would make it easier for companies to share information about attacks with each other and with the government. It also addresses concerns about omnibus spying by U.S. intelligence agencies.  Like this:Like Loading…

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IoT Hackers: The FTC Wants You!

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The FTC is creating a new Office of Technology Research and Investigation to step up efforts to protect consumers in an age of "rapid technological innovation."

In-brief: The Federal Trade Commission announced this week that it is creating a new Office of Technology Research and Investigation to expand the FTC’s research into areas such as privacy, data security, connected cars, smart homes, algorithmic transparency, emerging payment methods, big data, and the Internet of Things. Like this:Like Loading…

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Intel: New Approach Needed to Secure Connected Health Devices

March 23, 2015 13:510 comments
In a new report, The Atlantic Foundation and Intel Security warns that risks accompany the rewards of connected medical devices.

In-brief: connected medical devices pose a number of risks to patients, including the threat of “targeted killings,” according to a report by Intel Security. The fix: better application design and more public-private sector cooperation. Like this:Like Loading…

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