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No one could prevent another ‘WannaCry-style’ attack, says DHS official

No one could prevent another ‘WannaCry-style’ attack, says DHS official The U.S. government may not be able to prevent another global cyberattack like WannaCry, a senior cybersecurity official has said. Jeanette Manfra, the assistant director for cybersecurity for Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), said on stage at TechCrunch Disrupt […]

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Microsoft says Iranian hackers targeted a 2020 presidential candidate

Microsoft says Iranian hackers targeted a 2020 presidential candidate Microsoft said it has found evidence that hackers associated with Iran have targeted a 2020 presidential candidate. The tech giant’s security and trust chief confirmed the attack in a blog post, but the company would not say which candidate was the target. The […]

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What startup CSOs can learn from three enterprise security experts

What startup CSOs can learn from three enterprise security experts How do you keep your startup secure? That’s the big question we explored at TC Sessions: Enterprise earlier this month. No matter the size, every startup is an enterprise. Every startup will grow in size as it builds out. But as a […]

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Reps from DHS, the FBI and the ODNI met with tech companies at Facebook to talk election security

Reps from DHS, the FBI and the ODNI met with tech companies at Facebook to talk election security Representatives from the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Office of the Director of National Intelligence and the Department of Homeland Security met with counterparts at tech companies including Facebook, Google, Microsoft and Twitter to […]

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Hackers to stress-test Facebook Portal at hacking contest

Hackers to stress-test Facebook Portal at hacking contest Hackers will soon be able to stress-test the Facebook Portal at the annual Pwn2Own hacking contest, following the introduction of the social media giant’s debut hardware device last year. Pwn2Own is one of the largest hacking contests in the world, where security researchers descend […]

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What security pros need to know from Black Hat & Def Con 2019

What security pros need to know from Black Hat & Def Con 2019 Black Hat and Def Con came and went as quickly as it ever does. The week-long pair of back-to-back conferences, referred to as “hacker summer camp,” draws in the security crowd from across the world onto Las Vegas, where […]

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Democratic Presidential nominees are ignoring the issue of our cybersecurity infrastructure

Democratic Presidential nominees are ignoring the issue of our cybersecurity infrastructure Robert Ackerman Jr. Contributor Robert Ackerman Jr. is the founder and a managing director of AllegisCyber, an early-stage cybersecurity venture firm, and a founder of DataTribe, a cybersecurity startup “studio” in metropolitan Washington, D.C. More posts by this contributor Cyber breaches […]

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Cybereason raises $200 million for its enterprise security platform

Cybereason raises 0 million for its enterprise security platform Cybereason, which uses machine learning to increase the number of endpoints a single analyst can manage across a network of distributed resources, has raised $200 million in new financing from SoftBank Group and its affiliates.  It’s a sign of the belief that SoftBank […]

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Senate Intelligence Committee releases first volume of its investigation into Russian election hacking

Senate Intelligence Committee releases first volume of its investigation into Russian election hacking The Senate Select Committee on Intelligence today released the first volume of its bipartisan investigation into Russia’s attempts to interfere with the 2016 U.S. elections. Helmed by Select Committee Chairman Richard Burr, the Republican from North Carolina, and Virginia […]

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Cyber threats from the U.S. and Russia are now focusing on civilian infrastructure

Cyber threats from the U.S. and Russia are now focusing on civilian infrastructure Joe Cheravitch Contributor Joe Cheravitch is a defense analyst with the Rand Corporation. Cyber-confrontation between the U.S. and Russia is increasingly turning to critical civilian infrastructure, particularly power grids, judging from recent press reports. The typically furtive conflict went […]

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