Russia Cyber Attack: Large hack ‘hits government’

A “cyber-spying virus” was found in the networks of about 20 organisations, the Federal Security Service (FSB) said. The report comes as Russia stands accused over data breaches involving the Democratic Party in the US. The Russian government has denied involvement and has denounced the “poisonous anti-Russian” rhetoric coming out of Washington. The FSB did not…

Bring Cyberwarfare Further out of the Shadows

Thousands of  U.S. businesses and other institutions have been besieged by cyberattacks in recent years. But the penetration of the Democratic National Committee stands out. The theft of internal emails, attributed by some to Russia, and the use of those emails to sow discord in the middle of a presidential campaign, deserve a strong response…

NIST Cybersecurity Center to Utilize Standards-Based Strategies

The National Institute of Standards and Technology‘s National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence will work to address cybersecurity concerns of businesses through standards-based strategies using commercially available technologies. A Mobile Application Single Sign-on project draft published July 25 on the NIST website says NCCoE will collaborate with industry, academy and government experts as well as members of the Public Safety and…

Russia’s Continuing Cyber Warfare

With relentless operators like Russian President Vladimir Putin, if you don’t stop them elsewhere you’ll soon find them inside your own walls. His unpunished 2008 invasion of Georgia launched a multi-year momentum that culminated in a leak-attack on the levers of American democracy yesterday. You know about the open warfare stepping stones in Crimea, Donbass…

Pokémon GO—Sacrificing Privacy to Catch ‘Em All?

Players of Pokémon GO, a wildly popular location-based augmented reality game, may be missing real life threats to their private information. Pokémon GO creates several privacy and security concerns, particularly for children playing the game, including geolocation tracking, excessive collection of personal data and possible sale of such information to third parties, privacy and security professionals…