U.S. Seeks to Protect Voting System From Cyberattacks

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration is weighing new steps to bolster the security of the United States’ voting process against cyberthreats, including whether to designate the electronic ballot-casting system for November’s elections as “critical infrastructure,” Jeh Johnson, the secretary of Homeland Security, said on Wednesday. In the wake of hacks that infiltrated Democratic campaign computer systems, Mr.…

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America’s Cyber Security Still Lacking

On July 26, President Barack Obama signed the United States Cyber Incident Coordination policy directive to help outline a response plan when our country is targeted through cyber attacks. The new policy was signed without much fanfare, thanks to the Democratic nomination of Hillary Clinton and the rest of the Democratic National Convention. Ironically, they had their own brush…

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Can Machines keep us safe from cyber-attack?

After robot cars and robot rescue workers, US research agency Darpa is turning its attention to robot hackers. Best known for its part in bringing the internet into being, the Defence Advanced Research Projects Agency has more recently brought engineers together to tackle what it considers to be “grand challenges”. These competitions try to accelerate…

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North Korea Accused of Phishing Attack

SEOUL – An organization likely run by North Korea’s government hacked into the email accounts of dozens of officials, journalists and others in South Korea this year, Seoul officials said Monday, the latest cyberattack that the South blames on its rival. The organization sent phishing emails to government officials, journalists and professors who specialize in North Korean affairs…

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