In 2018, the Identity Theft Resource Center counted 1,244 U.S. data breaches - involving the likes of Facebook, Marriott and Exactis - that exposed 447 million sensitive records, such as Social Security numbers, medical diagnoses and payment card data.
FBI agents say the government shutdown is impeding their investigations, including cybersecurity probes, with the lack of funding compromising their ability to pay confidential informants and obtain warrants or subpoenas.
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security says executive branch agencies are being targeted by attacks aimed at modifying Domain Name System records, which are critical for locating websites and services. The warning comes as security companies have noticed a rise in DNS attacks.
The battle against Russian disinformation is far from over. Two in-depth Senate reports have revealed that such campaigns continue despite efforts by social media companies to cleanse their platforms. Researchers say Facebook's Instagram may be the next battleground.
To combat cyberattacks, more nations must not only hold nation-state attackers accountable, but also better cooperate by backing each other's attribution, said Estonian politician Marina Kaljurand, who chairs the Global Commission on the Stability of Cyberspace, in her opening keynote speech at Black Hat Europe 2018.
Making his first appearance at an ISMG Summit, Jeremiah Osburn draws upon his nearly two decades of experience in the military, government and private sector to discuss a variety of topics, including:
Mitigating the insider threat
Staffing up in a post-breach environment
How to address the cybersecurity staffing...
While the modern organization embraces digital technology, it is also at risk of cyberattacks. In this guide, The Essential Guide to Security, we map out how agencies can use machine data for specific use cases and get started addressing threats and security challenges.
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Voting in the United States carries a huge privacy cost: states give away or sell voters' personal information to anyone who wants it. In this era of content micro-targeting, rampant misinformation and identity theft schemes, this trade in voters' personal data is both dangerous and irresponsible.
The hype around artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) has exploded, sometimes overshadowing the real uses and innovations happening at agencies today. The reality is that applying AI and ML to data-dependent challenges presents the opportunity for better security, faster innovation, and overall...
The journey to modernization has its challenges, including an increase in events that are more difficult to monitor due to a diverse hybrid cloud/legacy infrastructure. Real-time IT monitoring tools lead to earlier detection and fewer critical events that could place an agency's mission at risk.
The shift to digital transformation and new technologies increases what can be the biggest risk to your mission: a lack of real-time, end-to-end visibility into systems and operations. Individual department goals lead to a heterogenous landfill of products and systems managed in silos, challenging visibility and...
Choosing the right platform to build your agency's security operations center is arguably more important than choosing any point security product. But are you aware of the criteria you should consider when evaluating which Security Orchestration, Automation and Response (SOAR) platform to choose?
One of the biggest challenges facing IT ops in agencies today is the lack of visibility across the entire infrastructure.
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With the U.S. midterm elections occurring on Tuesday, the "trump" keyword remains king for spammers. "Spam campaigners understand the value of brands, and for spam as for ballots, and whether for or against, the election is all about Trump," security firm Proofpoint says.
The U.K.'s National Cyber Security Center incident response teams have investigated more than 1,000 significant incidents in the past two years, the majority of which trace to nation-state attackers, officials say.