A popular vendor of cell-site simulators (also known as IMSI catchers or stingray devices) has told a US Senator that its equipment may interfere with 911 emergency calls.
Four US senators, members of the US Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, sent a letter on Wednesday to Election Systems and Software (ES&S), the largest voting machine vendor in the US, asking for clarifications on why the vendor is trying to discourage independent security reviews of its products.
Microsoft revealed last night that it successfully disrupted a hacking campaign associated with the Russian military intelligence service GRU.
The Chinese government may use a collection of 300 so-called "national cybersecurity standards" to deter or sabotage the efforts of foreign tech firms trying to enter the Chinese market.
The US Department of Defense plans to implement HTTPS and HSTS (HTTP Strict Transport Security) for all its public-facing websites by the end of the year.
In a letter sent today, Oregon Senator Ron Wyden asked officials from three government agencies to come up with solutions and procedures that mandate the removal of Adobe Flash content from all US government websites by August 1, 2019.
The US National Security Agency (NSA) announced last week it was mass-deleting hundreds of millions of records of phone calls and text messages dating back to 2015.
Two US senators have proposed a bill this week that aims to address the issues with software and IT services provided to the US government and its agencies.
The US Senate passed the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) yesterday that includes a clause to reinstate a ban on Chinese hardware vendor ZTE.
Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson filed two lawsuits on Monday against Facebook and Google on the grounds of breaking local campaign finance laws.
Amazon announced plans to block Australian users from ordering from its main US store (Amazon.com) and will redirect customers to its local Australian site (Amazon.com.au) instead.
US lawmakers have proposed a bill that would create specialized units in the National Guard for defending and responding to cyber-attacks.
A US senator has asked the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and US telcos to investigate who and how many third-party companies have access to the geo-location data of US phone owners.
The UK Department of Health and Social Care has announced that it will transition all National Health Service (NHS) computer systems to Windows 10.
The US Food & Drug Administration plans to ask Congress for more funding and regulatory powers to improve its approach towards medical device safety, including on the cybersecurity front.
An industry group of 34 high-tech companies led by Microsoft, have signed today a tech accord, agreeing to defend customers at all costs from cybercriminal and nation-state cyber-attacks, but also not to provide any technical aid to governments looking to launch cyber-attacks on other countries, companies, or individual users.
According to Thales e-Security's 2018 Data Threat Report—Federal Government Edition, US federal agencies are experiencing more data breaches than other sectors.
Security experts have discovered a new strain of malware that targets vulnerable Linux-based systems and tries its best to avoid infecting devices on government and military networks.
UK authorities will seek a warrant to probe the computer systems of Cambridge Analytica, the company blamed for covertly siphoning the data of over 50 million Facebook users.
Chinese authorities plan to use the country's mysterious "social credit" database to ban people guilty of past unruly behavior from purchasing plane and train tickets for up to a year.