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Trump Administration Won’t Let Congress See Secret Cyber Weapons Directive: Lawmakers

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Leaders of the House Armed Services Committee are not happy that the Trump administration has not let them see a secret 2018 cyber weapons directive and related documents, and a committee spokeswoman said a letter they sent in February was ignored, according to The Wall Street Journal Wednesday. It is unknown if any members of Congress have seen National Security ...

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Confirmed: Massive Cybersecurity Vulnerabilities Embedded Within Huawei Devices

Numerous instances of backdoor access vulnerabilitiesHuawei devices were shown to have a very high number of known security vulnerabilitiesDespite claims of investing in security, Huawei engineers were found to have routinely made poor security decisionsHuawei devices have substantially worse security than similar devices from other vendors. An Internet of Things (IoT) device intelligence company issued results from a large-scale study it conducted ...

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The Importance of Internet Safety – 5 Things to Consider

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Hackers breaking into systems or committing fraudulent acts are very common. Identity theft and piracy in the cyberspace is nothing new. However, with escalating popularity and the usability of the internet, this topic is coming much more into focus. Besides hackers and spammers, pedophiles (predators) and cyber-terrorist are always on the hunt in search of easy prey. In order to ...

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US Cybersecurity Worker Shortage Worsening

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The demand for cybersecurity workers across the United State continues to grow, cybersecurity career and workforce resource provider CyberSeek reported Wednesday. Nationally, there were 301,873 cybersecurity job openings in the private and public sectors during the 12-month period between April 2017 and March 2018. This included 13,610 openings in the public sector. The total employed U.S. cybersecurity workforce in the relevant 12 months is 768,096. ...

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Word Document Attacks on the Rise, Malware Variants See Dramatic Increase

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Threat intelligence from Firebox appliances protecting small and midsize businesses (SMBs) and distributed enterprises around the world showed that total malware attacks are up by 33 percent, and that cybercriminals are increasingly leveraging Microsoft Office documents to deliver malicious payloads according to a new report by WatchGuard Technologies. “After a full year of collecting and analyzing Firebox Feed data, we ...

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Trump signs order to strengthen national cybersecurity [Full Text]

Donald Trump Executive Order

President Trump signed an executive order Wednesday afternoon to strengthen the cybersecurity of federal networks and critical infrastructure. Full Text of President Trump’s Executive Order on Cybersecurity and Critical Infrastructure STRENGTHENING THE CYBERSECURITY OF FEDERAL NETWORKS AND CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURE By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, and ...

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FBI Alert: Foreign hackers penetrated state election systems

FBI Cyber Division Flash Alert

The FBI issued a “flash” alert after becoming aware that two states’ voter databases were successfully penetrated by foreign hackers.   The alert, labeled as restricted for “NEED TO KNOW recipients,” disclosed that the bureau was investigating cyberintrusions against two state election websites this summer, including one that resulted in the “exfiltration,” or theft, of voter registration data. “It was ...

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Obama’s Unilateral Surrender Foreign Policy

It’s not always necessary for a nation to wave the white flag for its enemies to know it has surrendered. Sometimes a leak from an administration official will do just fine without requiring all the logistics of a formal surrender ceremony. The Washington Post lays the latest Obama capitulation out in detail: “Months after the discovery of a massive breach ...

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Defense Issues Weekly

Russia builds up, US cuts unilaterally The Obama administration is preparing to announce a new round of deep, unilateral  cuts in America’s nuclear arsenal, writes Bill Gertz of the Washington Times. Writing in his weekly Inside the Ring column, Gertz states it will happen “soon” and that a Pentagon “review”, written precisely to “justify” these new, deep, unilateral cuts, will ...

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Obama Executive Order: Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity

EXECUTIVE ORDER – – – – – – – IMPROVING CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURE CYBERSECURITY   By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, it is hereby ordered as follows: Section 1. Policy. Repeated cyber intrusions into critical infrastructure demonstrate the need for improved cybersecurity. The cyber threat to critical infrastructure continues ...

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Obama takes control of the internet with Cybersecurity Executive Order

Executive Order on Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity Today, President Obama signed an Executive Order to strengthen the cybersecurity of critical infrastructure by increasing information sharing and by jointly developing and implementing a framework of cybersecurity practices with our industry partners. Defense Industrial Base Information Sharing Program Now Open to Other Sectors: The Order expands the voluntary Enhanced Cybersecurity Services program, ...

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Entrust CEO and Congressman Burgess Outline Cyber Defense Needs

Without clear protection and guidelines, small- to mid-sized enterprises need to defend assets against online attacks, cybersecurity expert says DALLAS, Aug. 30, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Entrust, Inc., a global leader in securing online identities and information, today participated in a cybersecurity forum in Highland Village, Texas. Entrust President and CEO Bill Conner joined U.S. Congressman Michael C. Burgess (TX-26), M.D., as well as University of North Texas senior technology director Charlotte Russell, ...

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