Telegram was suspended in Iraq at the ISP level for about a week by order of the Ministry of Communications. The cited reason was "national security concerns" and the leaking of private personal data of citizens.
In military parlance, the phrase “when the balloon goes up” refers to the moment when hostilities with an adversary are imminent. The Chinese spy balloon that sailed over the continental United States signifies something different: a vast—and increasingly brazen—penetration of American networks and communications systems.
Much of the new cybersecurity strategy addresses critical infrastructure companies, which were already in the administration's crosshairs, but software creators are also facing the prospect of a much greater degree of liability than in the past.
The South Dakota TikTok ban applies to the devices of government agencies, employees and contractors, put forward in the interest of protecting state and national security.
The CFIUS has broad authority to suspend, modify, or prohibit a transaction from closing in order to address national security concerns. CFIUS filings have risen in the wake of FIRRMA which widened the scope of CFIUS compliance to include certain minority investments, specifically in the field of emerging and critical technologies.
The now-public whistleblower allegations that Twitter may have active foreign spies on its payroll are sure to raise concerns about insider threats at companies everywhere. But focusing only on potential spies is a mistake.
As the war in Ukraine intensifies and the risk of cyber-attacks from Russia grows, protecting intellectual property is both a national security issue, and also an economic one.
New national security memorandum from the Biden administration looks to provide the active cyber defenses of the US with a boost. The move brings crucial federal systems in line with the tougher cyber standards applied to civilian systems.
China has announced new requirements for companies that might pose a "national security" threat, chiefly those that have large stockpiles of personal data that might wind up being transferred overseas.
Last week's White House cybersecurity summit was the Biden administration's first formal public-private meeting on the subject of national security, drawing together executives from some of the biggest names in key industries.