While Presidents Putin and Biden still appear to be far apart on the issue of cyber attacks originating from the former's country, the two at least appear to be negotiating. Biden presented Putin with a list of critical infrastructure targets that could trigger serious retaliation.
Two new cyber attack attempts, one in the San Francisco Bay Area and another in Pennsylvania, will keep water supply security in the news. But sensational media headlines may also be stoking an unnecessary level of fear among the general public.
The DOJ elevated the priority of ransomware attacks, comparing them to terrorism and directing U.S. Attorneys to coordinate investigations through the ransomware task force.
A little over half of the $4.4 million Colonial Pipeline ransomware payment has been recovered by the FBI, and in the process some questions about the source of the attack may have been answered.
Big Tech may be facing a special “data tax” in the state of New York which would apply to any company collecting and selling personal data, with the proceeds earmarked for digital literacy.
FBI warned of increased Conti ransomware attacks against the healthcare system and first responder networks At least 16 organizations were targeted.
Though Silicon Valley would prefer data federal privacy laws that are favorable to them to a patchwork of state laws, Big Tech appears to be putting more effort into lobbying at the state level as of late.
A budding bipartisan movement toward establishing a federal data privacy bill began to take shape about two years ago appears to be moving forward, as legislation that was shelved in 2019 has been taken up again.
A court battle is brewing as a collection of states challenges the Census Bureau's use of "differential privacy," a new method for anonymizing and securing census data.
Hackers exploited Pulse Connect Secure VPN vulnerabilities to collect passwords, install web shells, and bypass multi-factor authentication on victims’ networks, including federal agencies.