In the News

  • Cyberterrorism threat to the U.S.: Can Russia turn off our lights? 18 Jan 2019 01:01 Chicago Tribune One hot day in August 2003, much of the northeastern United States and the Canadian province of Ontario suffered the biggest blackout North America has ever seen. A sudden power surge crippled hundreds of power plants and knocked out service to some 50 …
  • FB closes hundreds of Russia-linked pages 18 Jan 2019 01:00 The News International FB closes hundreds of Russia-linked pages WASHINGTON: Facebook announced on Thursday that it has removed more than 500 pages, groups and accounts originating in Russia for engaging in what the social network called "coordinated inauthentic behaviour…
  • Internet shutdowns aren’t just Africa’s problem. They’re happening worldwide 18 Jan 2019 00:54 KBZK Bozeman News When Hong Kong police fired tear gas at peaceful pro-democracy protesters in 2014, the news moved swiftly through social media. Photos and videos of mostly student demonstrators being gassed helped fuel the outrage that ultimately drove hundreds of …
  • US CEOs Are More Worried About Cybersecurity Than a Possible Recession 18 Jan 2019 00:50 Slashdot In my experience, most people claim that security is a big problem. But, when the rubber meets the road, they are reluctant to invest. Why? Because the aftermath of situations caused by security breaches tends to be a lot of noise - and very little else. …
  • Sputnik Ban Latest Example of Creeping Neocon Control of Facebook 18 Jan 2019 00:50 Sputnik International Opinion 03:39 18.01.2019(updated 03:47 18.01.2019) Get short URL The revelation of a new nefarious Russian plot made headlines Thursday after Facebook announced that it took down hundreds of pages associated with the Sputnik News agency. However, the …
  • Visa decisions showed 'hypocrisy': report 18 Jan 2019 00:48 Sunday Times Decisions made by Peter Dutton when immigration minister show the hypocrisy of Australia claiming to have a "non-discriminatory" immigration policy, according to a leading human rights group. Human Rights Watch has expressed the sentiment in its …
  • Clever device protects your privacy from smart speakers 18 Jan 2019 00:37 Komando.com The Amazon Echo and the Google Home opened our eyes (and ears) to what an always-on, always-listening smart speaker can do. But with all the home-organizing convenience they promise, an always-listening gadget will always raise privacy and cybersecurity …
  • Check your accounts! Crooks might have your passwords after this massive data breach 18 Jan 2019 00:37 Komando.com Have any of your online account credentials ever been stolen in a data breach? Since breaches are so common nowadays, there's a great chance they have, whether you know about it or not. And you know what that means. Criminals are hard at work finding …
  • Venminder Survey Reveals Third Party Risk Management Trends... 18 Jan 2019 00:36 SF Gate Venminder announces the release of survey findings in their third annual whitepaper State of Third Party Risk Management, providing a wealth of information into industry current processes and challenges being faced. ELIZABETHTOWN, Ky. (PRWEB) January 17, …
  • Privacy concerns raised over 10 year challenge on Facebook 18 Jan 2019 00:32 WPVI If you've scrolled through social media this past week, you've surely stumbled upon the 10-year challenge. And you may have even joined in. This is where users create a side-by-side comparison of a picture from now and one from 10 years ago with …
  • Morgan State University lacked protections for private information 18 Jan 2019 00:31 CapitalGazette.com Morgan State University lacked adequate safeguards to protect sensitive personal information, and kept a database of 301,000 unique social security numbers alongside names and dates of birth, state auditors found. A recent report from the Office of …
  • German industry group says evidence ought to be shown over Huawei spying claims 18 Jan 2019 00:19 Neowin.net Following reports yesterday that the German government was actively seeking ways to exclude Huawei technologies from the country's 5G network development process, the BDI industry group has spoken out saying that no vendors should be excluded if no …
  • Nearly a million Facebook users followed these fake Russian accounts 18 Jan 2019 00:12 Digital Trends Facebook removed more than 500 fake accounts from across Facebook and Instagram with Russian ties. On Thursday, January 17, Facebook axed 471 Facebook accounts and 41 Instagram pages for “coordinated inauthentic behavior” — or being dishonest about the …
  • FBI records exposed in breach of Oklahoma state agency 18 Jan 2019 00:07 Washington Times A leak of FBI records, including letters from subjects and witnesses involved in criminal law enforcement investigations, resulted from an Oklahoma state agency leaving millions of documents on a publicly accessible internet server, cybersecurity …
  • Connectivity and security balance critical as smart cities grow 18 Jan 2019 00:05 Engineering News A balance between the hyperconnected and vulnerable and overly cautious, developmentally moribund poles of the smart-city spectrum must be sought to support and protect smart cities, says networking multinational F5 Networks major channel account manager …

NOTE: Newsfeed limited to past 90 days and the following keywords: information security, cybersecurity, information technology risk, IT Risk, Security Risk and ISSA.