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4 quick cybersecurity steps everyone must take right now

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I laughed because I couldn’t remember it. Then — I was shocked!  About five minutes later, he texted me a link to a free people search site that showed that house number, along with every other address where I ever l...

Cybersecurity expert compares US abuse of big data to China, North Korea

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MORGAN WRIGHT: What we've got to do is get better at having that bigger magnet that specifically identifies the needle we're looking for and pulling that out of the haystack without disrupting or collecting informati...

Cybersecurity expert warns of reports CDC tracking COVID lockdown compliance

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MORGAN WRIGHT: The problem is, is the state of where we are with technology. Every application you put on your phone has this thing inside of it, usually called a software development kit. In those little SDKs are li...

Cybersecurity expert cautions ‘Pegasus’ spyware has ignited a privacy debate

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MORGAN WRIGHT: It's called zero-touch infection, and that's what it means, zero-touch. You don't have to do anything. They just have to have a little bit of information about your phone, maybe a phone number. Maybe t...

Cybersecurity experts warn of impending attacks – do this now to prepare

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Smishing — the insider term for scam texts — is a popular route. Most people are less guarded scanning texts than emails. Look for these signs a text is bad news and how to report it.  Misinformation and misleading p...

Cybersecurity firm says Chinese hackers breached six US state agencies

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Washington A Chinese government-backed hacking group has breached local government agencies in at least six US states in the last 10 months as part of a persistent information-gathering operation, investigators at cy...

Cybersecurity incident prevents Maryland Health Department from publishing Covid-19 case data

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Washington The Maryland Health Department has not published data on coronavirus case rates for nine days as it recovers from a "network security incident," the department said Tuesday. The department is focused on "g...

TSA to impose cybersecurity mandates on railroad and aviation industries

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The Transportation Security Administration will impose new cybersecurity mandates on the railroad and airline industries, including reporting requirements as part of a department effort to force compliance in the wa...

Cybersecurity executive found dead outside Maryland home, son charged with killing

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Police found the body of Juanita Koilpillai, 58, on July 25 outside her new waterfront home in Tracys Landing after her boyfriend reported her missing. Upon their arrival, the boyfriend told officers with the Anne Ar...

DHS escalates cybersecurity mandates for key US pipelines in wake of ransomware attack

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The Department of Homeland Security mandated additional cybersecurity measures this week for critical US pipelines, a move meant to protect against ransomware and other known threats months after the crippling cyber...

DHS cybersecurity chief confirmed amid fallout from another ransomware attack

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The Senate on Monday unanimously confirmed Jen Easterly to lead the Department of Homeland Security's cybersecurity division, a role that will be key in the administration's cybersecurity efforts. Easterly, a two-t...

Top cybersecurity official warns of more ransomware attacks

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Chris Butera, head of Threat Hunting for the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), said ransomware has "continued to increase, especially in our state, local governments, as well as our critical in...

New DHS directive will require critical pipelines to comply with federal cybersecurity measures

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The Department of Homeland Security on Thursday will mandate that critical pipeline operators comply with several cybersecurity measures, including reporting cybersecurity incidents to the department within 12 hours...

Biden administration unveils effort to strengthen cybersecurity of power grid

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Washington The Biden administration kicked off a 100-day effort on Tuesday to beef up cybersecurity in the nation's power grid, calling for industry leaders to install technologies that could thwart attacks on the el...

Millions in Covid relief funding to be used for federal cybersecurity efforts

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Millions of dollars in funding from the Covid-19 relief bill passed Wednesday will be used to help the federal government improve its cybersecurity efforts in the wake of high-profile breaches that have caused alarm...