A top US intelligence official on 12 January 2023 urged Congress to renew sweeping powers granted to American spy agencies to surveil and examine communications, saying they were critical to stopping terrorism, cyberattacks and other threats. The remarks by an Army General - director of the National Security Agency, opened what’s expected to be a contentious debate over provisions of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act that expire at year’s end. The bipartisan consensus in favor of expan
With women’s rights at issue, hackers have disrupted the works of Iran’s Fars news agency, one of the main sources of news disseminated by the state during protests over Mahsa Amini's death, the agency reported. Iran has been shaken by numerous in country and international protests since Amini’s death while in custody on 16 September after her arrest for an alleged breach of the country's dress code for women. Iran’s first protests focused on the state-mandated hijab, or headscarf, for women,
The US National Security Agency’s No. 2 official said on 7 September that the US still outpaces foreign adversaries when it comes to cybersecurity and technology thanks to the country’s “open society.” The US and its democratic allies “enjoy things that cannot be replicated easily in autocratic societies,” the NSA’s deputy director, said during the Billington Cybersecurity Summit in Washington, DC.
“The grist of that is innovation. Innovation sparks creativity and solutions. That puts us
A Russian official threatened the West on 08 June 2022, asserting that a “direct military clash” could result if Western governments continue to mount cyberattacks against its infrastructure. “The militarization of the information space by the West and attempts to turn it into an arena of interstate confrontation, have greatly increased the threat of a direct military clash with unpredictable consequences,” the Russian foreign ministry’s head of international information security said in a stat
Last Monday, the current US administration released a “Statement by President Biden on our Nation’s Cybersecurity,” followed by public statements where Biden warned about the prospect of a Russian cyberattack, saying “it’s coming.” Both the written and verbal comments reinforced the fact that “the federal government can’t defend against the threat alone” and Biden went on to tell US critical infrastructure owners that “under US law…the private sector…largely decides the protections that we will
Are hackers better at using AI than defenders? “There are three parts of any security strategy. You want to be able to detect, to prevent, and to respond,” says the Global Chief Technology Officer of Dell Technologies. “It turns out that in the 'detect' area, we are well underway. If you are using a security event information-management service or managed-security service provider, and they are not already using high degrees of advanced machine intelligence to detect threats, you already lost
The Quadrilateral Security Dialogue (Quad) has signaled its commitment to cybersecurity by announcing a dedicated new group that will promote best practices and shared standards. The announcement came after the first-ever in-person meeting of the Quad, which comprises the US, India, Japan, and Australia in an alliance of democratic nations designed to counter Chinese aggression.
A White House briefing on the leaders’ summit detailed multiple areas of cooperation between the four nations, from C
Red Sky Alliance wanted to share this important article from Technology Review and MIT. As the Taliban swept through Afghanistan in mid-August, declaring the end of two decades of war, reports quickly circulated that they had also captured US military biometric devices used to collect data such as iris scans, fingerprints, and facial images. Some feared that the machines, known as HIIDE, could be used to help identify Afghans who had supported coalition forces.
According to experts speaki
Cyber-criminal and using the Corona Virus pandemic to spread the TrickBot malware. These underhanded hackers are sending fake emails designed to look like notifications from the US Department of Labor concerning changes to the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), which can provide up to 12 weeks of unpaid leave for employees who are ill or need to care for someone with a serious medical condition. Benefits from FMLA increased in March 2020 when US President Trump signed the Families First Coro
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