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Thursday, August 17, 2017

Hurd Introduces Smart Wall Legislation

U.S. Representative Will Hurd (R-TX) last week introduced the Secure Miles with All Resources and Technology (SMART) Act. Representatives Henry Cuellar (D-TX), David G. Valadao (R-CA), Steve Knight (R-CA), Steve Pearce (R-NM), Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA), and Keith Rothfus...

Justice Department Releases Framework to Help Organizations Design Bug Bounty Programs

The Justice Department has released guidelines to help organizations design bug bounty programs. The Criminal Division’s Cybersecurity Unit has prepared this framework to assist organizations interested in instituting a formal vulnerability disclosure program. It provides a rubric of considerations...
hacker

Hackers Claim Credit for Data Leak From Alleged Breach of FireEye’s Mandiant

Multiple reports have it that a set of systems operated by Adi Peretz, a Senior Threat Intelligence Analyst at at Mandiant, a subsidiary of cybersecurity firm FireEye, was apparently compromised by hackers, exposing sensitive data. The hackers hinted at the...

Report: Data Breach Exposes ‘Close to 4 Million’ Dow Jones Customer Accounts

Cybersecurity firm UpGuard reported Monday that a cloud-based file repository owned by financial publishing firm Dow Jones & Company, which had been configured to allow semi-public access exposed the sensitive personal and financial details of millions of the company’s...
net neutrality

Tech Firms Urge FCC to Shelve Plans to Reverse Net Neutrality Rules

The Internet Association, a group representing major tech firms including Facebook, Google, Microsoft and Amazon, on Monday urged the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to end plans to reverse 2015 rules prohibiting ISPs from manipulating the speed of consumers...

FedEx Discloses Petya Cyberattack on TNT Systems Will Have ‘Financial Consequences’

Courier company FedEx Corp said Monday the recent Petya cyberattack will “negatively impact” its revenue as the company struggles to recover from the consequences of the attack. The company made this disclosure in its annual report on Form 10-K...
blockchain

Hyperledger Releases Hyperledger Fabric 1.0, Open Source Blockchain Framework

Hyperledger, a collaborative cross-industry effort created to advance blockchain technology, announced on Tuesday the general availability of Hyperledger Fabric 1.0. Hosted by The Linux Foundation, Hyperledger Fabric is a blockchain framework implementation and intended as a foundation for developing...
cyber

Senators Introduce Legislation to Combat Cybercrime

A bipartisan pair of senators on Thursday introduced legislation aimed at combating cybercrime against U.S. computer networks. Congresswoman Anna Eshoo (D-CA), Senator Orrin Hatch (R-UT), Senator Ed Markey (D-MA) and Congresswoman Susan Brooks (R-IN) introduced legislation to combat cyberattacks...
airplane

Bipartisan Bill Introduced to Ban Calls During Flights

Senators Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) and Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) last week introduced bipartisan legislation directing the U.S. Secretary of Transportation to issue regulations to prohibit the use of cell phones for voice calls on airplanes. The legislation, the Commercial Flight...
breach

Anthem to Pay $115M in Largest Data Breach Settlement Yet

A proposed settlement has been reached in a class action lawsuit over the 2015 cyberattack of health insurer Anthem, Inc., involving the theft of the personal information of 78.8 million people. The $115 million settlement, if approved by the...

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