Lawmakers in the House and Senate introduced legislation on Wednesday to address the shortage in the cybersecurity workforce. The Cyber Ready Workforce Act would establish a grant program within the Department of Labor whereby the Secretary of Labor shall...
President Donald Trump on Wednesday issued an executive order declaring a national emergency to deal with outside threat to US networks – a measure believed to target Huawei, even though the Chinese telecommunications firm is not mentioned by name. “Pursuant...
The Healthcare and Public Health Sector Coordinating Council (HSCC) on Wednesday released new recommendations for manufacturing and managing the security of medical devices for clinical practice. The voluntary, consensus-based Health Industry Cybersecurity Practices (HICP) is the culmination of a year...
The Department of Energy (DOE) last week announced $40M in FY19 funding for the Grid Modernization Initiative (GMI). The GMI, a crosscutting initiative involving all the applied energy offices, focuses on working with public and private partners to...
A new report from the Cyber Risk Management (CyRiM) project has projected that an international ransomware attack could cost $193 billion in damages. Such an attack would cost the US $89 billion, accounting for nearly half of the...
China and Russia possess cyber capabilities capable of disrupting US critical infrastructure, including power networks, US companies, the military and election systems. Iran and North Korea are also capable of launching similar disruptive cyberattacks. This poses a significant threat...
New York Attorney General Letitia James and Governor Andrew Cuomo on Wednesday announced an investigation into Apple’s failure to warn consumers about the FaceTime bug and slow response to addressing the issue. The bug jeopardized the privacy of consumers...
The Justice Department on Wednesday announced what it called “an extensive effort” to map and further disrupt, through victim notifications, the Joanap botnet – a global network of numerous infected computers under the control of North Korean hackers...
Airbus on Wednesday said it had detected a cyberattack on its commercial aircraft business information systems which resulted in unauthorized access to data. Affected data includes professional contact and IT identification details of some Airbus employees in Europe, the...
Coinstar is collaborating with Coinme to offer interested shoppers a readily accessible way to purchase Bitcoin while making grocery runs. Coinstar owns and operates the largest fully automated, multi-national network of self-service coin counting kiosks with nearly 20,000 kiosks...