vehicle

U.S. DOT Proposes a Requirement That New Vehicles ‘Talk’ to Each Other

Citing an enormous potential to reduce crashes on U.S. roadways, the U.S. Department of Transportation issued a proposed rule Tuesday that would advance the deployment of connected vehicle technologies throughout the U.S. light vehicle fleet. The Notice of Proposed Rulemaking...

Chipotle Affirms Malware Responsible for Security Breach

Chipotle Mexican Grill on Friday provided further information about the payment card security incident that the company previously reported in April. An investigation involving cybersecurity firms, law enforcement and the payment card networks identified the operation of malware designed to...
cybersecurity

Trump Signs Executive Order Establishing American Technology Council

President Donald Trump has signed an executive order creating a new technology council to "transfer and modernize" the U.S. government's information technology systems, according to a press release by the White House on Monday.  The executive order establishes the...
fitness tracker

Blumenthal, Cotton Urge Defense Department to Evaluate Security Implications of Fitness Trackers

U.S. Senators Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas) and Richard Blumenthal (D-Connecticut), members of the Senate Armed Services Committee, wrote to U.S. Secretary of Defense James Mattis to voice concerns about the collection of location data of U.S. servicemembers abroad. The Senators' letter...

Hackers Steal $13m From 1400 ATMs in Japan In Less Than Three Hours

A criminal syndicate has stolen more than 1.4bn yen (US$12.7m) from ATM machines in convenience stores around Japan in the space of less than three hours, in a gutsy heist that involved thousands of coordinated withdrawals. An international group of...
cybersecurity

NIST Publishes Cybersecurity Workforce Framework

The National Institute of Standards and Technology’s (NIST) National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE) has published Special Publication 800-181, the NICE Cybersecurity Workforce Framework, aimed at helping organizations select a workforce capable of meeting their cybersecurity needs. The publication serves...

Maersk and Partners to Deploy ‘World’s First’ Blockchain Platform for Marine Insurance Sector

Consultancy EY said on Wednesday it is set to deploy the “world’s first blockchain platform for the marine sector,” in collaboration with data security firm Guardtime, Microsoft and ship operator Maersk . The blockchain platform is built on Microsoft Azure...
blockchain

Nasdaq, Citi Partner on Blockchain Payment System

Nasdaq and Citi Treasury and Trade Solutions announced Monday a new integrated payment solution that enables straight through payment processing and automates reconciliation by using a distributed ledger to record and transmit payment instructions. A number of payment transactions have...
cybersecurity

FTC Creates Platform to Help Small Businesses Bolster Cybersecurity

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has launched a new website – ftc.gov/SmallBusiness – with articles, videos, and other information aimed at helping small business owners avoid scams and protect their computers and networks from cyberattacks and other threats. The FTC’s...
irs

IRS to Strengthen Security of Its Data Retrieval Tool in the Wake of Fraudulent...

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and Federal Student Aid (FSA) jointly issued a statement on Thursday announcing the unavailability of IRS’s Data Retrieval Tool (DRT) till extra security protections are added. The IRS said identity thieves may have used personal...

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