ICYMI: City of Atlanta 2018 Ransomware Hack: What We Know and What You Can Learn From It; United States Cyber Command’s New Vision: What It Entails and Why It Matters; US mulls drafting gray-haired hackers during times of crisis; Under Armour says 150 million MyFitnessPal accounts breached; and, Microsoft’s Meltdown Patch Made Windows 7 PCs More Insecure.
ICYMI: Omnibus to include election cybersecurity funds; The next Russian attack will be far worse than bots and trolls; How Much Does Artificial Intelligence Threaten National Security; Here Are Some Key Challenges to Critical Infrastructure Security; and, Weighing Privacy vs. Security for the Internet’s Address Book
ICYMI: China’s government is keeping its security researchers from attending conferences; Cisco Systems Releases Its Annual Cybersecurity Report; How to Turn Off Facebook’s Facial Recognition; GAO: Homeland Security too slow in hiring cyber workers; and, Pre-Installed Malware Found on 5 Million Popular Android Phones.
Ed Amiryar, a Sr. Systems Engineer for NetCentrics Corporation, recently published an article in NextGov titled, 5 Building Blocks Influencing the Cloud Evolution. Ed suggests that the combination of virtualization, software-defined networking, automation and AI, application containerization, and blockchain technologies can collectively result in more agile and nimble networks, systems, and data.
ICYMI: Hackers Figured Out a Way to Demand Ransom Without Sending Email; WARNING DoD Travelers — DTS Phishing Attempt Reported; ‘The Russian bear came out of hibernation’: The US’s top intelligence official issues an ominous warning to Congress; World’s biggest DDoS attack record broken after just five days; World’s largest DDoS attack thwarted in minutes; and, Military seeks seasoned industry professionals as next cyber warriors, but they’ll have to start at the bottom.
ICYMI: FTC warns users to do homework before using VPN apps; Russian spies hacked the Olympics and tried to make it look like North Korea did it; SEC calls for ‘clearer’ cyber risk disclosure from companies; Cybercrime ‘pandemic’ may have cost the world $600 billion last year; Why the Energy Department needs a cyber program; and, does IoT cause more problems than it solves?