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Jun 10 2013
A top U.S. official Saturday said that resolving issues around cybersecurity would be key to the future of the countries relationship. The comments follow a two-day summit between President Obama and Chinese President Xi Jinping.NPR (Online News)
Jun 03 2021
A top cybersecurity official said Wednesday that ransomware attacks against critical industries in the U.S., such as those against Colonial Pipeline and JBS, have become “more brazen” and warned they are likely to continue.
Chris Butera, head of Threat Hunting for the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, said during a virtual summit on Wednesday that ransomware actors haveTownhall
Jan 07 2020
According to data, children are using the internet more than ever before, and the trend shows no signs of slowing.
Research shows that three in five children now use the internet at home. That’s 60% compared to 11% in 1997. And it’s estimated that kids ages 8 to 18 spend about 45 hours a week in front of screens.
With internet use built into virtually every stage of childhood,Quartz
May 12 2021
President Biden signed an executive order Wednesday boosting America's cyber defenses following a ransomware attack on a company that operates a pipeline that provides nearly half of the gasoline and jet fuel for the country's East Coast.
The broad order, which the administration had been working on for months, aims to strengthen cybersecurity for federal networks and outline newNPR (Online News)
May 11 2021
A cyberattack last week that shut down a pipeline, which carries nearly half of the East Coast’s jet fuel and gasoline, raises the question for the zillionth time: When is the government going to start taking serious measures to prevent, or at least minimize, these debilitating—potentially catastrophic—incidents?
One possibly serious step is about to take place—the installment of aSlate
Sep 06 2023
United Airlines said Tuesday that a software update triggered a glitch that forced it to halt departures nationwide, briefly crippling one of the nation’s biggest carriers on a busy travel day. Federal officials said United crews had been unable to contact airline dispatchers through normal means. “A software update caused a widespread slowdown in United’s technology systems,” United said in aFortune
Feb 04 2020
Russian hackers penetrated voting systems in all 50 states in 2016. Now, as 2020 U.S. voting begins, Estonia offers lessons on how to avoid breaches and counter disinformation, enlisting everyone from IT “nerds” to grandparents.
If a modern-day Paul Revere were to gallop through cyberspace yelling, “The Russians are coming!” Jaan Priisalu would be among the first to jump to the rescueChristian Science Monitor
Aug 22 2023
Members of the U.S. Secret Service, the New Hampshire Department of Information Technology, and the U.S. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency meet at St. Anselm College for a panel discussion hosted by Sen. Maggie Hassan, Aug. 21, 2023 —New Hampshire Bulletin When the Concord School District experienced a cybersecurity attack in 2016, Pamela McLeod was the director of technology.Concord Monitor
Dec 08 2020
Christopher Krebs, who was fired by President Trump last month after asserting the recent presidential election was "the most secure in American history," filed suit Tuesday against the Trump campaign, attorney Joseph diGenova and the cable channel Newsmax.
Krebs charges he was defamed by diGenova, who said on Newsmax that Krebs "should be drawn and quartered" or "shot at dawn"NPR (Online News)
Nov 13 2020
Federal and state officials who coordinate election cybersecurity said Thursday there is “no evidence” last week’s election was compromised, calling it the “most secure in American history.”
In a joint statement, members of committees within the Department of Homeland Security, including officials from the U.S. Election Assistance Commission and the Cybersecurity and InfrastructureNational Review (News)