Legislator slams Biden administration for dialing back DOD cyber operation authorities

Written by Suzanne Smalley May 11, 2022 | CYBERSCOOP Cyberspace Solarium Commission Co-Chair Rep. Mike Gallagher lambasted the White House Wednesday, saying the decision to give the State Department more…

State to gain more ability to monitor DOD cyber ops under White House agreement

Written by Suzanne Smalley May 10, 2022 | CYBERSCOOP The Biden administration has forged a new agreement under which the State Department will have more ability to weigh in on…

Brokers' sales of U.S. military personnel data overseas stir national security fears

Written by Suzanne Smalley Apr 20, 2022 | CYBERSCOOP The multibillion-dollar data brokerage industry is virtually unregulated and poses a grave national security threat by advertising and selling information it…

Debate erupts at news the White House may scale back DOD cyber-ops authorities

Written by Suzanne Smalley Apr 4, 2022 | CYBERSCOOP Days after CyberScoop exclusively reported the White House is considering scaling back a Trump-era policy giving the Department of Defense and…

'Russian state-sponsored cyber actors' cited in hacks of U.S. defense contractors

Written by Joe Warminsky Feb 16, 2022 | CYBERSCOOP For more than two years, “Russian state-sponsored cyber actors” have targeted the emails and other data of U.S. defense contractors that…

White House hosts open-source software security summit in light of expansive Log4j flaw

Written by Tim Starks Jan 13, 2022 | CYBERSCOOP Tech giants and federal agencies will meet at the White House on Thursday to discuss open-source software security, a response to…

Cyber incident reporting mandates suffer another congressional setback

Written by Tim Starks Dec 7, 2021 | CYBERSCOOP House and Senate negotiators have excluded provisions from a must-pass defense bill that would have mandated many companies to report major…

EC-Council Offers Free Cybersecurity Training

EC-Council Offers Free Cybersecurity Training The International Council of Electronic Commerce Consultants (EC-Council) has launched its first-ever MOOC certification series. A MOOC, or massive open online course, is a training program…

'Almost every nation' now has cyber vulnerability exploitation program, NSA official says

Written by Tim Starks Sep 29, 2021 | CYBERSCOOP Nearly every country on the planet now has a program to exploit digital vulnerabilities, a top National Security Agency cyber official…

NSA, CISA share guidelines for securing VPNs as hacking groups keep busy

Cautioning that foreign government-backed hackers are actively exploiting vulnerabilities in virtual private network devices, the National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security’s cyber wing on Tuesday published guidelines…