Tag: agencies


Russian hacker Rasputin breaches over 60 Universities and Government Agencies

February 16, 2017

Via: Security Affairs

According to the threat intelligence firm Recorded Future, a Russian-speaking black hat hacker, known as ‘Rasputin‘, hacked systems of more than 60 universities and U.S. Government agencies. We met Rasputin in December 2016, when he was offering for sale stolen login credentials for […]

Cyber warfare

FBI will help US agencies with tools to unlock encrypted devices

April 4, 2016

Via: CIO

The FBI has promised to help local law enforcement authorities crack encrypted devices, in a letter that refers to the federal agency’s success in accessing the data on an iPhone 5c running iOS 9 that was used by one of […]


Government CIOs and CISOs under siege by insider threats

November 10, 2015

Via: CSO Online

When the Office of Management and Budget rolled out its far-reaching blueprint for federal agencies to improve their cyber-security posture, it identified a number of areas where government CIOs and CISOs can improve, including rapid detection and response to incidents […]

Privacy protection, Security, Uncategorized

OMB framework lays out privacy requirements for fed agencies

November 5, 2015

Via: SC Magazine

In the first update in 15 years to the government’s Circular A-130, Managing Information as a Strategic Resource, OMB has proposed revisions to “enable OMB to provide timely and relevant guidance to agencies and will ensure that the Federal IT […]

Privacy protection

Apple Goes All-In on Privacy

September 29, 2015

Via: privacy-protection

#apple’s clarified and repackaged privacy policy is merely the storefront to a company-wide decision to make the safety and integrity of #user data a differentiator among large technology companies, experts said. The new privacy policy appeared today filled with practical […]

Privacy protection

67% of apps for infants are gathering and storing private information

September 24, 2015

Via: privacy-protection

The debate over the convenience of getting a #mobile device for your children, or the age at which they should have one, is nothing new. Society seems to have accepted that kids now carry smartphone sin their pockets and the […]


‘Information integrity’ among top cyber priorities for U.S. gov’t, Clapper says

September 13, 2015

Via: cyber-crime

With an introduction that characterized U.S. #government data breaches as “eroding confidence in our government’s ability to counter the threat,” Representative Devin Nunes, R-Calif., and Intelligence Committee chairman, kicked off his committee’s Thursday cyber-security #hearing. Directors from multiple major intelligence […]


EFF and MuckRock run census to find out how local police track your biometrics

August 6, 2015

Via: featured

Law enforcement agencies are increasingly tracking people by biometrics, whether it’s facial recognition, fingerprints, tattoos, voiceprints or our DNA. The providers of the technology and services behind biometrics are gung-ho about selling their goods to law enforcement: a typical story, […]