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Deciphering President Obama’s cybersecurity talk with Vladimir Putin

by Chris Bing • 1 year ago

​Amid escalating fears​ of a vulnerable, digitally dependent and therefore possibly hack-able presidential election looming back at home, U.S. President Barack Obama traveled to Hangzhou, China, over the weekend for the G20 Summit​.

DOJ official: Only way to stop nation-state hacking is public attribution

by Chris Bing • 1 year ago

If the U.S. hopes to deter nation-state actors from hacking into American organizations, the government must publicly shame those perpetrators by disclosing their identities, according to Department of Justice Assistant Attorney General John Carlin.

Google detects 4,000 state-sponsored attacks every month

by Shaun Waterman • 1 year ago

Google is notifying 4,000 customers every month that they're being attacked by sophisticated hackers probably working for a nation-state, a senior executive of the Internet giant said.

Amid new cyberattacks, IRS shuts down e-Filing PIN tool

by Chris Bing • 1 year ago

The Internal Revenue Service has abandoned its e-File PIN number tool — used by online taxpayers to verify their identity when they file their annual tax return form 1040 — following new cyberattacks by online fraudsters.

Cybersecurity in K-12 education: Schools face increased risk of cyber attacks

by Corinne Lestch • 2 years ago

In recent years, school districts have been the target of sophisticated cyber attacks. But experts say school leaders are unprepared for the threats often faced by government and companies.