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 •  December 1

This content is sponsored by Belcan General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR): Data protection law framework across the European Union (EU) focuses on protecting its citizen’s data and privacy. The European Union imposes strict rules on those hosting and ‘processing’ this data, anywhere in the world viastringent fines. Federal IT Acquisition Reform...

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 •  November 29

WASHINGTON — Cyber thieves struck the Anne Arundel County public school system, managing to steal about $57,000 after rerouting the direct deposit pay of 36 school employees. “It appears to be a targeted phishing attack. We believe the employees involved — 36 of them — at some point, clicked on some spam email that provided these thieves with...

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 •  November 17

WASHINGTON — Maryland cyber security firm Tenable will move its company headquarters to downtown Columbia, a big win for developers with grand plans for redeveloping the core business district in Columbia. After 50 years, Columbia, Maryland, is in need of a reboot, and it is in the early stages of a big one. Tenable, whose current headquarters is...

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 •  November 6

This article is sponsored by Belcan Author: Michael Baisden, Cyber Security Evangelist Earlier this month, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and US-CERT issued a technical alert (TA17-293A) around indicators of compromise (IOCs) and the Advanced Persistent Threat Activity Targeting Energy and Other Critical Infrastructure Sectors aka...

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 •  October 26

WASHINGTON — Reports of Russian meddling in American politics, North Korea’s nuclear threats and rampant leaks from within the government seem to besiege the nation. But according to the Justice Department’s deputy attorney general, terrorism is the country’s number one challenge. “The most pressing national security concern for America since 9/11...

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 •  October 25

(The Conversation is an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts.) Scott Shackelford, Indiana University (THE CONVERSATION) Hackers around the world are attacking targets as diverse as North Dakota’s state government, the Ukrainian postal service and a hospital in Jakarta, Indonesia. Unfortunately,...

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 •  October 19

Senators are criticizing the Trump White House for not allowing its senior cybersecurity adviser to testify before the Armed Services Committee.
At a hearing Thursday, GOP committee chairman John McCain of Arizona said the White House cited executive privilege and longstanding precedent against having staff not confirmed by the Senate appear before...

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 •  September 18

About this series: The U.S. intelligence community has concluded an attempt to interfere in the 2016 presidential election was ordered by Russian President Vladimir Putin. A WTOP investigation that began in November 2016 examined how the attack happened, when it started, who was involved and what’s next. Dozens of interviews with current and former...

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 •  September 10

(The Conversation is an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts.) Sergey Bratus, Dartmouth College and Anna Shubina, Dartmouth College (THE CONVERSATION) It’s troubling to think that at any moment you might open an email that looks like it comes from your employer, a relative or your bank, only to...

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 •  September 6

WASHINGTON — A U.S. intelligence community collaborative warned first responders in late July about escalating efforts to target them and their missions by cyberterrorists. The Joint Counterterrorism Assessment Team (JCAT), an alliance between the FBI, DHS and the National Counterterrorism Center, told first responders, “We assess with moderate...