Trumps cybersecurity executive order is a good first step

May 14, 2017

More posts by this contributor: In Communications, Privacy And Security Are Illusions Happy New Year — Unless You’re A Startup A significant piece of cybersecurity news nearly drowned out by the firing of FBI Director James Comey. There aretwo overriding pointsregarding President Trumps executive order (EO) outlining plans to improve data security for federal agencies and to better protect critical U.S. infrastructure. Firstly, this development was truly important a serious call to…


UK hospitals among those struck by widespread ransomware attacks

May 13, 2017

Cyber crime concept : Hacker/Cyber criminal pointing gun into laptop computer as if demanding money from oppositie site in exchange for unlocking computer.; Shutterstock ID 628668311Image: Shutterstock / BoonritP A widespread ransomware attack hit multiple countries across the globe on Friday, locking up computers and ransoming access in exchange for large Bitcoin payments, and also hit the UK’s National Health Service, affecting computers at hospitals and doctors’ offices. SEE ALSO:…


Trump signs long-delayed executive order on cybersecurity

May 12, 2017

President Trump signed a executive order today commanding a review of the United States cybersecurity capabilities. Trump was initially set to sign the order shortly after his inauguration in January and held a press conference on the issue, but ultimately delayed the signing. The version of the order signed today bears some similarity to the earlier draft, but does contain some notable changes. For instance, the order puts responsibility for…


Prevent data breaches, dont just report them

May 10, 2017

Jeff Kosseff is an assistant professor of cybersecurity law at the United States Naval Academy. The views expressed are only his, and do not represents the Naval Academy or Department of Navy. More uprights by this donor: A VHS-era privacy law in the Digital Age In The Apple Encryption Debate, Can We Merely Have The Facts Please ?