data breach

July 31, 2019
How Government Can Learn from the Capital One Data Breach premium
Capital One has announced that about 140,000 Social Security numbers and 80,000 linked bank accounts were compromised “in one of the biggest-ever data breaches,” affecting some 100 million individuals in the U.S. and 6 million in Canada. The FBI has charged a person with computer fraud and abuse, reports The Washington Post, citing court records. The hack, which […]
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September 11, 2017
What the Equifax Breach Means for Government Cybersecurity premium
As government officials begin investigation of the Equifax breach that exposed the sensitive information of 143 million people, what does the breach mean for agencies themselves? After all, the U.S. government stores far more sensitive data than the private sector, and often stores it on older, more vulnerable systems. This makes the government a top […]
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Government Tech Writer
May 25, 2017
Getting to Know the “Enemy with No Face” is Critical to Winning the Cyber War premium
“The enemy with no face”. No, it’s not the latest Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson Hollywood action movie, but the tagline from the U.S. Army’s latest cyber warrior recruitment ad. The nameless, faceless adversary proclaims he has the power to shut down our power grids, analyze our infrastructure, and access the personal data of everyone in […]
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Government Tech Writer
April 19, 2017
[Survey] Government Faces Credibility Test Over Cybersecurity Failings premium
Two years on from the massive Office of Personnel Management (OPM) data breach, current and former officials have concluded that the greatest fallout from the hack was not the loss of documents and personal identifiable information, but to the government’s reputation, reports NextGov. Speaking at a panel discussion hosted by the Intelligence National Security Alliance, […]
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Government Tech Writer
January 12, 2017
Threat Hunting – Finding and Thwarting Mr. Robot premium
The concepts of threat hunting and threat intelligence went mainstream in 2016 bringing with it a whole new paradigm to threat mitigation and cybersecurity. But what is threat hunting and what use cases does it serve? As cyber-attacks become more sophisticated, today’s security teams need to adapt a more proactive role in detecting and responding […]
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