- Is Hacking Back with WHOIS a Good Idea?
Ever heard the term “hack-back”? Hacking back is the process of identifying attacks on a system and their origin.
- Campus Security Changes Laws At Oregon Colleges
Kaylee's Law, named after Kaylee Sawyer, who was killed by a security officer at Central Oregon Community College in Bend during 2016, promises to change campus security laws for the well-be …
- Biometric Technology Used at Birmingham-Shuttlesworth Airport
The Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport implemented kiosks for a biometric scanning service for travelers.
- Fair Chance Act Gives Former Incarcerated Better Job Opportunities
A bill authored by U.S. Senators Cory Booker (D-NJ) and Ron Johnson (R-WI) to give formerly incarcerated individuals a fairer shot at finding employment passed the House of Representatives, as part of …
- Facial Recognition: When Convenience and Privacy Collide
The use of facial recognition in the United States public sector has received a great deal of press lately, and most of it isn’t positive.
- Report: More Federal Funding is Needed to Secure 2020 Elections
The $380 million of Federal funds allocated to election security is not sufficient, and additional Federal support will be needed to secure the 2020 election, says a new report.
- CISA and Washington Redskins Team Up to Exercise Emergency Response Plans
The Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) and the Washington Redskins held a joint tabletop exercise with local law enforcement and firs …
- Closer Ties: Private Security and Public Safety Need Interoperable Communications
On October 1, 2017 a lone gunman fired down from the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay Hotel in Las Vegas, killings dozens of people attending a country music festival.
- Assess Cyber Risk Using the COBIT2019 Framework
The COBIT2019 framework includes a holistic approach to manage cyber risks.
- Sen. Chuck Schumer Expresses Privacy Concerns of FaceApp
Sen. Chuck Schumer sent a letter to the FBI and the FTC expressing his concerns with FaceApp, a mobile software application headquartered in Russia that uses artificial intelligence to alter users …
- Fla. Firefighters Test Drones For Rescue Operations
Southern Manatee County Fire and Rescue with a drone manufacturer to test and fly drones to be used for emergency rescue operations.
- Majority of Americans Recycle Passwords Up to Four Times
Seventy-two percent of respondents in a survey say they recycle passwords, leaving them vulnerable to cyber attacks.
- Three Reasons Healthcare CISOs Can’t Ignore Vendor Compliance
The risk of a cyberattack against healthcare organizations is growing rapidly, with some 83 percent of health CISOs reporting an increased number of attacks in the past year.
- Oakland, Calif. Votes to Ban Facial Recognition
The city council of Oakland, Calif. has voted to ban the municipal use of facial recognition technology within its borders.
- Vacasa Names Jeff Bryner CISO
Vacation rental management company Vacasa has named Jeff Bryner the company's first CISO.
- University of Arkansas Researchers Awarded $4.6M Grant for Cybersecurity Progam
A five-year, $4.63 million award from the National Science Foundation will enable a multi-disciplinary team of researchers at the University of Arkansas to recruit, educate and train the next generati …
- FBI, DHS Book Lists the 46 Indicators of Potential Violent Extremists
A list of nearly four dozen observable behavioral signs that someone might be planning to commit an act of extremist violence is contained in a newly updated publication released by the FBI, DHS and t …
- DHS S&T Announces $35M Funding for New Center of Excellence in Terrorism Prevention and Counterterrorism Research
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) announced $35 million in funding opportunities for a new DHS Center of Excellence (COE) for Terrorism Prevention …
- Bill Will Allow Vermont Schools to Apply for School Security Grants
Public, private and independent schools in Vermont can apply for grants up to $25,000 to increase on-campus security.
- Are Mobile Apps The Biggest Threat to Our Privacy?
While there have been calls for the regulation of social media sites and tech giants, particularly in the wake of the Facebook Cambridge Analytica scandal, there hasn’t been as much focus on mob …