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Vertical market MSSP (managed security services provider) & cybersecurity solutions for healthcare, financial services, government & more.

U.S. Cybersecurity Policy, Strategy and Initiatives: Director Needed?

Will the United States gain a director to lead the country’s cybersecurity initiatives? A bipartisan group of lawmakers introduced legislation with that goal in mind.

Proposed Legislation Would Ban Use of Biometric Technology by Federal Law Enforcement

Biometric technology, including facial recognition tools, would be banned from federal law enforcement use if pending U.S. legislation becomes law.

CIA Data Breach: How Hacker Tools Were Stolen

The Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) built cyber weapons but failed to fortify its own cybersecurity defenses. The result: Secret hacking tools got stolen.

New Cybersecurity Bills to Fortify Nation’s Defenses Proposed in Senate

The Continuity of Economy Act of 2020 & the National Guard Cyber Interoperability Act of 2020 have important cybersecurity components.

Hacker Targeted U.S. Utilities in Two Mirrored Phishing Campaigns

A remote access trojan (RAT), called FlowCloud, targeted utilities for five months beginning in 2019, Proofpoint research asserts.

FBI Cautions Mobile Banking Users to Be Wary of Fake Apps

Hackers are exploiting mobile banking by using banking trojans and fake apps to steal victims’ money and credentials, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) warned.

Ransomware Attacks Knoxville, Tennessee, City Computer Work

The city of Knoxville, Tennessee, suffers ransomware attack. City indicates that it has data backups. Hackers demand ransomware extortion payment.

Chinese, Iranian Hackers Target Biden, Trump Campaigns

Chinese & Iranian hackers launched phishing attacks vs. the presidential campaigns of Joseph Biden & President Donald Trump, Google’s Threat Analysis Group (TAG) alleges.

MSSPs and U.S. Election Cybersecurity: Infocyte, CyberDefenses Partner

Infocyte, a threat detection and incident response company, and managed security services provider (MSSP) CyberDefenses unveil Election Security Assessments.

Cybersecurity Funding: States Ask U.S. Congress for Help

Amid coronavirus-related cyberattacks, state & local governments seek cybersecurity funding from Congress. Will the U.S. federal government answer the call for help?