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Cyber Hack May be the Largest Cryptocurrency Theft to Date

Forbes reports: One of Asia’s biggest digital currency exchanges – Coincheck – has admitted the loss of around $534 million worth of cryptocurrency following an attack on its network. The Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan-based company said hackers broke in at 02:57am local time on Friday (12:57pm EST on Thursday, 25 January). However, the breach went undetected… Keep Reading

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What is the Impact of a Shutdown on the Cyber World?

A partial government shutdown is entering its third day on Monday after lawmakers were unable to reach a deal on a short-term funding bill. The House passed a month-long continuing resolution to fund the government, but Senate Democrats opposed the measure, holding out for a fix to protect so-called Dreamers, young immigrants brought to the country… Keep Reading

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Wray: FBI Needs ‘Back Door’ Access as ‘Major Public Safety Issue’

FBI Director Christopher Wray has called on the tech industry to create encryption “back doors” for law enforcement agencies so they can unlock seized devices. Speaking at the International Conference of Cyber Security in New York, Wray said that the FBI seized nearly 8,000 devices from suspects in FY 2017 that they are unable to… Keep Reading

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Assessing Cyber & Physical Risk to Manufacturing Infrastructure

Manufacturers serve as critical building blocks of modern society. They are integral to the existence of the products we consume, the essential services we need, and the infrastructure on which we rely. Our reliance on them also means that, according to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), “a direct attack on or disruption of… Keep Reading

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House Votes to Restore Top Cyber Diplomacy Office

The House passed a bill restoring and expanding a top cyber diplomacy office that Secretary of State Rex Tillerson shuttered in August, marking a rare break on cybersecurity between the Trump administration and congressional Republicans. The cyber coordinator’s office, which launched in 2011, inspired imitators in more than 20 foreign ministries worldwide. Under veteran White… Keep Reading

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DHS Awards $750,000 to Inferlink Corporation for Cybersecurity Portal

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) has awarded a $750,000 contract to El Segundo, Calif.-based InferLink Corporation to develop an advanced search functionality for the Information Marketplace for Policy and Analysis of Cyber-risk & Trust (IMPACT) cybersecurity research portal. The award was made through the Small Business Innovation Research Other… Keep Reading

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RAND Law Enforcement Cyber Center Issues Final Technical Report

Cybercrime and cyber threats place many demands on law enforcement agencies, ranging from investigating cyber incidents to securing their own information systems. In addition, law enforcement agencies are required to collect and handle the constantly increasing volume of digital evidence. The Bureau of Justice Assistance established the Law Enforcement Cyber Center (LECC) in October 2014… Keep Reading

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Peraton Appoints Roger Mason, President, Space, Intelligence & Cyber

Peraton has announced the appointment of L. Roger Mason, Ph.D. as president of its newly formed Space, Intelligence and Cyber sector, effective January 8, 2018. As sector president, Roger will have full executive responsibility for the sector’s strategy development and execution, program performance, and growth objectives. The Space, Intelligence and Cyber sector delivers advanced, mission-specific… Keep Reading

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