Government Cybersecurity News, Analysis, & Advice - InformationWeek

InformationWeek is part of the Informa Tech Division of Informa PLC

This site is operated by a business or businesses owned by Informa PLC and all copyright resides with them.Informa PLC's registered office is 5 Howick Place, London SW1P 1WG. Registered in England and Wales. Number 8860726.

IoT
IoT
Government // Cybersecurity
News & Commentary
FEC Gives Green Light for Free Cybersecurity Help in Federal Elections
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark Reading
News
Official opinion issued by the Federal Election Commission to nonprofit Defending Digital Campaigns is good news for free and reduced-cost security offerings to political candidates and committees.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 5/23/2019
Comment0 comments  |  Read  |  Post a Comment
How a Manufacturing Firm Recovered from a Devastating Ransomware Attack
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark Reading
News
The infamous Ryuk ransomware slammed a small company that makes heavy-duty vehicle alternators for government and emergency fleet. Here's what happened.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 5/20/2019
Comment3 comments  |  Read  |  Post a Comment
US Charges Members of GozNym Cybercrime Gang
Jai Vijayan, Contributing Writer
News
The FBI and counterparts from other nations say group infected over 41,000 computers with malware that steals banking credentials.
By Jai Vijayan Contributing Writer, 5/16/2019
Comment0 comments  |  Read  |  Post a Comment
Baltimore Ransomware Attack Takes Strange Twist
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark Reading
News
Tweet suggests possible screenshot of stolen city documents and credentials in the wake of attack that took down city servers last week.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 5/14/2019
Comment1 Comment  |  Read  |  Post a Comment
US DoJ Indicts Chinese Man for Anthem Breach
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark Reading
News
Fujie Wang allegedly worked as part of a hacking team out of China that stole information on nearly 80 million Americans in the massive healthcare breach.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 5/9/2019
Comment0 comments  |  Read  |  Post a Comment
How the Skills Gap Strains and Constrains Security Pros
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark Reading
News
New ISSA/ESG survey underscores increasing pressures and security fallout of a strapped security team.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 5/9/2019
Comment1 Comment  |  Read  |  Post a Comment
Microsoft Debuts ElectionGuard to Secure Voting Processes
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark Reading
News
The new software development kit free and open source will be available to election officials and technology suppliers this summer.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 5/6/2019
Comment0 comments  |  Read  |  Post a Comment
FBI: $2.7 Billion in Losses to Cyber-Enabled Crimes in 2018
Dark Reading Staff,
News
Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) last year received an average of 900+ reports daily of Internet-enabled theft, fraud, and exploitation.
By Dark Reading Staff , 4/22/2019
Comment1 Comment  |  Read  |  Post a Comment
How Cloud Shifts Security Balance of Power to the Good Guys
Guest Commentary, Guest Commentary
Commentary
Cloud providers have the resources to fortify their data centers and hire armies of security pros, but they wield other powerful weapons to protect customer data.
By Barbara Darrow, senior director of communications, Oracle , 4/11/2019
Comment0 comments  |  Read  |  Post a Comment
Microsoft Products Under EU Investigation About Data Collection
Dark Reading Staff,
News
A new inquiry aims to determine whether contracts between Microsoft and EU organizations violate GDPR.
By Dark Reading Staff , 4/8/2019
Comment2 comments  |  Read  |  Post a Comment
Women Now Hold One-Quarter of Cybersecurity Jobs
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark Reading
News
New data from ISC(2) shows younger women are making more money than in previous generations in the field but overall gender pay disparity persists.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 4/2/2019
Comment4 comments  |  Read  |  Post a Comment
Man Pleads Guilty to Hacking Apple Accounts of NFL & NBA Players, Rappers
Dark Reading Staff,
News
Dozens of pro athletes and musicians fell for a phishing scam that pilfered their Apple accounts and credit cards.
By Dark Reading Staff , 3/28/2019
Comment2 comments  |  Read  |  Post a Comment
Ex-NSA Director Rogers: Insider Threat Prevention a 'Contract'
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark Reading
News
Ret. Admiral Michael Rogers who served as head of the NSA and the US Cyber Command from 2014 to 2018 on how to handle the risk of insiders exposing an organization's sensitive data.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 3/26/2019
Comment7 comments  |  Read  |  Post a Comment
Who's Responsible When IT Goes Awry?
Lisa Morgan, Freelance Writer
Commentary
Headline news just hit, customers are livid, lawsuits are imminent. Whom should be held responsible when an IT error disrupts business?
By Lisa Morgan Freelance Writer, 3/20/2019
Comment0 comments  |  Read  |  Post a Comment
It Takes an Average of 3 to 6 Months to Fill a Cybersecurity Job
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark Reading
News
Meanwhile, organizations are looking at unconventional ways to staff up and train their workforce as technical expertise gets even harder to find.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 3/12/2019
Comment6 comments  |  Read  |  Post a Comment
Meet the New 'Public-Interest Cybersecurity Technologist'
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark Reading
News
A grassroots movement is emerging to train high-risk groups and underrepresented communities in cybersecurity protection and skills all for the public good.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 3/6/2019
Comment0 comments  |  Read  |  Post a Comment
Former Kaspersky Lab Expert Sentenced in Russia for Treason
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark Reading
News
Ruslan Stoyanov gets 14 years in Russian prison.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 2/26/2019
Comment3 comments  |  Read  |  Post a Comment
19 Minutes to Escalation: Russian Hackers Move the Fastest
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark Reading
News
New data from CrowdStrike's incident investigations in 2018 uncover just how quickly nation-state hackers from Russia, North Korea, China, and Iran pivot from patient zero in a target organization.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 2/19/2019
Comment0 comments  |  Read  |  Post a Comment
Ex-US Intel Officer Charged with Helping Iran Target Her Former Colleagues
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark Reading
News
Monica Witt, former Air Force and counterintel agent, has been indicted for conspiracy activities with Iranian government, hackers.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 2/13/2019
Comment0 comments  |  Read  |  Post a Comment
No Sign of 'Material' Nation-State Actor Impact on 2018 US Midterms
Dark Reading Staff,
News
That's the conclusion of a classified postmortem report sent to the White House yesterday by Acting Attorney General and DHS Secretary.
By Dark Reading Staff , 2/5/2019
Comment1 Comment  |  Read  |  Post a Comment
More Stories
Slideshows
9 Steps Toward Ethical AI
Cynthia Harvey, Freelance Journalist, InformationWeek,  5/15/2019
Commentary
How to Assess Digital Transformation Efforts
Lisa Morgan, Freelance Writer,  5/14/2019
Commentary
Is AutoML the Answer to the Data Science Skills Shortage?
Guest Commentary, Guest Commentary,  5/10/2019
Register for InformationWeek Newsletters
Video
Current Issue
A New World of IT Management in 2019
This IT Trend Report highlights how several years of developments in technology and business strategies have led to a subsequent wave of changes in the role of an IT organization, how CIOs and other IT leaders approach management, in addition to the jobs of many IT professionals up and down the org chart.
White Papers
Slideshows
Twitter Feed
Sponsored Live Streaming Video
Everything You've Been Told About Mobility Is Wrong
Attend this video symposium with Sean Wisdom, Global Director of Mobility Solutions, and learn about how you can harness powerful new products to mobilize your business potential.
Sponsored Video
Flash Poll