How the U.S. Military Buys Location Data from Ordinary Apps

A Muslim prayer app with over 98 million downloads is one of the apps connected to a wide-ranging supply chain that sends ordinary people's personal data to brokers, contractors, and the military. The U.S. military is buying the granular movement data of people around the world, harvested from innocuous-seeming apps, Motherboard has learned.

Vice

Elections Are Partisan Affairs. Election Security Isn't.

An Open Letter on Election SecurityVoting is the cornerstone of our democracy. And since computers are deeply involved in all segments of voting at this point, computer security is vital to the protection of this fundamental right. Everyone needs to be able to trust that the critical infrastructure...

Electronic Frontier Foundation

50 Top Digital Influencers to Follow at the end of 2020 and in 2021

Here's our new annual Fine List of 50 Top Global Digital Influencers to Follow on Twitter in 2021 [ranked by our home made algorithm].

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Twitter hires influential hacker Peiter 'Mudge' Zatko as security boss

Facing some of the most persistent security challenges of its 14-year existence, Twitter has turned to Peiter "Mudge" Zatko, a renowned computer security expert, and given him a broad mandate to bolster security at the social media platform. Zatko is the company's new "head of security," reporting directly to CEO Jack Dorsey, Reuters first reported Monday.

CyberScoop

How the Pentagon is trolling Russian, Chinese hackers with cartoons - CyberScoop

Written by Shannon Vavra Nov 12, 2020 | CYBERSCOOP There's little that Russian hackers hate more than being seen as soft. So when U.S. military hackers saw a way to publicly portray them as bumbling and unthreatening in recent weeks, they seized the moment. It all began when Cyber Command, the U.S.

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TryHackMe | Cyber Security Training

TryHackMe is an online platform for learning cyber security, using hands-on exercises and labs!

TryHackMe

Control Systems Cyber Conference - Hack The Building by MISI

HACK THE BUILDING'S Control Systems Cyber Conference November 17 2020 The Event REGISTRATION IS CLOSED We are hosting a Control Systems Cybersecurity Virtual Conference as a part of our Hack the Building event. At the conference businesses will present their solutions for addressing critical infrastructure cyber challenges.

Hack The Building by MISI

Does Protection Help As Much As We Think In Security? - Cisco Blogs

I love it when data surprises me. In cybersecurity, we're good at researching how things can go wrong, but it's harder to figure out when things are going right. Most of our prescriptive advice starts to sound obvious after all these years: least privilege. Patch all the things. Segmentation. Redundancy.

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4 AI Trends Set To Accelerate In 2021

There's one thing that none of us saw coming this year - rapid digital transformation that saw years of innovation in about 5-6 months (and in some cases less). We saw companies shifting and technologies getting adopted almost overnight, and I don't think it's going to stop, especially in some areas like AI, which was already seeing rapid acceleration.

Forbes

FIN7 recruiter Andrii Kolpakov pleads guilty to role in global hacking scheme - CyberScoop

One of the ringleaders of FIN7, a global hacking crew accused of stealing more than $1 billion by posing as a cybersecurity vendor, has admitted his role in the scheme. Andrii Kolpakov pleaded guilty on Monday to conspiracy to commit wire and bank fraud and conspiracy to commit computer hacking as part of his involvement with FIN7.

CyberScoop

DDoS attacks increased 300 per cent in the third quarter of 2020 compared to Q1

The number of distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks observed in Q3 of 2020 increased four times compared to the pre-pandemic levels in the first quarter, data from web performance and security firm Cloudflare shows. DDoS attacks, one of the most powerful weapons available to cyber actors, target online services and websites and overwhelm them with massive volumes of traffic than the server/network cannot accommodate.

Computing

Twitter names famed hacker 'Mudge' as head of security

Twitter has named famous hacker Peiter Zatko, better known as 'Mudge,' as its head of security Zatko has worked at the Pentagon, Google and Stripe Zatko will answer directly to CEO Jack Dorsey and is expected to take over the management of key security functions His appointment comes after hackers

Mail Online

Information Security Lessons Learned from Disney World Vacation Planning

As a parent of twins, one item that was evident since my wife was pregnant was that we would take them to Disney World. A Disney vacation forms lasting memories for children. It is one of the few items that they will remember when they grow older.

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