The Cybersecurity (CS) Digest is a curated bi-weekly news summary for cybersecurity professionals. It is transmitted in an HTML-formatted email and provides links to articles and news summaries across a spectrum of cybersecurity topics.
Register for CSIAC Webinar: Thursday, February 21, 12-1 PM EST – What is DevOps? From a Tools Point of View - CSIAC
This webinar will give a brief overview of the core ideas and discuss the basic principles behind the benefits of adopting DevOps. Following discussion of the basic ideas and principles, the foundational architectural concepts and the components that underlie existing tools will be discussed. Architectural concepts and tools including Cloud services/ecosystems, multilevel virtualization as used by Container microservices/orchestration tools, and interesting new .Net based software development technologies (such as .Net Core) are among those that will be covered.
Tags: .NET Core, Container Environment, DevOps, Orchestration Tools
Data Privacy Day – January 28 - CSIAC
CSIAC proudly joins the NCSA and numerous of other organizations in celebrating Data Privacy Day. CSIAC acknowledges the Internet touches all aspects of everyone's daily life and we understand there are many unknown variables on how to stay safe and secure online. Which is why we're so excited to announce we are launching a series of resources during January to help raise privacy awareness. During January, you will have the chance to participate in and receive a variety of resources to help you better understand data privacy and the simple steps you can take to protect yourself, your family and your organization. Our goal is to enable you to make the most of today's technology in a safer and more secure environment.
Tags: Data Privacy Day, NCSA
Cyber Security Ventures, the world's largest research firm on cyber crime, estimates that cyber crime will be a $6T business by 2021. That is more than the economy of the United Kingdom. This presentation reviews the history of computer viruses and the corresponding cyber defenses employed. It is the gap between the technologies used to infect vs the technologies we employ to protect that is driving rampant criminal activity. Lastly, the presentation will review solutions out of this predicament.
Tags: Computer Virus, Cyber Crime, Cyber Defense
Google is Fined $57 Million Under Europe’s Data Privacy Law - The New York Times
After European policymakers adopted a sweeping data privacy law last year, the big question was how regulators would use their newfound authority against the most powerful technology companies.
Tags: Data Privacy, General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), Google
DarkHydrus Hackers Use Google Drive in Recent Attacks - Security Week
The DarkHydrus threat group has added new functionality to the payloads used in recent attacks and is also leveraging Google Drive for command and control (C&C) purposes, Palo Alto Networks security researchers say.
Tags: Command & Control (C&C), Google Drive, Trojan
The French military plans to develop and deploy offensive cyber weapons and improve the protection of its networks from "security events," Defense Minister Florence Parly announced here this morning.
Tags: Cyberwarfare, Offensive Operations
Americans Want to Regulate AI but Don’t Trust Anyone to do it - MIT Technology Review
The public thinks that human-level AI is likely to cause more harm than good, a new report has shown.
Tags: Artificial Intelligence (AI)
Senator Marco Rubio introduced a bill Wednesday aimed at creating federal standards of privacy protection for major internet companies like Facebook, Amazon, and Google.
Tags: Data Privacy, Privacy Protection
Google Adds DNS-over-TLS Support to Its Public DNS Service - Bleeping Computer
Google announced that their public Domain Name System (DNS) service now comes with support for the DNS-over-TLS security protocol which wraps DNS queries and answers using the Transport Layer Security (TLS) protocol.
Tags: Domain Name System (DNS), Google, Network Security
Questioning the Effectiveness of Offensive Cyber Operations - Homeland Security News Wire
Great-power competition in the twenty-first century increasingly involves the use of cyber operations between rival states. But do cyber operations achieve their stated objectives? What are the escalation risks? Under what conditions could increasingly frequent and sophisticated cyber operations result in inadvertent escalation and the use of military force? The answers to these questions should inform U.S. cybersecurity policy and strategy.
The Air Force is pushing forward with several key IT changes for the coming fiscal year.
There are breaches, and there are megabreaches, and there's Equifax. But a newly revealed trove of leaked data tops them all for sheer volume: 772,904,991 unique email addresses, over 21 million unique passwords, all recently posted to a hacking forum.
The Rise of Self-Concealing Steganography - Bank Info Security
Steganography is the practice of hiding messages or information in plain sight, especially inside other data or images. And a new toolset, which debuted earlier this month at the Black Hat Europe conference in London, suggests steganography is going to get much more difficult to spot
SpiNNaker's spiking neural network mimics the human brain, and could fuel breakthroughs in robotics and health.
The military supply chain is vast, multifaceted, and riddled with potential cyber vulnerabilities.
CSIAC supports several communities of practice, such as the Cyber Community of Interest (COI) Group and research & development working groups.
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