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, Wednesday, July 24 @ 1:00 pm EDT: DreamPort: The USCYBERCOM Mission Accelerator - CSIAC
DreamPort is a cyber innovation, collaboration, and prototyping facility located in Columbia, MD. It was created by the U.S. Cyber Command (USCYBERCOM) through a Partnership Intermediary Agreement (PIA) awarded to the Maryland Innovation and Security Institute (MISI) in May 2018. DreamPort is designed as an open facility which enables collaboration between federal and private sector cybersecurity experts. It provides an environment where entrepreneurs, nontraditional companies, small businesses and academics can present and develop innovative new technologies that could be useful to federal cyber warriors, in an unclassified way. DreamPort hosts and conducts rapid prototyping events (RPEs) where multiple teams or companies are selected to work on solving a specific challenge problem.
Tags: CSIAC Webinar, USCYBERCOM
OpenAI Forms Exclusive Computing Partnership with Microsoft to Build New Azure AI Supercomputing Technologies. - Microsoft
Multiyear partnership founded on shared values of trustworthiness and empowerment, and an investment of $1 billion from Microsoft, will focus on building a platform that OpenAI will use to create new AI technologies and deliver on the promise of artificial general intelligence.
Tags: Artificial Intelligence (AI), Microsoft, OpenAI
Fake Office 365 Site Pushes Trickbot Trojan as Browser Update - Bleeping Computer
Equifax has agreed to a settlement over its 2017 data breach that saw as many as 147 million people's personal information, including names, birth dates, addresses, and social security numbers, exposed by the company.
Tags: Data Breach, Equifax
The Army Wants Better Cyber Defense in 4 Areas - Fifth Domain
The Army's research and development community is looking for contractor information in developing state-of-the-art cyber defenses that can improve decision-making across the battlefield.
Tags: Cyber Defense, U.S. Army
To no one's surprise, lots of big challenges chronically plague the cybersecurity world. But the biggest headache of all may be the relative inaction of the federal government, which unlike some other advanced nations simply isn't doing its part.
Tags: Cybersecurity Risks, U.S. Government
Iranian Hackers Use New Malware in Recent Attacks - Security Week
The Iran-linked cyber-espionage group OilRig has started using three new malware families in campaigns observed over the past month, FireEye reports.
Tags: Advanced Persistent Threat (APT), Iran, Malware
Remember Stuxnet? You’ll Endure its Hated-by-Critics Sequel if You Don’t Patch Your Holey Siemens Industrial Kit - The Register
Industrial control software vulnerabilities, which would be perfect for next-gen Stuxnet-style worms to exploit, are as prevalent as ever, apparently.
Tags: Industrial Control Systems (ICS), Siemens, Vulnerability
Congressional Pressure Builds for White House to Share Classified Cyber Authorizations - Cyber Scoop
Almost one year after President Donald Trump issued a classified memorandum that has made it easier for the Pentagon to run offense cyber-operations against U.S. adversaries, lawmakers still haven't seen the details of the document, and they want the details from the White House.
Tags: Cyber Legislation, Offensive Operations, White House
Senate Passes King Bill Protecting Energy Grid from Cyber-Attacks - King.Senate.Gov
Yesterday, the U.S. Senate passed the Securing Energy Infrastructure Act, a bipartisan bill introduced by U.S. Senators Angus King (I-Maine), co-chair of the Cyberspace Solarium Commission, and Jim Risch (R-Idaho).
Tags: Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP), Engergy Grid, Securing Energy Infrastructure Act
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