Chinese Cycldek APT targets Vietnamese Military and Government in sophisticated attacks

Security Affairs

China-linked APT group Cycldek is behind an advanced cyberespionage campaign targeting entities in the government and military sector in Vietnam. GOBLIN PANDA was focused on Vietnam, most of the targets were in the defense, energy, and government sectors.

“Edited by Laura Thornburgh,” Pioneer of Motion Picture Education

Unwritten Record

Today, we take for granted that moving images are used to educate. It might be surprising to learn that there was a time when the case had to be made for the value of motion pictures in education. She had access to education and travel, and wrote for a local newspaper. .

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Another Massive Russian Hack of US Government Networks

Schneier on Security

The press is reporting a massive hack of US government networks by sophisticated Russian hackers. The attack vector seems to be a malicious update in SolarWinds’ “Orion” IT monitoring platform, which is widely used in the US government ( and elsewhere ).

What Role Government?

John Battelle's Searchblog

( image ) As I begin to dig into the work of my next book, I’ve found myself thinking about politics and government far more than I anticipated. For initial thoughts and stats, see Government By Numbers: Some Interesting Insights ). Well before #ows became shorthand for class disparity in the United States, I began to formulate a hypothesis on the role of government in our lives. (I There, our identity is not managed by the government. Education.

Introducing Films of State, a Conference on Government Films

Unwritten Record

Today I am thrilled to tell you about something we’ve been working on: Films of State, a three day online conference focused on government films and NARA’s holdings, scheduled for April 7-9, 2021. You can view them on our YouTube channel using the links below: Government and the Land.

Government By Numbers: Some Interesting Insights

John Battelle's Searchblog

Examples include identity (from driver’s licenses and SSNs to Visa, MasterCard, Amex, and Facebook), delivery of important information and items (from the Post Office to Telcos, Internet, and FedEx and UPS), and protection (outsourcing both prisons and military jobs to private companies). Of course, were such a hypothesis true, one might imagine that the over percentage of GDP represented by government workers would have gone *down* over the past few decades.

Is the federal government ready for robotic process automation?

CGI

Is the federal government ready for robotic process automation? Don’t think of the shambling, clanking humanoid automatons from 1950s sci-fi, or even the sleek bomb-disposal robots used today by the military and police departments. The federal government has also begun to make some forays into RPA and—with ongoing emphasis on digital transformation—the time is ripe for it. harini.kottees…. Thu, 07/19/2018 - 04:38.

Ministry of Defence academy hit by state-sponsored hackers

Security Affairs

The Defence Academy of the United Kingdom provides higher education for personnel in the British Armed Forces, Civil Service, other government departments and service personnel from other nations.

MY TAKE: Michigan’s cybersecurity readiness initiatives provide roadmap others should follow

The Last Watchdog

Merit is an acronym for the Michigan Educational Research Information Triad. Other hubs followed at military bases, other state universities and even a high school and a non-profit community arts and tech center. The early Cyber Range hubs were mainly used to help educate and certify military technicians and cybersecurity professionals at selected companies. military unit, MEDC and TARDEC this summer hosted the second annual Commercial CyberTruck Challenge.

US Agencies and FireEye were hacked with a supply chain attack on SolarWinds Software

Security Affairs

The cyber espionage group has tampered with updates released by IT company SolarWinds, which provides its products to government agencies, military, and intelligence offices, two people familiar with the matter told the Reuters agency. .

NEW TECH: DataLocker introduces encrypted flash drive — with key pad

The Last Watchdog

DataLocker honed its patented approach to manufacturing encrypted portable drives and landed some key military and government clients early on; the company has continued branching out ever since. This could be in high security areas, relating to the government or military, or you might be in different countries, where secure Internet connections are not available. DataLocker actually got traction, early on, selling to the military.

ROUNDTABLE: Experts react to President Biden’s exec order in the aftermath of Colonial Pipeline hack

The Last Watchdog

In response, President Biden last week issued an executive order requiring more rigorous cybersecurity practices for federal agencies and contractors that develop software for the federal government. It’s refreshing to see a government executive order that understands technology trends such as “zero trust”, is able to delineate “Operational Technology (OT)” from “information technology (IT,)” and can talk intelligently about supply chain risks.

UNC2529, a new sophisticated cybercrime gang that targets U.S. orgs with 3 malware

Security Affairs

The groups targeted organizations in the business services, financial, health, retail/consumer, aero-military, engineering and manufacturing, government, education, transportation, and utilities industries.

Security Affairs newsletter Round 253

Security Affairs

Google sued by New Mexico attorney general for collecting student data through its Education Platform. ObliqueRAT, a new malware employed in attacks on government targets in Southeast Asia. Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram blocked in Turkey as Idlib military crisis escalates.

China Issues Draft Data Security Law

Hunton Privacy

The Draft includes seven sections and 55 articles in total, covering data security and industrial development, the data security regulatory system, data security protection obligations and government data security and access. Government Data Security and Access.

Finding Family in Images of Liberation at Buchenwald

Unwritten Record

The record, part of Record Group 111: Records of the Office of the Chief Signal Officer, 1860-1985 , was filmed by Signal Corps members attached to military units tasked with rehabilitating and relocating liberated camp survivors.

Symantec uncovered the link between China-Linked Thrip and Billbug groups

Security Affairs

The group has continued launching attacks against entities in Southeast Asia, including military, satellite communications, media and educational organizations. The targets of the two groups show significant overlap, Billbug also targeted organizations many military and government organizations in South Asia since at least January 2009. The China-linked APT group Thrip is continuing to target entities in Southeast Asia even after its activity was uncovered by Symantec.

Food and the War Effort

Unwritten Record

Throughout history, we have seen how government has played a role in the way we do things, such as eating. At the time, government agencies did a lot of campaigning to persuade Americans to do their part in supporting the war effort.

We Can Do It!: World War II Posters at the Still Picture Branch

Unwritten Record

The Still Picture Branch at the National Archives and Records Administration houses a multitude of posters used during World War II by the United States Government. The messages range from the promotion of Victory Gardens to recruitment for the various branches of the military.

GCHQ implements World War II cipher machines in encryption app CyberChef

Security Affairs

UK intelligence agency GCHQ, as part of the celebration of its centenary , has released emulators for World War II cipher machines that can be executed in the encryption app CyberChef released for educational purposes. The GCHQ developed emulators for Enigma, Typex and the Bombe that could be executed in the CyberChef , The Enigma machines were used by the German military to protect communications during the Second World War.

Court Denies Criminal Defendant’s Motion to Suppress Evidence Obtained via Warrantless Search: eDiscovery Case Law

eDiscovery Daily

During the period at issue in this case, the warning banner advised (among other things) that at any time, the US Government may inspect and seize data stored on the information system. In United States v. Caputo, No. 3:18-cr-00428-IM (D. Or Nov. 6, 2019) , Oregon District Judge Karin J.

Vermont’s Amendments to Data Breach Law and New Student Privacy Law Effective July 1, 2020

Hunton Privacy

The law also allows operators to use covered information to comply with applicable law or for legitimate research purposes (in certain circumstances), and to disclose covered information to a State or local educational agency for PreK-12 school purposes, as permitted by State or federal law.

The U.S. Innovation and Competition Act: Senate Passes Sweeping $250 Billion Bill to Bolster Scientific Innovation and Compete With China

Data Matters

semiconductor production, scientific research, development of artificial intelligence, and space exploration in the face of growing economic, technological, and military competition from China. a provision for Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) review of certain foreign gifts to or contracts with higher education institutions. prohibition of the use of TikTok on federal government devices. On Tuesday, June 8, 2021, the U.S.

List of data breaches and cyber attacks in August 2020 – 36.6 million records breached

IT Governance

million records breached appeared first on IT Governance UK Blog. There were a massive 99 data breaches and cyber attacks in August, making it the third-biggest monthly total of the year by number of security incidents.

Russia-linked STRONTIUM APT targets IoT devices to hack corporate networks

Security Affairs

The STRONTIUM APT group (aka APT28 , Fancy Bear , Pawn Storm , Sofacy Group , and Sednit ) has been active since at least 2007 and it has targeted governments, militaries, and security organizations worldwide. 80% of the attacks targeted organizations in multiple sectors such as government, IT, military, defense, medicine, education, and engineering.

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Jen Easterly Takes Charge of CISA At Black Hack USA 2021

ForAllSecure

She is a daughter of a military father and so she went to West Point Academy, as one of the first female cadets. And, finally, CISA partners with local and state governments by sharing best practices from around the country.

What is personal information under the CCPA?

Collibra

Characteristics of protected classifications under California or federal law such as race, ancestry, national origin, religion, age, mental and physical disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, or military status.

List of data breaches and cyber attacks in April 2021 – 1 billion records breached

IT Governance

If you find yourself staring down disaster, IT Governance is here to help. The post List of data breaches and cyber attacks in April 2021 – 1 billion records breached appeared first on IT Governance UK Blog.

First Cyber Defence & Information Assurance courses to receive CILIP accreditation

CILIP

Its strategic partnership with the Ministry of Defence dates back to 1984 when Cranfield was awarded a contract to provide education for the Royal Military College of Science. s Defence Academy, in 2002, Cranfield now offers a unique gateway for teaching, research and consultancy utilising a unique set of capabilities, expertise and facilities to deliver practical solutions that make a real difference to the lives of military personnel and civilians across the world.

MY TAKE: Michigan’s Cyber Range hubs provide career paths to high-schoolers, underutilized adults

The Last Watchdog

Today Merit supplies IT infrastructure to schools, universities, government and other entities across the state. Meanwhile, Pinckney’s Darga has taken the initiative to spearhead efforts to cater to military veterans and to disabled individuals, as well, particularly persons with autism. They’d come into our hub to get educated and attain excellent cybersecurity skills, including leadership development programs.

Group-IB Hi-Tech Crime Trends 2020/2021 report

Security Affairs

The stand-off between various pro-government hacker groups saw new players come onto the scene, while some previously known groups resumed their operations. Neither private sector companies nor government agencies turned out to be immune to the ransomware plague.

ForAllSecure Launches The Hacker Mind Podcast

ForAllSecure

In the inaugural episode, The Hacker Mind looks at why the West Point Military Academy, and other organizations within the DoD, is training its young cadets to hack. Or maybe, just maybe back in 2014, West Point and other military service academies, are on to something really important.

ForAllSecure Launches The Hacker Mind Podcast

ForAllSecure

In the inaugural episode, The Hacker Mind looks at why the West Point Military Academy, and other organizations within the DoD, is training its young cadets to hack. Or maybe, just maybe back in 2014, West Point and other military service academies, are on to something really important.

ForAllSecure Launches The Hacker Mind Podcast

ForAllSecure

In the inaugural episode, The Hacker Mind looks at why the West Point Military Academy, and other organizations within the DoD, is training its young cadets to hack. Or maybe, just maybe back in 2014, West Point and other military service academies, are on to something really important.

Have We Become Apathetic About Breaches?

Thales Cloud Protection & Licensing

Affecting big companies and small in virtually every vertical and hitting government institutions at the local, state and federal level, sensitive data is routinely exfiltrated, stolen and leveraged with shocking regularity. One such example is the recent disclosure that military personnel wearing Strava devices are revealing highly sensitive information about their locations and activities. Another day, another breach. It’s sarcastic, it’s comical, but it’s also real.

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Will Lawyers Ever Embrace Technology?: eDiscovery Best Practices, Part Two

eDiscovery Daily

These rules govern the procedure in all civil actions and proceedings in the United States district courts, except as stated in Rule 81. A 2014 Gallup poll showed more people had confidence in our military than the criminal justice system. eDiscovery Daily is made available by CloudNine solely for educational purposes to provide general information about general eDiscovery principles and not to provide specific legal advice applicable to any particular circumstance.

Microsoft says Russian hackers continue targeting 2018 midterm elections

Security Affairs

The Russian APT group tracked as APT28 (aka Fancy Bear , Pawn Storm , Sofacy Group , Sednit , and STRONTIUM ) has been active since at least 2007 and operates under the Russian military agency GRU and continues to target US politicians. Security guidance and ongoing education. Microsoft will provide preview releases of new security features on a par with the services offered to our large corporate and government account customers.

Serbian Commissioner Emphasizes Data Protection Awareness

Hunton Privacy

In a July 9, 2012 press release issued by Rodoljub Sabic, Serbia’s Commissioner for Information of Public Importance and Personal Data Protection, the Commissioner commented on his meeting with Hunton & Williams’ Lisa Sotto, who was invited to Serbia by the Commissioner and the USAID-funded Judicial Reform and Government Accountability Project to provide advice and education on data protection issues. But, definitely we need to work hardest in the area of education.

Cyber is Cyber is Cyber

Lenny Zeltser

This might be because the industry continues to embrace the lexicon used in government and military circles, where cyber reigns supreme. If our goal is to engage with and educate as broad a range of people as possible, using ‘cyber’ will help us do that. If you’re in the business of safeguarding data and the systems that process it, what do you call your profession? Are you in cybersecurity? Information security? Computer security, perhaps?

“Remembering Vietnam” this Veterans Day

Archives Blogs

November 11 marks the annual observance of Veterans Day, a day on which we honor the courageous men and women who have served in the United States military. Former Senator and Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel will deliver remarks, and the program will include a panel discussion with expert panelists including Rick Weidman, Vietnam veteran and Executive Director for Policy and Government Affairs for Vietnam Veterans of America (VVA).