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Sweden bans use of Huawei, ZTE equipment in new 5G networks

The Swedish Post and Telecom Authority (PTS) said Tuesday that Huawei and ZTE equipment could not be used in building out new networks, with a spectrum auction due to be held next month.

Google sees persistent foreign cyber targeting of US elections, COVID-19 research

Google said it continues to see foreign cyber targeting directed at individuals and campaigns involved in upcoming U.S. elections, along with efforts to target groups involved in COVID-19 research.

Federal watchdog finds escalating cyberattacks on schools pose potential harm to students

The K-12 Cybersecurity Resource Center has recorded more than 1,000 cyber incidents involving K-12 institutions in the United States since 2016, including ransomware and denial-of-service attacks.

Justice Department rolls out report detailing cryptocurrency security threats

The Justice Department on Thursday rolled out the Cryptocurrency Enforcement Framework, which details the increasing security concerns around the use of virtual currency and the department's response.

European Union police agency warns of increase in cybercrime due to pandemic

In its annual Internet Organised Crime Threat Assessment, released Monday, Europol warns that cybercrime has spiked over the past year in large part due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

House approves legislation to send cybersecurity resources to state, local governments

The House on Wednesday unanimously approved legislation that would send cybersecurity resources to state and local governments, which have been increasingly targeted by hackers during past two years.

House passes bills to secure energy sector against cyberattacks

All four of the bipartisan bills were approved by voice vote, and supported by the leaders of the House Energy and Commerce and House Science, Space, and Technology panels.

Federal agencies warn of disinformation around cyberattacks on election infrastructure

The agencies warned that U.S. voter information is widely available through other avenues than illegal hacking, and that access to voter information had not impacted election results.

Lawmakers introduce legislation to boost cybersecurity of local governments, small businesses

A group of bipartisan House and Senate lawmakers introduced legislation to increase resources to help local governments, small businesses, and nonprofits to defend themselves against cyberattacks.

Government watchdog recommends creation of White House cyber director position

The Government Accountability Office (GAO) wrote in a report that “clarity of leadership” was “urgently needed” in order to implement the Trump administration’s 2018 National Cyber Strategy.

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