North American utilities drill 'GridEx' brings record turnout — except from supply chain vendors

A drill involving electric utilities across North America mimicked the malware used to cut power in Ukraine in 2016, testing operators’ ability to expunge the malicious code from their systems.

Cyber security volunteers protect Australian healthcare in COVID-19 crisis

The group, Cyber Volunteers-19 Australia, has been formed in response to a call to action from the founders of a similar volunteer group in the UK.

Cybersecurity experts come together to fight coronavirus-related hacking

An international group of nearly 400 volunteers with expertise in cybersecurity was formed to fight hacking related to the novel coronavirus.

Canadian Volunteers to Form Cyber Civil Defense Brigade

The mission of the all-volunteer cyber defense team will be to defend Canada's healthcare providers, municipalities, and critical infrastructure from attacks launched amid the COVID-19 health crisis.

Pwn2Own 2020 Day1 -researchers earned $180K for hacking Windows, Ubuntu, and macOS

The Coronavirus outbreak hasn’t stopped the Pwn2Own hacking conference. Zero Day Initiative (ZDI), has decided to arrange the event allowing the participants to remotely demonstrate their exploits.

$100K Paid Out for Google Cloud Shell Root Compromise

A Dutch researcher claimed Google’s very first annual Cloud Platform bug-bounty prize, for a clever container escape exploit.

Seeking diversity in Australia's spook and cyber workforce

Australian cybersecurity megamix CyberCX has launched a scholarship fund and other initiatives to attract and promote women in industry careers.

Ethical hackers submitted more bugs to the Pentagon than ever last year

Outside security researchers alerted the Pentagon about more bugs in its networks than ever before, according to statistics released by a Department of Defense unit focused on cyber operations.
February 26, 2020

Seven Hackers Have Now made a Million Dollars Each from Bug Bounties, says HackerOne

HackerOne said that the money earned in bounties this year was almost equal to the entire amount awarded in all prior years combined.

George Mason University Launches New Cybersecurity Program

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