State Department Facing 'Significant' Information Security Issues, OIG Says

The Inspector General for the State Department, in its annual management and performance audit released last week, concluded the agency has taken steps to improve information security.

MPs Bombarded by Nearly Three Million Email Attacks Per Month

The think tank Parliament Street collected Freedom of Information (FOI) responses to reveal that over 22.3 million cyberattacks were blocked by parliament from January 1, 2020, to August 31, 2020.

The UK's new offensive cyber unit takes on organised crime and hostile states

The new group - known as the National Cyber Force - aims to tackle threats to the UK's national security such as countering terror plots, as well as supporting UK military operations.

MoD Receives Funding Boost and Confirms Increase in Cyber-Spending

Speaking to BBC Radio 4’s The Today Show, defense minister Ben Wallace said there was a need to modernize and invest in defending new domains that pose a threat to our way of life.

Trump says DHS cybersecurity chief Chris Krebs has been terminated

United States President Donald Trump announced Tuesday on the social media platform Twitter that he has "terminated" the services of the top U.S. cybersecurity official Christopher Krebs.

DOD picks Dave McKeown as new CISO

The Department of Defense has tapped Dave McKeown, a long-time government IT and security official, to be its next chief information security officer, a DOD official confirmed to FedScoop.

Senior DHS cybersecurity official Bryan Ware to step down

“I’m very proud of the work that CISA has done this year. And I think against significant odds, the work we did on [protecting] elections is really a testament to what this agency can do,” Ware said.

GSA put data at risk mishandling 15,000 contract employee access cards

The General Services Administration put its data at risk by mishandling contract employee access cards, according to an audit released Wednesday by its Office of Inspector General.

Feds Seize $1 Billion in Stolen Silk Road Bitcoins

The IRS says it has finally tracked down the hacker who stole the Silk Road's nearly 70,000 bitcoins—now worth more than $1 billion—and allowed law enforcement to take control of those funds.

More domains with ties to suspected Iranian influence campaign are seized by US

Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) unlawfully used the domains in operations to “covertly influence” opinions in the U.S. and elsewhere, the DoJ said in an announcement Wednesday.

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