cybersecurity

Idaho News: Idaho joins partnership encouraging young women to explore careers in cybersecurity

Boise, ID (STL.News) – Idaho Governor Little yesterday announced Idaho’s participation in an innovative cybersecurity training partnership with the SANS Institute, the largest provider of cybersecurity training and certification for professionals in governments and commercial institutions worldwide. The partnership – which is also supported by Idaho National Laboratory and the Idaho STEM Action Center – … Continue reading Idaho News: Idaho joins partnership encouraging young women to explore careers in cybersecurity

Chicago News: Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel Joins Tech Leaders Announces New Cybersecurity Training Pilot for Women

This Pilot Builds on Cybersecurity Bootcamps and Training Programs at City Colleges of Chicago CHICAGO, IL (STL.News) – Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel yesterday joined leaders from City Tech Collaborative, World Business Chicago, AnitaB.org, ISACA and Bosch to announce a new training pilot for women looking to enter the cybersecurity field.  This training pilot, run jointly … Continue reading Chicago News: Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel Joins Tech Leaders Announces New Cybersecurity Training Pilot for Women

Business News: BD Announces Completion Of Enterprise Level Cybersecurity Assessment From UL

BD FACSLyric™ Flow Cytometer is First BD Product to Earn UL Cybersecurity Assurance Program Certification FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J. – BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company) (NYSE: BDX), a leading global medical technology company, today announced the completion of an enterprise level cybersecurity assessment from UL.  This independent assessment evaluates corporate cybersecurity programs and policies to ensure … Continue reading Business News: BD Announces Completion Of Enterprise Level Cybersecurity Assessment From UL

WASHINGTON | The Latest: Official says Japan undecided on blocking Huawei

WASHINGTON — The Latest on the arrest of an executive of Chinese telecoms equipment maker Huawei Technologies (all times local): 3:30 a.m. A Japanese official has cast doubt over reports that Japan plans to exclude Chinese telecoms equipment makers Huawei Technologies and ZTE Corp. from government purchases due to security concerns. The Japanese newspaper Yomiuri … Continue reading WASHINGTON | The Latest: Official says Japan undecided on blocking Huawei

WASHINGTON | ‘Unknown entity’ breached House GOP campaign arm in 2018

WASHINGTON— The National Republican Congressional Committee said Tuesday that it was hit with a “cyber intrusion” during the 2018 midterm campaigns and has reported the breach to the FBI. The committee provided few details about the incident, but said the intrusion was conducted by an “unknown entity.” “The cybersecurity of the committee’s data is paramount, … Continue reading WASHINGTON | ‘Unknown entity’ breached House GOP campaign arm in 2018

TOKYO | Japan’s minister of cybersecurity has never used computer

TOKYO  — Japan’s minister in charge of cybersecurity is in the spotlight for acknowledging he has never used a computer and making comments showing he has no idea what a USB port might be. Ruling party lawmaker Yoshitaka Sakurada, also in charge of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, was replying Wednesday to questions from independent and … Continue reading TOKYO | Japan’s minister of cybersecurity has never used computer

Homeland Security News: Congress Passes Legislation Standing Up Cybersecurity Agency in DHS

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Homeland Security today released the following statement: On November 13, the United States House of Representatives voted unanimously to pass legislation creating the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) within the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). The CISA Act (H.R. 3359), which passed the Senate in October and now … Continue reading Homeland Security News: Congress Passes Legislation Standing Up Cybersecurity Agency in DHS

WASHINGTON | Cybersecurity officials start focusing on the 2020 elections

WASHINGTON— An unprecedented federal and state collaboration to defend election systems against Russian interference ended with no obvious voting system compromises, although it’s not entirely clear why. Federal officials are wondering whether foreign agents are saving their ammunition for the 2020 presidential showdown or planning a late-stage misinformation campaign to claim Tuesday’s election had been … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Cybersecurity officials start focusing on the 2020 elections

Aquicore Wins 2018 DC Inno “50 on Fire” for Technology and Cybersecurity

  WASHINGTON/ NOVEMBER 07, 2018 (STL.News) Aquicore, a leading commercial real estate software company with an all-in-one asset operations and management platform, today announced that it has been selected as a 2018 DC Inno “50 on Fire” winner in the technology and cybersecurity category. With several key partnerships and notable updates and new features added … Continue reading Aquicore Wins 2018 DC Inno “50 on Fire” for Technology and Cybersecurity

UMSL News: US Bank awards four UMSL students with cybersecurity scholarships

ST LOUIS, MO – Since enrolling at the University of Missouri–St. Louis, Ian Bae has made a habit of arriving to class early. He’s not getting there prematurely to find the best seat or a quiet study space, though.  He’s meeting with professors during office hours to discuss the latest trends in cybersecurity. Bae picked … Continue reading UMSL News: US Bank awards four UMSL students with cybersecurity scholarships

Homeland Security News: Statement from DHS Press Secretary on Recent Media Reports of Potential Supply Chain Compromise

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Homeland Security released the following statement yesterday: “The Department of Homeland Security is aware of the media reports of a technology supply chain compromise.  Like our partners in the UK, the National Cyber Security Centre, at this time we have no reason to doubt the statements from the companies … Continue reading Homeland Security News: Statement from DHS Press Secretary on Recent Media Reports of Potential Supply Chain Compromise

BRUSSELS | EU lawmakers push for cybersecurity, data audit of Facebook

BRUSSELS  — European Union lawmakers appear set this month to demand audits of Facebook by Europe’s cybersecurity agency and data protection authority in the wake of the Cambridge Analytica scandal. A draft resolution submitted Thursday to the EU Parliament’s civil liberties and justice committee urged Facebook to accept “a full and independent audit of its … Continue reading BRUSSELS | EU lawmakers push for cybersecurity, data audit of Facebook

United States | U.S.-Chile Executive Cyber Consultation

United States – Senior representatives from the United States and Chile participated in an Executive Cyber Consultation in Washington, D.C., August 23-24, 2018 to facilitate stronger bilateral cooperation on cyber issues, including government capacity to address emerging challenges and shared threats in cyberspace. The two days of meetings focused on key cyber and internet policy … Continue reading United States | U.S.-Chile Executive Cyber Consultation

Ohio News: AG Mike DeWine, Air Force Association Announce New Collaboration to Enhance CyberSecurity Education

COLUMBUS, OH – Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine Friday announced a new collaboration between his CyberOhio initiative and the Air Force Association’s CyberPatriot Program to increase cybersecurity education. “This collaboration sets the stage for the next generation of Ohioans to help lead the nation’s cybersecurity efforts,” said Attorney General DeWine.  “Expanding opportunities for Ohio students … Continue reading Ohio News: AG Mike DeWine, Air Force Association Announce New Collaboration to Enhance CyberSecurity Education

U.S. Department of State News: U.S.-Ghana Cyber Study Visit

WASHINGTON – U.S. Department of State released the following statement: Senior representatives from the United States and Ghana participated in a U.S.-Ghana Cyber Study visit to facilitate stronger bilateral cooperation on cyber issues, including building government capacity to address emerging challenges and shared threats. The visit covered key cyber and Internet policy topics, such as … Continue reading U.S. Department of State News: U.S.-Ghana Cyber Study Visit

Missouri News: Auditor Galloway On Common Local Government Cybersecurity Mistakes and How To Avoid Them

JEFFERSON CITY, MO – Local governments often make common mistakes that put electronic data at risk of hacking and theft, Missouri State Auditor Nicole Galloway says.  The Auditor today released a summary of the most common cybersecurity risks found by her audits of local governments and courts, along with recommendations those agencies can follow to … Continue reading Missouri News: Auditor Galloway On Common Local Government Cybersecurity Mistakes and How To Avoid Them

U.S. Department of State News: ASEAN Day 2018

WASHINGTON – U.S. Department of State released the following statement: On behalf of the Government of the United States of America, I am honored to congratulate the ten member states of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and the ASEAN Secretariat on the organization’s 51st anniversary on August 8th.  For over 40 years, U.S.-ASEAN … Continue reading U.S. Department of State News: ASEAN Day 2018

U.S. Department of State News: Remarks at the Lower Mekong Initiative Ministerial

WASHINGTON – U.S. Department of State today released the following statement: SECRETARY POMPEO: Good afternoon, everyone. It’s my pleasure to chair this year’s Lower Mekong Initiative Ministerial Meeting. I appreciate you all being here today. Before we begin, on behalf of the United States, I first want to offer condolences to the people of Laos … Continue reading U.S. Department of State News: Remarks at the Lower Mekong Initiative Ministerial

U.S. Department of State News: US-Japan-ROK Experts Meeting on Cybersecurity

WASHINGTON – U.S. Department of State today released the following statement: On July 27, 2018, the United States hosted a trilateral cyber experts meeting with Japan and the Republic of Korea on cybersecurity in Washington, DC.  The three countries reaffirmed their commitment to promoting an open, interoperable, reliable, and secure Internet. They also committed to … Continue reading U.S. Department of State News: US-Japan-ROK Experts Meeting on Cybersecurity

U.S. Department of State News: The Sixth U.S.-Japan Cyber Dialogue

WASHINGTON – U.S. Department of State today released the following statement: The sixth United States-Japan Cyber Dialogue was held in Washington, D.C. on July 26th.  Through this dialogue, the United States and Japan affirmed the strength of our alliance partnership and our shared values, which remain the cornerstone of peace, prosperity, and freedom in the … Continue reading U.S. Department of State News: The Sixth U.S.-Japan Cyber Dialogue

Missouri Political News: Missouri Senator Gina Walsh Applauds Governor for Signing Cybersecurity Bill into State Law

JEFFERSON CITY, MO — Missouri Senate Minority Floor Leader Gina Walsh, D-Bellefontaine Neighbors, thanked the governor for signing House Bill 1606, which includes language from Senate Bill 582, sponsored by Sen. Walsh, into state law.  This legislation aims to establish additional cybersecurity protections for Missouri’s school-age children by requiring schools to notify parents if their … Continue reading Missouri Political News: Missouri Senator Gina Walsh Applauds Governor for Signing Cybersecurity Bill into State Law

U.S. Department of State News: The European Union and the United States of America Hold Their Eighth Energy Council Meeting

WASHINGTON – U.S. Department of State today released the following statement: The following is a joint statement by the United States and the European Union: The eighth EU-U.S. Energy Council met today in Brussels.  This was the first meeting of the Energy Council during the Administration of President Donald J. Trump and allowed for a … Continue reading U.S. Department of State News: The European Union and the United States of America Hold Their Eighth Energy Council Meeting

United States Military Officials Testify on Cybersecurity on Capitol Hill

WASHINGTON (STL.News) The military service chiefs of cybersecurity see an upward trend in the capacity, capabilities, sophistication and persistence of cyber threats against military networks, Navy Vice Adm. Michael M. Gilday, the commander of U.S. Fleet Cyber Command and U.S. 10th Fleet said on Capitol Hill yesterday. Gilday appeared before the Senate Armed Services Committee’s panel … Continue reading United States Military Officials Testify on Cybersecurity on Capitol Hill

Report: Dutch spies caught Russian hackers on tape

AMSTERDAM/January 26, 2018(AP)(STL.News)— The Netherlands’ spy service broke into the computers used by a powerful Russian hacking group and may be sitting on evidence relating to the breach of the U.S. Democratic National Committee, a Dutch newspaper and television show jointlyreported Friday. Reports carried in the respected daily Volkskrant and the current affairs show Nieuwsuur … Continue reading Report: Dutch spies caught Russian hackers on tape

Statement By Secretary Nielsen On House Passage To Create The Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency

Secretary Nielsen, Homeland Security commends the House of Representatives for passing H.R. 3359 and urges Senate to pass similar legislation WASHINGTON, DC/December 11, 2017 (STL.News) – “I commend the House of Representatives for passing H.R. 3359. I urge the Senate to pass similar legislation. As the events of this morning illustrate, our nation’s critical infrastructure … Continue reading Statement By Secretary Nielsen On House Passage To Create The Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency

Ukraine: Russian security services were behind cyberattack

MOSCOW/July 1, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — Ukraine accused the Russian security services Saturday of planning and launching a cyberattack that locked up computers around the world earlier this week. The Ukrainian security agency, known as the SBU, alleged in a statement that similarities between the malicious software and previous attacks on Ukrainian infrastructure revealed the work … Continue reading Ukraine: Russian security services were behind cyberattack

Bandura® Systems Receives Prestigious Missouri Bankers Association Endorsement

PoliWall Technology Effectively Mitigates Cyber Risk for Banks ST. LOUIS, MO/June 22, 2017 (STL.News) – Bandura®, LLC, a trusted Missouri cyber-security innovator and maker of the fast and automated PoliWall® security shield, announced it has been endorsed by the Missouri Bankers Association. PoliWall® deploys threat defenses with great effectiveness and scale as an inline appliance … Continue reading Bandura® Systems Receives Prestigious Missouri Bankers Association Endorsement

City Agency Launches Job Placement Program in Cybersecurity

April 26, 2017 (STL.News) Area residents have a chance to get job training and paid positions in cybersecurity under a new program beginning this May. The Midwest Cyber Center is partnering with the St. Louis Agency on Training and Employment (known as SLATE) to offer apprenticeships to qualified area residents.  Applicants must be at least … Continue reading City Agency Launches Job Placement Program in Cybersecurity

Microsoft says users are protected from alleged NSA malware

PARIS (AP)(STL.News) — Up-to-date Microsoft customers are safe from the purported National Security Agency (NSA) spying tools dumped online, the software company said Saturday, tamping down fears that the digital arsenal was poised to wreak havoc across the internet . In a blog post , Microsoft Corp. security manager Phillip Misner said that the software … Continue reading Microsoft says users are protected from alleged NSA malware

Panel urges better cybersecurity to President-elect Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) — A national commission on Friday delivered urgent recommendations to improve the nation’s cybersecurity, weeks before President-elect Donald Trump takes office. The report follows the worst hacking of U.S. government systems in history and accusations by the Obama administration that Russia meddled in the U.S. presidential election by hacking Democrats. The Presidential Commission … Continue reading Panel urges better cybersecurity to President-elect Trump