Stories tagged: cybersecurity
Thu., April 6, 2017, 6:04 a.m.
Aspiring federal agents who can hack a computer with ease but can’t shoot their way out of a paper bag could soon find the FBI to be more welcoming.
UPDATED: Wed., March 29, 2017, 4:41 p.m.
Idaho state officials approve the use of $90 million worth of bonds for the construction of two new buildings at a federal research facility
Tue., Jan. 31, 2017, 8 p.m.
President Donald Trump pledged Tuesday to strengthen the government’s ability to protect its computer networks, but then canceled plans to sign an executive order on cybersecurity without explanation.
Mon., Jan. 16, 2017, 1:22 p.m.
Idaho Gov. Butch Otter has signed an executive order aimed at protecting the state’s computer networks from hackers. The order signed Monday creates a director of Information Security position, with …
Sat., Jan. 14, 2017, 6:10 a.m.
President-elect Donald Trump tapped Rudy Giuliani as his “go to” guy this week on cybersecurity, but it turns out that Giuliani’s New York firm could use a little better security …
Wed., Jan. 11, 2017, 1:50 p.m.
Bracing for the new cyber front in warfare, French Defense Ministry Jean Yves Le Drian said France is ramping up its defenses and doubling its ranks of “digital soldiers.” In …
Sun., Jan. 8, 2017, 5:42 a.m.
The new year begins with two big unanswered questions on the cybercrime front: Did the Russians influence the U.S. presidential election, and how did hackers gain access to 1.5 billion …
Sat., Jan. 7, 2017, 6:54 a.m.
At a time of heightened focus on U.S. cybersecurity risks, the Energy Department released a comprehensive report on the nation’s rapidly changing electrical grid Friday that calls for new action …
Sat., Dec. 31, 2016, 3:45 p.m.
Several states around the country on Saturday asked cybersecurity experts to re-examine state and utility networks after a Vermont utility’s laptop was found to contain malware that U.S. officials say …
Tue., Dec. 27, 2016, 9:18 a.m.
China will use all means necessary to protect its information security, including the use of its military, striking a hard line in the country’s first strategic report on cybersecurity.
Tue., Dec. 27, 2016
Congress intends to investigate the Russian hacking. Fine. But if the investigation focuses only on Russia, it will fail before it starts. The problem is not just Russia’s bad behavior. …
Wed., Oct. 19, 2016, 4:25 p.m.
Banking regulators outlined a new set of rules Wednesday aimed at tightening cybersecurity requirements to protect financial markets and customers from online attacks.
Tue., Oct. 4, 2016, 3:53 p.m.
Pressure on Yahoo soared Tuesday after publication of a report that it had collaborated with U.S. intelligence agencies to secretly scan hundreds of millions of its clients’ emails.
Wed., Sept. 14, 2016, 1:04 p.m.
U.S. intelligence agencies are expanding spying operations against Russia on a greater scale than at any time since the end of the Cold War, U.S. officials said.
Fri., Sept. 9, 2016, 12:05 p.m.
Some Washington voter information improperly exposed online but elections officials say problem fixed without any sign of a computer hack.
Wed., Sept. 7, 2016, 2:38 p.m.
Intel is spinning out its cybersecurity unit into a new company, called McAfee, in a deal with private equity firm TPG.
Tue., June 7, 2016, 6 a.m.
Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg’s rarely used Twitter, LinkedIn and Pinterest accounts were briefly compromised on Sunday, serving as a reminder that everyone is susceptible to hacking.
Wed., May 18, 2016, 1:47 p.m.
LinkedIn says a 2012 breach resulted in more than 100 million of its users’ passwords being compromised – vastly more than previously thought.
Wed., Feb. 17, 2016, 3:27 p.m.
An extraordinary legal fight is brewing with major privacy implications for millions of cellphone users after a federal magistrate ordered Apple Inc. to help the FBI hack into an iPhone …
Wed., Feb. 17, 2016, 2:47 p.m.
The Department of Defense is embarking on a program to update millions of its computers to Windows 10, an unusually quick move for one of Microsoft’s massive government customers.
Mon., Jan. 11, 2016, 6:47 p.m.
The rise in cyber crime is behind a new cyber security certification and training center in Post Falls, opened by the University of Idaho.
Thu., Aug. 6, 2015
Ah, summer camp. Dips in the lake, nature hikes, toasted marshmallows. Recalibrating administrator permissions and changing default passwords on routers.
Sun., Aug. 2, 2015
Idaho’s state computer network is “constantly under attack,” according to Gov. Butch Otter’s office, and that’s why Otter has named a new Cybersecurity Cabinet Task Force, chaired by Lt. Gov. …
Sun., April 12, 2015
Having your email or social media hacked is not a fun experience. Most people don’t find out until friends and family have received spam emails or posts. In fact, over …
Sun., April 19, 2009
WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama on Saturday named Jeffrey Zients, a longtime management consultant, as chief performance officer to head an effort to streamline government and cut costs. The selection …