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House votes to restore State cyber office, bucking Tillerson

House lawmakers have passed legislation that would restore a State Department office to engage with the international community on cybersecurity policy, in a sign of disapproval to Secretary Rex Tillerson’s reorganization efforts.The Cyber... … [Read more...]

Overnight Cybersecurity: Bipartisan bill aims to deter election interference | Russian hackers target Senate | House Intel panel subpoenas Bannon | DHS giving 'active defense' cyber tools to private sector

Welcome to OVERNIGHT CYBERSECURITY, your daily rundown of the biggest news in the world of hacking and data privacy. We're here to connect the dots as leaders in government, policy and industry try to counter the rise in cyber threats. What lies... … [Read more...]

DHS giving ‘active defense’ cyber tools to private sector, secretary says

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is providing tools and resources to private companies to engage in “active defense” against cyber threats, its secretary said Tuesday, a practice that has drawn scrutiny from some legal and cybersecurity... … [Read more...]

Senators unveil bipartisan push to deter future election interference

A pair of senators from each party is introducing legislation meant to deter foreign governments from interfering in future American elections. The bill represents the latest push on Capitol Hill to address Russia’s meddling in the 2016... … [Read more...]

Week ahead: Senate takes up surveillance bill

House lawmakers voted to reauthorize a controversial spy program on Thursday after President Trump's tweets threatened to upend the vote.Attention now shifts to the Senate with a vote likely in the coming week.The House approved... … [Read more...]

GOP senator demands briefing from Sessions after reports of Russian hackers targeting Senate

Sen. Ben Sasse (R-Neb.) is demanding that Attorney General Jeff Sessions brief members of Congress on the steps that the Trump administration has taken to counter Russian hackers, following reports that a Moscow-linked espionage group has been... … [Read more...]

Bill would bar feds from contracting with firms using Huawei, ZTE technology

A Republican lawmaker introduced legislation this week that would bar the federal government from contracting with firms that use equipment produced by Chinese telecommunications firms Huawei and ZTE, citing spying concerns.Rep. Mike Conaway (R-... … [Read more...]

Overnight Cybersecurity: House votes to renew NSA spying | Trump tweets spark confusion | Signs Russian hackers are targeting Olympics | Bannon expected to appear before House Intel panel

Welcome to OVERNIGHT CYBERSECURITY, your daily rundown of the biggest news in the world of hacking and data privacy. We're here to connect the dots as leaders in government, policy and industry try to counter the rise in cyber threats. What lies... … [Read more...]

Russia-linked hackers apparently targeting 2018 Olympics

New evidence has emerged that hackers linked to the Russian government are targeting Olympic organizations just weeks before the start of the 2018 Winter Games in South Korea. On Wednesday, a group calling themselves “Fancy Bears” released... … [Read more...]

Overnight Cybersecurity: Mueller adds cyber prosecutor to Russia team | DHS steps up election security aid to states | Dem bill would punish credit reporting firms for breaches

Welcome to OVERNIGHT CYBERSECURITY, your daily rundown of the biggest news in the world of hacking and data privacy. We're here to connect the dots as leaders in government, policy and industry try to counter the rise in cyber threats. What lies... … [Read more...]