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How the government shutdown is influencing cybersecurity jobs

As of this writing, the government shutdown of 2019 is the longest ever in America. The only good news about this situation is that, with each passing day, a new group of people in the country seems to rediscover just how essential government services are, now that they’re unavailable. The next likely casualty is the government’s stable of cybersecurity talent. Here’s why—and … [Read more...]

Government shutdown puts Americans in danger

Happy Friday folks! If you are in the United States, then you should know we are on our 23rd day of a government shutdown.  While it is considered a “partial” shutdown, there are still plenty of government workers who are not being paid or have been sent home, furloughed. Last week, TechCrunch posted a concerning story about the shutdown and most importantly, they covered the reporting … [Read more...]

Did China Pull off the Biggest Hardware Hack in History?

For years, there have been concerns of the Chinese government building backdoors and spying capabilities in to phones and hardware built on their soil, and now it seems those concerns are coming to head with a recent Bloomberg story that alleges that Chinese government agents installed thousands of spy chips into servers used by Amazon, Apple, and the US government. How true are these allegations, … [Read more...]

What you Need to Know About FIPS 140-2 Validation

One look at the headlines is all it takes to see why security is at the forefront of every IT team’s mind. Hacks, data theft—you name it; some of the largest corporations have succumbed to these pitfalls over the past few years, and there’s no end in sight. It's no wonder that organizations are scrambling to maintain security regulation compliance with so many threats around the corner. … [Read more...]

Singapore government gets into the network defense game

There is a common assumption in the infosec community that enormous breaches like those at Equifax, Anthem, and Target are the new norm. That the next mega breach is simply a matter of time. This is because large companies loathe spending money on things that are not directly profitable like secure infrastructure or quality training for employees. Further, there isn’t really any external pressure … [Read more...]

How the EU intends to battle fake news

Last week the European Union issued a press release to announce their next steps against fake news. These steps will be the launch of a public consultation and the setup of a high-level expert group representing academics, online platforms, news media, and civil society organizations. The first results of the information gathered by the consultation are expected in April 2018. Despite other … [Read more...]