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Report: 2021 data breaches already ahead of 2020

The number of publicly reported data breaches in the US this year has already surpassed the total for 2020, and is projected to set a new record high, according to a recent report.

12 October 2021

CISA director: Too much information sharing could overwhelm agency

US industry and government officials have called for removing barriers to inter-agency information sharing in the wake of several major cyberattacks – but Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) director Jen Easterly has warned that too much sharing could make it hard to separate the signal from the noise.

27 September 2021

FBI may have cost Kaseya’s clients millions, senator says

The chairman of the US Senate Homeland Security Committee has said the FBI’s decision to withhold a decryption key from software company Kaseya may have cost companies millions of dollars, criticising the Bureau for its lack of transparency.

22 September 2021

Can big data help detect biological weapons?

The US Department of Homeland Security is building a system that would help law enforcers use data analytics to detect biological weapons – but internal reports suggest that the equipment may not work as planned.

28 July 2021

Biden threatens to void contracts from non-secure vendors

US president Joe Biden’s recent order on cybersecurity threatens to pull business from software vendors who don’t update their systems by next May – although some observers wonder how the government plans to execute on this threat, given how entrenched many companies are in the global supply chain.

24 June 2021

Cyber insurers struggle to measure risk as attacks increase

Cyber insurance providers are struggling to measure risk amidst skyrocketing demand for their services, according to a recent report from the US federal government.

25 May 2021

Biden cybersecurity order “late” but addresses common concerns

A Biden administration executive order aims to remove restrictions that prevented public- and private-sector entities from sharing information with each other in the wake of the SolarWinds hack.

17 May 2021

SolarWinds hack didn’t compromise HHS healthcare data

While the SolarWinds hack affected some 18,000 computer networks and compromised an untold amount of data, the US Department of Health and Human Services has said that it was largely unscathed by the cyberattack.

12 May 2021

SolarWinds revenue grows in wake of massive breach

Software vendor SolarWinds has seen its revenue grow, retained most of its customers, and has yet to be sued following the massive cyberattack against the company, according to the firm’s latest quarterly financial results.

30 April 2021

Zoom fails to shake privacy litigation

A US federal court has dismissed some, but not all, of a class action lawsuit over Zoom’s allegedly shoddy privacy and data security practices.

12 March 2021

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