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Tonya Ugoretz: FBI Sees Significant Rise in Cyber Threats Related to COVID-19

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Tonya Ugoretz, deputy assistant director of the FBI’s cyber division, said at least 20,000 reports of malicious emails, scams and other cyber threats related to the COVID-19 pandemic have been lodged this year with the bureau’s internet crime complaint center. She noted that nation-state actors continue to target U.S. health care institutions performing research into treatments and vaccines against the disease.

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New Executive Order Seeks to Protect US Bulk-Power System From Foreign Adversaries

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President Donald Trump on Friday signed an executive order declaring a national emergency to address cyber threats and other risks posed by foreign adversaries to the U.S. bulk-power system. The order will prohibit the acquisition and installation of bulk-power system electric equipment designed, developed or supplied by foreign adversaries.

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Marine Corps Lt. Gen. Loretta Reynolds on Operations in Information Environment

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Lt. Gen. Loretta Reynolds, deputy commandant for information at the U.S. Marine Corps, told C4ISRNET in an interview published Friday about the service’s concept of “operations in the information environment.” "We don’t call it ‘information warfare’ deliberately, because we believe firmly that we have to think differently about strategic communications,” Reynolds said.

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Energy Dept Asks Gov’t, Industry Partners to Maintain Cyber Awareness Amid COVID-19

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The Department of Energy’s office of cybersecurity, energy security and emergency response has advised partners in the government and energy industry to be vigilant to phishing attacks, malicious emails and other cyber threats amid the new coronavirus pandemic. CESER is calling on corporate leaders to advise their employees to be aware of risks associated with phishing, external emails and social engineering, DOE said Thursday.

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Jothi Dugar: NIH’s Optimize Program Looks at People as Asset in Campaign Against Cyber Threats

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Jothi Dugar, chief information security officer of the National Institutes of Health’s Center for Information Technology, said the NIH’s Optimize IT Security program reflects the “people-centric approach” the agency is taking to address cybersecurity concerns, Federal News Network reported Wednesday.

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