Tag Archives: Cybersecurity

NSA Reports on New Cyber Vulnerability in Computers

NSA

The National Security Agency (NSA) has issued a report on a new cyber vulnerability that threatens certain systems present within the Department of Defense and other organizations. The BootHole vulnerability allows cyber actors to get through the Secure Boot security standard that makes devices boot only with software trusted by original manufacturers. 

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Rule Change to Include CMMC Requirements in Contracts On Track; Katie Arrington Quoted

Katie Arrington

The Department of Defense (DoD) is on track with the final step to begin integrating Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) requirements into contracts. The full CMMC program will be implemented over a period of five years and the Pentagon said contractors should expect to see such requirements in a few contracts by the end of 2020.

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CISA Announces Details of 2020 National Cybersecurity Summit

Christopher Krebs

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) will host the third National Cybersecurity Summit, a webinar series that will run every Wednesday from Sept. 16th to Oct. 7th. The virtual event will revolve around the themes of key cyber insights, digital transformation leadership, cybersecurity diversity and democracy protection.

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Rep. Mike Gallagher: DoD Should Have Greater Visibility of Contractors’ Networks

Rep. Mike Gallagher

Rep. Mike Gallagher (R-Wis.) said the Department of Defense (DoD) should carry out threat hunting on defense contractors' private networks as part of efforts to build up national cybersecurity. Gallagher cited the need for DoD to have greater visibility of defense companies’ networks.

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Report: Vaccine Developer Moderna Alerted to Suspected Reconnaissance Activities by China-Backed Hackers

Cyber Hacking

Moderna, a Massachusetts-based biotech company working on a coronavirus vaccine, had been a target of hackers with links to the Chinese government. A U.S. security official said threat actors targeted the company in an effort to steal research data on its vaccine candidate.

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GSA Launches ITAU Training Platform for Government IT Acquisition Workforce; Laura Stanton Quoted

Laura Stanton

The U.S. General Services Administration’s (GSA) IT and acquisition experts, within the administration’s Information Technology Category, have developed the IT Acquisition University (ITAU), an online training solution for professionals within government IT acquisition, the GSA reported on Thursday

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