Tag Archives: FBI

FBI to Integrate Iris Recognition Service in Biometrics Portfolio

Iris Recognition

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has announced that it will include a biometrics concept based on iris recognition in the agency’s portfolio of personal identification services for law enforcement entities. The FBI Criminal Justice Information Services (CJIS) recently launched a pilot effort on iris recognition in 2013 and plans to officially begin the new service in Oct. 2020, Federal News Network reported Wednesday.

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Four Agencies Issue Cyber Alert on Bank Robbery Scheme Linked to North Korea’s BeagleBoyz Group

Telework Capabiltiies

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) and three other agencies have released a joint alert about the FASTCash bank robbery campaign carried out by a group of North Korean government-linked cyber threat actors called BeagleBoyz. The alert said North Korea through the group BeagleBoyz has resumed its bank robbery scheme since February targeting financial institutions in several countries

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Anne Neuberger, Director of NSA Cybersecurity Directorate, Discusses Cyber Threats for Upcoming Elections

Anne Neuberger

Anne Neuberger, director of the National Security Agency's (NSA) Cybersecurity Directorate and 2020 Wash100 Award recipient, recently discussed details the agency's priorities to enhance election security for the upcoming polls. 

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NSA, FBI Advise Precautionary Measures Against Russian Malware; Anne Neuberger Quoted

Anne Neuberger

The National Security Agency (NSA) partnered with the FBI to publish a new advisory document that tackles cybersecurity against Russian malware. The advisory aims to warn concerned organizations about Drovorub, a Russian malware used on Linux computer systems for cyber espionage.

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FBI Eyes Cloud Migration for Unclassified Data to Accelerate Analysis

FBI

The FBI is planning to integrate its confidential, top-secret and secret networks with cloud platforms to improve intelligence sharing among personnel working from home. Gurvais Griss said at an AFCEA event that the bureau is looking to move unclassified data from legacy systems to less-classified cloud environments.

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

Data Breach

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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NTIA Announces Formation of Communications Supply Chain Risk Information Partnership

NTIA

The Department of Commerce’s (DOC) National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) has announced the creation of a program to facilitate sharing of information on supply chain-related security risks with communications service providers and equipment suppliers.

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