What the government shutdown teaches us about cybersecurity

By John Callahan | February 13, 2019
The partial shutdown of the U.S. government last month prevented ranchers from applying for farm loans, Coast Guard personnel from getting paid and tourists from visiting the Smithsonian Institution. It also had an impact on cybersecurity. For example, the security certificates used by more than 130 US government websites expired, which made it easier for threat […]
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Amazon sent 1,700 Alexa voice recordings to the wrong user following data request

By Fred O'Connor | December 21, 2018
The Weekly Cypher is specially curated to keep you up-to-date on the latest in cybersecurity, biometrics, and related news and innovations. Here are a few of the headlines you might have missed this week. Amazon sent 1,700 Alexa voice recordings to the wrong user following data request | The Verge A story out of Germany highlights […]
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Taylor Swift tracked stalkers with facial recognition tech at her concert

By Sarah Landes | December 14, 2018
The Weekly Cypher is specially curated to keep you up-to-date on the latest in cybersecurity, biometrics, and related news and innovations. Here are a few of the headlines you might have missed this week. Taylor Swift tracked stalkers with facial recognition tech at her concert | The Verge Taylor Swift held a concert at California’s […]
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Emails of top NRCC officials stolen in major 2018 hack

By Sarah Landes | December 7, 2018
The Weekly Cypher is specially curated to keep you up-to-date on the latest in cybersecurity, biometrics, and related news and innovations. Here are a few of the headlines you might have missed this week. Emails of top NRCC officials stolen in major 2018 hack | POLITICO The House GOP campaign arm suffered a major hack […]
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Dell Announces Security Breach

By Sarah Landes | November 29, 2018
The Weekly Cypher is specially curated to keep you up-to-date on the latest in cybersecurity, biometrics, and related news and innovations. Here are a few of the headlines you might have missed this week. Dell Announces Security Breach | ZDNet US-based hardware giant Dell announced today a security breach that took place earlier this month, […]
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Third-Party Data Breaches Rise to 61 Percent in US

By Sarah Landes | November 23, 2018
The Weekly Cypher is specially curated to keep you up-to-date on the latest in cybersecurity, biometrics, and related news and innovations. Here are a few of the headlines you might have missed this week. Vision Direct reveals breach that skimmed customer credit cards | TechCrunch European online contact lens supplier Vision Direct has revealed a […]
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Japan’s New Cybersecurity Minister Doesn’t Use Computers

By Sarah Landes | November 16, 2018
The Weekly Cypher is specially curated to keep you up-to-date on the latest in cybersecurity, biometrics, and related news and innovations. Here are a few of the headlines you might have missed this week. Japan’s New Cybersecurity Minister Admits He Doesn’t Actually Use Computers | Huffington Post No experience was obviously necessary for this important […]
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HSBC suffers data breach

By Sarah Landes | November 9, 2018
The Weekly Cypher is specially curated to keep you up-to-date on the latest in cybersecurity, biometrics, and related news and innovations. Here are a few of the headlines you might have missed this week. HSBC suffers data breach on small number of online accounts | American Banker A small number of HSBC online banking customers […]
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Cyberattacks up prior to midterms, 81.5 million records threatened

By Sarah Landes | November 2, 2018
The Weekly Cypher is specially curated to keep you up-to-date on the latest in cybersecurity, biometrics, and related news and innovations. Here are a few of the headlines you might have missed this week. Cyberattacks up prior to midterms, 81.5 million voter records threatened | SC Magazine Threat actors are ratcheting up their cyberattacks ahead […]
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