Author: Ines Kagubare

Experts see progress on federal cybersecurity

After grappling with multiple devastating cyberattacks, experts are applauding the progress made by the White House in the year since President Biden signed an executive order aimed to strengthen federal cybersecurity. They are particularly impressed with the improvements to make it easier for the government and the private sector to share threat information. “I’ve seen much more…

Russian-backed hackers behind disinformation campaigns intended to divide Ukraine: report

Russian-backed actors have launched numerous disinformation campaigns intended to demoralize Ukrainians and incite internal unrest, according to a report released on Thursday by cybersecurity firm Mandiant. In one of the campaigns, referred to as “Secondary Infektion,” the actors falsely claimed that Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky committed suicide in a military bunker in Kyiv because of his failure to…

NATO cyber coordinators hold first-ever meeting amid Russia’s invasion

Senior cyber coordinators from NATO held their first-ever meeting in Brussels on Wednesday to discuss the cyber threat landscape following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. The coordinators also reviewed the progress they’ve made in cyber defense, including efforts to build resilience against cyber threats. “Today’s North Atlantic Council meeting of senior cyber coordinators was an important step along…

Hillicon Valley — Turmoil for Twitter deal

The sticky transition of Twitter’s ownership to Elon Musk took a new turn, with the Tesla CEO claiming he was putting the deal “on hold” over concerns about spam bots. Twitter’s shares plummeted more than 9 percent Friday after Musk’s comment. Meanwhile, Democrats on Capitol Hill are sounding alarms this week over the possibility that…