Author: Ines Kagubare

Here’s how lawmakers are tackling rising cyber threats in the health sector

Congress is increasingly sounding the alarm over cyber threats targeting the health care sector. Several congressional lawmakers have stepped up their efforts to protect the industry amid a rise in cyberattacks by introducing policies and recommendations aimed at addressing and mitigating such threats. “Over the past decade, the American public has witnessed increasingly brazen and disruptive attacks on its health care sector…

Twitter to start charging $20 per month for verified users: report

In one of his first moves at Twitter, Elon Musk is moving to charge users $20 per month to be verified on the social media platform, The Verge reported. The reported move to charge for “blue checkmarks” drew widespread criticism among users. Twitter employees have until November 7th to launch the new subscription feature, or they…

Cyber officials prioritizing securing critical sectors, foreign partnerships amid rising threats

Senior U.S. cyber officials on Thursday shared updates on some of the progress the government has made since last year to strengthen the country’s cybersecurity and address emerging cyber threats. Anne Neuberger, White House deputy national security adviser for cyber and emerging technology, said one of the top priorities in the Biden administration is to protect…

White House unveils cyber plan for chemical sector

The White House announced on Wednesday its plan to expand its public-private cybersecurity partnership to include the chemical sector. The Chemical Action Plan will push for higher cybersecurity standards across the sector, including improving visibility and threat detection for industrial control systems. The plan will also guide the sector in assessing current cybersecurity standards over the next…

White House spotlights EV cybersecurity in climate push

The White House cyber team on Monday gathered private sector leaders for a discussion focused on how secure electric vehicles will be key to achieving the Biden administration’s climate goals. The Office of the National Cyber Director held a meeting at the White House with EV industry executives, who talked about cybersecurity gaps in their…

Pro-Chinese disinformation group attempts to undermine US political system, influence voters: report

A pro-China disinformation campaign known as DRAGONBRIDGE has been aggressively targeting the U.S. by using various tactics designed to divide the country along party lines and isolate it from its European allies, according to a report released on Wednesday by cybersecurity firm Mandiant. The report revealed that the campaign has been attempting to discredit the U.S. political system…

Sen. Wyden urges FTC to access classified info to combat foreign hacks

Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) is urging the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to request top security clearance and collaborate closely with the intelligence community so it can effectively protect Americans’ data from foreign hacks. In a letter addressed to the FTC and the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (DNI), Wyden called on the intelligence community to…