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Implementation flaws make LoRaWAN networks vulnerable to attack

New report from IOActive details implementation errors that expose LoRaWAN networks to attack and provides a framework for mitigating the risk.

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Insecure configurations expose GE Healthcare devices to attacks

The six high-risk vulnerabilities result from hard-coded or no credentials in remote access software and the use of outdated applications.

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US elections remain vulnerable to attacks, despite security improvements

Continued Russian interference, insecure paperless voting processes will sow doubt about the next election despite some security improvements.

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2020 outlook for cybersecurity legislation

Here's a rundown of all the security-related bills working their way through this year's U.S. Congress, plus some hot security topics likely to be debated.

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High-profile departures widen federal government’s security talent shortage

Recent key departures--voluntary and forced--might make it harder for government agencies to find the talent needed to fulfill their security missions.

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Are we running out of time to fix aviation cybersecurity?

A new report from the Atlantic Council on aviation cybersecurity underscores the poor state of aviation security — and worse, how poorly understood the problem is within the industry.

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How a nuclear plant got hacked

India's Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant (KNPP) publicly admitted they discovered malware on their networks. It likely could have been easily avoided.

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CrowdStrike, Ukraine, and the DNC server: Timeline and facts

Politicizing cybersecurity only serves to undermine trust in its practices and objectivity, experts fear.

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Russia’s Sandworm hacking group heralds new era of cyber warfare

In-depth research on Sandworm shows broad capabilities and scope to disrupt anything from critical infrastructure to political campaigns in any part of the world.

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Boeing's poor information security posture threatens passenger safety, national security, researcher says

The aircraft maker failed to perform minimum due diligence in securing its networks, then tried to cover it up, security researcher Chris Kubecka tells Aviation Cyber Security conference attendees.

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China’s MLPS 2.0: Data grab or legitimate attempt to improve domestic cybersecurity?

The new version China’s Multi-Level Protection Scheme (MLPS) expands what companies fall under its purview and lower the threshold for government inspection. Should companies with operations in China be concerned?

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Cell phones don't belong in SCIFs, says Republican congressman

Rep. Mike Rogers says his phone was infected by Russian malware three years ago. Also, why he believes we need fewer federal cybersecurity agencies and election laws.

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Presidential campaign websites fail at privacy, new study shows

A non-partisan analysis of 23 presidential campaign websites reveals glaring privacy issues.

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CISA’s Krebs seeks more measured approach to election security heading into 2020

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency director says overhyped concern is a problem, while election officials say they reap the benefits of improved communications.

Internet of Things (IoT) / security alert / wireless network management

IoT vendors ignore basic security best practices, CITL research finds

New measurements by the CITL mass fuzzing project show just how bad things really are--and how IoT device makers could radically increase binary security with one day of engineering work.

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Leader of new NSA Cybersecurity Directorate outlines threats, objectives

Director Anne Neuberger says her group will focus on ransomware, threats to US elections, and nation-state influence operations.

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ICS security: Popular building management system vulnerable to takeover

Remotely exploitable vulnerability in internet-connected devices gives attackers a means to cause disruption and damage in a wide range of industries.

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U.S. Rep Lieu hopeful for election security bill prospects

Congressman sees Republican softening on gun legislation as a sign they might be willing to consider election security. Calls on the security community to expose election system weaknesses.

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