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30 countries announce crackdown on ransomware payments
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ransomware

30 countries announce crackdown on ransomware payments

Virtual Counter-Ransomware Initiative meeting at White House lays out plans
15 Oct 2021
Senators seek to reform Section 230 protections
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Policy & legislation

Senators seek to reform Section 230 protections

Platforms would be liable for knowingly promoting harmful content under bill
14 Oct 2021
Supreme Court denies Oracle appeal over JEDI contract
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Cloud

Supreme Court denies Oracle appeal over JEDI contract

Denial of petition marks the end of the DoD's JEDI debacle
4 Oct 2021
US plans 30-nation meeting to address growing cyber crime threat
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cyber security

US plans 30-nation meeting to address growing cyber crime threat

Biden says the meeting will focus on the use of illicit cryptocurrency and securing supply chains
4 Oct 2021
DoJ fines former intel operatives who provided hacker-for-hire services to UAE
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hacking

DoJ fines former intel operatives who provided hacker-for-hire services to UAE

A deal will see the charges suspended and the three defendants pay more than $1.6 million in penalties
15 Sep 2021
Senators accuse Amazon of mistreating pregnant workers
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Policy & legislation

Senators accuse Amazon of mistreating pregnant workers

Lawmakers call for an investigation into e-commerce giant's practices at fulfillment centers
10 Sep 2021
Dual citizen sentenced to 11 years for role in North Korean crypto hacking scheme
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hacking

Dual citizen sentenced to 11 years for role in North Korean crypto hacking scheme

Ontario resident laundered cash for North Korea from bank heists and BEC scams
10 Sep 2021
Commerce Department creates an artificial intelligence committee
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Policy & legislation

Commerce Department creates an artificial intelligence committee

Committee fulfills commitments laid out under January defense bill
9 Sep 2021
FTC bans SpyFone and orders company to quit surveillance app business
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Policy & legislation

FTC bans SpyFone and orders company to quit surveillance app business

Complaints of stalkerware force action
2 Sep 2021
HPE inks $2 billion high-performance computing deal with the NSA
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high-performance computing (HPC)

HPE inks $2 billion high-performance computing deal with the NSA

HPE will provide scalable on-premises computing to the NSA using Greenlake
1 Sep 2021
White House launches tech fellowship program to tackle key issues
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Policy & legislation

White House launches tech fellowship program to tackle key issues

The new initiative will bring early career technologists into the federal government
31 Aug 2021
Tech giants pledge billions for cyber security
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cyber security

Tech giants pledge billions for cyber security

Supply chain security and education commitments feature heavily at White House meeting
26 Aug 2021
State Department reportedly suffers a cyber attack
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hacking

State Department reportedly suffers a cyber attack

Details of the hack are still developing
23 Aug 2021
US Air Force taps Novetta for base defense operations
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Internet of Things (IoT)

US Air Force taps Novetta for base defense operations

Novetta’s defense solution connects disparate data sources to improve situational awareness
13 Aug 2021
Palo Alto Networks’ Prisma Access achieves FedRAMP authorization
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Cloud

Palo Alto Networks’ Prisma Access achieves FedRAMP authorization

Prisma Access offers enhanced security for the US government's distributed workforce
12 Aug 2021
US bipartisan bill targets big tech app store dominance
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Policy & legislation

US bipartisan bill targets big tech app store dominance

The proposed law aims to promote competition and strengthen consumer protections within the app market
12 Aug 2021
Senate passes almost $2 billion in cyber security funding
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Policy & legislation

Senate passes almost $2 billion in cyber security funding

State and municipal governments get security cash injection
11 Aug 2021
FTC scolds Facebook for citing it in researcher ban
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social media

FTC scolds Facebook for citing it in researcher ban

FTC warns that consent decree doesn't justify banning academics' accounts
6 Aug 2021
NSA and CISA publish guidance on hardening Kubernetes following cloud infrastructure cyber attacks
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Security

NSA and CISA publish guidance on hardening Kubernetes following cloud infrastructure cyber attacks

Supply chain risks, malicious attacks, and insider threats, are the main causes of concern
4 Aug 2021
Senate report slams agencies for poor cyber security
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cyber security

Senate report slams agencies for poor cyber security

Federal agencies still score poorly on data protection
3 Aug 2021
Department of Veterans Affairs signs a $497M deal with Peraton
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IT infrastructure

Department of Veterans Affairs signs a $497M deal with Peraton

Peraton will help VA build a cohesive infrastructure-as-a-managed-service (IaaMS)
2 Aug 2021
Google, Microsoft fight over documents in antitrust lawsuit
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Policy & legislation

Google, Microsoft fight over documents in antitrust lawsuit

The search giant claims Microsoft won’t hand over records, while Microsoft asks why it should
30 Jul 2021
Most Americans want to regulate big tech
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Policy & legislation

Most Americans want to regulate big tech

Views of big tech are increasingly political, survey finds
29 Jul 2021