DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson pitched RSA Conference attendees on working for the department’s NCCIC initiative, as well as providing help on solving the NSA’s frontdoor problem.
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SAN FRANCISCO–Encryption is the hot new topic in security at the moment, as it has been any number of times in the last few decades. And, as in the past, the notions of key escrow, mandated legal access to encrypted systems and other ideas for helping governments defeat cryptosystems have followed right along with the latest crypto[…]
Cadets from the U.S. Naval Academy have won the NSA’s annual hacking contest for the third time in fifteen years.
Dennis Fisher and Mike Mimoso discuss the Windows HTTP.sys vulnerability, Google’s decision to turn off the NPAPI in Chrome and the voting machine security disaster in Virginia.
Voting machines in Virginia are hopelessly vulnerable to scores of low level hacks, calling into question the integrity of recent elections there.
The Federal Aviation Administration needs to upgrade and update its information security capabilities–including building a threat-modeling capability and implementing federal security guidelines–in order to ensure the safety of the nation’s aviation infrastructure, according to a new report by the General Accounting Office. The report is the result of a review of the FAA’s security practices[…]
It’s an interesting time for certificate authorities. On the one hand, interest has never been higher in Web encryption, privacy and transport security, thanks to Edward Snowden. But on the other hand, the last few years has seen a steady stream of compromises of CAs, mis-issued certificates and other problems. CAs hold the security and[…]
Research on the economics of the zero-day market conducted by HackerOne, MIT, Harvard and Facebook will be presented at RSA Conference.
In early December, as most people were dealing with the stress of looking for the perfect holiday gifts and planning out their upcoming celebrations, police officers in a small New England town were under a different sort of pressure. The vital files and data the Tewksbury Police Department needed to go about its daily business had been encrypted[…]
A coordinated operation between international police and private technology companies shuts down the Simda botnet.