News – April 2024


  • US and UK announce landmark agreement on artificial intelligence safety

    April 2, 2024

    The UK and US have signed a landmark deal to work together on testing advanced artificial intelligence (AI). The agreement signed on Monday says both countries will work together on developing “robust” methods for evaluating the safety of AI tools and the systems that underpin them. It is the first bilateral agreement of its kind. Read more… Source: ...

  • International Exhibition for National Security & Resilience to showcase latest security solutions at ADNEC Centre Abu Dhabi in May

    April 2, 2024

    Under the patronage of Saif bin Zayad Al Nahyan   ISNR 2024 is set to be the largest edition to date Showcases the latest security innovations and solutions ISNR 2024 will feature leading specialist speakers from several vital fields Abu Dhabi,  April 2024: Under the patronage of H.H. Lt. General Sheikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister ...

  • Pentagon Creates Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Cyber Policy

    April 1, 2024

    On March 21, President Joe Biden nominated Michael Sulmeyer, principal cyber adviser to the secretary of the Army, to serve as assistant secretary of defense for cyber policy, or ASD(CP). Ashley Manning, a career member of the Senior Executive Service, is currently performing the duties of ASD(CP). According to the department, the ASD(CP) will oversee and certify ...

  • Google agrees to wipe browsing data to put consumer privacy lawsuit to rest

    April 1, 2024

    Google will destroy a large cache of consumer data to settle a lawsuit that claimed the Chrome web search engine was tracking incognito users. The settlement, which is valued between $5 billion and $7.8 billion, was hashed out in Oakland, California, federal court, Reuters reported. The lawsuit began in 2020, spanning over 136 million consumers using ...

  • What we know about the xz Utils backdoor that almost infected the world

    April 1, 2024

    On Friday, a lone Microsoft developer rocked the world when he revealed a backdoor had been intentionally planted in xz Utils, an open source data compression utility available on almost all installations of Linux and other Unix-like operating systems. The person or people behind this project likely spent years on it. They were likely very close ...

  • Funding delivered to upgrade Fort Eisenhower’s Cyber Center of Excellence

    April 1, 2024

    U.S. Senator Jon Ossoff is delivering $163 million in funding to upgrade Fort Eisenhower’s Cyber Center of Excellence. The funding comes after the Ft. Eisenhower Cyber Center Enhancement Act through the FY24 National Defense Authorization Act was passed, which authorized the construction of new classrooms at the Cyber Center of Excellence. Ossoff’s team says the funding ...