GAO report finds DOD’s weapons programs lack clear cybersecurity guidelines

In a new report released Thursday, the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) said the Department of Defense fails to communicate clear cybersecurity guidelines to contractors tasked with building systems for its weapons programs. As part of its so called congressional Read More …

GCHQ: Artificial intelligence is already a vital part of our missions

The UK’s top intelligence and security body, GCHQ, is betting big on artificial intelligence: the organization has revealed how it wants to use AI to boost national security. In a new paper titled “Pioneering a New National Security,” GCHQ’s analysts Read More …

Australian Department of Defence lists cyber mitigation as key factor for building ethical AI

The Australian Department of Defence has released a new report on its findings for how to reduce the ethical risk of artificial intelligence projects, noting that cyber mitigation will be key to maintaining the trust and integrity of autonomous systems. Read More …

CISA’s Hometown Security program

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) most important mission it to protect the American people. As part of this mission, DHS fosters collaboration between the private sector and the public sector to mitigate risk and enhance the security and Read More …

Australia: Communications department flags idea of tying telco licences to cyber capability

The Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development, and Communications has run up the flagpole the idea of inserting security provisions into the Telecommunications Act to require telcos to safeguard their systems as a condition of their licence to operate. Writing Read More …

CEO of cyber fraud startup NS8 arrested for defrauding investors in $123m scheme

The chief executive of cyber fraud prevention company NS8 has been arrested and charged for defrauding the firm’s own investors. Adam Rogas was arrested in Las Vegas, Nevada, the US Department of Justice (DoJ) and US Securities and Exchange Commission Read More …

Palo Alto Networks fixes critical flaw in PAN-OS firewall software

Palo Alto Networks has fixed a new critical vulnerability affecting multiple versions of PAN-OS, the operating system affecting its next-generation firewalls. The issue received the identification number CVE-2020-2040 and has a severity score of 9.8 out of 10 and requires Read More …