Northern Ireland police data breach is second in weeks, force reveals

On Wednesday, PSNI revealed an earlier data breach: a police-issue laptop, documents and a spreadsheet identifying more than 200 staffers were stolen from a private vehicle in Newtownabbey, near Belfast, on July 6th. “We have contacted the officers and staff Read More …

UT Dallas joins national effort to respond to cyber attacks on public infrastructure

UT Dallas last week announced it’s joining a nationwide collaboration to research how to make network-connected infrastructure — including self-driving cars, drones and Wi-Fi-connected trains — more resilient to cyber attacks. The Richardson-based university joins eight others selected for the Read More …

Moscow City Court sentences Group-IB founder to 14 years for high treason

The Moscow City Court has sentenced Group-IB founder Ilya Sachkov to 14 years in prison after finding him guilty of high treason, a TASS correspondent reported from the courtroom. Sachkov has been in custody since September 2021. According to the Read More …

Securing Digital Technologies of the Next Generation of Nuclear Reactors

All innovations bring potential benefits that could transform industries, but they also bring potential risks. In the nuclear field, advanced nuclear reactors, including small modular reactors (SMRs), are incorporating innovative technologies, particularly digital technologies that yield novel solutions. There is Read More …

The Role of the SEC in Enforcing InfoSec Legislation

Founded 85 years ago at the height of the Great Depression, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has a clear mission: to protect investors, maintain fair, orderly, and efficient markets, and facilitate capital formation. Put simply, the SEC aims to Read More …

Russia, Iran discuss tech manufacturing, infosec and e-governance collaboration

Iran’s Communications Ministry joined in a pledge with Russian state-owned defence and technology conglomerate Rostec to explore future collaboration in e-government, information security, and other areas. News of the collaboration came in a statement published on Friday by Iran’s Information Read More …

Investor group acquires McAfee for more than $14 billion

An investor group has acquired cybersecurity giant McAfee Corporation for more than $14 billion. Led by Advent International Corporation, Permira Advisers, Crosspoint Capital Partners, Canada Pension Plan Investment Board, GIC Private, and a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Abu Dhabi Investment Read More …

Intel joins DARPA in search of encryption ‘holy grail’

Intel has signed an agreement with Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) to take part in its Data Protection in Virtual Environments (DPRIVE) program, which is aiming to develop an accelerator for fully homomorphic encryption (FHE). “Fully homomorphic encryption remains Read More …

Singapore moots mandatory offsite verification for financial institutions

Singapore is considering the need for various personal information, such as password and biometrics, to facilitate “non-face-to-face” verification for financial services. This comes amidst a rise in impersonation scam cases and risks of personal data theft. In a consultation paper Read More …