The U.S. government says it’s on high alert for cyberattacks from foreign countries in this election year. Yet private cybersecurity firms have often been the ones sounding the alarm, and in some cases, they are selling their services to the U.S. intelligence community.
Like so many events that fell victim to social distancing during the pandemic, Microsoft’s annual BlueHat conference was cancelled for both 2020 and 2021. This week the Microsoft Security Response Center (MSRC) instead held a virtual panel event discussing vulnerability disclosure.
Firefox and Apple are offering email alias options, but experts say while they’re helpful, they aren’t as safe as you might think, and should be used with other security measures.
Accenture and Prevailion describe the recent activities of the Iranian threat group Lyceum. It’s concentrated on installing backdoors in ISPs and telecommunications companies.