U.S. cybersecurity News

U.S. Commission Explains Why It Thinks Insurance Is Failing Cybersecurity

The following excerpt is from the new report, “A Warning from Tomorrow,” on U.S. cybersecurity strategy by the Cyberspace Solarium Commission. The report contains about 75 recommendations on what the country should do to defend itself from cyber warfare and …

U.S. Cybersecurity Report Calls for Major Government Role in Cyber Insurance

A major government report on cybersecurity that warns the nation is seriously underprepared for cyber attacks calls for the creation of a federally-funded center to develop cybersecurity insurance certifications and a public-private partnership on cyber risk models. The report, “A …

U.S. on Lookout for Possible Iranian Cyber Attacks After Reinstatement of Sanctions

The U.S. is bracing for cyberattacks Iran could launch in retaliation for the re-imposition of sanctions this week by President Donald Trump, cybersecurity and intelligence experts say. Concern over that cyber threat has been rising since May, when Trump pulled …

U.S. Says Russia Behind Years of ‘Multi-Stage’ Cyber Attacks on Energy Grid

The Trump administration on Thursday blamed the Russian government for a campaign of cyber attacks stretching back at least two years that targeted the U.S. power grid, marking the first time the United States has publicly accused Moscow of hacking …

U.S. Warns of Hacker Attacks on Energy, Aviation, Manufacturing Industries

The U.S government issued a rare public warning that sophisticated hackers are targeting energy and industrial firms, the latest sign that cyber attacks present an increasing threat to the power industry and other public infrastructure. The Department of Homeland Security …

New Army Cyber Command Headquarters to Open in Georgia

Military officials at Fort Gordon in east Georgia have broken ground for the future headquarters of the U.S. Army’s cyber operations. Lt. Gen. Paul Nakasone, commanding general of U.S. Army Cyber Command and Second Army, said the recent groundbreaking is …

Effect of U.S., China Cyber Pledge Unclear

The U.S. and China announced agreement on broad anti-hacking principles aimed at stopping the theft of corporate trade secrets though President Barack Obama pointedly said he has not ruled out invoking sanctions for violators. After a morning of meetings with …

U.S. Weighing Sanctions Against China for Hacking

A little more than a week before China’s leader arrives at the White House, President Barack Obama escalated the fight over cyberspace, saying the U.S. is readying measures to forcefully demonstrate that economic espionage won’t be tolerated. It was the …

U.S. Eyes China, Russia Sanctions Over Cyber Attacks

The United States is considering sanctions against both Russian and Chinese individuals and companies for cyber attacks against U.S. commercial targets, several U.S. officials said on Monday. The officials, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said no final decision had …

President Obama Meeting with CEOs Over Increasing Cyber Threats

Cyber security threats against the United States are growing, President Barack Obama said before a meeting on Wednesday with corporate leaders about the issue, as concerns rise about hacking attacks emanating from China. Speaking in a television interview, Obama stopped …