Other Developments, Further Reading, and Coming Events (9 August 2021)

Subscribe to my newsletter, The Wavelength, if you want the content on my blog delivered to your inbox four times a week before it’s posted here. Other Developments The United States (U.S.) Department of Justice (DOJ) provided an update to its January statement that it had been compromised in the SolarWinds hack. Over 27 U.S. … Continue reading Other Developments, Further Reading, and Coming Events (9 August 2021)

Other Developments, Further Reading, and Coming Events (15, 16, and 17 March 2021)

Other Developments The Department of Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) published a Joint Cybersecurity Advisory (CSA) on the “Compromise of Microsoft Exchange Server.” The agencies stated:The FBI and CISA assess that nation-state actors and cyber criminals are likely among those exploiting these vulnerabilities. The exploitation … Continue reading Other Developments, Further Reading, and Coming Events (15, 16, and 17 March 2021)

Further Reading, Other Development, and Coming Events (20 and 21 January 2021)

Further Reading “Amazon’s Ring Neighbors app exposed users’ precise locations and home addresses” By Zack Whittaker — Tech Crunch. Again Amazon’s home security platform suffers problems by way of users data being exposed or less than protected.“Harassment of Chinese dissidents was warning signal on disinformation” By Shawna Chen and Bethany Allen-Ebrahimian — Axios. In an … Continue reading Further Reading, Other Development, and Coming Events (20 and 21 January 2021)

Further Reading, Other Developments, and Coming Events (5 January 2021)

Further Reading “China Used Stolen Data To Expose CIA Operatives In Africa And Europe;” “Beijing Ransacked Data as U.S. Sources Went Dark in China;” “Tech Giants Are Giving China A Vital Edge In Espionage” By Zach Dorfman — Foreign Policy. This terrifying trio of articles lays bare the 180 degree change in espionage advantage the … Continue reading Further Reading, Other Developments, and Coming Events (5 January 2021)

FTC Settlement with Zoom

The FTC again splits on a data security and privacy action. The popular online video call platform needs to revamp its data security practices or face considerable future liability. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) split along party lines to approve a settlement with Zoom to resolve allegations that the video messaging platform violated the FTC … Continue reading FTC Settlement with Zoom

Further Reading, Other Developments, and Coming Events (21 August)

Here are Further Reading, Other Developments, and Coming Events. Coming Events The United States’ Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) announced that its third annual National Cybersecurity Summit “will be held virtually as a series of webinars every Wednesday for four weeks beginning September 16 and ending October 7:”September 16: … Continue reading Further Reading, Other Developments, and Coming Events (21 August)

Further Reading and Other Developments (11 July)

First things first, if you would like to receive my Technology Policy Update, email me. You can find some of these Updates from 2019 and 2020 here. Other Developments The United States District Court of Maine denied a motion by a number of telecommunications trade associations to enjoin enforcement of a new Maine law instituting … Continue reading Further Reading and Other Developments (11 July)

Further Reading and Other Developments (13 June)

First things first, if you would like to receive my Technology Policy Update, email me. You can find some of these Updates from 2019 and 2020 here. Other Developments The University of Toronto’s Citizen Lab alleged that an Indian information technology (IT) firm has been running a hacking for hire operation possibly utilized by multinationals … Continue reading Further Reading and Other Developments (13 June)

Further Reading and Other Developments (6 June)

Other Developments First things first, if you would like to receive my Technology Policy Update, email me. You can find some of these Updates from 2019 and 2020 here. A number of tech trade groups are asking the House Appropriations Committee’s Commerce-Justice-Science Subcommittee “to direct the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) to create … Continue reading Further Reading and Other Developments (6 June)