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Nextgov ebook: Beyond the Beltway: The Government Expands Its Hunt For New Tech

September 27, 2016 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Over the past several months, Nextgov’s Tech + Tequila meetups have been gathering a loyal following—government and private-sector techies looking for a place to unwind over cocktails and discuss the most cutting-edge federal projects. Our early fall meetup centered on a broad federal effort to tap into commercial tech hubs...

Quiz: Are You The One Letting Hackers into Your Agency?

September 26, 2016 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Agencies face different kinds of insider threats: malicious actors, coerced colleagues, and well-meaning but unwitting employees who don’t realize their bad habits make agency networks vulnerable. Are you in that last category? It’s far easier to be a cyber liability than a cyber protector. After all, a simple flash drive...

Hackers Knock Security News Blog Offline, Steal 500M Yahoo Accounts and Use NSA Tools on Cisco Customers

September 26, 2016 FROM NEXTGOV arrow In case you missed our coverage this week in ThreatWatch, Nextgov’s regularly updated index of cyber breaches: Hackers Knock Security News Blog Offline With Massive DDOS Attack Security news blog KrebsOnSecurity.com experienced what it called “an extremely large and unusual” distributed denial-of-service attack that eventually took the site down when...

Hackers Leak More DNC Data and Medical Records; Air Bag Software Bug Leads to 4.3M Vehicle Recall

September 19, 2016 FROM NEXTGOV arrow In case you missed our coverage this week in ThreatWatch, Nextgov’s regularly updated index of cyber breaches: Guccifer 2.0 Releases New Batch of DNC Files The hacker who claimed responsibility for stealing and making public Democratic National Committee emails in the summer released a new batch of committee documents Tuesday....

Quiz: How Likely Are You to Fall Victim to a Data Breach?

September 15, 2016 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Hackers targeting federal agencies are a serious threat to keeping the government's information safe, but careless mistakes by employees can be just as dangerous. The insider threat is a growing challenge and agencies are working to constantly train their workers on best practices both online and offline when it comes...

Hackers Steal Russian Instant Messenger Information, Target Pokemon Go Players and Crib Porn Site Account Details

September 12, 2016 FROM NEXTGOV arrow In case you missed our coverage this week in ThreatWatch, Nextgov’s regularly updated index of cyber breaches: Another Mega-Breach: 33M Russian Instant Messenger Accounts Stolen It’s becoming ordinary to hear that millions of some website’s accounts have been stolen. The latest victim is QIP, a Russian instant messenger service, which...

Hackers Steal Dropbox Credentials, Infect IoT Devices and Exploit Apple OS

September 6, 2016 FROM NEXTGOV arrow In case you missed our coverage this week in ThreatWatch, Nextgov’s regularly updated index of cyber breaches: Apple Releases OS Fix to Block Spyware The same zero days that allowed sophisticated spyware to take over iPhones also existed in Apple OS X and the Safari web browser. Citizen Lab and...

Hackers Exploit iOS Zero Days, Take Over Ukraine Government's Social Media, and Target News Outlets

August 29, 2016 FROM NEXTGOV arrow In case you missed our coverage this week in ThreatWatch, Nextgov’s regularly updated index of cyber breaches: Spyware Exploits 3 Zero Days in Apple’s iOS Text messages sent to a human rights activist led to an Apple software update to plug three zero-day vulnerabilities in iOS devices. Ahmed Mansoor, an...

Hackers Attack NSA, Take Advantage of Linux Flaw and Post House Democrats’ Personal Details

August 22, 2016 FROM NEXTGOV arrow In case you missed our coverage this week in ThreatWatch, Nextgov’s regularly updated index of cyber breaches: Shadow Brokers vs. NSA Did the National Security Agency get hacked? That’s the big question of the week, which people started asking Aug. 13 when a group calling itself the Shadow Brokers kicked...

Hackers Breach Oracle and DDoS Attack Aussie Census Bureau; Researchers Find Bug in Keyless Cars

August 15, 2016 FROM NEXTGOV arrow In case you missed our coverage this week in ThreatWatch, Nextgov’s regularly updated index of cyber breaches: Russian Cybercrime Group Linked to Breach of Oracle Credit Card Sales System A Russian cybercrime group may have breached Oracle’s point-of-sale system, putting at risk a considerable amount of credit card numbers. Initially,...

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