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Quiz: Are You A Hacker's Best Friend?

October 17, 2016 FROM NEXTGOV arrow When Nextgov launched its Personal Cybersecurity Assessment, we expected most of our readers would score well. So far, 64 percent of the readers who have taken our quiz discovered they were good guardians, while 20 percent of you made the top of the class: certified cybersecure. To the one respondent...

Hackers Opens Security Doors With Implants, Block Access to Digital Wallets and Release a Ton of Podesta Emails

October 17, 2016 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Here are the cyber incidents you missed in last week's Threatwatch. Hacker Uses Implanted Chips to Open Security Gates A Hungarian man can wave his hands to open security doors. His hands have two implanted chips: one near-field communications chip and one programmable radio frequency identification, or RFID, chip in...

Hackers May Have Manipulated Athlete Data, Can Remotely Administer Insulin and Defaced Buzzfeed

October 11, 2016 FROM NEXTGOV arrow In case you missed our coverage this week in ThreatWatch, Nextgov’s regularly updated index of cyber breaches: WADA Questions Data in Latest Medical Records Dump The Fancy Bear hacking collective released more confidential medical information on Olympic athletes, but this time the World Anti-Doping Agency questions the data's validity. WADA...

Hackers Target Citizen Journalists; Share Michelle Obama's Passport and Corrupt Presidential Debate Polls

October 3, 2016 FROM NEXTGOV arrow In case you missed our coverage this week in ThreatWatch, Nextgov’s regularly updated index of cyber breaches: Russia-Linked Fancy Bear Targets Citizen Journalists Two hacking collectives with suspected ties to the Russian government have sustained attacks on a citizen journalism site since 2015, security experts say. Security vendor TheatConnect released...

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 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...

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