During a press conference on election security at FBI Headquarters with FBI Director Christopher Wray, Director of National Intelligence John Ratcliffe confirmed that some voter registration information has been obtained by Iran, and separately, by Russia.
The New Jersey Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness (NJOHSP) reaffirmed its commitment to keep the State cyber safe after Governor Phil Murphy proclaimed October as Cybersecurity Awareness Month on October 2. NJOHSP and its cyber division, the New Jersey Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Cell (NJCCIC), are also participating in National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (NCSAM).
BlackBerry released new research highlighting the true reach and sophistication of one of the most elusive, patient, and effective publicly known threat actors – BAHAMUT. In the report, BlackBerry researchers link the cyberespionage threat group to a staggering number of ongoing attacks against government officials and industry titans, while also unveiling the group’s vast network of disinformation assets aimed at furthering particular political causes and hampering NGOs.
The National Security Agency announced the official launch of the Center for Cybersecurity Standards (CCSS) in the Cybersecurity Directorate. This office will lead NSA’s Cybersecurity mission to engage with standards bodies to communicate security requirements and influence standards to secure our National Security Systems and provide support to the Defense Industrial Base (DIB).
Abnormal Security researchers discovered attackers were impersonating the Texas Department of State Health Services to send fake Request for Quotations (RFQs) to vendors in a type of multi-layered email attack.
Associate Deputy Director, Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
September 3, 2020
Paul Abbate currently serves as the Associate Deputy Director, a position in which he is responsible for the management and oversight of all U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) personnel, budget, administration and infrastructure, as well as the inspection of insider threat programs.
Carmen Best will retire as Chief of the Seattle, Wash. Police Department (SPD) on September 2, 2020. As Police Chief, Best managed 1,400 police officers and was in charge of maintaining court-ordered reform to limit excessive police use-of-force and improve relationships with the local community.
This month in Security magazine, we explore how Corning's global security group ensured business continuity and employee safety during the global COVID-19 pandemic. Also, we highlight the global security team at Uber and their recent security programs and initiatives. Industry experts discuss travel safety programs, career hackers, working for terrible bosses, group attribution error and more.