Russian cyber actors from the GRU Main Center for Special Technologies (GTsST), field post number 74455, have been exploiting a vulnerability in Exim Mail Transfer Agent (MTA) software since at least August 2019, warns a new National Security Agency (NSA) cybersecurity advisory.
The U.S. National Security Agency (NSA) has released cybersecurity guidance, containing a snapshot of current, commercially-available collaboration tools available for telework use, along with a list of security criteria to consider when selecting which capability to leverage.
Several vulnerabilities have been found in Virtual Private Network (VPN) technology from various providers, putting sensitive data and networks at risk of compromise, says the New Jersey Cybersecurity & Communications Integration Cell (NJCCIC).
Within days of reports about the National Security Agency’s electronic surveillance efforts, it was revealed that French intelligence services operated a similar system with minimal oversight, The New York Times reports. Last week, with little public debate, the French legislature approved a law that critics fear would expand electronic surveillance of French residents and businesses. The provision was quietly passed as part of a routine military spending bill, and it defines the conditions under which intelligence agencies may gain access to or record telephone conversations, emails, Internet activity, personal location data and additional electronic communications, the article reports.
The NSA has been using its collections of data since November 2010 to create sophisticated graphs of some Americans’ social connections that can identify their associates, their locations at certain times, their traveling companions and other personal information, a New York Times article reports.
In a New York Times/CBS NewsPoll, a week after the Boston Marathon attack, which was unraveled after the release of video footage of the two suspects flushed them out of hiding, 78 percent of people said surveillance cameras were a good idea.
This month in Security magazine, we bring you our 2020 Most Influential People in Security annual report, where we highlight 22 industry leaders, their path to security, careers, goals and guidance for future security professionals. Industry experts discuss the evolution of ransomware, houses of worship security, cybersecurity standards, security careers in investigations and the unifying power of security. Diane Ritchey, past Editor-in-Chief, says goodbye and thank you to our readers.