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Shadow Brokers leak trove of NSA hacking tools

The mysterious Shadow Brokers group has have released a trove of alleged NSA hacking tools including Windows zero-day exploits and tools designed to hack into the global SWIFT banking system.

M2M cyberthreat protocol is ready for prime time

The second generation of STIX, the structured language for conveying cyberthreat information on a machine-to-machine basis, is nearing completion.

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CIA director rips Assange, defends foreign surveillance

In his first public remarks as CIA director, Mike Pompeo defended the work of the agency -- and condemned Wikileaks founder Julian Assange and former intel contractor Edward Snowden for undermining the CIA and national security.

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Former intel chiefs fear future election hacks

Former top CIA and NSA officials say Russia's interference in the 2016 presidential election marks the dawn of a new era for information warfare directed against U.S. interests.

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FAA rolls out no-drone zones

The agency released new data detailing drone flight restrictions around airports and military bases and has begun a process that could further restrict private drone use.

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Why the Vista sunset is not a big deal

With Vista no longer supported by Microsoft, Windows 7 is the next major operating system scheduled for obsolescence.

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Student cyber teams do battle

Student cyber teams from the military academies are doing battle with an NSA-led red cell trying to disable their networks in the NSA's annual Cyber Defense Exercise.

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VA mulls cloud-based version of Vista

The Department of Veterans Affairs is examining the possibility of keeping its Vista health record, but as an outsourced, commercialized cloud-based service.

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Can 911 get with the times?

While innovative consumer communications apps proliferate, the 911 emergency infrastructure remains stuck in the 20th century.

Fate of Trump cyber order still unclear

President Trump's long-awaited cyber executive order continues to be a source of intrigue as government and industry officials speculate what it will cover and when it will finally land.

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Agencies need to talk IT, intel for supply chain

As supply chain management has become a key insider threat, agencies need to reach out to industry for help, said experts.

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Record ZTE fine spotlights weak links in supply chain

The record $1.19 billion fine imposed on a Chinese telecommunications firm in March for violating U.S. sanctions against Iran and North Korea is worth keeping in mind as dangers to supply chain security mount, said top U.S. counterintelligence official.

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