Cyberattack, financial services

SEC cyber squad halts cryptocurrency offering

The new Cyber Unit at the Securities and Exchange Commission stopped an ongoing cryptocurrency offering that has attracted approximately $15 million in investment since launching in August.

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House GOP looks to punt on shutdown date

A stopgap funding bill would extend the current continuing resolution by two weeks.

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Minority representation in tech still lags

Better federal data could help track efforts at increasing the percentage of women and minority in tech jobs, especially regarding compliance with equal opportunity laws by federal contractors, a report found.

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Armed services plan for an increasingly mobile future

The Air Force, Marine Corps and Army are looking to bring logistics tracking and wireless learning capabilities to mobile devices for troops.

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Is a coming stock trading audit system ready for prime time?

At a House hearing, lawmakers tussled over cybersecurity concerns and the need to prevent market crashes triggered by automated trading.

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VA misses deadline on Cerner contract

Because of a delay on Capitol Hill, the Department of Veterans Affairs is going to have to wait to sign a multibillion contract for a new electronic health record system.

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Tillerson: Cloud part of State's 'redesign'

Amid massive changes to the workforce and mission, the nation's top diplomat is also looking to an IT refresh, but the timeline is unclear.

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House panel presses FAA to curtail drone dangers

As a new report warns small UAS can do far more damage to planes than bird strikes, legislators worry that "idiots who have toy drones" will delay legitimate UAS uses.

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Senate appropriators ramp up cyber at DHS

In response to growing threats to federal information systems, a draft funding bill for DHS looks to elevate the agency's cybersecurity mission.

U.S. indicts three hackers linked to APT3

Federal authorities indicted three Chinese hackers for operations that allegedly stole trade secrets from corporations.

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Shutdown looming larger amid political fights

The prospect of keeping the government open past the Dec. 8 continuing resolution deadline just got more complicated.

A Consumer Product Safety Commission for cyber?

A former Obama administration cybersecurity official wants a single agency to take the lead on generating and enforcing security standards for technology products.

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