For this month’s show, Cyber Chat’s host Sean Kelley sat down with a reflective Scott Blackburn. Blackburn served in many capacities while at the Veterans Affairs Department.
Pam Holland, founder of Tech Moxie, talks about her company's efforts to teach people to use technology safely and effectively. Holland also explains how online scams like phishing can be so dangerous--and so convincing.
The Domain-Based Message Authentication, Reporting and Conformance standard (DMARC) is designed to lower the risk of phishing attacks.
Bill Evanina, the director of the National Counterintelligence and Security Center and the National Counterintelligence Executive, said foreign hackers will target current and former federal employees based on a broad set of data, not just personal information stolen during the massive breach in 2015.
A phenomenon called the "cyber caliphate" is producing ever-rising levels of cyber-attacks and real-world violence. ICIT's James Scott has advice for how agencies can defend against and attack cyber-jihadists.
Identity thieves often don't care about you. They just want a valid date of birth, address and Social Security number.
Responding to cyber penetrations into federal IT systems at the Office of Personnel Management and elsewhere, the Office of the Director of National Intelligence said Wednesday that it was launching a “comprehensive” and governmentwide counterintelligence campaign.
The FBI and inspectors general from EPA and GSA are investigating an 18-month scam targeting vendors on the GSA schedule. The bad actors are spoofing federal employee emails to buy toner cartridges with stolen credit cards. Federal News Radio's Executive Editor Jason Miller was a guest on In Depth with Francis Rose. to provide details about the scam and information about how you should protect yourself. Read Federal News Radio's related article.
The FBI, and the EPA and GSA IGs have been investigating spear phishing attacks using real federal employee email addresses and stolen credit card numbers to buy toner cartridges online. GSA said scammers so far have targeted employees of the EPA, Interior Department's Fish and Wildlife Service, the Commerce Department's Census Bureau, the Department of Health and Human Services' National Institutes of Health.
BlackBerry smartphones and iPhones are increasingly becoming the target of a phishing campaign to infect computers with malware. Users receive an email saying they need to set up a Blackberry ID, but the link it provides installs the malicious software. According to SC Magazine, the the malware can often go undetected by a lot of anti-virus programs.
In 2011, companies reported 198 cyber incidents to the Homeland Security Department — a nearly 383 percent increase above 2010, according to a June 28 report from the Industrial Control Systems Cyber Emergency Response Team (ICS-CERT). Companies reported nine such incidents in 2009., when DHS opened ICE-CERT to help protect private-sector operators critical infrastructure from "emerging" cyber threats.
A data breach at the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission in May did not compromise any trading or market data, the agency's chief information officer John Water said. CFTC said it will implement additional security controls and increase training for employees. The agency will also provide identity protection for employees through a credit monitoring company.
Expect a wave of spear-phishing e-mails looking for personal information and log-on credentials. This after Epsilon, an online marketing firm, was hacked. Thieves harvested millions of valid e-mail addresses.
US-CERT is warning of potential emails scams requesting donations for the Japan earthquake and tsunami.