The Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Office of Inspector General has flagged cybersecurity and data management issues as top management challenges for the agency in FY2019 that need to be tackled. […]

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The inspector general for the National Railroad Passenger Corporation, better known as Amtrak, found cyber vulnerabilities in an audit, as noted in a summarized public version of the report released July 9.






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Despite a lot of press in recent months about threats that China-based communications equipment maker Huawei may pose to the developing global 5G communications ecosystem because of the company’s close ties to the Chinese government, the U.S. is continuing to lead the world in 5G technology innovation, panelists at a Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) event said on July 10.






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Cyber tech provider Proofpoint said a recent security awareness audit of employees that undertake security training concludes that people are only hitting on the right answers 78 percent of the time.






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Small businesses are more likely to lack resources to build robust cybersecurity capabilities, but Sens. Gary Peters, D-Mich., and Marco Rubio, R-Fla., are looking to address that challenge with their recently introduced Small Business Cybersecurity Assistance Act.






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The Internet Society’s Online Trust Alliance (OTA) released its Cyber Incident & Breach Trends Report for 2018 today, which found that cyber incidents cost $45 billion last year on a worldwide basis.  The report also emphasized that 95 percent of those incidents could have been avoided.






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In the wake of suspicions around a 2016 electronic poll book system malfunction in Durham County, N.C., senators are pressing the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to take quicker action on election security incidents and share more information with the public.






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The Defense Department’s Joint Artificial Intelligence Center is preparing to call for private sector technology pitches at “Solutions Meetings” that are planned for late summer and early fall in the northern Virginia area.






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According to security researchers Chase Dardaman and Jason Wheeler, three security flaws in Zipato smart hubs can be used to unlock doors equipped with smart locks if the flaws are chained together.






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Contradicting President Trump’s comments at the G20 Summit in Japan last weekend, the Department of Commerce has said today that Huawei Technologies remains on the Entity List and will continue to review licenses for exports to Huawei for their national security impacts.






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The United States Postal Service (USPS) Corporate Information Security Office will be adding 60 new cybersecurity positions to its workforce, with some requiring security clearances.






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President Trump said at the G20 Summit in Japan on Sunday that the U.S. would be lifting some restrictions on Huawei Technologies that have barred American companies from selling technology to the Chinese communication equipment maker.






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