U.S. Military Branches Block Access to TikTok App Amid Pentagon Warning

The Department of Defense advised military personnel to remove the Chinese-owned social media application from government-issued and personal smartphones. By Neil Vigdor The warning from the Pentagon was unequivocal: Military personnel should delete TikTok from all smartphones. Now, a number of United States military branches are heeding that advice, issued last month by the Defense Department, […]


U.N. Approves Resolution to Combat Cybercrime Despite Opposition From E.U., the U.S. and Others

By CircleID Reporter The U.N. General Assembly has approved a resolution to start the process of drafting a new international treaty against cybercrime despite objections from the European Union, the United States and other countries. The Russian-drafted resolution received approval from a 193-member world body with a vote of 79-60 and 33 abstentions. The resolution proposes the […]


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Chatham House Cybersecurity Papers

Chatham House research on cyber security looks at both the strategic and legal implications as well as its intersection with other issues, such as the internet of things. Projects also examine cyber security law and governance and the balance between surveillance and privacy, notably through the Global Commission on Internet Governance. Further research explores the intersection […]


New America Cybersecurity Initiative This is what New America’s Cybersecurity Initiative is designed to address. We believe that it takes a wider network to face the network of diverse security issues. Success in this endeavor will require collaboration – across organizations, issue areas, professional fields and business sectors, as well as local, state, and international borders. By highlighting bold new […]

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New Orleans mayor declares state of emergency in wake of city cyberattack

New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell declared a state of emergency Friday after the city was hit by a cyberattack.Phishing attempts and suspicious activity were detected on the city’s network around 5 a.m., New Orleans chief information officer Kim LaGrue said during a press conference. By 11 a.m., technician investigators detected “a cybersecurity incident” and the […]


The Implications of Weakening or Breaking Encryption

Encryption is fundamental to our daily life. Practically everything we do online makes use of encryption is some form. Access to our financial transactions, health records, government services, and exchanged private messages are all protected by strong encryption. Encryption is the process of changing the information in such a way as to make it unreadable […]


Europe must put security first with 5G

Source EU communications ministers will gather in Brussels on Tuesday to discuss how to safeguard emerging fifth-generation (5G) wireless networks. Their decisions could have lasting impacts on European countries’ ability to protect their people’s privacy, and ultimately, safeguard their freedoms. 5G networks will soon touch every aspect of life, including critical infrastructure. Innovative new […]


Cybercriminals Benefitting from Stalled Privacy/Proxy Policy

By Russell Pangborn We’ve seen alarmingly BIG increases in multiple abusive behaviors — like phishing, hacking and malware — that often leverage the domain name system (DNS) and privacy/proxy services. Cybercriminals capitalize on gaps in DNS security measures, and ICANN is holding the door open for them by failing to implement their privacy/proxy policy. If you […]

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ICANN must do more to fight internet security threats

Dave Piscitello and Lyman Chapin, September 16, 2019, 20:24:36 (UTC), Domain Policy ICANN and its contracted parties need to do more to tackle security threats, write Dave Piscitello and Lyman Chapin of Interisle Consulting. The ICANN Registry and Registrar constituencies insist that ICANN’s role with respect to DNS abuse is limited by its Mission “to ensure the […]