Trump’s budget blueprint: what’s it mean for cybersecurity?

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Last week, we saw the release of the US’s 2018 budget blueprint.

Before I even read the document, I did a random search on some security-related keywords within the 2018 budget to see how many times each one showed up. I found the results rather revealing. Make of this what you will:

  • Cyber: 15
  • Security: 68 (5 of which refer to Homeland Security)
  • Attack: 4
  • Privacy: ...
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US border controls, electronic devices and privacy: what to think about

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Since the new US president’s executive order, designed to improve screening and vetting procedures in the name of reducing illegal immigration and terrorist threats, privacy groups like the American Civil Liberties Union and Electronic Frontier Foundation (or the EFF) have voiced concerns about an increase in the number of invasive digital practices during border inspections.

In other words – privacy groups saying that more travellers are being asked to surrender their devices and passcodes are often.

The Privacy groups ...

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Cybersecurity in Trumpville: the facts so far (and a few predictions…)

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Just a few hours after Donald Trump declared victory in the US election last week, reports of a cyber attack targeting government workers, universities, think tanks and NGOs made headlines.

The attack arrived in the form of a phishing email, designed to fool the recipients into believing it was pertinent election-related information.

While there is nothing new in cybercriminals taking advantage of world events to snag a few more ...

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