Government

Microsoft exec reveals “routine” secrecy orders from government investigators - Microsoft exec Tom Burt revealed Wednesday that Federal law enforcement agencies send “routine” secret orders for customer information.
Colonial Pipeline attack spurs new rules for critical infrastructure - The Colonial Pipeline attack has spurred the TSA to issue new cybersecurity rules for pipeline companies in the US, expected this week.
Colonial Pipeline attack expected to trigger imminent hardening of cybersecurity rules for federal agencies - Colonial Pipeline's ransomware attack caused the White House to possibly refine a planned Executive Order on cybersecurity.
Safe Connections Act could help domestic abuse survivors take control of their digital lives - The Safe Connections Act could help domestic abuse and sex trafficking survivors—including those tracked by stalkerware-type applications.
IoT cybersecurity bill passed by Senate - The US Senate passed a bill to improve security guidelines and protocols for Internet of Things devices purchased and owned by the Federal government.
Going dark: encryption and law enforcement - There's been a lot of talk recently about encryption and how law enforcement can't convict criminals without encryption keys. We beg to differ.
Would ‘Medicare for All’ help secure health data? - Beyond the usual arguments on this subject, we wanted to ask the question: Are there any security risks we need to be worried about if the United States were to switch to ‘Healthcare for All’ policies?
How the government shutdown is influencing cybersecurity jobs - As of this writing, the government shutdown of 2019 is the longest ever in America. Will the government's stable of cybersecurity talent be the next casualty—now and in the long run?
Government shutdown impacts .gov websites, puts Americans in danger - Today, TechCrunch posted a concerning story about the shutdown and most importantly, they covered the reporting of NetCraft, a U.K. internet service company, about how numerous US government websites are now inaccessible due to expired security certificates. This is going to be a quick post to help explain what happened and more importantly, how cyber criminals will use this situation to their advantage.

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