Russians targeted 21 election systems, Trump video a distraction – U.S. officials

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Russian hackers targeted 21 U.S. states’ election systems in the 2016 presidential race, a U.S. official told Congress on Wednesday, but a former official testified that a video of Donald Trump bragging of sexual conquests distracted attention from Washington’s warnings.

Russian hackers targeted 21 states during presidential election says government cyber expert

R ussian hackers targeted 21 US states’ election systems in last year’s presidential race, a Department of Homeland Security official told Congress on Wednesday. Jeanette Manfra, the department’s acting deputy undersecretary of cyber security, would not identify which states had been targeted , citing confidentiality agreements.

Russische Hacker griffen Wahlsysteme in 21 US-Staaten an

Allerdings gibt es laut US-Behörden bisher eine Hinweise auf eine Manipulation der Ergebnisse bei der Präsidentenwahl 2017, die der New Yorker Immobilienmogul Donald Trump gegen Obamas frühere Außenministerin Hillary Clinton für sich entschied.http://www.kleinezeitung.at/politik/politikaufmacher/5238791/USBehoerden_Russische-Hacker-griffen-Wahlsysteme-in-21-USStaaten-an?from=rss

PRC Cybersecurity Law: take action and monitor developments to avoid losing your China business

The PRC Cybersecurity Law is three weeks old, and non-compliant international businesses are already facing severe consequences. Since 1 June, twenty-two people engaged by a global technology giant have been arrested, and sixty online entertainment… By: DLA Piper

One Month Later, WannaCry Ransomware Is Still Shutting Down Factories

On Monday, Honda was forced to temporarily shut down its car plant in Sayama, Japan, after some of its computer systems were infected with the infamous WannaCry ransomware, reported Reuters today. The entire incident is particularly strange and worrisome.http://www.securitynewspaper.com/2017/06/21/one-month-later-wannacry-ransomware-still-shutting-factories/

Increased treats demand more security

DNS-based attacks are not only designed to disrupt an organisation’s business, but also to use DNS t…

Congress urged to increase voting system security

The letter also suggests creating software barriers between the internet and election data, such as voter registration and election management systems. The technology that supports voting systems should be up-to-date with the latest patches and software upgrades too, it states.

SecurityWeek’s 2017 CISO Forum to Take Place June 28-29 at Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay

SecurityWeek’s 2017 CISO Forum will take place on June 28-29, 2017 at the Ritz Carlton, Half Moon Bay, California. This invitation-only ( request invite here ), high level event brings together security leaders to discuss, share and learn information security strategies in an intimate environment.

Crypto in Europe: Battle Lines Drawn

EU Seeks Mandatory End-to-End Encrypted Communications The European Parliament and European Commission are pushing for mandatory end-to-end encrypted communications, and banning backdoors, as part of the EU’s rebooted e-privacy regulation. But the move runs counter to anti-crypto rhetoric being spouted by government ministers in Britain and France.