Companies are scrambling to fix a dangerous vulnerability in common software

Dec 23, 2021
The bug can allow hackers to plant malicious software on everything from servers to smart devices.
Vulnerabilities in the commonly used log4j software could put a lot of businesses at risk, but patching the vulnerabilities is rarely easy or quick.
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U.S., U.K. and Australia form AUKUS, a pact to counter China

Sep 16, 2021
The three nations have an economic interest in an alliance that focuses on countering China. And they have a defense interest, too.
From left to right, Australian Defense Minister Peter Dutton, Foreign Minister Marise Payne, U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin pose for a group photograph in Washington, D.C., following the announcement of AUKUS.
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Cybercriminals are attacking supply chains, but why?

Aug 26, 2021
Attacks on businesses and corporations have ramped up this year. They can have a lasting effect on people and the economy.
Cyberattacks like the SolarWinds hack are increasingly common because it's hard for companies and governments to verify the security of every company they work with.
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White House seeks to plug cybersecurity job hole

Aug 25, 2021
The U.S. needs to staff about half a million cybersecurity jobs, according to the Commerce Department.
President Joe Biden speaks during a meeting about cybersecurity in the White House on August 25, 2021.
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Mixing work and play on a company computer comes with risks

Aug 24, 2021
After being stuck at home for 18 months, it's tempting to use your work laptop for fun. But your employer may be watching.
With so many people working from home, more employers are monitoring what workers do on company computers and tracking the websites they visit.
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Rising IT spending lifts tech giants

Jul 27, 2021
Companies are spending more on tech, and that is expected to help the likes of Microsoft and Alphabet, which report earnings today.
Big tech companies will be releasing their earnings this week and are likely to see a boost from increased IT spending.
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What can the U.S. do to prevent cyberattacks from China?

Jul 19, 2021
The U.S. and and a group of allies Monday publicly blamed China for a cyberattack earlier this year on Microsoft email servers.
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Pipeline firms seek to avoid cybersecurity mandates, despite Colonial hack

May 17, 2021
Companies don’t need to share information on outages with the government or others in the industry.
Electric power companies and airlines are required to report cybersecurity threats to the government. Why are pipeline companies exempt?
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Colonial Pipeline shutdown highlights need for more cybersecurity professionals

May 13, 2021
By one estimate, the U.S. needs at least 360,000 more cybersecurity professionals.
As these kinds of cyberattacks are becoming more common, demand is growing for cybersecurity experts.
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Colonial Pipeline hack reveals critical infrastructure risks

May 10, 2021
The Biden administration plans new cyber rules for agencies and contractors involved in critical infrastructure.
Hackers breached the operations of the Colonial Pipeline, which delivers fuel to the eastern United States.
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