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The U.S. Government Just Appointed Its First Cybersecurity Chief

Posted on September 9th, 2016.

The White House has appointed the first ever Chief Information Security Officer (CISO), a position that will look to improve the cybersecurity infrastructure and defenses of the United States. At a time when data breaches and cyberattacks make everyday headlines, the attention garnered by cybersecurity has never been higher. In February...

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Chinese President Flatly Denies State-Sponsored Hacking Claims

Posted on September 23rd, 2015.

Chinese President Xi Jinping has flatly denied claims that China is actively engaging in hacking U.S. corporations, government institutions and other installations and is offering to open a dialogue on cybersecurity with the U.S. Chinese President Xi Jinping, currently in his first ever state visit to the U.S., has wasted no time in...

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U.S. Holding Back on Cyber Sanctions against China before President Xi’s Visit

Posted on September 15th, 2015.

According to a U.S. official, there are no plans to impose sanctions on China by the United States ahead of Chinese President Xi Jinping’s visit next week. A senior U.S. administration official with insider White House knowledge, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, confirmed there are no plans by the White House to impose sanctions...

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White House Responds to Edward Snowden Petition

Posted on July 30th, 2015.

More than a 165,000 people signed a petition asking for Edward Snowden to be pardoned. A White House official responded to the petition recently, saying that the Snowden advocates forgot crucial elements of what he had done. According to Lisa Monaco, Snowden did not illuminate us all about the sinister elements at work within our...

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National Security Says White House Hacked by Russian Hackers

Posted on April 10th, 2015.

According to CNN, the White House’s cyber security was recently compromised by Russian hackers. In particular, reports indicate that the hack originated from the same provenance that had previously compromised the State Department.

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Researcher Leaks Ten Million Usernames and Passwords; Are Your Credentials At Risk?

Posted on February 12th, 2015.

Mark Burnett, a researcher on Internet security, decided to release a data dump of significant proportions recently in an effort to help strengthen password security. Included in the torrent he released were ten million usernames and passwords.

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White House Responds to Sony Hack

Posted on December 19th, 2014.

In a reality TV script straight out of a James Bond movie, the White House has now entered the fray on the Sony hacking drama. In a statement, the White House said that it was treating the hack as a national security matter. It further added that the hacking was the work of a sophisticated actor but refused to officially point a finger...