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CISA, in coordination with the National Security Agency, and the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, as part of the Enduring Security Framework (ESF)—a cross-sector, public-private working group—released a Potential Threat Vectors to 5G Infrastructure paper. This paper identifies and assesses risks and vulnerabilities introduced by 5G. The ESF 5G Threat Model Working Panel, a subgroup...
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MAR 23 2021 A modern network security approach is needed as agencies prepare to roll out 5G wireless networks to support their missions. Source: https://fedtechmagazine.com/article/2021/03/government-agencies-prepare-5g-dont-forget-security by John Davis Retired U.S. Army Major General John Davis is vice president and federal chief security officer for Palo Alto Networks, where he is responsible for expanding cybersecurity initiatives...
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Source: SWI swissinfo.ch https://www.swissinfo.ch/eng/machines-and-ethics–artificial-intelligence-switzerland/46213634 Digital technologies hold great promise for the economy and society. But some recent developments, such as face recognition, also present ethical dilemmas. The challenges are immense for Switzerland, which is one of the leading developers of artificial intelligence (AI). This content was published on December 10, 2020. CHRISTIAN RAAFLAUB Digitalisation has...
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With 5G IoT devices projected to hit 49 million units by 2023, researchers launch programs to keep IoT from becoming a blackhole of exfiltration. Open standards were supposed to drive interoperability of Internet of Things devices, allowing cybersecurity software to interrogate devices across the network. Many vendors even hoped to install apps or agents inside...
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Source: Mineta Transportation Institute (MTI) research https://transweb.sjsu.edu/press/How-Prepared-Transit-Cyber-Attack MTI research finds only 60% of transit agencies have a cybersecurity preparedness plan, leaving them ill prepared for a cyber attack. October 6, 2020 | San José, CA New Mineta Transportation Institute (MTI) research assesses the readiness of agencies to understand, mitigate, and respond to the growing threat of cybersecurity. Is...
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Image: Camilo Jimenez By Catalin Cimpanu for Zero Day | September 17, 2020 German authorities are investigating the death of a patient following a ransomware attack on a hospital in Duesseldorf. The patient, identified only as a woman who needed urgent medical care, died after being re-routed to a hospital in the city of Wuppertal, more than 30 km away...
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INTERVIEWS 5G question 14TH SEPTEMBER 2020 Can 5G make organisations more vulnerable to cyber-attacks? asks Ronen Shpirer, Director of Solutions Marketing at the cyber company Fortinet. The roll-out of the 5G mobile network will offer the potential for download speeds of up to ten times faster than today’s, promising to change how we communicate, work and...
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In the wrong hands, AI is proving dangerous. Source: Shutterstock 9 September 2020 Cybercrime is a lucrative activity and one that’s getting easier to enterThreats are becoming more widespread and sophisticated, attackers are increasingly leaning on AI to bypass security systems  In an age where everything is becoming connected and data is regarded as a...
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METAMORWORKS/SHUTTERSTOCK BY MARIAM BAKSH NEXTGOV As the government works to deploy next generation networking technology, policy discussions highlight rifts between agency stakeholders. The advent of fifth generation networking architecture is going to make it a lot harder for law enforcement to serve and process wiretapping warrants, a senior Justice official said, also expressing concern about the...
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Reuters July 24, 2020 EU countries must take urgent action to diversify their 5G suppliers, the European Commission said on Friday, amid U.S. pressure on the bloc to follow Britain and ban China’s Huawei from 5G networks. By Foo Yun Chee BRUSSELS: EU countries must take urgent action to diversify their 5G suppliers, the European Commission said on Friday,...
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