Local Police Department 911 Lines Being Hacked

By |2019-04-30T12:10:47-04:00May 16th, 2018|Government, Information Security|

Imagine a life threatening situation in a large urban center, and you need to call 911 fast. You dial, wait… and nothing. This may have happened to 911 callers in Baltimore when a ransomware attack recently crippled emergency call operations. The city had to resort to manual resources to manage calls until the problem was [...]

Data Privacy & Federal Government Priorities

By |2019-09-13T12:33:56-04:00May 9th, 2018|Government, Information Security, Privacy|

The Facebook - Cambridge Analytica fiasco may have grabbed headlines, but in reality this is but one example of the data misuse and data privacy issues that are currently impacting nearly every industry sector. Consider for a moment, the potential impact of a cyberattack on a federal government agency. In the face of ever-evolving sophisticated [...]

Privacy Becomes Law – Hello GDPR

By |2019-04-30T12:11:23-04:00May 1st, 2018|Enterprise, Government, Information Security, Privacy|

What is GDPR? The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a legal framework that sets guidelines for the collection and processing of personal information of individuals within the European Union (EU). Adopted in April 2016, the GDPR adds to the EU’s general policy of protecting the data of its citizens. It sets out the principles [...]

Homeland Security Finds Evidence of Stingrays in Washington DC

By |2019-04-30T12:12:02-04:00April 9th, 2018|Enterprise, Government, Information Security, Privacy|

As originally reported in ZDNet, in a letter to United States Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Oregon), DHS official Christopher Krebs acknowledged that the DHS National Protection and Programs Directorate (NPPD) "has observed anomalous activity in the National Capital Region (NCR) that appears to be consistent with International Mobile Subscriber Identity (IMSI) catchers." Krebs went on to [...]