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Protection Against Network, Social Attacks

There is no hiding from the growing breadth and depth of hacks, breaches and assorted other technology-enabled attacks. In fact, in a 2018 report, The White House Council of Economic Advisers placed the costs of “malicious cyber activity” to the U.S. e …

DHS Focuses Program on Blockchain

There has been a lot of talk about how Blockchain will revolutionize the secure transfer of information. However, quite a few are still unclear on exactly what Blockchain is, where its applications can be used and how anyone will be able to deliver usa …

Understanding how Blockchain Works

BlocKit represents a Blockchain’s Entities: A- Bitcoins, B– Wallet’s password, C– Private key, D– Proof-of-work, E- Public key, F- Block, G- Miners’ hash power, H- Wallet, I- Timestamp, J- Blockchain ledger K- Consensus rules.Source: From paper entitle …

Worker’s Arm Amputation Brings Safety Fines

Jimmie Crowder Excavating and Land Clearing Inc. is facing $81,833 in fines for exposing employees to amputation and other safety hazards at the company’s facility in Tallahassee, Florida, said officials at the Occupational Safety and Health Administra …

Packaging Maker Fined after Worker Burned

Graphic Packaging International LLC, an Atlanta, Georgia-based paper product manufacturer, is facing $211,400 in fines for exposing employees to hot steam, and failing to ensure the use of proper hazardous energy control methods, said officials at the …

Cisco Clears Critical, High Vulnerabilities

Cisco released security updates to address vulnerabilities in multiple products where a remote attacker could exploit them and take control of an affected system. In all Cisco updated nine vulnerabilities, one of which was labeled critical, three were …

NJ Chem Plant Fire, Leak Injures 2

A portion of residents in southern Bergen County, North Jersey, were forced to shelter-in-place and shut off their air conditioning units after a fire and chlorine leak at a chemical plant Thursday left two people injured. Firefighters initially respon …

Suspected Ukrainian Hacker Busted

A man that is a suspected computer hacker and has been sought by the United States for at least six years is now under arrest in the Ukraine. Mykhailo Rytikov was placed under arrest in the city of Odessa, in an operation conducted in coordination with …

Johnson Controls has Fix for exacqVision Server

Exacq Technologies, Inc., a subsidiary of Johnson Controls, has an update available to mitigate an unquoted search path or element vulnerability in its exacqVision Server, according to a report from NCCIC. Successful exploitation of this vulnerability, …

AK Seafood Firm Faces Repeat Safety Fines

Westward Seafoods, Inc. is facing a fine of $91,852 for exposing workers to machine guarding and struck-by hazards, said officials at the Alaska Occupational Safety and Health Administration (Alaska OSHA). The company is facing two repeat and three ser …

CyberX Launches Automated Threat Extraction Platform

CyberX enhanced its specialized IoT/ICS threat intelligence capabilities with an automated threat extraction platform that uses machine learning to identify malware and APT campaigns targeting industrial and critical infrastructure organizations. Ganym …

‘Smart’ Textiles Boost Device Connectivity

Creators of ‘smart’ textiles from left, PhD student Xi Tian, Research Fellow Dr Pui Mun Lee and Assistant Professor John Ho, together with seven NUS researchers, took a year to develop the conductive clothing.Source: National University of Singapore On …

Day Trader Guilty of Computer Hacking

A Pennsylvania day trader pleaded guilty Tuesday to conspiring to commit securities fraud and illegally profiting from a series of coordinated trades involving more than 50 hacked online brokerage accounts. Joseph P. Willner, 44, of Ambler, PA, pleaded …

Ex-Microsoft Engineer Busted for Mail Fraud

A former Microsoft software engineer was busted Tuesday and charged with mail fraud for a scheme to steal $10 million in digital currency from Microsoft, federal officials said. Volodymyr Kvashuk, 25, a Ukrainian citizen residing in Renton, Washington, …

Engineer Charged in Train IP Theft

A software engineer at a suburban Chicago locomotive manufacturer stole proprietary information from the company and took it to China, according to an indictment unsealed last week in federal court in Chicago. Xudong Yao, also known as William Yao, 57, …

NGA’s Plan to Build States’ Cyber Strategies

Cybersecurity knows no boundaries and that is why cross-jurisdictional actions need to come into play as more people, companies, and governments become more digitally enabled. So, as states and entities within their physical borders face the growing th …

Program to Train Cyber Professionals

With cybersecurity professionals at a severe shortage, there is at least one new plan to help reduce the issue a bit. That is because there was a five-year, $4.63 million award from the National Science Foundation granted to enable a multi-disciplinary …

OK Saw Maker Fined for Workplace Hazards

HE&M Inc., a Pryor, Oklahoma-based metalworking band saw manufacturer, is facing $187,533 in fines for exposing employees to fall, machine guarding, struck-by, and electrical hazards, said officials at the Occupational Safety and Health Administration …

TÜV Rheinland Expands Testing Scope

Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) expanded its scope of recognition for TÜV Rheinland of North America, Inc. as a Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory (NRTL). Effective June 5, the expanded scope of recognition includes two addit …

Chemical Spill at IL Tootsie Roll Factory

A corrosive chemical leaked from a plastic pipe at a Tootsie Roll plant in Ford City on the Southwest Side of Chicago early Wednesday, prompting a hazardous materials response from the Chicago Fire Department. Crews were sent to the 7400 block of Cicer …

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