38 Governors Sign ‘a Compact to Improve State Cybersecurity’

by ERIN GOLDEN on July 17, 2017 Minnesota state agencies fend off approximately 3 million cyberattacks daily, a constant barrage that explains why Gov. Mark Dayton on Friday joined 37 other U.S. governors in pledging to make cybersecurity a shared top priority. At a...

Colorado to require advanced post-election audits

by ERIC GELLER on July 17, 2017 Colorado on Monday said it will become the first state to regularly conduct a sophisticated post-election audit that cybersecurity experts have long called necessary for ensuring hackers aren’t meddling with vote tallies. The...

Hacking cars: cybersecurity regulations needed for new vehicles

by DAVID SHIPLEY on July 16, 2017 Imagine driving your pickup truck off-road and suddenly having your airbags and seat belts malfunction because of an object striking the undercarriage. That causes a software error in your smart vehicle, causing the computer to...

Questions surround nuclear plants’ cybersecurity amid hacks

by AMANDA OGLESBY on July 15, 2017 LACEY TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) – Computer hackers, not content with mucking around with U.S. commerce and elections, have trained their sights on nuclear power plants, prompting questions about cyber security at Oyster Creek....

The Russians Will Be Back. Will We Be Ready?

By RICHARD A. CLARKE and ROBERT K. KNAKE on July 13, 2017 In recent days, our nation’s response to the continued threat of foreign meddling in American elections has taken something of a surprising turn. Coming off his two-hour conversation on Friday with Vladimir...