Dateline Moscow and Kyiv: Approaching the war's first anniversary.
Ukraine at D+354: Operational uncertainty. (CyberWire) Amid uncertainty with respect to the next phase of Russia's war in Ukraine, Russia officially draws closer to cybercriminal groups serving as privateers and auxiliaries. Killnet attacks NATO networks supporting earthquake relief in Turkey and Syria.
Russia-Ukraine war: List of key events, day 355 (Al Jazeera) As the Russia-Ukraine war enters its 355th day, we take a look at the main developments.
Russia-Ukraine war live: Nato seeing start of new Russian offensive already, says Stoltenberg (the Guardian) Nato secretary general says Putin sending thousands more troops and accepting big losses to pile pressure on Ukrainians
Russia pushes advance on Bakhmut, bolsters defenses in south (AP NEWS) Fierce battles raged outside Bakhmut as Russian forces pushed their advance on the eastern city with heavy shelling and infantry attacks, Ukraine's presidential office said Monday, with at least five civilians killed and as many wounded in action across the war-torn country in the last 24 hours.
‘Significantly degraded’ Russian force is adapting after losses (Defense News) Russia, amid high casualty rates, committed elements of a least three major divisions to offensive operations, and the country is stepping up recruiting.
Ukraine-Russia war latest: US tells citizens to leave Russia 'immediately' (The Telegraph) The United States has told its citizens to leave Russia "immediately" amid heightened fears of a Russian offensive in Ukraine.
Russia ‘struggling’ to launch large-scale offensive in Ukraine (The Telegraph) Ukrainian officials say that Moscow is struggling to launch its much-anticipated large-scale offensive in the east.
The Next Phase in Ukraine (New York Times) The war in Ukraine is entering a new phase. We explain each side’s strategy.
Ukraine LIVE: Russia boost defence as ‘breakthrough’ threatens Crimea (Express) Russia's frontline in Ukraine stretches for 800 miles, open source data indicates.
Ukraine Says Russia Is Delaying New Mobilization Amid Stepped-Up Offensive (Wall Street Journal) Kyiv said Moscow was ready to launch a new mobilization but was struggling to integrate troops it had already drafted and was waiting to gauge the success of a stepped-up offensive.
They Are Russians Fighting Against Their Homeland. Here’s Why. (New York Times) In the Free Russia Legion, soldiers repelled by Vladimir Putin’s invasion have taken arms against their home country, engaged in some of the most heated fighting in the war.
Russia strikes key Odessa bridge with first use of drone boat (The Telegraph) Analysts warn that use of remote naval weapon represents a ‘major new threat’ to Ukraine after day of heavy missile fire
Russia Ukraine war: Russian drone boat full of explosives strikes vital bridge (The Telegraph) Yevgeny Prigozhin, head of the Kremlin’s Wagner mercenary group, has said that it will take up to two years for Russian forces to capture the Donbas region, writes James Kilner.
Russia-Ukraine war live: Wagner head warns it could take two years to achieve Moscow’s objectives (the Guardian) Yevgeny Prigozhin says Moscow’s stated aim of capturing eastern regions unlikely to happen in 2023
Putin has unleashed private armies on Ukraine – and a man who could become a dangerous rival (the Guardian) Is Yevgeny Prigozhin, head of the notorious Wagner group, a real threat to the president, asks Samantha de Bendern of the Russia and Eurasia Programme at Chatham House
Putin launches major Ukraine offensive with hail of missiles (The Telegraph) Moscow has launched its heaviest bombardment on southern Ukraine since the start of the war
Russia unlikely to mount massive offensive in coming weeks – Ukraine’s Intel (Euromaidan Press) Russian forces lack the resources to launch a large-scale offensive against Ukraine within the next few weeks, according to Andriy Chernyak, representative of the Main Intelligence Directorate of Ukraine’s Defense Ministry
Invaders trying to find weak spots in Ukrainian defenses - intelligence (Ukrinform) Russia has no resources to launch a large-scale offensive before the anniversary of the Feb 24 full-scale invasion, while trying to find the weakest links in the Ukrainian defense system. — Ukrinform.
Hilltop coal-mining town a tactical prize in Ukraine war (AP NEWS) In a small coal-mining town on Ukraine’s eastern front line, a fight for strategic superiority is being waged in a battlefield steeped with symbolism as the one-year anniversary of Russia’s invasion nears.
Deaths in Russia's top brass unnerve India and China (Nikkei Asia) Military inadequacies in Ukraine raise questions for security relationships
BRICS Is Aiding and Abetting Russia’s War in Ukraine (World Politics Review) BRICS countries, plus Iran and Argentina, are all lending support to Russia since Putin began his war in Ukraine.
Zelenskyy’s Visit Is the EU Summit’s Only Bright Spot (World Politics Review) EU leaders planned a potential “Green Deal” in response to the US Inflation Reduction Act at a summit in Brussels.
Europe rushes to launch Covid-style plan to ramp up shell production for Ukraine (The Telegraph) European Central Bank could be used to raise funds to place orders large enough to convince defence firms to increase production
British weapons could be made in Ukraine (The Telegraph) Senior UK defence industry officials discussing plans with their counterparts in Kyiv
Secretary of Defense, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs to Visit Brussels for Ukraine Defense Contact Group (U.S. Department of Defense) Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III will travel to Brussels to participate in the Ukraine Defense Contact Group and the NATO Defense Ministerial at NATO Headquarters.
Readout of Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III's Call With Ukrainian Minister of Defence Oleksii Reznikov (U.S. Department of Defense) Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III spoke by phone with Ukrainian Minister of Defense Oleksii Reznikov regarding priorities for the upcoming Ukraine Defense Contact Group in Brussels.
US-led Security Assistance to Ukraine is Working (Royal United Services Institute) While some have criticised the pace of Western military assistance to Ukraine, there can be no doubt that it has made a real and tangible difference on the battlefield.
'Only US Engineers Can Modify': Russian MoD Blames US Defense Firm Raytheon For Upgrading Ukraine's Tu-141 Drones (Eurasian Times) The crashh of another Tupolev Tu-141 Strizh drone at Russia’s Kaluga Oblast on February 6 has revealed a new high explosive warhead, suggesting some additional modification work undertaken by the Ukrainians. Ukraine used Soviet-era drones to hit Russia’s Engels and Dyagilevo air bases last year on December 5 and 26. This also highlights a specific […]
Pentagon wants to restart top secret ‘irregular warfare’ mission in Ukraine (The Telegraph) Some Republicans oppose the move fearing it will escalate tensions and deepen American involvement in the conflict with Russia
Canada, U.S. Support NORAD Modernization (U.S. Department of Defense) Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III and Canadian Defense Minister Anita Anand discussed modernization of the North American Aerospace Defense Command and military assistance for Ukraine's defense
Readout of Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III Bilateral Meeting With Canadian Minist (U.S. Department of Defense) Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III hosted his Canadian counterpart, Minister of National Defense Anita Anand, for a bilateral meeting at the Pentagon.
After Ukraine, French air force zeroes in on anti-drone strategy: Air chief (Breaking Defense) Gen. Stéphane Mille held a wide-ranging discussion with reporters, talking Ukraine, drones, nuclear deterrence and a new fighter jet strategy.
Ukraine conflict: Ukraine orders air-defence system from Thales (Janes.com) French Defence Minister Sébastien Lecornu and his Ukrainian counterpart Oleksiy Reznikov signed a contract with Thales for the delivery of a short-range air-defence...
Neutral Austria under pressure to get tougher on Russia (AP NEWS) Austria has come under heavy criticism for granting visas that will allow sanctioned Russian lawmakers to attend a Vienna meeting of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe.
Russian hackers disrupt Turkey-Syria earthquake relief (The Telegraph) Killnet hackers are believed to be behind the cyber attack on Nato and military aircraft
Russian hackers are trying to break into ChatGPT, says Check Point (ZDNET) That's one of a number of ongoing efforts to compromise the language bot, threats that could lead to highly targeted phishing attacks.
Russian government may be considering legal exemptions for loyal hackers (Cybersecurity Connect) The cyber-frontlines in Russia’s illegal war against Ukraine are bolstered by a range of hacktivist groups, some with strong ties to Russian authorities, and others more loosely aligned to state interests, yet independent.
Russian Government evaluates the immunity to hackers acting in the interests of Russia (Security Affairs) The Russian Government proposed to give a sort of immunity to the hackers that operate in the interests of Moscow. Russian media reported that Alexander Khinshtein, the head of the Duma committee on information policy, announced that the Russian government is evaluating to avoid punishing hackers acting in the interests of Moscow. “The question of […]
Hacking marketplace emerges from Killnet partnership, seeks pro-Russia donations (SC Media) In late December, a Killnet-Deanon Club partnership set up Infinity Forum, a pro-Russian forum and marketplace offering cybercriminals space to advertise to expand DDoS enterprise.
Russia’s Ransomware Gangs Are Being Named and Shamed (WIRED) Members of the Trickbot and Conti cybercrime gangs have been sanctioned in an unprecedented wave of action against the country’s hackers.
Cybersécurité : le dilemme des hackeurs russes (Le Monde) Acteurs majeurs du secteur informatique, les experts numériques russes ont massivement fui leur pays afin d’éviter la mobilisation. Cette perte stratégique pour Moscou crée un vivier pour les autres pays, même si leur recrutement présente des risques.
The Next Cyber Phase of the Russia-Ukraine War Will Echo in Asia (Diplomat) Asia-Pacific countries should prepare for the cyber implications of the next phase of the Russian invasion of Ukraine.
Friends in Need (Foreign Affairs) What the war in Ukraine has revealed about alliances.
UN General Assembly to consider anti-Russian resolution on special operation anniversary (TASS) The proposal is based on the so-called peace formula by Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky
Russian diplomat urges to legally seal West’s deceit regarding Minsk agreements (TASS) The official representative of the Russian Foreign Ministry considers necessary further qualification in the legal space of the promises of the leaders of Germany, France and Ukraine in 2015
Russian diplomat believes latest Nord Stream findings deserve emergency NATO summit (TASS) The official representative of the Russian Foreign Ministry commented on the investigations of the American journalist Seymour Hersh and his colleagues, who reported on the involvement of the United States in terrorist attacks on pipelines
White House denies journalist’s claims it blew up Russian gas pipeline (The Independent) Seasoned reporter Seymour Hersh claimed Joe Biden gave orders
Don’t be too harsh on Seymour Hersh and his Nord Stream bombing theory (South China Morning Post) Acclaimed investigative reporter believes the US blew up Baltic gas pipelines, but unlike some of his past revelations there is no smoking gun.
Factbox: Prize-winning reporter Seymour Hersh no stranger to controversy (Reuters) Pulitzer Prize-winning U.S. reporter Seymour Hersh said this week that U.S. Navy divers, in a CIA operation ordered by President Joe Biden, planted explosives that destroyed three Russian gas pipelines under the Baltic Sea last September.
Ukraine-Russia war latest: US tells citizens to leave Russia 'immediately' (The Telegraph) The United States has told its citizens to leave Russia "immediately" amid heightened fears of a Russian offensive in Ukraine.
Attacks, Threats, and Vulnerabilities
Iranian State TV Hacked During President's Speech on Revolution Day (HackRead | Latest Cybersecurity and Hacking News Site) The hackers disrupted the State TV broadcast and instead aired the slogan “Death to Khamenei” and urged people to withdraw their money from government banks.
GoAnywhere MFT Zero-Day Exploitation Linked to Ransomware Attacks (SecurityWeek) The exploitation of a GoAnywhere MFT zero-day vulnerability has been linked to a cybercrime group and ransomware attacks.
Clop ransomware claims it breached 130 orgs using GoAnywhere zero-day (BleepingComputer) The Clop ransomware gang claims to be behind recent attacks that exploited a zero-day vulnerability in the GoAnywhere MFT secure file transfer tool, saying they stole data from over 130 organizations.
Microsoft OneNote Abuse for Malware Delivery Surges (SecurityWeek) Threat actors are increasingly abusing Microsoft OneNote documents to deliver malware in both targeted and spray-and-pray campaigns.
Gootkit Malware Adopts New Tactics to Attack Healthcare and Finance Firms (The Hacker News) Gootkit malware is now targeting healthcare and financial organizations in the US, UK and Australia by using a new method of deployment.
Meet the Creator of North Korea’s New Favorite Crypto Privacy Service (WIRED) The world’s most prolific crypto thieves have used Sinbad.io to launder tens of millions. Its creator, “Mehdi,” answers WIRED’s questions.
New ESXiArgs Ransomware Variant Emerges After CISA Releases Decryptor Tool (The Hacker News) Following CISA's release of a decryption tool for ESXiArgs, hackers have upgraded the ransomware to encrypt more data with stronger encryption methods
More than 18,500 ESXi servers still vulnerable to VMware bug behind initial ransomware spree (The Record from Recorded Future News) Rapid7 said 18,581 VMware ESXi servers are still exposed to CVE-2021-21974 — a 2-year-old bug being exploited by the ESXiArgs ransomware.
Chinese Tonto Team Hackers' Second Attempt to Target Cybersecurity Firm Group-IB Fails (The Hacker News) Chinese Tonto Team just suffered a defeat in their latest hack attempt on cybersecurity firm Group-IB.
December ransomware attack leads to massive data breach from California health network (The Record from Recorded Future News) Facilities within California's Heritage Provider Network reported a data breach related to a ransomware attack in December.
Ransomware crooks steal 3m+ patients' sensitive info (Register) All that data coming soon to a darkweb crime forum near you?
LockBit's Royal Mail ransom deadline passes, no data release (Register) Also: Russian wiper malware authors turn to data theft, plus this week's critical vulns
Siemens Drives Rise in ICS Vulnerabilities Discovered in 2022: Report (SecurityWeek) More than 1,300 ICS vulnerabilities were discovered in 2022, including nearly 1,000 that have a high or critical severity rating.
What is Poshukash.com and How to Remove It? (Trend Micro News) If you often see Poshukash.com on your browser, you may wonder how to remove it. Just find the answer here.
A10 Networks confirms data breach after Play ransomware attack (BleepingComputer) The California-based networking hardware manufacturer 'A10 Networks' has confirmed to BleepingComputer that the Play ransomware gang briefly gained access to its IT infrastructure and compromised data.
America’s Vulnerable Energy Infrastructure Is A Threat To National Security (Yahoo Finance) U.S. power grids are frighteningly vulnerable to potential cyber-attacks, and as some analysts warn, could pose a risk to national security
Weee! grocery startup says customer data stolen in data breach (TechCrunch) A seller on a known cybercrime forum is offering access to Weee! customer data and millions of order details.
City of Oakland hit with ransomware attack, but says 'core functions' are intact (The Record from Recorded Future News) The City of Oakland confirmed reports that its networks had been hit with ransomware on Wednesday evening.
Ransomware attack hits Oakland (KTVU FOX 2) Oakland was the victim of a ransomware attack that began Wednesday night, police and city officials said Friday.
Edmonds School District data breach exposed sensitive information (Edmonds Beacon) Now we know how serious the cybersecurity breach is for the Edmonds Schools District and its more than 20,000 students. On Friday, Feb. 10, the district determined that an unauthorized identity theft into its online network led to the ability to view and acquire certain information stored on the network between Jan. 16 and Jan. 31. Sensitive inform...
Indigo’s website and services still down for third day after cyber attack (Toronto Star) The company says it still can’t process returns or electronic payments and is currently working with third-party experts to resolve the issues.
City of Oakland, Irish and Israeli universities suffer ransomware attacks (Computing) Latest swathe of ransomware hits
Technion University hacked; Cyber authority trying to assist (Jerusalem Post) The cyberattack against the university has taken the form of a ransomware attack.
Data accessed in MTU cyberattack shared on 'dark web' (Irish Examiner) On Friday, MTU secured an interim High Court injunction to help prevent the use of any data that may have been illegally taken from its systems.
MTU to track any potential data leaks online after securing injunction over cyber attack (The Irish Times) Ransomware hack left university facing threat of data release
QEH criticised for failing to recover from cyber attack two months later (Barbados Today) Get your act together!That was the message Democratic Labour Party (DLP) spokesperson on health Paul Gibson delivered to management at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital (QEH) which has still not been able to address the issues stemming from a cyber attack two months ago.
TUSD: Some employees "may not have received complete compensation" following cyber attack (KGUN 9 Tucson News) Tucson Unified School District is still in the process of picking up the pieces after a cybersecurity threat hit the district in late January.
Urgent warning issued to anybody who is watching The Last Of Us (MSN) The TV series, based on the smash-hit game of the same name, has been airing for the last five weeks - with episode five already out as HBO shifts its airtime because of the Super Bowl on Sunday night.
CISA Adds Three Known Exploited Vulnerabilities to Catalog (CISA) CISA has added three new vulnerabilities to its Known Exploited Vulnerabilities Catalog, based on evidence of active exploitation. These types of vulnerabilities are frequent attack vectors for malicious cyber actors and pose significant risks to the federal enterprise. Note: To view the newly added vulnerabilities in the catalog, click on the arrow in the "Date Added to Catalog" column, which will sort by descending dates.
Layoffs Could Hatch a New Generation of Data Thieves and Hackers (Tanium) As corporate layoffs keep coming, cybersecurity experts predict an uptick in insider risks. How you fire—and hire—can make all the difference.
Massive increase in use of stalkerware to monitor partner or one's own child (NL Times) Several thousand people monitored their child, (ex-)partner or other people with the so-called stalkerware last year, reported the consumer program Kassa. However, for many this represents a massive invasion of privacy, as it gives the software users full access to the phone of people from their own household as well as outside. Most often, the monitoring program is passed off to users as parental control software. This additionally poses a great threat to the child's safety.
Now for sale: Data on your mental health (Washington Post) Capitalizing on the pandemic explosion in telehealth and therapy apps that collect details of your mental health needs, data brokers are packaging that information for resale, a new study finds. There’s no law stopping them.
Medical-Device Makers Face Push to Protect Their Wares From Hacks (Wall Street Journal) Relentless cyberattacks on the healthcare sector and new federal rules are forcing businesses to address cybersecurity for medical devices after years of neglect.
Security Awareness Training Startup Riot Raises $12 Million (SecurityWeek) Riot Security, a training startup focused on security awareness, has secured $12 million in a Series A funding round led by VC fund Base10.
VulnCheck Raises $3.2M Seed Round for Threat Intel (SecurityWeek) Massachusetts startup VulnCheck has attracted $3.2 million in seed-stage funding from several prominent investors.
Now that Vista has closed the $4.6bn buyout of KnowBe4, what's next? (PE Hub) 'Our focus right now is continuing the company’s profitable growth and scaling the business efficiently,' Michael Fosnaugh told PE Hub.
Israeli cybersecurity company to open trade in Nasdaq index (ynetnews) Hub Security estimates its worth at $1.28 billion, with clients including the Pentagon, Siemens, and the Defense Ministry alongside many others
Crowdstrike's Super Bowl Ad Recalls Original Trojan Horse (Ad Week) The tech security firm discourages opening the door to just anyone.
Expel Advances Leadership in Cloud Security with MDR for Kubernetes (Expel) Security operations provider attributes 710% revenue growth over the evaluation period to the happiness of its people and maintaining quality through exceptional growth
Attention marketers: Google’s $100bn Bard blunder underscores current dangers of AI (The Drum) The chatbot generated an incorrect fact about the James Webb Space Telescope in its very first public demo. The incident has dramatically highlighted one of the most pertinent dangers for marketers using AI: it doesn’t always tell the truth.
Bing’s AI infusion ‘a shot across Google’s bow.’ Marketing pros react to the search wars (The Drum) Could Microsoft eventually surpass Google and become adland’s preferred search and browsing provider? Is that even possible? We asked marketing experts to find out.
Google Miscalculates Stock Severance, Apologizes to Laid-Off Workers (The Information) The severance package Google gave to 12,000 employees it laid off on Jan. 20 was among the best in the tech industry, but it wasn’t as good as many of the affected employees were initially told. Google on Thursday notified soon-to-be former employees in the U.S. that it had incorrectly ...
Microsoft Kills Its Industrial Metaverse Team After 4 Months (The Information) In a surprising reversal, Microsoft has killed a team it formed four months ago to help customers use the metaverse in industrial settings, according to a person with direct knowledge of the matter. The group’s roughly 100 employees have all been laid off, the person said. Microsoft created its ...
Microsoft Cuts Jobs in HoloLens, Surface, Xbox as Layoffs Continue (Bloomberg) Job cuts in HoloLens raise question about future versions of goggles
Tales from the Shredder: How a Quarter-Million Fired Tech Workers Are Picking Up the Pieces (The Information) On a brisk Wednesday in December, Pakin Wirojwatanakul made his usual commute to the downtown San Francisco office of fintech startup Plaid. But when he arrived, thefront desk security guard told him to go home. Puzzled, he left the office and reversed his commute. Then he received a cryptic ...
Expect Pentagon's Cyber-Worker Strategy 'Any Day Now' (Defense One) Plan aims to attract smart, effective people, in part by reducing education and certification requirements.
Jaden Dicks: It is never too early to start. [CyberVista intern] (CyberWire) Jaden Dicks, a new intern at CyberVista, a company that merged with CyberWire to become N2K Networks, shares his story as a young man growing up trying to get into the cyber community.
Chinese spy balloon scrutiny and Texas crackdown ‘a wake-up call’ for marketers on TikTok (The Drum) TikTok is under the microscope. But will the US government be able to stem its adoption? And will advertisers be willing to give up the hottest publisher of the moment?
Dragos appoints Kurt Gaudette as VP of Global Threat Intelligence (TahawulTech.com) Dragos Appoints Former Intelligence Community Expert Kurt Gaudette as Vice President of Global Threat Intelligence.
Microsoft Security’s chief strategy officer joining Apiiro as new CPO (ctech) Moti Gindi, the Former CVP of security products at Microsoft, joins the Israeli startup to help it scale its application security platform
Torq Poaches Splunk’s Josh Morris as New SVP of Worldwide Sales and Taps Chief Marketing Officer Don Jeter From Pax8 (Business Wire) Torq further accelerates growth and global expansion with world-class hires as broader tech sector struggles with revenue declines and layoffs.
Products, Services, and Solutions
Train for a cybersecurity certification with this course bundle deal (BleepingComputer) No matter where you are in your career, extra training in cybersecurity can help you in a constantly evolving field. This 26-course bundle gives you a full IT training library for $99.99, 98% off the $7774 MSRP.
BIO-key Partners with Europe’s Bravantic Group to Offer Transformative Identity Access Management Solutions in Europe, Africa, Brazil, and the Middle East (GlobeNewswire News Room) BIO-key International, Inc. (NASDAQ: BKYI), an innovative provider of Identity and...
Iveda Executes Exclusive $44M Distribution Agreement With Premier Latin American Security Firm (GlobeNewswire News Room) Iveda effectively brings AI technology to LATAM through initial security deployment with Grupo Desson
Polygraph: Click Fraud Detection And Prevention Is Free Of Charge For Small Advertisers (GlobeNewswire News Room) Small advertisers can now protect their online advertisements from fake clicks by using Polygraph’s no cost click fraud detection and prevention service....
Technologies, Techniques, and Standards
NIST Picks Ascon Algorithms to Protect Data on IoT, Small Electronic Devices (SecurityWeek) NIST selects the Ascon cryptographic algorithms as the standard to protect data flowing through IOT and small electronic devices.
NATO Cyber Defence Center Taps DISA as U.S. Team Lead for Intense Cyberattack Challenge (HS Today) In this role, DISA will facilitate the U.S. Blue team, provide training, guidance and leadership throughout the planning process and execution of the exercise.
Knocking down the legs of the industrial security triad. (CyberWire) Pascal Ackerman, OT Security Strategist from Guidepoint Security, joins Dave to discuss his work on discovering a vulnerability in the integrity of common HMI client-server protocol.
National Cryptologic Museum Unveils Temporary Valentine’s Day Exhibit of Sweetheart Codes (HS Today) Located at the edge of the National Security Agency (NSA) in Ft. Meade, Maryland, the National Cryptologic Museum provides visitors a unique opportunity to engage with cryptologic history.
Prior research on cybersecurity first principles. (CyberWire) For the past three years, I have been going on and on about cybersecurity first-principle thinking as if the concept was somehow unique; as if it were cut out of virgin cloth and walked down from Mount Olympus by Athena herself, the goddess of wisdom, courage, inspiration, and the arts.
Design and Innovation
Microsoft to demo its new ChatGPT-like AI in Word, PowerPoint, and Outlook soon (The Verge) A demo could come as soon as March.
ChatGPT Is a Blurry JPEG of the Web (The New Yorker) OpenAI’s chatbot offers paraphrases, whereas Google offers quotes. Which do we prefer?
ChatGPT is everywhere. Here’s where it came from (MIT Technology Review) OpenAI’s breakout hit was an overnight sensation—but it is built on decades of research.
Google employees criticize CEO Sundar Pichai for ‘rushed, botched’ announcement of GPT competitor Bard (CNBC) In addition to a slide in its stock, Alphabet is facing criticism from employees following the announcement of its ChatGPT competitor this week.
Opera’s building ChatGPT into its sidebar (The Verge) Opera’s new AI tool can summarize webpages and articles.
What is artificial narrow intelligence (ANI)? (VentureBeat) Artificial narrow intelligence: Evolution, types, applications, use cases, pros and cons and the future of artificial general intelligence.
IBM’s Vision for Security in the Quantum Era (eWEEK) IBM has developed a suite of IBM Quantum Safe services that are designed to be resistant to quantum-based encryption cracking techniques.
Using the blockchain to prevent data breaches (VentureBeat) How blockchain works, and why it shows promise for preventing data breaches and greatly improving cybersecurity:
Quantum Computers: What Is Q-Day? And What’s the Solution? (GovTech) Quantum computers hold the promise of amazing advances in numerous fields. So why are cybersecurity experts so worried about Q-Day? What must be done now to prepare?
LU, JC Schools cybersecurity partnership booting up (News Tribune) Eighteen students from Jefferson City School District encrypted the message "I love pizza" using cipher disks Thursday.
FIU Business launches MBA program in Cybersecurity Risk Management (Miami's Community News) As cybercrimes and security breaches continue to impact the global landscape, FIU Business has launched an MBA in Cybersecurity Risk Management. Designed for working professionals who have established themselves in the cybersecurity field, with more than four years of experience, this program aims to develop executive leaders who can look beyond technology alone and consider the business...
Rapid7 and USF Partner to Establish the Rapid7 Cyber Threat Intelligence Lab (GlobeNewswire News Room) A $1.5 million investment by The Rapid7 Cybersecurity Foundation will fund the joint endeavor, providing hands-on learning opportunities to the next...
Elk Grove students head to national cybersecurity competition (CBS News) Armed with a keyboard and mouse, some students in Elk Grove are ready to go head-to-head with professional hackers.
Legislation, Policy, and Regulation
U.S. National Cybersecurity Strategy: What we can expect this time around, and what else should be considered (Federal News Network) It’s often said that the wheels of government move slowly, but the persistent rise in cyberattacks have greased the gears of government to finally move forward with some urgency to address this…
US Blacklists 6 Chinese Entities Over Balloon Program (SecurityWeek) The US blacklisted six Chinese entities it said were linked to Beijing's aerospace programs as part of its retaliation over a spy balloon.
Lawmaker 'definitely' considering value of independent Cyber Force, but wants more study (Breaking Defense) "I think the hesitancy on our side would be - well, so soon after creating the Space Force, we don’t want to just create a bunch of bureaucracy," Rep. Mike Gallagher, R-Wisc., said.
The Cult of Secrecy (Foreign Affairs) America’s classification crisis.
How Much Cyber Insurance Does A County Need? (www.cities929.com) An item that wasn't even on the agenda dominated this months meeting of the McLean County Finance Committee. T...
Litigation, Investigation, and Law Enforcement
The Supreme Court may overhaul how you live online (MIT Technology Review) Content recommendation algorithms rule your digital life. The Section 230 case under review could change it all.
The FBI’s Most Controversial Surveillance Tool Is Under Threat (WIRED) A review of the FBI’s access to foreign intelligence reveals troubling misuse of powerful surveillance tech.
Privacy Fears, Abuse Allegations Jeopardize Foreign Surveillance Tool (Wall Street Journal) Intelligence agencies say the law is fundamental to digital spying while critics in Congress see abuses.
New classified document found in FBI search of Pence home (AP NEWS) The FBI discovered an additional document with classified markings at former Vice President Mike Pence ’s Indiana home during a search Friday, following the discovery by his lawyers last month of sensitive government documents there.