Parts of the government is still spinning back up after spending 35 days offline as part of the recent partial government shutdown. For security teams with long to-do lists, that's a lot of time they need to regain.
Two senators have asked the director of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency to look into the national security threat from foreign-based VPNs.
European law enforcement and the US Department of Justice took the xDedic marketplace, a hotspot for cybercriminals on the dark web, sells access to compromised RDP servers belonging to universities, governments, and private enterprises, offline as part of a joint operation.
The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency has issued an emergency directive about an ongoing DNS hijacking campaign against federal agencies.
A new bill by Sen. Marco Rubio and a push for regulation of data brokers by Apple's Tim Cook has put privacy up front during the government shutdown.