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Biden to Appoint Cybersecurity Advisor to NSC – Report

Anne Neuberger will join the National Security Council, according to sources. President-elect Joe Biden has reportedly tapped the National Security Agency’s cybersecurity director to serve in a brand-new cyber-role on his National Security Council. Anne Neuberger, a more than 10-year veteran of the NSA and its cyber-chief since 2019, will . . . Read more

Fired Healthcare Exec Stalls Critical PPE Shipment for Months

A fired Stradis Healthcare employee sought revenge by tampering with shipping data for desperately needed healthcare PPE. The FBI has announced that Christopher Dobbins pleaded guilty and was sentenced to a year in prison for breaching and temporarily disabling the Stradis Healthcare shipping system using a secret account, after being . . . Read more

Feds Pinpoint Russia as ‘Likely’ Culprit Behind SolarWinds Attack

The widespread compromise affecting key government agencies is ongoing, according to the U.S. government. The U.S. government has identified Russia as the “likely” culprit behind the widespread SolarWinds cyberattack that has so far affected multiple federal agencies and private-sector companies. Cyberespionage is cited as the motivation behind the attack, which . . . Read more

The 5 Most-Wanted Threatpost Stories of 2020

A look back at what was hot with readers — offering a snapshot of the security stories that were most top-of-mind for security professionals and consumers throughout the year. As 2020 draws to a close, it’s clear that work-from-home security, ransomware, COVID-19-themed social engineering and attacks by nation-states will go . . . Read more

6 Questions Attackers Ask Before Choosing an Asset to Exploit

David “moose” Wolpoff at Randori explains how hackers pick their targets, and how understanding “hacker logic” can help prioritize defenses. In the past decade or so, we’ve seen a massive shift toward the cloud. The COVID-19 pandemic and associated pivot to remote work has only accelerated this cloud trend, forcing . . . Read more

2020 Work-for-Home Shift: What We Learned

Threatpost explores 5 big takeaways from 2020 — and what they mean for 2021. Goodbye, 2020 — and good riddance, right? Most of us don’t want to take too much from this year into the next — but let’s make an exception for what we learned about security in the . . . Read more

Hey Alexa, Who Am I Messaging?

Research shows that microphones on digital assistants are sensitive enough to record what someone is typing on a smartphone to steal PINs and other sensitive info. The potential for digital-home assistants like Amazon Alexa to infringe on user privacy by making and saving voice recordings of them is already widely . . . Read more