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Industry prepares for new insider threat regulation

Even as the Defense Department prepares to implement a new regulation to help mitigate insider threats, security breaches are continuing. Experts say more needs to be done to address the situation.

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Election wrap: Rubio’s hold on Florida Senate seat in question

Republican candidates across the country are nervous about what a possible big Clinton victory could mean for their own electoral fates.

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Army issues computer simulation challenge for cyberwar training

The Army’s Program Executive Office for Simulation, Training, & Instrumentation wants to create a Persistent Cyber Training Environment.

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Election 2016: An odd blip or a fundamental shift in American politics?

As the U.S. presidential election enters its final weeks, political scientists studying the data find themselves asking: How did we get here?

Health care, manufacturing companies have “least comprehensive” data protection, since they’ve made fewer information technology security investments, McAfee Labs says in new Q2 threats report.

  • Nearly 40% of data losses involve some kind of physical media, such as thumb drives
  • In first half of 2016, researchers found ransomware hacker who appeared to receive $121 million in payments from ransomware operations targeting variety of sector
  • Researchers also identified nearly $100,000 in payments from hospital ransomware victims to specific bitcoin accounts
  • Growing number of new industry sectors to be targeted with ransomware by extensive networks doing attacks
  • NOTE: TPG to Buy Intel’s McAfee Security Unit in $4.2 Billion Deal
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In North Carolina, who’s the greenest of them all?

In First Word Energy for Oct. 20: Competing environmental advocates debate Sen. Richard Burr's green credentials in the tight North Carolina race. Energy sneaks in only briefly during the last presidential debate. Also, nuclear's mixed bag.

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Progress on health care will take hard work and bipartisan cooperation

The next president and Congress will face serious decisions about our nation’s healthcare, including the future of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), the solvency of Medicare, and how to slow the rising cost of health care.