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How a 3-year-old decision still haunts OPM's security clearance efforts

<i>This is part two of a two-part Federal News Radio’s special report, “Is splitting the security clearance process destined for failure?” Federal News</i> …

Cybersecurity

Dark Web Marketplace Offers Remote Access to Corporate PCs for $3-15 Each

Flashpoint researchers report that Dark Web marketplaces selling access to compromised Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) servers have become increasingly …

Dark Web

Navy reopens criminal probe into unauthorized police force at Norfolk shipyard

The Naval Criminal Investigative Service has reopened a criminal investigation into a long-running scandal involving the operation of an illegitimate …

Corruption

Murder at Waterline Square: Supervisor fatally shot by worker at luxury condo site

A disgruntled construction worker fatally shot his former supervisor in the head before turning the gun on himself Thursday morning at Waterline …

Insider information leads to fraud scheme, arrests and conviction

A year after being arrested, the former head of global foreign exchange cash trading at HSBC Bank plc was found guilty of orchestrating a …

Security

Former Bak Middle treasurer pleads guilty to falsifying records

WEST PALM BEACH —<p>A former treasurer at Bak Middle School of the Arts pleaded guilty Thursday to falsifying records in a case stemming from an …

Crime

92 Percent of IT Pros Say Employees Try to Access Inappropriate Information

A recent survey of more than 900 IT security professionals found that 92 percent of respondents said employees attempt to access information they …

Cybersecurity

Ransomware Sales on the Dark Web Surged by 2,502 Percent in the Past Year

The past year saw a 2,502 percent increase in sales of ransomware on the dark Web, from just under $250,000 to more than $6.2 million, according to a …

Cybersecurity

Records: Suspect in Harford Co., Delaware shootings has criminal record, history of workplace violence

Radee L. Prince, who allegedly killed three co-workers and wounded two others at his Harford County workplace before driving to Delaware and shooting …

Policing

Does Windows 10's Security Boost Make Antivirus Obsolete?

Microsoft Windows Defender Security Center gets new features with the Fall Creators Update, but the best third-party antivirus tools are still better.<p>…

Malware

Most agencies lack consistent disciplinary guidelines, oversight chairman finds

Agencies largely don’t have consistent guidelines for responding to instances of employee misbehavior and if they do, many lack sufficient policies …

Trey Gowdy

Tech companies are hindering criminal investigations, under outdated law

When police showed up at his parents' rural Mississippi home this past winter, Brian Lee Davis confessed to owning hundreds of digital photos and videos that showed young children being raped. In July, the 20-year-old college student was sentenced to a decade in state prison. Catching him gave …

Privacy

Federal worker busted on online child pornography charges

A federal employee living in Illinois was arrested Monday after he allegedly tried to entice young girls to send him illicit pictures and threatened them with rape and violence -- all through an app.<p>Richard Barnett, 39, allegedly posed as a 13-year-old boy on the video-sharing app Musical.ly and …

Crime

Maryland-Delaware shooting suspect caught after 3 killed, 3 others wounded

The man believed to have killed three people in a "targeted attack" near a Maryland business and also suspected in a later shooting in Delaware was apprehended by police in Delaware Wednesday evening after a manhunt that stretched on for hours.<p>The suspect was identified by Harford County Sheriff …

Crime

WHM Motorsports Staying Aggressive For Key West

<i>An odd year could be the ticket for one of the most seasoned, successful and hard-charging teams in offshore powerboat racing’s premiere class. Photo</i> …

Motorsport

Insider tries to scam Dice after hacking company he sold to Dice

David W. Kent thought he could get away with hacking into a company he sold to DHI Group Inc. (Dice), build up the competing company he created, then …

Security

Are you employees snooping on the corporate network?

The overwhelming majority of employees are deliberately seeking out information they are not permitted to access, exposing a major snooping problem …

Cybersecurity

Watchdog Probes Postal Service ‘Insider Threat’ Program

Pushing back, the USPS said it is making strides on cybersecurity<p>The U.S. Postal Service lacks a working “insider threat” program to assess the …

U.S. Postal Service

Insider data leak causes trouble for major supermarket chain

Originally written by Nick Ismail on Information AgeThe insider threat is arguably the biggest threat to businesses’ cyber security. It is …

Internet

Rise in Insider Threats Drives Shift to Training, Data-Level Security

As the value and volume of data grows, perimeter security is not enough to battle internal or external threats.<p>Data breaches continue to devastate …

Cybersecurity

PD: Man Arrested After Stabbing Boss With Box Cutter

A Massachusetts man is facing an attempted murder charge after he allegedly stabbed his boss with a box cutter in a workplace violence incident …

Crime

Preventing Workplace Violence: Make Your Company a ‘Hard Target’

​<p><i>This article is the first in a four-part workplace security series. This part highlights how a business can make itself a difficult target and deter</i> …

The Workplace

GAO: 24 Agencies Still Struggle With IT Security Weaknesses

<b>HHS, NASA, OPM, IRS Among Agencies Criticized</b><br>Two dozen federal agencies continue to experience security weaknesses in five critical areas, putting …

Cybersecurity

IDG Contributor Network: Legal incentives for spying on employees

Monitoring employees, or “spying” for the Orwellian enthusiasts, is an uncomfortable issue for most companies. While everyone wants to trust …

Spying

IT plonker stuffed 'destructive' logic bomb into US Army servers in contract revenge attack

An IT contractor is facing a possible decade behind bars in America for planting a ticking "destructive" time bomb in US military systems.<p>After a …

Recent NSA leaks show challenge of a software 'solution' for insider threats

Two recent thefts of NSA documents were made possible simply because workers who handled sensitive material decided to walk out the door with some of …

Cybersecurity

Defusing Leakers Means Knowing What Makes Them Tick

<i>Tackling insider threat — everything from leaking classified information to potential workplace violence — is a key part of the National</i> …

National Security Official: 'Significant Damage' From Classified Leaks

The man in charge of internal security of the nation's intelligence services says there is so much leaking of classified information right now that …

CERT Definition of 'Insider Threat' - Updated

<i>Insider Threat - the potential for an individual who has or had authorized access to an organization's assets to use their access, either maliciously</i> …

Three-Quarters of Security Incidents Originate Inside the Extended Enterprise

The majority of security incidents arise from within in the extended enterprise and not as a result of hacking groups, according to new research from …