Arizona Establishes New Cyber Command Center to Prevent Attacks

Doug Ducey

Governor Doug Ducey on Monday established the state’s new Cyber Command Center at a ceremony at the Department of Public Safety’s Arizona Counter Terrorism Information Center (ACTIC) in Phoenix.

The new cyber center will serve as Arizona’s main headquarters for managing statewide cybersecurity operations for officials at each level of government.

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The Colonial Pipeline Is Back Online

After five days that saw Virginia’s gasoline availability plummet, the Colonial Pipeline is fully-operational as of Thursday evening. But the company says not to expect supplies to return to normal immediately.

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House GOP Campaign Committee Was Hacked During 2018 Election

by Luke Rosiak   The National Republican Congressional Committee was hacked during the 2018 election after hiring CrowdStrike, the cyber-firm that the Democratic National Committee employed that allowed DNC emails to be stolen even after the 2016 hack was detected. The emails of four top NRCC officials were stolen in a…

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US Charges Two Iranian Cyber Criminals in Ransomware Scheme

by Masood Farivar   In the first case of its kind, the U.S. Justice Department announced charges Wednesday against two alleged Iranian cybercriminals who used malware to infect the computer networks of U.S. municipalities, hospitals and other organizations in a scheme to extort millions of dollars from the victims. Faramarz…

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Facebook is in Talks to Buy a Large Cyber-security Company

by Gavin Hanson   Sources inside Facebook say that the company is currently in acquisition talks with more than one major — but unnamed — cyber-security company, according to a report from The Information. Reporters spoke with four anonymous sources who refused to name specific companies but claimed that a…

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