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Internet and Circumvention Correspondent — Voice of America
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Doug Bernard - VOA journalist, webnerd, exploring what happens when real world meets digital life. Particularly interested in security, censorship, privacy.

Upcoming US Super Bowl Causes Huge Security Concerns

voanews.com — Fans of American football are busily gearing up for one of the most anticipated events on this year's sports calendar: the 50th annual Super Bowl, this year pitting Cam Newton and the Carolina Panthers against Peyton Manning's Denver Broncos.

National Power Grids Increasingly Targeted in Cyber Attacks

voanews.com — Ukraine's electric power grid is once again under cyberattack, just one month after a similar incident successfully brought down portions of the system and left millions in the dark. Worse, researchers studying the attacks say the malware believed responsible - a new version of the so-called BlackEnergy bug - has likely spread to numerous European power grids and is poised to infect many more.
Feb 01, 2016

Coming to a power grid near you? National Power Grids Increasingly Targeted in Cyber Attacks voanews.com/content/nation… #cyberattack #grid

Feb 01, 2016

Udi Shamir @SentinelOne: BlackEnergy3 more widespread than earlier thought: Power Grids Targeted in #Cyberattacks voanews.com/content/nation…

Russia Suspected in First-Ever Cyberattack on Ukraine’s Power Grid

voanews.com — In the last months of 2015, the conflict between Russia and Ukraine over Crimea's annexation and continuing strife in Ukraine's east appeared largely to be in stalemate. But now, with the new year, it appears the conflict is heating up again, and playing out on the region's electric grids. On Dec.
Jan 08, 2016

If proven, this might be an act of war: Russia Suspected in First-ever Cyberattack on Ukraine’s Power Grid voanews.com/content/russia…

More Secure Cyber Environment Could Be Coming in 2016

voanews.com — There's little doubt that 2015 will not be remembered fondly by cybersecurity professionals. With millions of successful hacking attacks, and uncounted documents breached or stolen, it seemed at times that nothing could be done to stop the assault on the globe's computer systems. The threats and challenges came from many directions.

John McAfee: America’s First Cyber Candidate

voanews.com — To call John McAfee unconventional is to be correct in just about every way possible. Long before most were thinking about protecting their computers from malware and hackers, John McAfee was already writing some of the world's first anti-virus programs. As CEO of a multi-billion dollar software company, he cut a kind of swash-buckling figure, much in the same vein as Space X's Elon Musk or Virgin Airlines' Richard Branson.
Dec 07, 2015

John McAfee's Cyber Party platform: "Freedom Privacy Technology." More on McAfee's White House run: voanews.com/content/john-m… #mcafee2016

Rethinking Anonymous’ Online 'War' With IS

voanews.com — Last month's terror attacks in Paris spurred Western political leaders to begin crafting a comprehensive strategy for defeating the Islamic State militant group on the battlefields of Syria and Iraq. But they also reminded many observers that more needs to be done to attack the Islamic State (IS) group where it has a sizable foothold: online.

Analysts Warn Middle East Hackers Trying to Attack US Infrastructure

voanews.com — Security in Washington and across the United States is tightening this week, following a new video reportedly released by Islamic State specifically threatening an attack on the American capital similar to last week's brutal killings in Paris.
Nov 19, 2015

Analysts Warn Middle East Hackers Trying to Attack US Infrastructure voanews.com/content/analys… @realtimeacs @indegycom #cybersecurity

Nov 19, 2015

Worried about ISIS hitting DC or NYC? Analysts Warn Middle East Hackers Trying to Attack US Infrastructure voanews.com/content/analys… #uhoh

Could IS Use Sony’s PS4 to Coordinate Attacks?

voanews.com — As the international hunt for those behind the Paris terror attacks expands, investigators are trying to figure out how the ISIS terrorists were able to communicate and coordinate the assaults. Now, some investigators are pointing the finger at an unlikely target: an electronic gaming system made by Sony.

Why is Russia Interested in Undersea Internet Cables?

voanews.com — It seems like something more fitting of a Cold War-era James Bond movie script than present-day reality: unnamed Pentagon officials circulating reports that Russian naval vessels and submarines are lurking around undersea cables that link the U.S. to Europe and Asia.
Nov 08, 2015

Why is Russia Interested in Undersea Internet Cables? voanews.com/content/russia… @navyharmer @dougmadory

Global Internet Freedoms Decline Fifth Year in a Row

voanews.com — When it comes to protecting freedom of expression online, the news is not good. For the fifth straight year in a row, the World Wide Web became less free for millions of people, as governments around the world continued restricting online expression, censoring websites and cracking down on a variety of tools designed to protect user privacy.
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Feb 01, 2016

Udi Shamir @SentinelOne: BlackEnergy3 more widespread than earlier thought: Power Grids Targeted in #Cyberattacks voanews.com/content/nation…

Feb 01, 2016

Coming to a power grid near you? National Power Grids Increasingly Targeted in Cyber Attacks voanews.com/content/nation… #cyberattack #grid

Jan 28, 2016

welp Bug in Silent Circle's Blackphone let attackers remotely control device computerworld.com/article/301967… via @computerworld #cybersecurity

Jan 28, 2016

Ukraine's power grid again under #cyberattack, BlackEnergy3 to blame. Researchers @SentinelSec say malware may be resident in other grids

Jan 27, 2016

Not likely 'news', but still. Study: Internet Helps Drive Political Polarization voanews.com/content/study-… The web is changing our politics

Jan 27, 2016

Israeli Power Grid Suffers ‘One Of The Largest Cyber Attacks’ In Its History dailycaller.com/2016/01/26/isr… via @dailycaller #cybersecurity


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