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Cybersecurity reporter with @TheHill. Bay Area native. I write everything in TextEdit.

OVERNIGHT CYBERSECURITY: McConnell gambles on NSA reform

thehill.com — Welcome to OVERNIGHT CYBERSECURITY, your daily rundown of the biggest news in the world of hacking and data privacy. We're here to connect the dots as leaders in government, policy and industry wrap their arms around cyberthreats. What lies ahead for Congress, the administration and the latest company under siege?

Home Depot still paying for data breach

thehill.com — Home Depot is still paying to recover from its 2014 data breach, reporting $7 million in breach-related costs for the first quarter of 2015. It is estimated that the home improvement retailer has spent more than $50 million to deal with the fallout from the cyberattack in which hackers stole information for 56 million payment cards.

Alleged plane hacker said he 'messed with' space station, satellites

thehill.com — A computer expert under scrutiny for allegedly hacking a commercial plane bragged in 2012 that he and his colleagues "messed around with" the International Space Station via cyberspace. Chris Roberts, a security professional with One World Labs, told an audience that he "got into trouble for playing with" the Space Station eight or nine years prior.

Hard to deter hackers, experts tell lawmakers

thehill.com — Experts on the cybersecurity of the financial sector were not optimistic that law enforcement can effectively deter hackers with the threat of prosecution. Members of a House subcommittee on financial services pressed a panel of witnesses Tuesday on whether the federal government is doing enough to highlight the consequences of hacking to potential cyber criminals.

OVERNIGHT CYBERSECURITY: White House urges speed in NSA fight

thehill.com — Welcome to OVERNIGHT CYBERSECURITY, your daily rundown of the biggest news in the world of hacking and data privacy. We're here to connect the dots as leaders in government, policy and industry wrap their arms around cyberthreats. What lies ahead for Congress, the administration and the latest company under siege?

Kerry blasts North Korea for Sony hack

thehill.com — Secretary of State John Kerry took North Korea to task for "provocative, destabilizing and repressive actions" online, including the hack of Sony Pictures. Kerry noted that North Korea faces additional sanctions for the Sony attack, and vowed that cyberattackers around the world "will be held accountable for their actions."

ISIS preps for cyber war

thehill.com — Islamic terrorists are stoking alarm with threats of an all-out cyber crusade against the United States, and experts say the warnings should be taken seriously. Hackers claiming affiliation with the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) released a video Monday vowing an "electronic war" against the United States and Europe and claiming access to "American leadership" online.

Week ahead: Senate down to the wire on NSA reform

thehill.com — All eyes will be on Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) next week for signs of progress toward reauthorizing the Patriot Act. With a legislative deadline of June 1 looming, and the Memorial Day holiday between now and then, lawmakers have only a few working days left to come to an agreement.

Penn State discloses major cyberattack by China

thehill.com — Chinese hackers have spent more than two years combing through Penn State University networks, a breach that might have resulted in intrusions into networks of defense contractors and government agencies. The university disclosed the breach of its College of Engineering on Friday after the FBI noticed the unusual activity and notified the school in November.

Sally Beauty confirms second data breach

thehill.com — One of the largest U.S. beauty supply retailers confirmed that customer payment card data was compromised in the second data breach at the company in roughly one year. Sally Beauty President Chris Brickman did not disclose the scope of the breach but said an investigation is underway.
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Apr 08, 2015

Anonymous is getting involved after an unarmed black man died in NJ during his arrest: thehill.com/policy/cyberse…

Apr 08, 2015

DC's law and lobby firms are in a silent race to beef up their cybersecurity: thehill.com/policy/cyberse…

Apr 01, 2015

Without commenting directly on CISA, an Obama aide said threat-sharing would boost the sanctions effort: thehill.com/policy/cyberse…

Mar 27, 2015

Overheard in the office: "How would you describe your personal brand?" "I'd say 'reclusive curmudgeon.'" "I'd say 'scrappy moron.'"

Mar 19, 2015

Also worth noting: Premera covers Microsoft employees

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