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Top CyberSecurity News For October 6th 2016

  1. NSA contractor arrest highlights challenge of insider threatFrom Washington Times. The arrest of a National Security Agency contractor for allegedly stealing classified information was the second known case of a government contractor being publicly accused of removing secret data from theintelligence agency since 2013.
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Failure to publish a report stokes a bank-heist scandal | The Economist

Since the heist became public knowledge through media reports in the Philippines, nearly a month after it happened, two theories have been suggested to explain how the thieves managed to send the New York Fed 35 properly authenticated SWIFT transfer orders. 282 more words

Financial Services

FBI Chief Security Guru Talks Fighting Insider Threats

Making sure outside attackers don’t hack the Federal Bureau of Investigation is obviously one of the law enforcement agency’s top priorities. But equally important is ensuring that disgruntled employees or spies don’t sneak off with sensitive data. 403 more words


Big IT Opportunities at Small Defense Agency

The Defense Security Service (DSS) is a small agency with a big job—the Quantico-based Department of Defense organization provides the military services, defense agencies, 30 federal agencies, and 13,500 cleared contract facilities with… 329 more words

Market Intelligence

One of America’s Spy Agencies Will Test Sentiment Analysis to Help Sniff Out Insider Threats

A spy agency plans to identify people within the organization likely to abuse their access privileges by analyzing pieces of text. The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency is investing in “sentiment analysis” technology, which generally works by parsing text and categorizing its author’s sentiment as positive, negative or neutral. More…


Hillary an 'insider threat' says US Army

Leaked Army operational security brief shows Hillary Clinton as an example of potential insider threat

8/22/16 – (TruNews)  Admins of the Facebook page “U.S. Army W.T.F!

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