THE FUTURE OF Security

THE FUTURE OF Security

Police Could Protect License Plate Data More Effectively, Audit Says

The California state auditor found that four law enforcement agencies have “risked individuals’ privacy” through an insecure license plate database. The report’s data suggests the problem could be statewide.

By Alexei Koseff, San Francisco Chronicle  |  February 15, 2020
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2016 Election Attack Revealed a Month Before 2020 Primary

Florida’s supervisor of elections has divulged a previously unreported ransomware virus in the elections department just weeks before the 2016 election. As the state preps for March primaries, concerns of security are amplified.

By David Smiley and Nicholas Nehamas, Miami Herald  |  February 15, 2020
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Police Facial Recognition Tech Snags Pics from Social Sites

Clearview AI stands apart from other facial recognition companies because it pulls photos from commercial sites, like Facebook and Twitter, for its image database. Some are concerned by the company’s access.

By Allison Ross, Malena Carollo and Kathryn Varn, Tampa Bay Times  |  February 12, 2020
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Underdefended: America’s Vulnerable Energy Infrastructure

Our enemies will fight us in cyberspace, threatening the power-generating facilities and other critical systems we depend on. Government could be doing a lot more to fend off debilitating attacks.

By Steve Westly, Former California Controller, and Taggart Bonham, Dartmouth College  |  February 12, 2020
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Cybersecurity Becomes Top Priority for States, Local Govs

Cybercriminals are targeting the often outdated security precautions of state and local governments as evidenced by the increasing rates of ransomware attacks. Experts caution they’ll only stop once cybersecurity measures get better at the local level.

By Jessica Williams and Jeff Adelson, The Times-Picayune  |  February 11, 2020
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