Is America’s Data Safe from Attack?

Philip BaderCybersecurity

A new Senate staff report on the state of federal cybersecurity presents some uncomfortable truths about the state of data security among federal agencies. The report, issued by the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs and titled Federal Cybersecurity: America’s Data Still at Risk, is a follow-up to an earlier sub-committee report from 2019 that found substantial weaknesses in … Read More

U.S. Tries to Pass New Laws Regarding Encryption Policies

Laura BednarCybersecurity

US Tries to Pass New Encryption Laws

Encryption continues to be a popular topic in the tech world but has expanded into mainstream news as the federal government attempts to pass laws against it. Two new pieces of legislation may alter how companies and individuals protect their data in terms of encryption access by government officials. These new decryption laws range from decrypting data on demand to … Read More

Security Concerns Threaten the Future of Tik Tok

Laura BednarCybersecurity

Security Concerns Over Tik Tok

The popular social media app Tik Tok, which has taken the younger generation by storm during the pandemic, is in danger of being shut down. The app offers short-form video clips of users completing dance challenges, performing political satire, and other bursts of entertainment. It is owned by Chinese company ByteDance and has been downloaded 165 million times according to … Read More

US Urges UK to Avoid Relations with Chinese Company, Huawei

Laura BednarCybersecurity

US and UK Debate Huawei Telecommunications

The US government uses the term “global espionage” to describe technology conglomerate Huawei, giving some indication of strained relations between the US and the Chinese corporation. Currently, the US is warning the UK not to use Huawei for telecommunications on the premise that the company poses a national cybersecurity risk based on its ability to provide China’s Communist Party with … Read More