Posts Tagged: hacking

How to Protect Your Agency’s Social Media from Hackers

On January 12, a group claiming to be connected to ISIS hacked the Twitter and YouTube accounts of U.S. Central Command, also known as CENTCOM. If the military can be hacked, is your agency’s social media vulnerable to a hacker attack? How can your agency protect itself on social media? The hack of CENTCOM’s socialRead… Read more »

GovHack Red Carpet Awards night

This Sunday GovHack returns with the 2014 GovHack awards night. With an exclusive Red Carpet Award event in Brisbane, and local events across Australia, it should be a great night to see which teams win the top GovHack awards for the year. The invitation only red carpet event will be streamed nationally from the BrisbaneRead… Read more »

The Anatomy of a “Sniper” Hack

In war, there is quite a difference between the crude methods of indiscriminate destruction of weapons of mass destruction and a well trained sniper on a well-funded, precisely planned mission. WMDs leave mess everywhere, make it clear to everyone something big happened and are more about fear than accomplishing specific goals. In cyber war, theRead… Read more »

Announcing the Accela App Challenge

At Accela, we’re committed to finding ways to leverage the talents and ideas of civic entrepreneurs and open data hackers to benefit the governments we serve. That’s why we’re excited to announce the Accela App Challenge. The App Challenge offers a total of $25,000 in cash prizes to developers that build a new civic appRead… Read more »

Cyber Breaches: Hacking into Your Company, Your Home

In 2013 alone, there were 253 cyber breaches of major organizations and over 552 million identities were exposed. 2013: it quickly became known as the year of the Mega Breach. Earlier this week, GovLoop hosted an online training with leaders in the cybertech industry to discuss today’s cyberthreat environment. Kevin Haley, director of security responseRead… Read more »

Health Care Site Flagged in Heartbleed Review – Plus the 7 Gov Stories

On GovLoop Insights’ DorobekINSIDER: Have you ever wondered how many traffic tickets New York disseminates every year? Or how many health outbreaks affect the Empire state? Now you can. Open NY is the state’s transparency and openness initiative. We get a status check two years in. You can find all of our programs online: DorobekINSIDER.comRead… Read more »

Hacking into SCADA

Fortunately, for many years, the water and wastewater industry did not experience too many breaches on the digital front. But a few years back, the Stuxnet virus showed up and our digital innocence was shattered. When this happened, I was somewhat surprised because of the lack of previous attacks, but I never really heard howRead… Read more »

What You Should Know About Cyber Heists

Our resident security expert and a retired Army JAG David Willson, JD, LLM, CISSP, Security+, shared this blog with us on cyber heists. A cyber heist is a robbery that occurs in cyberspace or on the Internet. Hackers usually compromise business networks with e-mail scams and phishing attacks. They also steal usernames, passwords, logon credentials,Read… Read more »