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China Is Still Hacking US Companies After Promising It Would Stop, Report Says

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans

Hackers with ties to the Chinese government appear to be targeting US companies despite a recent security deal between the US and China’s government, which promised to stop cyberattacks aimed at stealing economic secrets. Dmitri Alperovitch, the chief technology officer of Crowdstrike, an American security company, warned on Monday that China hasn’t stopped its online economic espionage just yet. “The very fact that these attempts occurred highlights the need to remain vigilant despite the newly minted Cyber agreement,” Alperovitch wrote in a blog post, where he explained that the company has detected several attacks with the goal of stealing intellectual property and trade secrets since the announcement of the deal. Alperovitch told Motherboard that Crowdstrike is “pretty confident” these attacks were carried out by Chinese hackers, but can’t be certain whether “whether these hackers are moonlighting or whether they’re getting orders directly from the government.” Alperovitch revealed that “the very first” attack happened on “the very next day” after President Barack Obama and President Xi Jinping reached an agreement. Source: http://motherboard.vice.com/read/china-is-still-hacking-us-companies-after-promising-it-would-stop-report-says  

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Seattle Police Dept. hires Amazon VP as top tech exec, promising more data-driven crime-fighting

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans

The Seattle Police Department this morning named Amazon vice president Greg Russell as its new chief information officer — aiming to boost its technological prowess and improve its ability to use data to fight crime. Russell, 46, was previously an Amazon vice president overseeing areas including corporate applications, information technology and enterprise data warehousing. He starts at the Seattle Police Department on March 17, part of a broader management shakeup by Seattle Police Chief Kathleen O’Toole. In addition to overseeing the Seattle PD’s internal technology systems, Russell will be tasked with finding new ways of using data to track and predict crime, while balancing those capabilities with the privacy concerns of citizens. The department has been grappling with issues related to police body cameras, video disclosure, drones and other forms of emerging technology. “There will always be worries about what you’re going to do with the information,” said Russell in an interview posted this morning on the official SPD Blotter site. “If (you’re) transparent with how you’re going to use the information, and you make sure people can actually see it, I think most people will accept that.” Russell, a native of Scotland who lives on Bainbridge Island, became a U.S. citizen last year. He will make […]

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