Biden Administration Seeks to Overhaul Nation's Cyberdefenses in Light of Recent Failures
Microsoft lands large share of CISA cyberdefense spending, Swiss authorities raid Verkada hacker home, DOJ indicts Sky Global CEO, Netflix tests security feature to ostensibly block out thieves, more
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Given the recent major supply chain hacks by Russia and China that went undetected by American intelligence agencies, the Biden administration seeks to overhaul the nation’s cyberdefenses by combining traditional intelligence collection with the talents of private-sector firms.
Separately, sources suggest that Chinese hackers got early wind of the Exchange flaws by receiving early word that Microsoft was testing a patch. These groups may have been tipped off from a leak via an early alert program known as the Microsoft Active Protections Program, which includes 10 Chinese firms. (David E. Sanger, Julian E. Barnes and Nicole Perlroth / New York Times)