House passes bill to addressing industrial cybersecurity

by MORGAN CHALFANT on June 26, 2018 House lawmakers approved legislation Monday aimed at securing technology used to power critical infrastructure from cyberattacks. The bill offered by Rep. Don Bacon (R-Neb.) would codify work the Department of Homeland Security is...

Security researcher gets around iPhone passcode limit

by MICHELLE MEYERS on June 23, 2018 A security researcher has figured out a way to bypass the passcode lock limit on an iPhone or iPad, ZDNet reports. Since the 2014 release of iOS 8, all iPhones and iPads have come with device encryption protected by a four- or six-...

Illinois election managers to train on cyber security

by BENJAMIN YOUNT on June 18, 2018 Illinois is on the receiving end of more than $13 million for new election safeguards, but only half of that money will go to local election managers across the state. County clerks and other election managers from across Illinois...