Kenneth Corbin

Freelance Writer

Kenneth Corbin is a contributing writer based in Washington and Boston who covers government and regulatory issues for CIO.com.

Why we need the FTC to police ISP privacy practices

Russian hacking goes far beyond 2016 pro-Trump effort

Russian hacking goes far beyond 2016 pro-Trump effort

As the Senate Intelligence Committee begins the public phase of its investigation, experts warn of the sweeping scope of Russian hacking and disinformation efforts to advance foreign policy objectives. Cites prominent lawmakers Rubio...

Feds to battle cybersecurity with analytics

Feds to battle cybersecurity with analytics

With more real-time information sharing, officials envision cyber defenses moving from 'vaccine' to 'immune system,' a big analytics project that could achieve something like automatic security.

 How the DOT discovered its network was compromised by shadow IT

How the DOT discovered its network was compromised by shadow IT

Finding of hundreds of pieces of unauthorized networking equipment, including many off-the-shelf consumer-grade devices, compelled the Department of Transportation CIO to alert department leadership and launch a rearchitecture of the...

How Facebook and Google are battling internet terrorism

How Facebook and Google are battling internet terrorism

Leading platform providers are exploring new ways to actively engage in counter-messaging, building on robust systems to flag and remove extremist content.

Trump’s DHS pick urges more coordination on cyberthreats

Trump’s DHS pick urges more coordination on cyberthreats

As the Trump transition team – including the president-elect himself -- warms to the intelligence community's assessment on Russian election hacking, Homeland Security nominee looks to build bridge with IT industry to fight...

IoT attacks could bring real-world damage

IoT attacks could bring real-world damage

Cyber experts warn that lax security of billions of new networked internet of things devices will create a target-rich environment that could have devastating consequences.

McCain opposes splitting NSA and Cyber Command

McCain opposes splitting NSA and Cyber Command

Chair of Senate Armed Services Committee objects to administration's proposal to decouple spy agency from military cyber warfare unit, threatens to block NSA nominee.

FTC focuses on combating ransomware

FTC focuses on combating ransomware

Federal Trade Commission chair cautions that businesses must do more to protect consumers from ransomware extortion, one of the biggest cyberthreats today.

Human error biggest risk to health IT

Human error biggest risk to health IT

Military health official warns that cyber hygiene falls short in health IT. Healthcare data breaches have hit more than nine out of 10 organizations in the field.

IoT makes security and privacy top challenges for wearables

IoT makes security and privacy top challenges for wearables

Industry representatives urge a cautious approach to regulating fast-growing markets for wearable technology amid data security worries surrounding the Internet of Things.

Be proactive not reactive to cybersecurity threats

Be proactive not reactive to cybersecurity threats

Security executives urge firms not to lose focus on prevention. They advise developing a holistic plan for IT and business units to fight cybersecurity together.

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