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Cloud services that aren’t properly managed can ‘leak’ data into the wrong hands. id-work/DigitalVision Vectors via Getty Images

Mismanaged cloud services put user data at risk

Cloud services are convenient, but if an organization isn’t careful about how it uses them, the services can also give data thieves an opening.
As missiles rain down on Ukraine’s telecommunications infrastructure, including Kyiv’s TV tower, hackers have been attacking in cyberspace. Sergei Supinsky/AFP via Getty Images

How Ukraine has defended itself against cyberattacks – lessons for the US

Russian hackers have been attacking Ukraine for years, but with help from US government agencies, businesses and universities, Ukraine’s cyber defenses have grown stronger.
There is little evidence that Russia has coordinated cyber operations with conventional military operations in Ukraine. Russian Defense Ministry Press Service via AP

Cyberattacks have yet to play a significant role in Russia’s battlefield operations in Ukraine – cyberwarfare experts explain the likely reasons

Cyberattacks can be devastating, just not on the battlefield, according to researchers who looked at 10 years of armed conflicts around the world.
Hackers can disrupt local government services, like this library in Willmar, Texas. The town suffered a cyberattack in August 2019. AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez

Local governments are attractive targets for hackers and are ill-prepared

With Russia poised to launch cyberattacks on US targets, many local governments find themselves without the staff or resources to even recognize when they’re under attack.
Defending against cyberattacks increasingly means looking for patterns in large amounts of data – a task AI was made for. Yuichiro Chino/Moment via Getty Images

How AI is shaping the cybersecurity arms race

Artificial intelligence is emerging as a key cybersecurity tool for both attackers and defenders.
Russian President Vladimir Putin walks through a hall in the building housing Russia’s GRU military intelligence service. Dmitry Astakhov, Sputnik, Government Pool Photo via AP

Russia has been at war with Ukraine for years – in cyberspace

Troop buildups and diplomatic negotiations highlight the threat of a major land war in Europe. In cyberspace, Russia has been attacking Ukrainian infrastructure and government operations for years.
Beginning this summer, you might need to upload a selfie and a photo ID to a private company, ID.me, if you want to file your taxes online. Oscar Wong/Moment via Getty Images

Government agencies are tapping a facial recognition company to prove you’re you – here’s why that raises concerns about privacy, accuracy and fairness

Federal and state governments are turning to a facial recognition company to ensure that people accessing services are who they say they are. The move promises to cut down on fraud, but at what cost?

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