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This article Dr. Terry Thompson wrote for The Conversation focuses on Russian disinformation and ways the Baltic countries are actively working against it.

In 1928, Elizebeth & William Friedman sent out their now famous holiday crypto-cablegrams. In 2017, NCM friends Bill & Jew-Lee Briere honored the Friedman couple and created a crypto-cablegram in their honor!

On 28 November 2018, a ceremony was held at NSA to honor the five most recent inductees to the NSA/CSS Cryptologic Hall of Honor. Learn more via our Hall of Honor page....

In late November 2018, a special event was held at the NCM to recognize the Crypto Cup 2018 winners and Eagle Alliance volunteers.

In October 2018, the NCMF held a ceremony to honor special donations made in honor of Eugene Becker. As a result of those donations, the Foundation established the Eugene J. Becker Award for Excellence in Cybersecurity and Cryptology.

A review of the "National Cyber Strategy of the United States," released 20 September 2018. The new strategy is the first update since the National Strategy to Secure Cyberspace was published in 2003.

Meet Meredith Schorr, a junior from DePaul School of Hospitality, who served an important role this past summer with the Foundation.

NCM acquires wireless communications receiver (WJ-8692) from DRS in August 2018.

Robert Gabrick explores the National Cryptologic Museum in his article, "Motel of Secrets," for the August 2018 issue of "America in WWII" magazine.

This article explores the threat posed by what we now refer to as the Internet of Things (IoT). Our smart homes and cities may be more efficient, but at what risk? What measures can be taken to increase our safety while enjoying the benefits of the IoT?

The NCM has acquired a new aircraft! A U.S. Army RC-12D Guardrail reconnaissance aircraft is the latest addition for the future National Vigilance Park.

Current cybersecurity news briefs include: Cyber Threats Against Pacemakers; Cellphone Vulnerabilities Reported for All Major U.S. Carriers; Global Health Records at Risk; and more.

Often referred to as the world's most beautiful woman, Hollywood actress Hedy Lamarr was an ingenious inventor whose pioneering work helped revolutionize modern communication. Check out the film, "Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story" to learn all about her life.

Recent Cybersecurity News Briefs - including DHS provides details on Russian intrusion into U.S. grid; Prisoners pad their accounts with stolen credit obtained via hacking; Mimecast report on the state of corporate email security; Supply chains pose biggest corporate threat; and more.

Need some Summer reading? Check out "The Cypher Bureau" by Eilidh McGinness - a work of historical fiction that puts the spotlight on The Polish Cypher Bureau's early successes at breaking the Enigma, prior to sharing their progress with Britain and France.

Cybersecurity News Stories (23 July 2018) including DoJ Releases First Cyber Digital Task Force Report; Increase in Cyber Incidents in 2018; Malware Uses Stolen Digital Certificates; Surprising Practices of Information Security Professionals; and more.

Cybersecurity news briefs for mid-July include: The Return of Spectre; Air Force Drone Specs and other Sensitive Documents for Sale on Dark Web; Cybercriminals Phish for Cryptocurrency; Ransomware Reaches New Heights; and more.

"Code Girls" by Liza Mundy is a finalist for a People's Choice Award from the Library of Virginia. Vote by Sunday night, 7/15, and help the remarkable women of "Code Girls" to get the recognition they deserve.

4th of July Week Cybersecurity News Bytes include: Adidas and Ticketmaster UK Hit with Data Breach; Facebook Reveals More Data Sharing; Kaspersky Report on Cryptojacking; and Florida Marketing Firm Reveals Massive Data Exposure.

Former NSA Deputy Director Rick Ledgett reflects on 5th anniversary of the Snowden disclosures for the Lawfare blog. In the article, Ledgett points out what the media failed to describe back in 2013, and what Snowden never understood, was what motivated the people who established the NSA in the aftermath of World War II and the hundreds of thousands of employees since who have made it a national treasure.

Cybersecurity News Bytes for 18 June 2018 - including Trump-Kim Summit Draws Hackers' Attention; Android Mystery Bot Has Many Capabilities; More Intel Vulnerabilities Revealed; Malware Designed for Stealing Cryptocurrency; and Nigerian Prince Email Scam - Avoid Falling Victim to Cyber Scams.

Cybersecurity news briefs include...Genealogy Firm Suffers Massive Data Breach; Cisco Releases Security Fixes for Multiple Products; Congress Seeks to Thwart ZTE Despite President Trump's Direction; Atlanta Continues to Recover....

Recent Cybersecurity News including: Primary Elections Stir More Fear of Hacking; More Russian Information Operations Against the U.S.; Apple Enhances Security with New OS; Kaspersky Warning to World Cup Attendees; and more.

Despite the soggy weather, the celebration was a success! Plenty of activities and events to enjoy indoors and under canopies. Check out the day's photos....

It is an exciting time to get involved with the National Cryptologic Museum Foundation and we are currently seeking the volunteer services of a Recording Secretary for the Foundation's Board of Directors' meetings and its Executive Committee meetings.

Recent cybersecurity news bytes including: Cyber Takedown of ISIS Online Infrastructure; Atlanta Spends Over 2 Million on Ransomware Attack; Top Ten Ways Hacker Attack Facebook Accounts; Russian Using EW Against U.S. Military in Syria, & more.

The National Cryptologic Museum was honored to welcome Francis Gary Powers Jr. at the end of April 2018 when he escorted a group from Senior Outdoor Adventures in Recreation for a tour of the museum.

Cybersecurity News Bytes from early April 2018: Data Breach Hits Major Retailers; U.S. Pipeline Companies Suffer Cyber Attack; New Lethal Cyber Weapons on the Horizon; and more.

Recent cybersecurity news stories include: U.S. Indicts Iranian Hackers; Google Infested with Fake Ads; Arab Countries Slammed by Cyber Attacks; and more.

A guest post from the National Cryptologic Museum explores women code breakers' top-secret work during World War II.

Mark Zuckerberg gives an interview to WIRED in which he discusses the recent Facebook data privacy crisis, the mistakes Facebook made, and different models for how the company could be regulated. He also discussed the possibility that another—Russian—shoe could drop.

Latest cybersecurity news including: How Long Did It Take to Hack Equifax?; Dutch Report Increase in Cyber Espionage; New Concern about Iranian Hackers; Five-Eyes Intelligence Pin NotPetya on Russia; More Cryptojacking May Indicate Other Problems; Taiwan Reports Record Ransomware Attacks on Businesses in 2017; & North Korean Hackers May Be Working in Russia.

The Foundation recognizes and thanks Mr. Al Gray as a Foundation Benefactor.

Recently in cybersecurity news....False Flag Cyber Attacks Muddy Attribution; FBI Warns of W2 Phishing Attacks; Israeli Company Hacks iPhone for U.S. Government; & more....

Recent cybersecurity news including: North Korean hackers extend capabilities; NATO leaders predict increased cyber attacks; Allentown, PA hit by major cyber attack; Russian officials challenge U.S. officials on cybercrime; and more.

Recent cybersecurity news stories include: Winter Olympics Hacked; US and UK Government Sites Hit by Crypto Miners; Facebook Under Fire for Messenger Kids App; Congressional Testimony on Cyber Threats to U.S.; Busy Patch Tuesday for Microsoft & Adobe; and Kaspersky Challenges Ban on its Anti-Virus Software.

Recent cybersecurity news bytes include: Winter Olympics Faces Hacking Threats; Record Number of Data Breaches in 2017; Russian Hacker Extradited to U.S.; Google Chrome Extensions Used to Create Large Botnet; and Adobe Fixes Flash Vulnerability.

This week's cybersecurity news bytes include: Data Breaches Hit All-Time High in U.S. in 2017, Fitness Trackers Reveal Sensitive Locations, Hezbollah Cyber Capabilities Improving, & More.

This week's stories include: Kroll Report, Major Study of Website Defacements, New Global Cyber Center, UK Deals with Fake News, Russian Interference, Medical Records Ransomware Attack, & More.

Cybersecurity News Bytes for the week ending 19 January 2018. Stories include Shadow Brokers & Kaspersky; World Econonomic Forum Cites Cyber Risk; & More

A summary of cyber threat predictions for 2018 from companies such as Trend Micro, Forbes, CSO Online, Fire Eye Mandiant, and Security Info Watch. Links to the full reports are included.

Cybersecurity news bytes for the week ending 12 January 2018 - Microprocessor updates; Russian interference in Mexican elections; Fake mobile apps; Korean Olympics targeted - and more stories.

Officials lack conclusive evidence, but incidents involving the Kaspersky firm’s antivirus products raised alarms. Wall Street Journal article -5 Jan 2018.

Cybersecurity News Bytes including: Major Impacts from Microprocessor Chip Vulnerabilities; New Cybersecurity Center in Georgia; DHS Data Breach; Espionage Capabilities in Antivirus Software; Improvements Noted in Enterprise Security - and more.

Cybersecurity news bytes for the week ending 29 Dec 2017 - The Internet is Making us Vulnerable; FISA Section 702 Delays; FBI Fingerprint Software Made in Russia?; Ancestry Breach, Wordpress Vulnerabilities, & more.

In this review of what industry experts consider the top-of-mind threats for 2018, the specter of increased consolidation of devices and the growing interconnectivity of “things” ranked extremely high.

In his December 26th 2017 opinion piece for The Washington Post, David Ignatius explores why ignoring the cyberthreat posed by Iran could be a dangerous mistake.

Tune in for updates in the world of cybersecurity for the week ending 22 December 2017. US lays blame for WannaCry on North Korea; Proofpoints brief on cyber threats in 2018; Are Global Businesses Addressing Cyber Risks?: North Korean Bitcoin Heist; Holiday Online Shoppers beware of cybercriminals; and more.

This week's cybersecurity news edition is jam-packed with cyber news bytes. Here are a few to start....Link between Kaspersky and Russian Security Service; Can you Trust your TV?; MoneyTaker Group Robs Banks, Former CIA Deputy Director cites a "Failure of Imagination" of US Intelligence in Russian social media operation against 2016 US presidential election; and much more. Plus great information about changing your passwords - now!

Check out what's new in recent cybersecurity news...... Cybercrime is up in 2017, Bitcoin wallet hijacked, Congress addresses Section 702 authority, ISIS cyberattack fails to materialize, and more.

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