European Commission Suffers DDoS Attack, Servers Go Offline for Several Hours

The European Commission experienced a distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack on Thursday that disrupted its operations for several hours, though no data breach was experienced. The Commission confirmed in a statement that it was indeed the target of a Read More …

Cyber Grinches Could Disrupt Holidays’ Biggest Shopping Weekend

Recent high-profile distributed denial of service attacks on the Internet’s infrastructure and an investigative journalist’s website have spiked concerns over possible disruptions of traffic during the biggest online shopping weekend of the year. Online spending last year exceeded US$5.8 billion Read More …

L-3 Strikes Potential $315M Deal to Buy Aviation Security Tech Maker MacDonald Humphrey

L-3 Communications (NYSE: LLL) has purchased U.K.-based aviation security technology maker MacDonald Humfrey Automation in a deal potentially worth up to $315.5 million for an effort to add new automation and robotic tools for deployment at airports worldwide. The deal comes nearly one month after Read More …

Emerging patchwork of regulation of UAS operations near critical infrastructure

Over the last couple of years, we have seen an increase in state regulation of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS). A recent report published by the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) titled “A Guide to State Laws Impacting UAS/UAV Operations” identifies Read More …