Texas Enterprise Fund attracts more than $853 million in new investments, 16,500+ new jobs across Texas Texas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas — “Texas is a leader in the establishment of…

IT threat evolution Q3 2018

Targeted attacks and malware campaigns Lazarus targets cryptocurrency exchange Lazarus is a well-established threat actor that has conducted cyber-espionage and cybersabotage campaigns since at least 2009. In recent years, the…

Austin lifts city-wide boil water notice

The Ulrich Water Treatment Plant is one of three City of Austin plants that draws water from the Colorado River. Bob Daemmrich for The Texas Tribune After seven days of…

Simpson named Agricultural Engineer of the Year by ASABE Texas Section

Contact: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, b-fannin@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – Shay Simpson, associate program director for Texas A&M AgriLife Research Corporate Relations, has been named Agricultural Engineer of the Year by the…

A Former Texas A&M Administrator Is Coming Out Of Retirement As One of Two Board Of Regents Sole Finalists

The former leader of Texas A&M’s college of agriculture and a former Aggie interim president is coming out of retirement. The A&M system board of regents Tuesday named Dr. Mark…

Texas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas – Governor Greg Abbott has ordered the Texas State Operations Center (SOC) to elevate its readiness level as severe weather and flooding continue to impact…

Texas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas – The Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) and the Texas Science and Engineering Advisory Board have named Texas A&M Engineering as the new host of the…

For the last two years we have been monitoring a Russian-language cyberespionage actor that focuses on Central Asian users and diplomatic entities. We named the actor DustSquad and have provided…

Octopus-infested seas of Central Asia

For the last two years we have been monitoring a Russian-language cyberespionage actor that focuses on Central Asian users and diplomatic entities. We named the actor DustSquad and have provided…

We must be aggressive about protecting the tools that foster Local Economic Growth & Job Creation By Beverly Powell Texas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas — Many Austin politicos are talking about…

Texas A&M team proposes using research stations across U.S. for public STEM education

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.eduContact: Dr. Rhonda Struminger, 979-450-8484, struminger@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – The general public and scientists are finding common ground at hundreds of biological field research stations across…

MuddyWater expands operations

Summary MuddyWater is a relatively new APT that surfaced in 2017. It has focused mainly on governmental targets in Iraq and Saudi Arabia, according to past telemetry. However, the group…

Row crop grower education program set for Oct. 16 in Weslaco

Contacts: Lucas Gregory, 979-845-7869, LFGregory@ag.tamu.edu Brad Cowan, 956-383-1026, brad.cowan@ag.tamu.edu WESLACO – Lower Rio Grande Valley row crop growers have a chance to learn practical ways to maximize efficiency and productivity…

Texas A&M AgriLife to lead consortium in establishing Center for Cross-Border Threat Screening and Supply Chain Defense

Media contact: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, b-fannin@tamu.edu Texas A&M AgriLife will lead a consortium of U.S. academic institutions and other partners in establishing a new Department of Homeland Security Center for…

Congressman Mike Conaway This collection of legislation included H.R. 6760, the Protecting Family and Small Businesses Tax Cuts Act, H.R. 6757, the Family Savings Act, and H.R. 6756, the American…

Roaming Mantis part III: iOS crypto-mining and spreading via malicious content delivery system

In Q2 2018, Kaspersky Lab published two blogposts about Roaming Mantis sharing details of this new cybercriminal campaign. In the beginning, the criminals used DNS hijacking in vulnerable routers to…

Texas Insider Report: WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and John Cornyn (R-Texas) released the following statements after their bill, the National Cybersecurity Preparedness Consortium Act, unanimously passed…

Texas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas – The Railroad Commission of Texas announced Danny Sorrells will serve as Assistant Executive Director and Oil & Gas Division Director. Since Aug. 1, Sorrells…

Threats posed by using RATs in ICS

While conducting audits, penetration tests and incident investigations, we have often come across legitimate remote administration tools (RAT) for PCs installed on operational technology (OT) networks of industrial enterprises. In…

Driverless Vehicles Coming To Downtown Bryan

Driverless vehicles are coming to downtown Bryan. The Bryan city council Tuesday night approved agreements to allow battery operated shuttles to drive a loop bordered by 26th, Regent, 28th, and…