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Thousands of people graduate from colleges and universities each year with cybersecurity or computer science degrees only to find employers are less than thrilled about their hands-on, foundational skills.

AI and Cybersecurity

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Ben Buchanan has written " A National Security Research Agenda for Cybersecurity and Artificial Intelligence." artificialintelligence attribution cybersecurity nationalsecuritypolicy reports

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Hot Topics in Cybersecurity Research

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Wade Baker Talks Vulnerability Triage and Quantifying Risk Quantifying risk is a significant challenge in cybersecurity. Wade Baker of Cyentia Institute discusses recent research projects

Cybersecurity's Automation Imperative

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Censornet's Richard Walters on the Role of Autonomous Security With cybersecurity becoming ever more difficult to monitor and manage, and product and data overload triggering cyber fatigue among cybersecurity professionals, organizations must embrace more autonomous approaches, says Censornet's Richard Walters.

Cybersecurity Leadership: What We've Learned From COVID-19

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Those questions were posed to a panel of cybersecurity leaders, and here are their candid answers CEO, CISO Panel on Innovation, Risk and Lessons Learned From Crisis Management What are the biggest leadership lessons from the COVID-19 pandemic?

Cybersecurity's Week From Hell

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Is this cybersecurity's new normal Fix WhatsApp, Windows, Cisco and CPUs From Intel - Pending Patch Availability Multiple flaws - all serious, exploitable and some already being actively exploited - came to light this week.

Virtual Summit Dives Into Healthcare Cybersecurity Issues

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CISOs, Other Experts to Tackle Hot Topics, Including Challenges During COVID-19 Crisis How have the cybersecurity challenges facing healthcare organizations changed during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Cybersecurity for the Midmarket

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Global Cyber Alliance's Phil Reitinger Describes Efforts to Bolster SMB, Election Security In 2019, the Global Cyber Alliance debuted its toolkit to help small and midsized organizations bolster cybersecurity.

Cybersecurity: Building Better Teams

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Deborah Kish of Fasoo on Rethinking the Approach When it comes to rethinking how enterprises structure their cybersecurity teams, Deborah Kish of Fasoo says that teamwork and better coordination among stakeholders are essential

The Human-Centric Cybersecurity Stance

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Homayun Yaqub of Forcepoint on Why People are the New Perimeter Today's cybersecurity landscape is arguably without a perimeter. Homayun Yaqub of Forcepoint describes a human-centric approach to cybersecurity

Cybersecurity Law Casebook

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Robert Chesney teaches cybersecurity at the University of Texas School of Law. courts cybersecurity lawsHe recently published a fantastic casebook, which is a good source for anyone studying this.

Building a Corporate Culture That Values Cybersecurity

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Insights on Gauging an Organization's Security Maturity Level Corporate culture can have a big impact on an organization's ability to achieve cybersecurity objectives, says Jessica Barker, chair of ClubCISO, a private members forum for European information security leaders, who provides insights on gauging an organization's security maturity.

How Smaller Companies Can Set Cybersecurity Priorities

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Consultant Nic Miller Highlights Critical Factors to Consider Small and midsize companies don't need to spend money on expensive security products, says cybersecurity consultant Nic Miller, but they must consider several critical factors as they devise their strategies

Analysis: Coronavirus Cybersecurity and Privacy Issues

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The latest edition of the ISMG Security Report offers an analysis of cybersecurity and privacy issues raised by COVID-19 research efforts. Also featured: the latest ransomware trends and an investor's take on hot cybersecurity sectors

Cybersecurity During COVID-19

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covid19 cybersecurity hacking phishingThree weeks ago (could it possibly be that long already?), I wrote about the increased risks of working remotely during the COVID-19 pandemic. One, employees are working from their home networks and sometimes from their home computers.

The Unintended Harms of Cybersecurity

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Interesting research: " Identifying Unintended Harms of Cybersecurity Countermeasures ": Abstract: Well-meaning cybersecurity risk owners will deploy countermeasures (technologies or procedures) to manage risks to their services or systems.

How Automated Workflows Boost Cybersecurity

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ServiceNow CISO Ben de Bont Shares Lessons Automated workflows can help pre-emptively report cybersecurity risks to the board and allow for better qualitative approaches to interpreting data, says Ben de Bont, CISO of ServiceNow

Cybersecurity Sector Faces Reckoning After Coronavirus Hits

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Amidst fears that a recession could tank the global economy, some experts still see upsides for the cybersecurity sector

Cybersecurity Lessons from the Pandemic

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How does cybersecurity support business and society? The pandemic shows us

NASA Still Struggling With Agency-Wide Cybersecurity Program

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IG Report Finds Agency's Infrastructure Remains Tempting Target for Hackers A recent Inspector General's report finds that NASA still struggles with implementing an agency-wide cybersecurity policy despite spending approximately $2.3

Cybersecurity for Remote Workers

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Pamela Kubiatowski of Zscaler Discuses the Key Risk Mitigation Issues Pamela Kubiatowski of Zscaler provides guidance on mitigating the risks posed by the shift to a work-at-home environment as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic in a preview of an upcoming virtual roundtable discussion

Commission Calls for Revamping US Cybersecurity

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cybersecurity recommendations and calls for sweeping reforms. Cyberspace Solarium Commission Offers Long List of Recommendations The new Cyberspace Solarium Commission released its highly anticipated report this week that offers more than 75.

The Cybersecurity Follies: Zoom Edition

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British Government and Other 'Work-From-Homers' Grapple With Remote Communications The stuck-at-home chronicles have fast become surreal, as remote workers face down a killer virus on the one hand and the flattening of their work and personal lives on the other.

Uncertain Markets May Drive Cybersecurity Consolidation

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Experts predict this will drive fresh waves of consolidation and M&A in the cybersecurity market, as well as growth in hot areas Experts: This Week's 'Black Monday' Likely to Accelerate Security M&A Activity With U.S.

Government Agencies Field More Cybersecurity Maturity Models

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The Pentagon and the Department of Energy are pitching new or revised cybersecurity capability maturity models to help their sectors prioritize cybersecurity investments and refine processes and controls. But should they defer to the NIST Cybersecurity Framework instead

Cybersecurity Firm Imperva Discloses Breach

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“Even if the vendor in question is a cybersecurity company, it doesn’t necessarily mean they’re eating their own dog food.”

Government Shutdown: Experts Fear Deep Cybersecurity Impact

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government shutdown is impacting agencies integral to the nation's cybersecurity readiness, and experts fear its long-term impact on the country's cyberattack response capabilities, as well as the risk that it will drive away desperately needed new cybersecurity talent from entering public service

Coronavirus: The Public Health Cybersecurity Issues

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Among the many cybersecurity and privacy risks involving the fast evolving global coronavirus outbreak are potential concerns related to the development of a vaccine, says public health risk management expert Stanley Mierzwa of Kean University in Union, New Jersey

Bipartisan Bill Would Boost Cybersecurity Research

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Proposal Would Also Increase Research Investments for AI, Quantum Computing A bipartisan group of lawmakers has introduced a bill that calls for investing $100 billion in research on science and emerging technologies, including cybersecurity, quantum computing and artificial intelligence

Australia to Update National Cybersecurity Strategy

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Government Invites Feedback on Addressing Cyber Challenges The Australian government is looking to update its national cybersecurity strategy by 2020.

Creating a 'Defensible' Cybersecurity Program

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Tom Scholtz of Gartner Says Flexible, Executive-Endorsed Programs Succeed Organizations need to create a "defensible" cybersecurity program that has a mandate and executive endorsement, says Gartner's Tom Scholtz.

Interior Dept. Grounds Drones Over Cybersecurity Concerns

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Department of the Interior this week announced that it has temporarily grounded all drone operations, except for emergencies, citing concerns over national security and cybersecurity. Department Says Several Concerns Must Be Addressed The U.S.

Congress Approves New DHS Cybersecurity Agency

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Bill Creating Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency Awaits President's Signature The United States will soon officially have a single agency that takes the lead role for cybersecurity.

Humble Bundle's 2020 Cybersecurity Books

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This month, they're featuring as many as nineteen cybersecurity books for as little as $1, including four of mine. books cybersecurity schneiernewsFor years, Humble Bundle has been selling great books at a "pay what you can afford" model.

Bills Call for State, White House Cybersecurity Coordinators

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senators is calling for federal funding for cybersecurity coordinators in every state. Meanwhile, a measure introduced in the House would restore the position of cybersecurity director in the White House State Coordinators Would Be Appointed by CISA A bipartisan group of U.S.

LA Covers Up Bad Cybersecurity

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The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power has been accused of deliberately keeping widespread gaps in its cybersecurity a secret from regulators in a large-scale coverup involving the city's mayor. coverups cybersecurity utilities vulnerabilitiesThis is bad in several dimensions.

Resources for Measuring Cybersecurity

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Kathryn Waldron at R Street has collected all of the different resources and methodologies for measuring cybersecurity. cybersecurity riskassessment

Cybersecurity Education for the Remote Workforce

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The Need for 'Short, Sharp Bursts' of Compelling Messages In the current work-at-home environment, keeping the workforce educated about critical cybersecurity practices requires "short, sharp bursts of education" that offer compelling messages, says Vicki Gavin, a former CISO who now serves as a cyber education consultant.

9 Cybersecurity Takeaways as COVID-19 Outbreak Grows

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Attackers Already Targeting Remote Workers With Phishing Campaigns As a result of the COVID-19 outbreak, cybercriminals increasingly are targeting organizations that now have more remote workers and fewer IT and security staff at the ready to mitigate hacker attacks and intrusions, security experts say.

What Will Cybersecurity's 'New Normal' Look Like?

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The coronavirus pandemic has forced changes for much of the business world, cybersecurity included. What can we expect going forward