NATO Endorses Cybersecurity Defense Policy

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and its NATO allies endorsed a new cybersecurity defense policy during President Biden's visit this week with member states in Brussels. The policy agreement comes as Biden prepares to meet Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday to discuss cybersecurity and other issues

Government Cybersecurity Summit: A Preview

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Jim Langevin and many others will discuss the government's top priorities in addressing cybersecurity challenges at ISMG's Virtual Cybersecurity Summit: Government, to be held July 13 and 14 CISA's Brandon Wales, Rep.

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Implementing Cybersecurity Best Practices

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Andy Purdy, the chief security officer for Huawei Technologies USA who formerly worked on the White House staff and in the Department of Homeland Security, discusses cybersecurity best practices

Cybersecurity M&A Update: Five Firms Make Moves

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Ivanti, Sophos, Deloitte, Cerberus Sentinel and Feedzai Announce Deals Cybersecurity acquisitions continue at an intense pace, with Ivanti, Sophos, Deloitte Risk & Financial Advisory, Cerberus Sentinel and Feedzai all making moves to bolster their security portfolios

Your Team's Pragmatic Guide to Security

Speaker: Naresh Soni, CTO, Tsunami XR

The pandemic has led to new data vulnerabilities, and therefore new cybersecurity threats. As technology leaders, it's time to rethink some of your product security strategies. Whether you need to rework your security architecture, improve performance, and/or deal with new threats, this webinar has you covered.

Lawmakers Unveil Cybersecurity Legislation

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Bills Address Criminal Penalties, School District Protection and More Republican and Democratic lawmakers have recently introduced several cybersecurity-related bills seeking to address issues ranging from imposing tougher penalties for cybercriminals to improving protection of school districts

How to 'Demystify' Cybersecurity

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Ciaran Martin, Former UK Cybersecurity Chief, on Managing Cyber Risks To defend against cyberattacks, it's important to "demystify" cybersecurity and break it into risks that can be managed by any organization, says Ciaran Martin, the former director of the U.K.

OMB Spells Out Agencies' Cybersecurity Timelines

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Federal Agencies Ordered to Identify 'Critical Software' That Must Then Be Protected The Office of Management and Budget is ordering federal agencies to begin identifying "critical software" that needs protection as part of the effort to fulfill President Biden's cybersecurity executive order.

A Venture Capitalist’s View of Cybersecurity

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Roger Lang, who has experience in SaaS and fintech and has invested in various cybersecurity companies, says that education is the key to making real progress on cybersecurity issues

ISMG Editors’ Panel: Government Cybersecurity Challenges

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Also: Dealing With COVID-19 Business Recovery; Zynga Case Goes to Arbitration In the latest weekly update, four editors at Information Security Media Group discuss important cybersecurity issues, including improving federal agencies' cybersecurity and businesses recovering from the pandemic's impac

World Bank Launches Global Cybersecurity Fund

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Will Help Lower-Income Nations Enhance Their Security Efforts The World Bank has launched a cybersecurity fund for low- and middle-income nations to support public sector efforts to conduct cybersecurity maturity assessments, offer technical assistance and support training and staff development

Cybersecurity Workforce Shortage Diminishes

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Clar Rosso of (ISC)² Says Report Shows Substantial Increase in Cybersecurity Pros Worldwide The shortage of trained cybersecurity workers has substantially declined this year as many more individuals entered the field, says Clar Rosso, CEO of (ISC)², the U.S.-based

Biden Fills 3 Cybersecurity Positions

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Senior Director for Cyber and Others Announced President Joe Biden's cybersecurity team is beginning to take shape, with three appointments recently announced, including Michael Sulmeyer as senior director for cyber

2 State Cybersecurity, Data Privacy Laws Enacted

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Connecticut Law Provides Security Incentives; Colorado Measure Addresses Consumers' Privacy Two states have recently taken steps to bolster cybersecurity and data privacy protections.

TSA Issues Cybersecurity Requirements for Pipelines

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Agency Cites 'Ongoing Cybersecurity Threat' The U.S. Transportation Security Administration issued a directive Tuesday requiring owners and operators of oil and natural gas pipelines to implement several cybersecurity controls.

EU Proposes Joint Cybersecurity Unit

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Agency Would Help Member States Respond to Cyberattacks The European Commission has proposed creating a Joint Cyber Unit to help EU member states respond to and prevent cyberattacks, especially those involving ransomware. The goal is for the unit to begin operations by the end of next year

Analysis: 'Cybersecurity Call to Arms'

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The latest edition of the ISMG Security Report features an analysis of British spy chief Jeremy Flemming’s "cybersecurity call to arms." Also featured: Insights on COVID-19 business continuity planning; the wisdom of the late Dan Kaminsky

SEC Sanctions 8 Firms for 'Deficient Cybersecurity Procedures'

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Securities and Exchange Commission sanctioned eight financial firms for alleged failures related to cybersecurity policies and procedures, each stemming from email account takeovers and related incident response, the regulator announced this week

US, Singapore Sign Cybersecurity Agreements

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and Singapore have announced three agreements to expand their collaborative efforts - including shoring up information sharing, research and training - to address global cybersecurity issues Nations Agree to Collaborate on Information Sharing, Training The U.S.

U.K. Plans for Enhanced Cybersecurity Role

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says it plans to turn the country into a global leader in cybersecurity, in partnership with the U.S, Joint Effort with US to Maintain a Black List of Hackers Among Plan proposals The U.K.

Cybersecurity Leadership: Identity, Access, Complexity

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What are the strategies and solutions recommended by top CEOs and CISOs in the cybersecurity sector? CEOs and CISOs on Dealing With the ‘Work From Anywhere’ Challenge In this era of "work from anywhere," identity and access management solutions are challenged more than ever.

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Top Cybersecurity Companies for 2021

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As the demand for robust security defense grows by the day, the market for cybersecurity technology has exploded, as well as the number of available solutions. The Best Cybersecurity Companies. NINJIO Cybersecurity Awareness Training. And cybersecurity buyers have taken notice.

Capitol Breach: Cybersecurity Lessons to Apply

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Capitol by a violent mob, members of which allegedly accessed lawmakers' systems and stole devices, offers cybersecurity professional lessons to learn on authentication, encryption and more, says cybersecurity expert Brian Honan

Insurer CNA Disconnects Systems After 'Cybersecurity Attack'

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Investigation Continues; Law Enforcement Notified Insurance provider CNA reported Tuesday it was victimized over the weekend by a "cybersecurity attack" that caused a network disruption and impacted certain systems, including corporate email

Biden's Infrastructure Plan: 3 Cybersecurity Provisions

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DHS Unveils New Cybersecurity Requirements for Pipelines

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Security Directive Issued Following Colonial Pipeline Ransomware Attack The Department of Homeland Security has issued a cybersecurity directive that requires the operators of oil and gas pipelines to report ransomware attacks and other security incidents to the government and take other security steps.

A 'First Responder' Approach to Cybersecurity

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Experts Testify on Pipeline Cybersecurity Measures

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Senate Briefed Following Colonial Pipeline Attack At a Senate hearing on pipeline cybersecurity, leaders from several federal agencies briefed lawmakers on the roles regulators can play in the aftermath of the Colonial Pipeline attack.

Bill Looks to Close Federal Cybersecurity Loopholes

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have introduced a bill designed to patch loopholes in the Federal Cybersecurity Enhancement Act of 2015 that they say allow federal agencies to easily avoid implementing required cybersecurity procedures Lawmakers Want to Restrict Agencies From Postponing Security Measures Sen.

Cybersecurity Insurance: Has It's Time Come?

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Yet, many organizations still lack cybersecurity insurance. As the cyberthreat landscape grows exponentially more complicated, the insurance industry is trying to keep pace.

Singapore Launches IoT Cybersecurity Labelling

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Labels Will Indicate What Security Standards Products Meet Singapore has launched an IoT cybersecurity labelling program intended to improve the baseline security of internet-connected consumer products.

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Cybersecurity Visuals

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The Hewlett Foundation just announced its top five ideas in its Cybersecurity Visuals Challenge. The problem Hewlett is trying to solve is the dearth of good visuals for cybersecurity. Uncategorized contests cybersecurity

Teaching Cybersecurity to Children

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The Impact of COVID-19 on Cybersecurity Strategies

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Joe Nocera and Vikas Agarwal Analyze PwC Survey Findings The 2021 PwC Global Digital Trust Insights survey shows 96% of businesses will adjust their cybersecurity strategies as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Senators Raise Concerns About Energy Dept. Cybersecurity

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senators are raising concerns about the Department of Energy's cybersecurity readiness as the department continues to investigate a breach related to the SolarWinds supply chain attack Concern Rises as DOE Continues to Investigate SolarWinds Attack's Impact Eleven U.S.

Investments in Israel's Cybersecurity Sector Grow 70%

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Exports Also Continue to Grow Pre-IPO investments in Israeli cybersecurity firms totaled $2.9 billion in 2020, up 70% from the previous year, and exports of products and services increased as well, according to the Israel National Cyber Directorate.

ISMG Panel Discussion: Hot Cybersecurity Issues

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Editors Address Exchange Hacks, Insider Threats and More Four editors at Information Security Media Group review the latest cybersecurity issues, including Microsoft Exchange server hacks, insider threat management and implementing a "collective defense

Senators Grill Cybersecurity Execs on SolarWinds Attack

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FireEye, Microsoft, CrowdStrike Offer New Details and Recommendations The CEOs of SolarWinds, Microsoft, FireEye and CrowdStrike rolled out a series of cybersecurity recommendations to a U.S.

Live Study Results Webinar: 2021 Cybersecurity Complexity Research Survey

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Join the live discussion as we debut these results and more, gathered through the 2021 Cybersecurity Complexity Research Study conducted in H2 2021.

More Biden Cybersecurity Nominations

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News : President Biden announced key cybersecurity leadership nominations Monday, proposing Jen Easterly as the next head of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency and John “Chris” Inglis as the first ever national cyber director (NCD).