Cybersecurity's Automation Imperative

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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.

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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

Bill Would Create State Cybersecurity Leader Positions

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senators has introduced legislation that would require the Department of Homeland Security to appoint cybersecurity leaders in each state to help combat growing cyberthreats against units of local government DHS Would Fund Coordinators for Every State A bipartisan group of U.S.

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.”

Analysis: 2020 Cybersecurity Issues

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The latest edition of the ISMG Security Report discusses 2020 cybersecurity trends, including fixing "fake everything," dealing with the issue of weaponized social media and securing the U.S. presidential election

Cybersecurity Leadership: The 2020 Vision

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Cyber Leader Christopher Hetner on the Capacities, Skills Needed for Next Decade's Security Leaders What are the key experiences, capacities and skills needed by the next generation of cybersecurity leaders, as they prepare to address enterprise business risk in the next decade?

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.

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

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

Trump Shakeup Impacts Cybersecurity Policy

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cybersecurity policy, as the agencies play a key role in securing infrastructure and investigating financial cybercrime.

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.

Cybersecurity Data Sharing: A Federal Progress Report

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The Role of DNS in Cybersecurity

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Stuart Reed of Nominet on Improving Visibility DNS is cybersecurity's best-kept secret for eliminating threats, says Stuart Reed of Nominet, who explains the value of analyzing traffic

NSA Launches New Cybersecurity Directorate

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NSA is redefining its cybersecurity mission and with the Cybersecurity Directorate it will enhance its partnerships with unclassified collaboration and information sharing. ” The State of Cybersecurity. What the NSA’s Directorate Means for Cybersecurity.

Top cybersecurity Predictions for 2020

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The 2020 Cybersecurity Landscape – Below Pierluigi Paganini’s cybersecurity predictions for the next twelve months. Here we are again for the annual prediction of the events that I believe will impact the cybersecurity landscape in the next year.

Wanted: Cybersecurity Imagery

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Eli Sugarman of the Hewlettt Foundation laments about the sorry state of cybersecurity imagery: The state of cybersecurity imagery is, in a word, abysmal. You can help: participate in the Cybersecurity Visuals Challenge. cybersecurity securityeducation securityengineering

Watchdog Finds DOE Falling Short on Cybersecurity

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Energy Department's Inspector General finds that the agency is prone to making the same cybersecurity mistakes year-after-year. Audit Finds Vulnerabilities in Energy Department's Unclassified Systems An audit from the U.S.

Cybersecurity Leadership: The Next Generation

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IoT, the cloud, third-party risk - we hear a lot about how the cybersecurity risk surface and threat landscape have evolved. But what about the new business demands on cybersecurity leaders? Christopher Hetner, former global CISO at GE Capital, shares insights

FEC: Campaigns Can Use Discounted Cybersecurity Services

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Federal Election Commission (FEC) said today political campaigns can accept discounted cybersecurity services from companies without running afoul of existing campaign finance laws, provided those companies already do the same for other non-political entities. The U.S.

HHS Proposes Allowing Cybersecurity Donations to Doctors

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Safe Harbor' Would Modify Stark Law, Anti-Kickback Regulations Federal regulators are proposing a "safe harbor" that would permit hospitals to donate certain cybersecurity software and services to physicians.

The Future of Cybersecurity Education - Part 1

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ISACA and (ISC)2 on Meeting Changing Demands of Industry, Students What is the role of professional certification companies in the cybersecurity education ecosystem?

On Cybersecurity Insurance

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Good paper on cybersecurity insurance: both the history and the promise for the future. academicpapers cybersecurity insurance riskassessment risksFrom the conclusion: Policy makers have long held high hopes for cyber insurance as a tool for improving security.

GAO Blasts Cybersecurity Efforts of Federal Agencies

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Medical Device Cybersecurity: 3 Alerts Issued

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CERT, a Unit of CISA, Warns of Vulnerabilities That Need Mitigation Federal regulators have recently issued three advisories on cybersecurity vulnerabilities identified in medical devices.

Open Cybersecurity Alliance: In Pursuit of Interoperability

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With 18 Vendors on Board, Experts Assess New Group's Chances for Success Eighteen technology companies have formed the Open Cybersecurity Alliance to foster the development of open source tools to improve interoperability and data sharing between cybersecurity applications.

A "Department of Cybersecurity"

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Presidential candidate John Delaney has announced a plan to create a Department of Cybersecurity. cybersecurity infrastructure internetofthings nationalsecuritypolicyI have long been in favor of a new federal agency to deal with Internet -- and especially Internet of Things -- security.

Proactive Mitigation: A Cybersecurity Imperative

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Akamai's Jay Coley on Blunting Hackers by Blocking Emerging Types of Attacks A top cybersecurity imperative for organizations is to "take proactive mitigation before an event even occurs" by tracking attack trends and mitigating against emerging types of attacks, says Akamai's Jay Coley

AT&T Cybersecurity Sets Sights on Threat Intelligence

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Javvad Malik on New Entity's Role in Cybersecurity Market AT&T has just re-branded its AlienVault acquisition as AT&T Cybersecurity. Javvad Malik, security advocate for the firm, explains its place in the global market and how it will impact delivery of threat intelligence

President's Proposed 2020 Budget: Impact on Cybersecurity

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Some Agencies Would See Steep Cuts; Others Would Get Funding for Cyber Efforts The Trump administration's proposed fiscal 2020 budget calls for substantial cuts at many non-defense agencies, but it would provide extra funding for certain cybersecurity-related efforts

Congress Considers IoT Cybersecurity Legislation - Again

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Congress is hoping that the third time is the charm for an internet of things cybersecurity bill that would set minimum security standards for the connected devices that the federal government purchases for various projects

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Bridging the Cybersecurity Skills Gap

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The latest edition of the ISMG Security Report features Greg Touhill, the United States' first federal CISO, discussing how "reskilling" can help fill cybersecurity job vacancies. Plus, California considers tougher breach notification requirements; curtailing the use of vulnerable mobile networks

Electrical Grid Cybersecurity Measure Advances

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Proposed Legislation Calls for Development of National Strategy A proposal that won U.S. House approval Wednesday calls for crafting a strategy for securing the nation's electrical grid. It also would create a two-year pilot program within the U.S.

Analysis: The Cybersecurity Risks Major Corporations Face

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The latest edition of the ISMG Security Report features a deep dive into an analysis of the cybersecurity risks that publicly traded companies face.

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Nine 2019 Cybersecurity Predictions

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Wondering about the state of global cybersecurity in 2019? Wonder no more with these nine cybersecurity predictions for where the new year will take us — and what it means for our digital properties, online lives and livelihoods.

Teaching Cybersecurity Policy

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Peter Swire proposes a a pedagogic framework for teaching cybersecurity policy. cybersecurity networksecuritySpecifically, he makes real the old joke about adding levels to the OSI networking stack: an organizational layer, a government layer, and an international layer.

Trump Order Aims to Boost Federal Cybersecurity Workforce

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Executive Order Creates a 'Cybersecurity Competition' to Offer Rewards President Donald Trump on Thursday signed an executive order that offers a mix of incentives and new guidelines aimed at hiring and retaining more security pros to work within the federal government.

Healthcare Cybersecurity Info Sharing Resource Unveiled

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A new resource designed to help healthcare organizations of all sizes engage in cybersecurity information sharing is now available. Errol Weiss, who helped create the "cybersecurity matrix," describes how to use it

The Future of Cybersecurity Education - Part 2

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Intel's Amit Elazari Bar On and UC-Berkeley's Lisa Ho on Schools and Digital Transformation What are America's universities doing to help fill the cybersecurity skills gap felt by enterprises worldwide?