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

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


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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.

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.

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.

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

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.

Biden's Cybersecurity Mission: Regain Momentum

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Experts Say Cybersecurity Will Be a Higher Priority Cybersecurity is poised to become a higher White House priority when President-elect Joe Biden takes office.

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

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.

Teaching Cybersecurity to Children

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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

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

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

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

Biden's Infrastructure Plan: 3 Cybersecurity Provisions

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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.

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

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.

Sequoia Capital Investigating 'Cybersecurity Incident'

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Few Details Are Known, But Phishing Attack May Have Played a Role Venture capital firm Sequoia Capital confirmed it was recently involved in a "cybersecurity incident," but offered no details on exactly what may have transpired.

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).

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

A 'First Responder' Approach to Cybersecurity

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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

A Holistic Approach to Cybersecurity and Compliance

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In a joint interview, Mike Ferris and Mike Brooks of Abacode, a managed cybersecurity and compliance provider, discuss how the MCCP model helps businesses implement a holistic, framework-based cybersecurity program that provides continuous security and compliance

3 Cybersecurity Myths to Bust

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Deeply rooted cybersecurity misconceptions are poisoning our ability to understand and defend against attacks

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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Cybersecurity Leadership: Asset Discovery and Visibility

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In this latest Cybersecurity Leadership panel, CEOs and CISOs discuss asset discovery and attack surface vulnerability

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.

ENISA publishes Cybersecurity guide for SMEs

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ENISA publishes Cybersecurity guide for SMEs, a document that aims at providing suggestions to secure their business. The post ENISA publishes Cybersecurity guide for SMEs appeared first on Security Affairs.

Thinking of a Cybersecurity Career? Read This

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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.

Biden's Cybersecurity Executive Order: 4 Key Takeaways

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White House Puts Focus on 'Zero Trust,' Software Standards, Information Sharing By issuing a sweeping cybersecurity executive order on Wednesday, the Biden administration is attempting to take a critical step to address security issues that have come to light after recent cyberattacks.

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

Cybersecurity Regs for Pipelines Reportedly Coming Soon

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Department of Homeland Security is preparing cybersecurity regulations for the oil and gas industry in the wake of the ransomware attack on Colonial Pipeline Co. Fresh Regulations Planned Following Colonial Pipeline Ransomware Attack The U.S.

Lawsuits Allege Colonial Pipeline Had Inadequate Cybersecurity

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Gas Stations as Well as Consumers Seek Damages Colonial Pipeline Co. now faces at least two lawsuits seeking class action status in the aftermath of a ransomware attack in May that led the firm to shut down the operations of a 5,500-mile pipeline for nearly a week

Cybersecurity: A Bleak 'Progress' Report

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SolarWinds' Hack Prompts an Assessment of the Work That Still Needs to Be Done In light of the widespread apparent impact of the hack of SolarWinds' network management tools, it's time for a frank assessment of the lack of cybersecurity progress in recent years.

Biden Signs Sweeping Executive Order on Cybersecurity

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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.