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

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.

Government Shutdown Hampers Cybersecurity

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Government has impacted federal cybersecurity according to several reports. 80% of the National Protection and Programs Directorate , which oversees the Office of Cyber and Infrastructure Analysis and the Office of Cybersecurity and Communications. The ongoing shutdown of the U.S.

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.

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.

New Medical Device Cybersecurity Framework Unveiled

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Recommends Vendors Address Issues Throughout Product Lifecycle A healthcare sector advisory council on Monday released a new voluntary framework for improving the cybersecurity of medical devices throughout their lifecycle.

Maximize Cybersecurity Risk Ratings in 2019

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Insights from the Forrester New Wave: Cybersecurity Risk Rating Solutions, Q4 2018. If you are a security or risk leader, you know that even with a formal third-party risk program in place, you are not effectively keeping track of all of your third parties

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Bolstering the Cybersecurity of Medical Devices

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As cybersecurity threats in the healthcare sector evolve, medical device manufacturer ICU Medical is taking a number of steps to help safeguard its products. Chaitanya Srinivasamurthy and Marshall Fryman of the company describe these security initiatives

Venture Capital Pours Into Cybersecurity

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billion in cybersecurity companies in 2018, about 20 percent more than in 2017 and twice as much as 2016, according to research from Strategic Cyber Ventures. Venture capitalists invested $5.3 What's ahead for 2019 and beyond

These Are the Countries With the Best and Worst Cybersecurity

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Cybersecurity is a growing concern among governments, businesses and individuals around the world. A recent study from technology research company Comparitech looked at cybersecurity around the world and scored 60 countries on their cybersecurity practices.

Yet Another IoT Cybersecurity Document

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This one is from NIST: " Considerations for Managing Internet of Things (IoT) Cybersecurity and Privacy Risks." cybersecurity internetofthings nistIt's still in draft. Remember, there are many others.

HIMSS19: The Cybersecurity Obstacles, Opportunities Ahead

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But what's up the road in terms of top cybersecurity-related challenges facing the healthcare sector A Rundown of the Conference's Top Emerging Topics Another annual HIMSS conference is in the rear-view mirror.

HHS Publishes Guide to Cybersecurity Best Practices

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Co-Developed with Healthcare Sector Coordinating Council, Designed for Organizations of All Sizes With the aim of helping healthcare entities of all sizes improve their cybersecurity, the Department of Health and Human Services has issued a four-volume publication of voluntary best practices.

Highlights of NIST Cybersecurity Framework Version 1.1

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Microsoft's Top 3 Cybersecurity Concerns for 2019

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Joram Borenstein, general manager of Microsoft's Cybersecurity Solutions Group, discusses his top three concerns for 2019 With an operating system that's used by 90 percent of Fortune 500 companies, Microsoft closely monitors cyberattack trends.

SEC Releases Updated Cybersecurity Guidance

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Securities and Exchange Commission has released revised guidance "to assist public companies in preparing disclosures about cybersecurity risks and incidents." Regulator Demands More Risk Disclosure, Better Insider Trading Policies The U.S.

Vietnam's 'Cybersecurity' Law Says Little on Security

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Law Focuses More on Fighting Anti-Government Speech On Wednesday, just days after a new "cybersecurity" law took effect, Vietnam alleged that Facebook has violated the law by allowing users to post anti-government comments on the platform. The so-called cybersecurity law actually speaks little about IT security measures

Embracing Change in Cybersecurity

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Tom Kellerman of Carbon Black on Ovecoming Failing Architectures Security leaders need to embrace security change to overcome failing architectures that have evolved over the last decade, says Tom Kellerman, chief cybersecurity officer at Carbon Black

FDA Reveals Steps to Bolster Medical Device Cybersecurity

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White House Eliminates Cybersecurity Position

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The White House has eliminated the cybersecurity coordinator position. cybersecurity intelligence nationalsecuritypolicyThis seems like a spectacularly bad idea.

Government Spending on Cybersecurity: An Analysis

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Around the world, many CIOs at various levels of governments expect an increase in cybersecurity spending in 2019, according to new research from Gartner. Alia Mendonsa, co-author of the report, analyzes the results of a global survey

HHS OIG Launches Cybersecurity Web Page

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Site Highlights Watchdog Agency's Cyber Activities A Department of Health and Human Services watchdog agency has launched a new web page to draw attention to the growing importance of its cybersecurity-related activities, ranging from security audits to fraud investigations

Cybersecurity Insurance

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breaches cybersecurity insuranceGood article about how difficult it is to insure an organization against Internet attacks, and how expensive the insurance is.

A View of Cybersecurity's Future

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Gigamon's Kim DeCarlis on What Needs to be Done Today to Better Secure Tomorrow As recent breaches attest, today's approaches to cybersecurity are insufficient. Kim DeCarlis of Gigamon offers her views on what organizations must do differently to ensure stronger cybersecurity postures

The Push to Allow Cybersecurity Technology Donations

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Advisory Council Seeks Changes in Law to Help Smaller Healthcare Providers Improve Security An advisory council is again urging the Department of Health and Human Services to allow certain donations of cybersecurity technology and services to smaller healthcare providers.

HIMSS18: Cybersecurity Takeaways

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Insights From Interviews With CISOs, Regulators What's on the minds of healthcare CISOs these days when it comes to cybersecurity challenges and initiatives? Here's a rundown of insights from the big HIMSS18 conference

Cybersecurity or Information Governance Failure???

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Was it a failure of Cybersecurity professionals? Surely, Cybersecurity professionals jumped into action and started patching all the machines on their networks to prevent an infection by WannaCry!

Digital Transformation and Cybersecurity's Burden

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Insights From Jonathan Nguyen-Duy of Fortinet "Digital transformation" is the theme of the year, but it comes with specific cybersecurity challenges - and they put a new burden squarely on the shoulders of the CISO, says Fortinet's Jonathan Nguyen-Duy

The 'New Science' of Cybersecurity

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NTT Security's Khiro Mishra and Don Gray Discuss a New Approach What is the "new science" of cybersecurity? Khiro Mishra and Don Gray of NTT Security describe the approach

Why Cybersecurity Is Critical to Healthcare Innovation

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Groups Offer Feedback on HHS's Plans for Workgroup Focused on Spurring Investments As the Department of Health and Human Services explores how to spur innovation and investment in the healthcare sector, cybersecurity is among top issues that need to be addressed, some industry organizations stress

The Poor Cybersecurity of US Space Assets

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academicpapers cybersecurity nationalsecuritypolicyGood policy paper (summary here ) on the threats, current state, and potential policy solutions for the poor security of US space systems.

Addressing the Lack of Diversity in Cybersecurity

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Accenture Security's Tammy Moskites Discusses Efforts to Attract More Women to the Field Tammy Moskites, managing director at Accenture Security, outlines initiatives to attract more women into the field of cybersecurity

Solving 3rd Party Cybersecurity Risk

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Your organization's risk surface may be larger than you think. Your organization's risk surface is larger than you think. How can you get a handle on what risks exist, where they reside, and which ones are most important to resolve immediately

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Cybersecurity Insurance: How Underwriting Is Changing

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Cybersecurity insurers, faced with growing demand, are looking for new ways to better measure their risks, says Aleksandr Yampolskiy, CEO of SecurityScorecard. So some are moving toward more carefully scrutinizing the cybersecurity postures of their potential clients

Mastercard, GCA Create Small Business Cybersecurity Toolkit

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A new toolkit developed by the Global Cybersecurity Alliance aims to give small businesses a cookbook for better cybersecurity

White House Axes Top Cybersecurity Job

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Critics Say Cybersecurity Demands Greater Prominence in Federal Government The Trump administration has eliminated the top cybersecurity coordinator role in the White House. The decision has earned a sharp rebuke from lawmakers and former government officials, who say cybersecurity demands a greater - not lesser - prominence in the federal government

FDA Calls for 'Cybersecurity Bill of Materials' for Devices

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Faulty DoD Cybersecurity Leaves U.S. At Risk of Missile Attacks

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Ballistic Missile Defense System (BMDS) falls short of critical cybersecurity standards, according to an audit issued by the Department of Defense Inspector General. The post Faulty DoD Cybersecurity Leaves U.S. Data Security Government Cybersecurity featured DoD pentagonThe U.S.

8 Highlights: Scottish 'Big Data' Cybersecurity Conference

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Cloud Forensics, Fraud, Extortion and Cyber Sociology Dominate Edinburgh Event What are hot cybersecurity topics in Scotland?

Healthcare Cybersecurity: Helping the Little Guy

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Group Pushes for Changes in Federal Rules to Pave the Way for Donations Federal regulators are being asked to relax anti-kickback rules so that resource-strapped healthcare providers can accept certain donations or subsidies of cybersecurity products and services