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.

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


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How AI is Transforming Data Governance in Today’s World

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How AI is Transforming Data Governance? Consumers are becoming more aware of their rights, making data governance more relevant across organizations. Data governance is a set of standards, metrics, and processes that allow organizations to responsibly use consumer data.

Government Watchdog Calls for 5G Cybersecurity Standards

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Government Accountability Office is urging policymakers to adopt coordinated cybersecurity monitoring of 5G networks, to ensure a safe rollout of the new technology GAO: Challenges Could Affect the Performance of US 5G Wireless Networks The U.S.

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 Readiness, Morale, Investigations and Recruitment at Risk as Standoff Persists The U.S.

How Does the Government Buy Its Cybersecurity?

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The federal government is emphasizing cybersecurity regulation, education, and defense strategies this year

Government Shutdown Hampers Cybersecurity

Adam Levin

Government has impacted federal cybersecurity according to several reports. The roughly 800,000 federal workers currently on furlough include: 45% of staff from the Department of Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency , which is tasked with defending critical infrastructure from cyber and physical threats. The Department of Homeland Security’s 2019 Cybersecurity and Innovation Showcase, initially scheduled to begin January 8, was also cancelled.

Cybersecurity for Information Governance Professionals via Eleven Fifty Academy

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Most companies ignore the importance of information governance in ensuring good cybersecurity. Advancing technology, such as cloud computing, increasing compliance mandates, and increasing amounts of data to be secured have made it essential to improve your cybersecurity strategies.

GAO Pushes for Speeding Up Cybersecurity Enhancements

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Audit Calls for Prompt Government Action, Especially in Wake of SolarWinds Attack The Government Accountability Office is urging the U.S.

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.

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

Cybersecurity Becomes A Government Priority

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As President Biden addresses the nation in his first State of the Union tonight, expect to hear a minute devoted to cybersecurity. So what can we expect from a more active federal presence in ransomware and cybersecurity?

Biden Signs Sweeping Executive Order on Cybersecurity

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Local, State Governments Face Cybersecurity Crisis

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Ransomware hit small government organizations hard in 2019. Now they have to deal with budget cuts, pandemic precautions, social unrest, and the coming election cycle

CISA Warns of Emotet Attacks Against Government Agencies

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Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency is warning about a recent spike in Emotet botnet attacks - designed to spread other malware - that are targeting state and local government agencies Botnet Called 'One of the Most Prevalent Ongoing Threats' The U.S.

Chinese government issues new vulnerability disclosure regulations

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Cyberspace Administration of China (CAC) issued new vulnerability disclosure regulations that oblige experts to report zero-days to the government. SecurityAffairs – hacking, Chinese Government).

Report Urges NASA to Improve Cybersecurity Risk Management

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GAO Offers Recommendations to Improve Space Agency's Cyber Protections A government watchdog is urging NASA to make multiple improvements to its cybersecurity and risk management policies to counter threats to the space agency's network, infrastructure and data.

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Biden's Nominees Face Questions Over Cybersecurity Concerns

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Senators Asked Chris Inglis and Jen Easterly About Cyberthreats President Joe Biden's nominees for White House cyber director and CISA director faced questions from senators during their confirmation hearing Thursday, including how the federal government should respond to a recent spate of ransomware attacks and other cyberthreats.

Norway blames China-linked APT31 for 2018 government hack

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Norway police secret service states said that China-linked APT31 group was behind the 2018 cyberattack on the government’s IT network. The post Norway blames China-linked APT31 for 2018 government hack appeared first on Security Affairs.

Pegasus Project – how governments use Pegasus spyware against journalists

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Pegasus is a surveillance malware developed by the Israeli surveillance NSO Group that could infect both iPhones and Android devices, it is sold exclusively to the governments and law enforcement agencies.

Feds Issue Recommendations for Maritime Cybersecurity


Report outlines deep cybersecurity challenges for the public/private seagoing sector. Critical Infrastructure Government Vulnerabilities cybersecurity challenges federal recommendations maritime security seagoing sector white house report

Coronavirus: UK Government Promises App for Contact Tracing

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But Cybersecurity Adviser Dismisses Plans as Misplaced 'Do-Something-Itis' The U.K. government says it's prepping a contact-tracing app in an attempt to help contain COVID-19.

The State of Blockchain Applications in Cybersecurity

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We’ll look at what blockchain technology is, how its development relates to cybersecurity, and the state of blockchain-based security solutions. While cybersecurity trends like zero trust push the focus inward, organizations must always consider endpoint vulnerabilities.

After SolarWinds, worldwide governments can trust no one

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The effects of the SolarWinds attack will be felt for a long time, and will ripple far beyond the government alone. To recap, at the … The post After SolarWinds, worldwide governments can trust no one appeared first on OpenText Blogs.

A massive DDoS knocked offline Belgian government websites

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A massive distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack shut down Belgiums’ government websites, internal networks were also impacted. The websites of the Belgium government and police services were also unavailable.

Data Governance: How to Tackle Three Key Issues

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The Importance of Accountability, Data Inventory and Automation As organizations plot their 2020 cybersecurity strategies, especially in light of privacy regulations, key data governance challenges are emerging.

Calls Grow to Restore White House Cybersecurity Leader Role

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Lack of Cybersecurity Leadership, Direction Cited by Government Watchdog The U.S. Government Accountability Office is urging Congress to pass legislation to reestablish the White House cybersecurity coordinator role, to coordinate the government's response to online attacks and other cybersecurity challenges facing the nation

Postmortem on U.S. Census Hack Exposes Cybersecurity Failures


Government says cybersecurity failures were many within failed January hack of U.S. Government VulnerabilitiesCensus Bureau systems.

Social media partially disrupted in Cuba amid anti-government protests

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NetBlocks reported partial disruption to social media and messaging platforms in Cuba from 12 July 2021 shortly after Cubans went to the streets to protest the government. The post Social media partially disrupted in Cuba amid anti-government protests appeared first on Security Affairs.

Hackers compromised Japanese government offices via Fujitsu ‘s ProjectWEB tool

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Fujitsu confirmed the security breach and revealed that the attackers have also stolen some customer data belonging to multiple government entities. Data exfiltrated by the hackers included government employees’ records and contractors’ data stored in the platform.

Enhancing Security Governance

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Longtime CISO Vito Sardanopoli on Building an Effective Security Program A formal security program that spells out precise governance components is critical to protecting sensitive data, says Vito Sardanopoli, who served on the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Healthcare Industry Cybersecurity Task Force

Norwegian Government Blames Russia for Hacking Campaign

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The Norwegian government has blamed Russia for a hacking campaign that targeted the email accounts of parliament members. The Russian government has dismissed the allegations as baseless, citing a lack of evidence. “We

Top Cybersecurity Products for 2021

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We’ve narrowed this list down to four categories of products that are essential to modern cybersecurity: Endpoint detection and response (EDR) , next-generation firewalls (NGFW) , cloud access security brokers (CASB) and security information and event management (SIEM).

Welcoming the Ukrainian Government to Have I Been Pwned

Troy Hunt

Another month, another national government to bring onto Have I Been Pwned. This time it's the Ukrainian National Cybersecurity Coordination Center who now has access to monitor all their government domains via API domain search, free of charge. Have I Been Pwned Government

Cybersecurity Risks of 5G – And How to Control Them

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Table of Contents What Are the Cybersecurity Risks of 5G? What Are the Cybersecurity Risks of 5G? In a year where cybersecurity’s gotten its share of major media attention, the U.S. 5G is on the cusp of widespread adoption.

Cybersecurity: Defending Freedom with Information Management

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Governments at all levels can educate and work with their communities to raise awareness of the risks and mitigation strategies that should be considered. The post Cybersecurity: Defending Freedom with Information Management appeared first on Rafael Moscatel.

Estonia ‘s police arrested a Tallin resident who stole 286K ID scans from a government DB

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Estonia ‘s police arrested a man from Tallinn that is suspected to be the hacker who stole 286K ID scans from the government systems. Estonian police arrested a man from Tallinn that is suspected to have stolen 286,438 belonging to Estonians citizens from the government systems.

Microsoft, Google Among Tech Giants Pledging Big Money to Cybersecurity

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The SolarWinds attack affected a number of government agencies, while the Colonial Pipeline ransomware attack nearly shut down the U.S. At the beginning of the 45-minute meeting , Biden said the private sector and the government needed to work together on this urgent issue.

Italy announced its Cybersecurity Agency

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Italy announced the creation of the national cybersecurity agency, a move aimed at increase the level of cyber security of its infrastructure. SecurityAffairs – hacking, cybersecurity agency). The post Italy announced its Cybersecurity Agency appeared first on Security Affairs.

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.