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.

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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.

Government Agencies Field More Cybersecurity Maturity Models

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The Pentagon and the Department of Energy are pitching new or revised cybersecurity capability maturity models to help their sectors prioritize cybersecurity investments and refine processes and controls. But should they defer to the NIST Cybersecurity Framework instead Pentagon and DOE Pitch Security Frameworks - But Should They Defer to NIST?

GAO Pushes for Speeding Up Cybersecurity Enhancements

Data Breach Today

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

Local, State Governments Face Cybersecurity Crisis

Dark Reading

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

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 for Information Governance Professionals via Eleven Fifty Academy

IG Guru

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.

CISA Warns of Emotet Attacks Against Government Agencies

Data Breach Today

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.

Feds Issue Recommendations for Maritime Cybersecurity

Threatpost

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

After SolarWinds, worldwide governments can trust no one

OpenText Information Management

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.

Data Governance: How to Tackle Three Key Issues

Data Breach Today

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.

Enhancing Security Governance

Data Breach Today

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

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.

BEST PRACTICES: Why pursuing sound ‘data governance’ can be a cybersecurity multiplier

The Last Watchdog

Related: What we’ve learned from the massive breach of Capitol At RSA 2020 , I learned about how one of the routine daily chores all large organizations perform — data governance — has started to emerge as something of a cybersecurity multiplier. And by doing this housekeeping – i.e. by improving their data governance practices — companies can reap higher efficiencies, while also tightening data security.

Cybersecurity Resources for Texas Local Governments

The Texas Record

On Friday, August 16, over twenty local government entities in Texas were targeted by a coordinated ransomware attack. This incident is the most recent in a year marked by cyberattacks on state and local governments across the country. August 20, 2019 – Update on August 2019 Texas Cyber Incident August 17, 2019 – Update on August 2019 Texas Cyber Incident August 16, 2019 – Ransomware Attack Hits Texas Government Entities. Cybersecurity Best Practices.

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

Biden to Appoint Cybersecurity Advisor to NSC – Report

Threatpost

Uncategorized Cybersecurity Federal government Joe biden NSA White HouseAnne Neuberger will join the National Security Council, according to sources.

Coronavirus: UK Government Promises App for Contact Tracing

Data Breach Today

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.

Australia to Update National Cybersecurity Strategy

Data Breach Today

Government Invites Feedback on Addressing Cyber Challenges The Australian government is looking to update its national cybersecurity strategy by 2020. In preparation, it's released a discussion paper that seeks input from citizens, the business community, academics and other stakeholders

US Government: Russia “Likely” Behind SolarWinds Breach

Adam Levin

cybersecurity, intelligence, and law enforcement agencies, announced earlier this week that Russia was “likely” responsible for the 2020 SolarWinds data breach. The post US Government: Russia “Likely” Behind SolarWinds Breach appeared first on Adam Levin.

US House Passes IoT Cybersecurity Improvement Act

Security Affairs

House of Representatives passed the IoT Cybersecurity Improvement Act, a bill that aims at improving the security of IoT devices. House of Representatives last week passed the IoT Cybersecurity Improvement Act, a bill designed to improve the security of IoT devices. The U.S.

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Norwegian Government Blames Russia for Hacking Campaign

Adam Levin

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

Cybersecurity Pioneers: Discovering Government's Threat Hunters

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GAO: Census Bureau Comes Up Short on Cybersecurity

Data Breach Today

Census Bureau has not done enough to address cybersecurity issues in preparation for the 2020 census, which is slated to begin April, according to a new report from the Government Accountability Office With 2020 Census Slate to Start April 1, Bureau Still Has Work to Do The U.S.

7 Cybersecurity Priorities for Government Agencies & Political Campaigns

Dark Reading

As election season ramps up, organizations engaged in the process must strengthen security to prevent chaos and disorder from carrying the day. Here's how

CISA Warns Government Agencies of Increasing Emotet Attacks

Adam Levin

The United States Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) has issued an alert warning of an increase in Emotet malware-based phishing attacks on state and local agencies. Since then, government agencies in the U.S.,

Microsoft President: Governments Must Cooperate on Cybersecurity

Dark Reading

Microsoft's Brad Smith calls on nations and businesses to work toward "digital peace" and acknowledge the effects of cybercrime

Japanese government’s cybersecurity strategy chief has never used a computer

Security Affairs

The Japanese government’s cybersecurity strategy chief Yoshitaka Sakurada is in the middle of a heated debate due to his admission about his cyber capability. Yoshitaka Sakurada admitting he has never used a computer in his professional life, despite the Japanese Government, assigned to the politician the responsibility for cybersecurity of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. “It’s a matter that should be dealt with by the government as a whole.

Cybersecurity or Information Governance Failure???

Getting Information Done

This past weekend the world was overwhelmed by the cyberattack that spread around the globe hitting businesses, hospitals, and government agencies in over 150 countries. 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! I point to the lack of effective information governance as a root cause.

Congress Considers IoT Cybersecurity Legislation - Again

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Third Attempt at Setting Minimum Standards for Devices Government Uses The U.S. 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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Another Massive Russian Hack of US Government Networks

Schneier on Security

The press is reporting a massive hack of US government networks by sophisticated Russian hackers. The attack vector seems to be a malicious update in SolarWinds’ “Orion” IT monitoring platform, which is widely used in the US government ( and elsewhere ).

The Bleak State of Federal Government Cybersecurity

WIRED Threat Level

Nearly three out of four federal agencies is unprepared for a cyberattack, and there's no system in place to fix it. Security

On Cybersecurity Insurance

Schneier on Security

Good paper on cybersecurity insurance: both the history and the promise for the future. Cyber insurance appears to be a weak form of governance at present. The private governance role of cyber insurance is limited by market dynamics. academicpapers cybersecurity insurance riskassessment risksFrom the conclusion: Policy makers have long held high hopes for cyber insurance as a tool for improving security.

Cybersecurity Governance Lessons from Nuclear Power

IG Guru

By Cindy Satterfield In the nuclear power industry, a cybersecurity incident or error could be a life or death issue on a mass scale. Because of this reality, cyber risk in nuclear power plants is governed more rigorously than it is in sectors free of industrial control systems (ICS) and other types of high-risk operational technology […]. The post Cybersecurity Governance Lessons from Nuclear Power appeared first on IG GURU.

Bill Would Create State Cybersecurity Leader Positions

Data Breach Today

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.

Teaching Cybersecurity Policy

Schneier on Security

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

What the Government Shutdown Teaches Us about Cybersecurity

Dark Reading

As lawmakers face a Friday deadline to prevent the federal government from closing a second time, we examine the cost to the digital domain, both public and private

Vietnam's 'Cybersecurity' Law Says Little on Security

Data Breach Today

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

GAO Blasts Cybersecurity Efforts of Federal Agencies

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Watchdog Points to Numerous Risk Management Shortcomings Some 23 federal agencies come up short in their cybersecurity efforts even as attacks on their IT infrastructures continue to grow and concerns about foreign interference in the upcoming 2020 elections persist, according to a Government Accountability Office report