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

Cybersecurity's Automation Imperative

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Censornet's Richard Walters on the Role of Autonomous Security With cybersecurity becoming ever more difficult to monitor and manage, and product and data overload triggering cyber fatigue among cybersecurity professionals, organizations must embrace more autonomous approaches, says Censornet's Richard Walters.

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Building a Corporate Culture That Values Cybersecurity

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Insights on Gauging an Organization's Security Maturity Level Corporate culture can have a big impact on an organization's ability to achieve cybersecurity objectives, says Jessica Barker, chair of ClubCISO, a private members forum for European information security leaders, who provides insights on gauging an organization's security maturity.

NASA Still Struggling With Agency-Wide Cybersecurity Program

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IG Report Finds Agency's Infrastructure Remains Tempting Target for Hackers A recent Inspector General's report finds that NASA still struggles with implementing an agency-wide cybersecurity policy despite spending approximately $2.3 billion on IT, networking and security technology in 2019.

Cybersecurity Plan for 2020 US Election Unveiled

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CISA Describes Its Role as Security Facilitator The U.S.

Virtual Summit Dives Into Healthcare Cybersecurity Issues

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CISOs, Other Experts to Tackle Hot Topics, Including Challenges During COVID-19 Crisis How have the cybersecurity challenges facing healthcare organizations changed during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Cybersecurity for the Midmarket

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Global Cyber Alliance's Phil Reitinger Describes Efforts to Bolster SMB, Election Security In 2019, the Global Cyber Alliance debuted its toolkit to help small and midsized organizations bolster cybersecurity.

The Unintended Harms of Cybersecurity

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Interesting research: " Identifying Unintended Harms of Cybersecurity Countermeasures ": Abstract: Well-meaning cybersecurity risk owners will deploy countermeasures (technologies or procedures) to manage risks to their services or systems. Security is always a trade-off.

Analysis: Coronavirus Cybersecurity and Privacy Issues

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The latest edition of the ISMG Security Report offers an analysis of cybersecurity and privacy issues raised by COVID-19 research efforts. Also featured: the latest ransomware trends and an investor's take on hot cybersecurity sectors

Detecting Network Security Incidents

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ENISA's Rossella Mattioli Reviews New Report Rossella Mattioli, a network and information security expert at ENISA, the European Union Agency for Cybersecurity, discusses a new report offering insights on detecting network security incidents

Cybersecurity During COVID-19

Schneier on Security

They are more vulnerable to attack simply because they are less secure. Employees working from home are going to save data on their own computers, where they aren't protected by the organization's security systems. That's a big problem because the security issues are not going away.

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

The Cybersecurity Follies: Zoom Edition

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And for many use cases - hint: not national security - it is a perfectly fine option

Uncertain Markets May Drive Cybersecurity Consolidation

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Experts: This Week's 'Black Monday' Likely to Accelerate Security M&A Activity With U.S. Experts predict this will drive fresh waves of consolidation and M&A in the cybersecurity market, as well as growth in hot areas

Government Agencies Field More Cybersecurity Maturity Models

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Pentagon and DOE Pitch Security Frameworks - But Should They Defer to NIST? 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.

Cybersecurity Firm Imperva Discloses Breach

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based Imperva sells technology and services designed to detect and block various types of malicious Web traffic, from denial-of-service attacks to digital probes aimed at undermining the security of Web-based software applications.

9 Cybersecurity Takeaways as COVID-19 Outbreak Grows

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Attackers Already Targeting Remote Workers With Phishing Campaigns As a result of the COVID-19 outbreak, cybercriminals increasingly are targeting organizations that now have more remote workers and fewer IT and security staff at the ready to mitigate hacker attacks and intrusions, security experts say.

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.

Interior Dept. Grounds Drones Over Cybersecurity Concerns

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Department of the Interior this week announced that it has temporarily grounded all drone operations, except for emergencies, citing concerns over national security and cybersecurity. Department Says Several Concerns Must Be Addressed The U.S.

A COVID-19 Cybersecurity Poll: Securing a Remote Workforce

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Weigh in on how your organization is securing its remote footprint with our short Threatpost poll. COVID-19 is changing how we work.

Cybersecurity Home School: Garfield Teaches Security

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The famous cartoon cat can help kids ages 6 to 11 learn to be more secure when they're online

NSA Launches New Cybersecurity Directorate

Security Affairs

NSA is redefining its cybersecurity mission and with the Cybersecurity Directorate it will enhance its partnerships with unclassified collaboration and information sharing. The directorate will have NSA turn its efforts towards securing military and defense industry security.

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

BOOK REVIEW: ‘Security Yearbook’ preserves cybersecurity history — highlights tectonic shift

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Along with Richard Stiennon , I belong to a small circle of journalists and tech industry analysts who’ve been paying close attention to cybersecurity since Bill Gates curtailed commercial work on Windows to rivet Microsoft’s attention on defending its software code. Related: The role of PKI is securing digital transformation That was in 2002. Cybersecurity, which started with antivirus suites, spam filters and firewalls, has mushroomed into a $103 billion industry.

Cybersecurity Leadership: What's Your 180-Day Plan?

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CEOs, CISOs on Authentication, Access and Defending the Hybrid Workforce Business and security leaders accept that a hybrid workforce is the new norm - some staff members based in a central office and many others permanently working at home.

Kubernetes Security

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A good first step towards understand the security of this suddenly popular and very complex container orchestration system. cybersecurity opensource securityengineeringAttack matrix for Kubernetes, using the MITRE ATT&CK framework.

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?

On Cybersecurity Insurance

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

Nine 2019 Cybersecurity Predictions

Security Affairs

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. Digital Security Will Become a Company Budget Line Item.

Cybersecurity Leadership: The Future Is Now - So, How Will You Secure It?

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CEOs, CISOs on Identity, Visibility and Defending in the New Threat Landscape Digital transformation may have occurred over a weekend in March, but the effects will be felt - and secured - for years to come.

Government Shutdown Hampers Cybersecurity

Adam Levin

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.

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

Emotet Malware Alert Sounded by US Cybersecurity Agency

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Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency says it's been "tracking a spike" in targeted Emotet attacks, and urges all organizations immediately put in place defenses to not just avoid infection, but also detect lateral movement in their networks by hackers

Italian Security Firm Allegedly Pushed Malware: Report

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Check Point Research Claims Firm Sold CloudEyE Dropper Trojan An Italian cybersecurity company allegedly was a front for a criminal gang selling access to a dropper Trojan known as CloudEyE, according to analysts at the security firm Check Point Research

Companies Struggle for Effective Cybersecurity

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The money companies are spending on cybersecurity tools doesn't necessarily result in better security, a new survey shows

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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Top cybersecurity Predictions for 2020

Security Affairs

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.

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

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.

NSA Announces New Cybersecurity Directorate

Adam Levin

National Security Agency announced the formation of a new Cybersecurity Directorate earlier this week. Over the past couple years, as we did a number of different reorganizations, one of the things I think we lost was that emphasis on cybersecurity,” said NSA chief Paul Nakasone.