Cybersecurity

US Still Lacks Federal Cyber Strategy After Decades of Attempts

The United Kingdom, meanwhile, recently updated its approach, crediting strong regulatory measures with significant cyber-risk reduction over recent years.

Cybersecurity

Report: Legacy Equipment Puts Telehealth Consumers’ Data At Risk

Telehealth services have expanded exponentially over the course of the pandemic due in part to the Trump administration’s decision to relax enforcement of the industry’s privacy regulations.

Cybersecurity

What Is Log4J, How Bad It Is and What’s at Stake?

Log4Shell is the latest hacker exploit rocking the internet, and it’s arguably the worst yet. The vulnerability is in an obscure piece of software used on millions of computers.

Cybersecurity

Biden Signs NDAA Relying on Voluntary Private-Sector Cybersecurity Collaboration

Major breaches over the past year were a double-edged sword in efforts to pass a crucial mandatory reporting measure that didn’t make it into the ‘must-pass’ legislation despite bipartisan support, according to key lawmakers.

Ideas

The Implications of Publicly Disclosing Cyberattacks

Officials must weigh the benefits and risks on a case-by-case basis.

Cybersecurity

Federal CISO Clarifies Support for a Standard that Could Make Passwords History

The cryptographic protocol is at the heart of a ‘zero trust’ proposal pioneered by Google that has a fan base within the federal government.

Cybersecurity

SOC Leaders and Employees Aren’t on the Same Page

Lack of shared recognition of problems increases the pain, according to a new survey.

Cybersecurity

Agencies Under New Deadlines to Address ‘log4j’ Flaws with Emergency Directive

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency order comes as a prominent firm says nation states are exploiting the vulnerabilities.

Cybersecurity

NSA, CISA, Add Original Equipment Manufacturers to Audience for 5G Security Guidance

The agencies got specific about who is responsible for what in a four-part series on securing the inherently cloud-based environments.

Cybersecurity

Senators Ready to Write Clarifying Legislation to Maintain U.S. Leadership in Crypto

Stakeholders fear an overly broad application of the tax provisions beyond virtual currency exchanges.

Emerging Tech

Army Bring-Your-Own-Device Experiments Test New Security Concepts

The service is “setting the stage” to try new communications ideas in the Pacific.

Ideas

Cream Cheese is the Just the Smooth Tip of a Sharp Problem

With ransomware hackers varying their targets to include operational technology used by U.S. factories and manufacturers, is an OT executive order needed to help combat them?

Cybersecurity

Federal Cybersecurity Advisor Floats Executive Order on Cloud Service Providers

The idea sprung from a sense of moral outrage Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency Director Jen Easterly identified with.

Ideas

Modernizing FISMA. Again.

The federal government needs to improve its information security to keep pace with the dynamic threats to federal networks and supply chains. 

Cybersecurity

Agencies Must Fix Newly Cataloged Vulnerabilities by Christmas Eve

Officials stressed the importance of maintaining a bill of materials for software in flagging the “Log4j” vulnerability.

Cybersecurity

U.S. Announces Work Toward Non-Binding Agreement on Surveillance Tech

Key U.S. allies supported the effort but did not sign on to a joint statement committing to the creation of a code of conduct on how to exercise export controls to curb the use of the cyber intrusion technologies by authoritarian regimes, according to a White House release.

Cybersecurity

Increased Interconnectivity Demands Stronger Federal Data Protection Protocols, Officials Say

Officials in the public and private sectors warned of the need to enact a robust cybersecurity posture at the federal level ahead of growing ransomware and hacking threats.

Ideas

What Agencies Need to Do to Combat Shadow IT Driven by Cloud Sprawl  

Cloud sprawl happens when development teams spin up new cloud resources, forget about them, then move on to the next urgent task.

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