Cybersecurity

US Partnering with Israel to Counter Ransomware, Regulate FinTech

Israel’s NSO Group represents just one aspect of the country’s lively tech industry, which may be about to get another energizing jolt from its government.

Cybersecurity

Most Employees Want Stronger Enforcement of Cybersecurity Protocols in the Workplace, Survey Finds

Two-thirds of respondents found National Institute of Standards and Technology guidelines to be “extremely” or “very” valuable.

Cybersecurity

US, EU Join French President’s Call for Trust and Security in Cyberspace 

The move is one of several recent actions the Biden administration has taken integrating cybersecurity into broader trade and national security issues.

Cybersecurity

Senators Urge Better Cyber Protection For K-12 Schools

A recent Government Accountability Office report dove into how virtual classrooms are increasing vulnerability to ransomware and other cyber threats.

Ideas

Working to Secure the Technology Supply Chain

From security-first design to safe device disposition, an industrywide initiative called Compute Lifecycle Assurance is making technology more secure for all users.

Ideas

School Surveillance of Students Via Laptops May Do More Harm than Good

School laptop surveillance systems monitor students even when they’re not in school.

Cybersecurity

CISA Director to Appoint Hackers to Cybersecurity Advisory Committee

Security researchers have a crucial role to play in balancing an offense-heavy ecosystem, the director said.

Ideas

$1.2T Infrastructure Plan Offers Lucrative Target for Fraud

The problem is that lawmakers don’t always make preventing fraud a priority.

Cybersecurity

U.S. Government Acts Against Alleged REvil Hackers

The Justice Department announced two indictments while the State Department offered $10 million for information on other conspirators. 

Cybersecurity

White House Highlights Cybersecurity Benefit in Infrastructure Package

Along with more than $1 trillion in funding, the House-passed bill moves to the president’s desk with new authorities for relevant agencies and officials.

Cybersecurity

U.S. Blacklists NSO Group and 3 Others for Selling Spyware, Hacking Tools

The Commerce Department says the companies—three from allied nations—acted against U.S. national security interests. 

Cybersecurity

CISA Orders Agencies to Patch Hundreds of Vulnerabilities Under Attack

Remediation of more than a third of the bugs the agency identified is due within two weeks. 

Ideas

You Know How to Identify Phishing Emails

A cybersecurity researcher explains how to trust your instincts to foil the attacks.

Cybersecurity

TSA Considers Rulemaking Process for Cybersecurity in Transportation Sector

The announcement from a White House official follows pressure from industry and GOP lawmakers questioning the administration’s use of security directives to improve the sector’s cybersecurity.

Cybersecurity

Bill to Codify FedRAMP Set for Vote in Senate Committee

If passed, agencies would have to explain their reasons for rejecting previously authorized cloud products or services.

Cybersecurity

Presidential Advisers Recommend Agencies Invest in Automating Software Assurance

The National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee is about to meet with senior cybersecurity officials from the White House on the issue.

Cybersecurity

FDIC to Strengthen IT Security Following IG Audit

An audit found notable weaknesses within the FDIC’s information security processes.

Emerging Tech

Senate Unanimously Passes Secure Equipment Act

The legislation aims to protects telecom networks from foreign threats.

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