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Reuters is reporting that a draft executive order would set new rules on data breach disclosure and use of multi-factor authentication and encryption in federal agencies. [Read More]
The U.S. Cyber Command conducted more than two dozen operations aimed at preventing interference in last November’s presidential election, Gen. Paul Nakasone said. [Read More]
The software giant warns that the 'Compact' phishing operation is using several email services to hide the malicious intent of their messages. [Read More]
Britain plans to cut the size of its army and boost spending on drones, robots and a new “cyber force” under defense plans announced by the government. [Read More]
Facebook announces support for the use of security keys on mobile devices to provide additional account protection features for its massive userbase. [Read More]
No foreign threat actor is believed to have altered the technical aspect of the voting process in the 2020 U.S. elections. [Read More]
Security researchers at McAfee spot signs of the Mustang Panda cyber-espionage group targeting telecommunications companies. [Read More]
Threat intelligence data broker Recorded Future has acquired fraud analytics startup Gemini Advisory as part of a strategic push to expand into the financial services and payment processing markets. [Read More]
The Biden administration is reportedly close to a decision on retaliation for state-sponsored hacking as fears grew over the fallout from the latest of two major cyberattacks. [Read More]
United States citizens will be able to seek monetary damages if cyber-attacks from foreign threat actors harm them. [Read More]

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James McFarlin's picture
One can only hope our nation’s alarm clocks wake up and stir our national leaders’ imaginations before a cyber incident of the magnitude of 9/11 results in the need for a “Cyber Strikes Commission Report.”
Tal Be'ery's picture
Defenders should use their "Strategic Depth" to mitigate attacks not on the perimeter but deeper within their network where they can leverage on their strategic advantage.
Jeffrey Carr's picture
The term “Tipping Point” is controversial because it has been so widely misused and loosely applied; two abuses that I often see in the cyber security marketplace.
Eric Knapp's picture
Enemy infrastructure is and always has been an important military target. The difference is that with increasingly automated and connected infrastructure, the ability for an enemy to target these systems digitally has increased, putting these systems at greater risk.
Mark Hatton's picture
I believe that no other nation can match the capabilities of the United States military, but at the same time, matching the level of resources and investment in cyber being made by nation states such as China could prove impossible.
Danelle Au's picture
The building blocks for a robust cybersecurity strategy are not uniquely different from security requirements for a traditional enterprise...
Oliver Rochford's picture
When the Chinese government states that it is not behind most of these attacks – it is possibly telling the truth. That the Chinese government has offensive cyber capabilities are not disputed. What is not a given is that all of this activity has been officially prompted or sanctioned.
Oliver Rochford's picture
It remains to be seen how the big powers will come to agree on the precise rules to govern cyber operations – currently the international legal status is uncertain, but the little players had better concentrate on improving old and developing new defensive measures.
Oliver Rochford's picture
Cyberwar, at least the type where infrastructure or actual lives are targeted and destroyed, will not just happen for the fun of it. There are consequences to any such activity, as recent policy activity and policy makers make clear.
Oliver Rochford's picture
It is because of the ambiguities and problems of definition and categorization that an International Agreement on acceptable and agreed cyber operations is the wisest and safest course of action.