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House Passes Cybersecurity Bills Focusing on Energy Sector, Information Sharing

The US House of Representatives this week passed two cybersecurity bills: the Energy Cybersecurity University Leadership Act and the RANSOMWARE Act.RANSOMWARE is an acronym for ‘Reporting Attacks from Nations Selected for Oversight and Monitoring Web Attacks and Ransomware from Enemies’.The bill, authored by Congressman Gus Bilirakis, aims to amend and updat
Publish At:2022-07-28 16:13 | Read:361 | Comments:0 | Tags:Cyberwarfare NEWS & INDUSTRY Virus & Threats Virus &

Cybersecurity Growth Investment Flat, M&A Activity Strong for 2022

Global markets have suffered following the first Covid-19 pandemic and the Russian invasion of Ukraine – but sales of cybersecurity software have remained strong. VC investment in cybersecurity has adapted to the world economy rather than stalled.Progress Partner’s Market Report: Cybersecurity Q2 2022 (PDF) points out that VC and PE investment has remained f
Publish At:2022-07-28 16:13 | Read:311 | Comments:0 | Tags:NEWS & INDUSTRY Management & Strategy security cyber

NIST Supply Chain Security Guidelines: 10 Key Takeaways

The U.S. Department of Commerce’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) recently published updated guidance for reducing cybersecurity risks in supply chains. Titled “Software Supply Chain Security Guidance,” the update is NIST’s response to directives issued by an executive order by President Joe Biden, designed to i
Publish At:2022-07-28 13:09 | Read:320 | Comments:0 | Tags:Risk Management zero trust NIST Cybersecurity National Insti

Cybersecurity Needs to Work Even When Employees Aren’t on Board

Goldman Sachs leadership didn’t get the response they expected from their return to the office (RTO) order. In fact, Fortune reported that only about half of the company’s employees showed up. With today’s tight labor market and many employers allowing remote work, employees have firm ground to stand on. How do you secure a workforce that
Publish At:2022-07-26 13:09 | Read:343 | Comments:0 | Tags:Zero Trust Risk Management zero trust Zero Trust Framework h

Updated TSA Pipeline Cybersecurity Requirements Offer More Flexibility

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has updated its directive for oil and natural gas pipeline cybersecurity, providing owners and operators more flexibility in achieving the outlined goals.After a ransomware attack conducted by a Russia-linked cybercrime group forced Colonial Pipeline to shut down systems in May 2021, the TSA issued a directive
Publish At:2022-07-25 12:03 | Read:422 | Comments:0 | Tags:ICS/OT NEWS & INDUSTRY Security Architecture Management

Senators Introduce Bipartisan Quantum Computing Cybersecurity Bill

A bipartisan bill that seeks to strengthen national security against quantum-computing threats has been introduced in the US Senate.Co-sponsored by Senators Rob Portman (R-OH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH), the bill was introduced in the House in April and passed in July.The Quantum Computing Cybersecurity Preparedness Act addresses federal agencies’ preparedness
Publish At:2022-07-25 12:03 | Read:228 | Comments:0 | Tags:NEWS & INDUSTRY Management & Strategy security cyber

U.S. Cybersecurity Policy Has Changed Since the Colonial Pipeline Attack

More than a year ago, a ransomware attack made the news across the nation. The Colonial Pipeline Company announced on May 7, 2021, that the DarkSide Ransomware-as-a-Service group, based in eastern Europe, had hit it. The FBI has since confirmed DarkSide, which has since shut down, as the threat actors. What’s changed about U.S. cyber policy since then
Publish At:2022-07-25 09:11 | Read:311 | Comments:0 | Tags:Government Incident Response Threat Intelligence cybersecuri

Cybersecurity in city government, taken to new heights: An Interview with Shane McDaniel

When most people speak of any city government, they often mention words like “Bureaucratic”,“Behind the times”, and “Slow.”  This is especially true when considering cybersecurity initiatives.  However, a small town in Texas is changing that view.  Seguin, Texas, which was once the smallest Texas city to have a full-time cybersecurity employee
Publish At:2022-07-25 01:06 | Read:335 | Comments:0 | Tags:Featured Articles Government city local security cyber cyber

20 Years Ago in Cybersecurity: Massive DDoS Attack Hits the Roots of the Internet

It was considered the “largest ever” internet attack in 2002. This distributed denial of service attack hit seven of the 13 servers at the top of the internet’s domain name system hierarchy. Now, 20 years later, its origins remain mysterious, but its methods and size still make it stand out. It isn’t the largest by the numbers anymor
Publish At:2022-07-21 13:09 | Read:196 | Comments:0 | Tags:Risk Management Threat Intelligence cyber attacks cybersecur

Cybersecurity Policy – time to think outside the box?

When we get into cybersecurity, one of the first things any organisation or company should do is write a cybersecurity policy, one that is owned by all. Easy words to put down on paper, but what do they mean?So, what is a cybersecurity policy? Well, it is defined in the Gartner IT Glossary as, “an organization’s statement of intent, principles and appro
Publish At:2022-07-21 01:06 | Read:235 | Comments:0 | Tags:Featured Articles Security Controls cybersecurity policy pol

How Heimdal’s Cybersecurity Strategy Stays Ahead of the Curve in the Cyberthreat Landscape

Today I’m sharing insights on how Heimdal stays ahead of the curve in the cyberthreat landscape. We’ll also discuss what I believe is coming to the market, the threats and trends that I expect to see in 2023 and beyond, so keep reading and feel free to share your thoughts with us in the comments section at the end of this article if something has caught your
Publish At:2022-07-19 13:41 | Read:283 | Comments:0 | Tags:Industry trends security cyber cybersecurity

Hospital Ransomware Attack: Here’s What a Cybersecurity Success Story Sounds Like 

Major ransomware attacks are scary, but against hospitals, they are even worse. One notable attack in August 2021 forced Ohio’s Memorial Health System emergency room to shut down (patients were diverted to other hospitals). In all hospital attacks, the health, safety, privacy and lives of patients face risk. But this incident also shows that whet
Publish At:2022-07-19 13:09 | Read:235 | Comments:0 | Tags:Healthcare Risk Management cyber security training ransomwar

US Cybersecurity Agency CISA to Open London Office

The US Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) announced on Monday that it’s set to open an office in the United Kingdom in an effort to boost international cooperation and collaboration.The cyber defense agency’s first Attaché Office will open later this month in London and its goal is to “serve as a focal point for international collaborati
Publish At:2022-07-19 12:03 | Read:226 | Comments:0 | Tags:NEWS & INDUSTRY Management & Strategy CISA security

A Common Mission: Improve the Cybersecurity Posture of the Nation

Securing information and infrastructure is among the highest national security priorities. In recent months and years, we continue to see an escalating sophistication and frequency of attacks by malicious actors and nation-states. In response, leaders are taking action. The Executive Order 14028 has focused both the Federal government and the private sector
Publish At:2022-07-18 21:17 | Read:321 | Comments:0 | Tags:Zero Trust Government government cybersecurity Federal Gover

SecurityWeek Analysis: Over 230 Cybersecurity M&A Deals Announced in First Half of 2022

An analysis conducted by SecurityWeek shows that more than 230 cybersecurity-related mergers and acquisitions were announced in the first half of 2022.SecurityWeek has cataloged 234 cybersecurity M&A deals between January 1 and June 30, 2022, with a surge observed in the first half of June. At this pace, the number of deals made in 2022 will exceed the 4
Publish At:2022-07-18 08:05 | Read:197 | Comments:0 | Tags:NEWS & INDUSTRY Management & Strategy security cyber

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