Tagged: cybersecurity

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National Security Strategy Focuses on Changing Nature of Threats

The Department of Homeland Security released the Strategic Framework for Countering Terrorism and Targeted Violence to address the changing landscape of security challenges to the nation: These threats have become more complex, more interconnected, more intertwined with technological advances, and closer to home. The nation faces a wider variety of...

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In Focus: Ransomware

New In Focus now available on Ransomware. From the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA): The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) has observed an increase in ransomware attacks across the world: See CISA’s Awareness Briefings on Combating Ransomware, Joint Ransomware Statement, and CISA Insights – Ransomware Outbreak. Ransomware is a type of malicious software, or malware,...

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Cloud Smart: A New Computing Strategy

The United States office of Management and Budget released a new report titled Federal Cloud Computing Strategy. This report is the product of the Report to the President on Federal IT Modernization and Executive Order 13800, both released in 2017, and the effort to update the Government’s legacy Federal Cloud...

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Cyber-Enabled Foreign Interference: A Growing Threat to Western Democracies

Foreign interference and manipulation of information represent the new order of emerging threats to Western democracies. In particular, cyber-enabled interference in elections offers unique opportunities for adversaries to transform public opinions and shape political events. To address these threats, the Australian Strategic Policy Institute released a policy brief, which highlights...

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Disruptive Technology and National Security

Leading technology and cybersecurity experts weigh in on a Department of Defense white paper released this month examining the role of emerging and disruptive technologies on national security. On the Horizon: Security Challenges at the Nexus of State and Non-State Actors and Emerging/Disruptive Technologies, features opening remarks from the Joint...

Center for Homeland Defense and Security Releases Annotated Multi-Media Version of Worldwide Threat Assessment

The Center for Homeland Defense and Security (CHDS) created the Annotated Worldwide Threat Assessment 2019—an interactive multi-media tool highlighting key features of the Worldwide Threat Assessment of the US Intelligence Community presented last month by the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) to the U.S. Senate Select Committee...

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US Intelligence Warns of Increasing Risk to National Security in Coming Year

The Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) issued a Statement for the Record, Worldwide Threat Assessment of the US Intelligence Community, in an open hearing today before the U.S. Senate Select Committee on Intelligence. The primary threats to US national security identified in this statement include:  Risks to...

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In Focus: Digital Assistants

New In Focus now available on Digital Assistants, with resources that address the cyber-vulnerabilities of smart devices and how users can protect themselves when adding one to their home. In 2018, sales for smart devices such as the Amazon Echo, and Google Home topped over 90 million. Add to that, businesses are...

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Tactics and Tropes of the Internet Research Agency

New Knowledge, an organization dedicated to defending public discourse and tracking disinformation operations, has released The Tactics & Tropes of the Internet Research Agency. This comprehensive report used social medial posts and metadata provided by Facebook, Twitter, and Alphabet (Google’s parent company) to quantify and contextualize the extent of the...