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Cybersecurity

Planning for Significant Cyber Incidents

Cyber incidents that pose a great threat to national security, foreign relations, and the U.S. economy are on the rise. The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) asked the Homeland Security Operational Analysis Center (HSOAC) to develop a how-to guide (not available to the general public) to address this issue...

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Using Artificial Intelligence Against Online Harms

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) issued a report to Congress warning about using artificial intelligence (AI) to combat online harms, which include fraud, impersonation scams, fake reviews and accounts, bots, media manipulation, illegal drug sales and other illegal activities, sexual exploitation, hate crimes, harassment and cyberstalking, and misinformation campaigns aimed...

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Ransomware Attacks and Cryptocurrency: National Security Concerns

U.S. Senator Gary Peters, Chairman of the U.S. Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs has released Use of Cryptocurrency in Ransomware Attacks, Available Data, and National Security Concerns. The report details the threat of ransomware as a result of the increased use of cryptocurrencies. World Economic Forum reports...

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Case studies on America’s Ransomware Attack Preparedness

Cybersecurity becomes increasingly challenging as criminal tactics evolve and adapt. American companies are at the forefront as they race to strengthen network security in response to cyber threats. In 2021 the United States experienced the most ransomware threats at 421.5 million— a sharp increase from 2020. To assist companies in...

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GAO Releases Strategic Plan for 2022-2027

The U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) has released the GAO 2022-2027 Strategic Plan: Goals and Objectives for Serving Congress and the Nation. Published every four years, this report guides the agency’s efforts to help legislators oversee federal operations and address the most important national issues facing our society and government....

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2021 Internet Crime Report

The FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) has released its annual report for 2021. Their 2021 Internet Crime Report outlines information related to the 847,376 complaints of suspected cybercrime, with reported losses at $6.9 billion, that they received throughout the year. According to IC3 data, phishing scams, non-payment/non-delivery scams, and...

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Moving the U.S. Government Toward Zero Trust Cybersecurity Principles

The White House’s Office of Management and Budget has recently released the Federal Strategy for Moving the U.S. Government Toward Zero Trust Cybersecurity Principles. Adopting a “zero trust” model means moving toward a cyber architecture where “no actor, system, network, or service operating outside or within the security perimeter is...

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Behavioral and Social Science Responses to COVID-19

The Centre for Research and Evidence on Security Threats (CREST), the self-described “UK’s hub for behavioural and social science research into security threats,” has released the latest issue of their quarterly CREST Security Review magazine. This Autumn 2021 issue, titled COVID-19: Behavioural and Social Science Responses to the Pandemic, highlights...