Tagged: cybersecurity

Digital Economics of Cybersecurity: Privacy vs. Growth

The President’s National Commission on Enhancing Cybersecurity has released a new publication titled “Report on Securing and Growing the Digital Economy“. The Commission was established in February 2016 under Executive Order 13718 with the mandate of  enhancing cybersecurity in a way that not only cultivates new technology but also protects...

National K12 Cybersecurity Education Conference

The National K12 Cybersecurity Education Conference will being on October 6, 2016 in Arlington, Virginia. The importance of cybersecurity in nearly all aspects of homeland defense and security cannot be understated, and a new generation of security professionals need the proper training and opportunities to meet future challenges. The National K12...

It’s Here! The 2016 National Preparedness Report

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), have released the 2016 National Preparedness Report. The report “evaluates and measures gains individuals and communities, private and nonprofit sectors, faith-based organizations, and all levels of governments have made in preparedness and identifies where challenges remain.” Specifically,...

2016 – The Year Ransomware Holds America Hostage

2016 – The year of Ransomware. The Institute for Critical Infrastructure Technology (ICIT) released their report regarding the new hostage taking tactic for cyber-criminals. The new form of cyber-hostage-taking, “is less about technological sophistication and more about exploitation of the human element.” The origins of Ransomware stem from the 1989...

DHS Cyber Incident Data and Analysis Working Group

Cybersecurity continues to emerge as a crucial endeavor for both the public and private sectors alike. In an attempt to address cyber threats, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) organized four separate Cybersecurity Insurance Working Sessions between 2012-2014, where cybersecurity professionals “examined the existing cybersecurity insurance marketplace, described obstacles to...

ICIT Chastises OPM’s Lack of Modern Cybersecurity in an Official Analysis

The Institute for Critical Infrastructure Technology (ICIT) describes itself as a “nonprofit (status pending), non-partisan group of the world’s most innovative experts and companies that provide technologies and solutions to support and protect our nation’s critical infrastructures.” ICIT serves as a go-between for the private sector, federal agencies, and the...