Tagged: cybersecurity

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...

Protecting U.S. Interests in the Cyber Realm

It is difficult to keep track of the rate at which our environment is becoming interconnected. For example, modern car tires can now relay air-pressure to dashboard displays or smartphones via bluetooth technology. Innovation at such a rapid rate can drastically increase efficiency, but likewise it can also expose vulnerabilities....

Is It Safe? The Department of Defense Cyber Strategy

Recently, the Department of Defense (DoD) released their Cyber Strategy report the following Strategic Goals in mind: (1) Build and Maintain Ready Forces and Capabilities To Conduct Cyberspace Operations (2) Defend the DoD Information Network, Secure DoD Data, and Mitigate Risks to DoD Missions (3) Be Prepared To Defend the U.S....

Keeping American Lights On: National Power Grid Security

The emergence of cyberattacks as a more prevalent form of aggression by American adversaries has caused infrastructure stakeholders to take a closer look at their security policies. This is especially true of power stations and essential distribution points on the national electricity grid. Two recent publications that discuss power grid...

Cyber-attack at 35,000ft

The Government Accountability Office (GAO) recently released a report to congressional requesters titled “FAA Needs to Address Weaknesses in Air Traffic Control Systems.” The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) ensures the advancement, safety, and regulation of civil aviation, as well as the development of the air traffic control (ATC) system. They...

President Obama Unveils New Cyber Security Initiatives

“If we’re going to be connected, then we need to be protected.” – President Barack Obama   Yesterday, President Barack Obama gave the first in a series of three subsequent speeches rolling out the administration’s efforts to strengthen cyber security and promote individual privacy.  (President Obama’s remarks are available in...

Analyzing China’s Cybersecurity Strategy

“Efforts should be made to build our country into a network powerhouse“ -Chinese President Xi Jinping As the effects of globalization have spread, the amount of information stored on digital networks has simultaneously increased. A subsequent bi-product has been developing strategies to protect this information, or “Cybersecurity.” The Center for...

The Global Cost of Cybercrime: On the Rise

Together, McAfee and the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) published the report, “Net Loss: Estimating the Global Cost of Cybercrime.” This is a global estimate of cybercrime that follows from previous research conducted by CSIS on the cybercrime in the United States. This study focuses on the costs...