Tagged: cybersecurity

Economic Impact of Cybercrime and Cyber Espionage

The Center for Strategic and International Studies and McAfee, Inc. have published a report on the Economic Impact of Cybercrime and Cyber Espionage. From the report: “Is cybercrime, cyber espionage, and other malicious cyber activities what some call ‘the greatest transfer of wealth in human history,’ or is it what...

Findings from the 2013 State of Cybercrime Survey

PricewaterhouseCoopers Firm (PwC) has released the most recent findings of its eleventh survey on cybercrime trends. The survey consulted 500 executives, security experts, and others from both the private and public sectors to uncover their views on the state of cybercrime. The “state of cybercrime” for the purposes of this...

OIG Report: DHS Must Do More to Meet Its Cybersecurity Responsibilities

The The Office of Inspector General (OIG) of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has released a report titled, DHS Can Take Actions to Address Its Additional Cybersecurity Responsibilities. The report “contains six recommendations aimed at addressing the National Protection and Programs Directorate’s [NPPD] cybersecurity responsibilities to improve the security...

Defending an Open, Global, Secure, and Resilient Internet

The Council on Foreign Relations has published a report titled, Defending an Open, Global, Secure, and Resilient Internet. From the report: “Over the course of the last four decades, the Internet has developed from an obscure government science experiment to one of the cornerstones of modern life. It has transformed...

Cybersecurity Gaps & Electric Grid Vulnerability

According to a new report released Tuesday by members of Congress, the critical infrastructure of the United States is enduring “daily,” “constant,” and “frequent” cyberattacks on its computer systems. The report refers to critical infrastructure as systems that are intrinsic to the daily operations of the United States, which include...

Cyberpower: Security Strategy Issues for State Actors in the Internet-dependent Age

The Defence Academy of the United Kingdom report “The Global Cyber Game: The Defence Academy Cyber Inquiry Report” “presents a synthesis of the findings of the Defence Academy Cyber Inquiry. The Inquiry was an open source research programme formed in response to a strategic research question posed by the Ministry...

FBI Proposal May Undermine Cybersecurity, Experts Say

The Center for Democracy and Technology posted a report from 20 of the leading experts in computer and network security criticizing the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s (FBI) proposal to require makers of secure communication tools to redesign their systems to make them wiretap compatible. Currently, the Communications Assistance for Law...

U.S. Higher Education System Fails to Prepare Leaders for Era of Cyber Threat

In a new study released March 26, 2013, the Pell Center of Salve Regina University found that the majority of America’s “top” academic institutions are failing to provide students with the knowledge and tools necessary to combat cyber threats in the professional world. The report argues that “cyber defense requires...

APT1: Exposing One of China’s Cyber Espionage Units

Mandiant, a U.S. security firm, has published a report that links “China’s military to cyberattacks on more than 140 U.S. and other foreign corporations and entities.” The report, “APT1: Exposing One of China’s Cyber Espionage Units,” is the culmination of investigations over several years which provide evidence that an Advanced...

Executive Order on Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity

Yesterday, President Obama signed an Executive Order on Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity. From the Executive Order: “Repeated cyber intrusions into critical infrastructure demonstrate the need for improved cybersecurity. The cyber threat to critical infrastructure continues to grow and represents one of the most serious national security challenges we must confront....