Australia Unveils Cyber Strategy with Focus on International Cooperation

Australia Unveils Cyber Strategy with Focus on International Cooperation

Australia’s International Cyber Engagement Strategy, released earlier this month, lays out an ambitious agenda on steps the government will take to increase international cybersecurity cooperation …

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GCHQ is coming out of the shadows to protect Britain’s economy from cyber-criminals

GCHQ is coming out of the shadows to protect Britain’s economy from cyber-criminals

 In this article published in the UK’s Telegraph, Jeremy Fleming, who was appointed to head GCHQ earlier this year, writes about the impact of cyber threats and efforts to make GCHQ a cyber organization.

I have spent my whole career, in MI5 and now as head of GCHQ, working to counter the most serious threats to our national security. If I’ve learned one thing it’s that our adversaries are quick to spot new ways of doing us harm. We see that in the way terrorists are constantly changing their weapons or states are using their full range of tools to steal secrets, gain influence and attack our economy.

The biggest changes are shaped by the speed of technological advances, in particular the internet …. Read entire article

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A Call for a Global Cyber Alliance

A Call for a Global Cyber Alliance

A “cyber NATO” is needed to combat the growing cyber threats facing the world, recommended Toomas Hendrik Ilves in an Oct. 5 opinion piece in …

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US CENTCOM Commander: On Middle East Cyber Challenges

US CENTCOM Commander: On Middle East Cyber Challenges

General Joseph Votel, Commander, U.S. Central Command, said the U.S. is looking to strengthen cybersecurity capabilities in the Middle East as a way of countering …

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Update on the UK’s National Cyber Security Strategy from Amb. Conrad Prince

Update on the UK’s National Cyber Security Strategy from Amb. Conrad Prince

The UK National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) was launched last year in the UK to provide a single entity for national cybersecurity.  The core of …

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Gov’t IT Modernization Fund Moves One Step Closer to Reality

Gov’t IT Modernization Fund Moves One Step Closer to Reality

One of Rep. William Hurd’s top cybersecurity priorities took one step closer towards becoming law this week. The Modernizing Government Technology, or MGT, Act which …

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Singapore Ranks Number 1 in Cybersecurity in UN Survey; Top Cybersecurity Leader to Keynote 3/21

Singapore Ranks Number 1 in Cybersecurity in UN Survey; Top Cybersecurity Leader to Keynote 3/21

Attendees at the 3rd Annual Billington International Cybersecurity Summit will have a chance to learn more about Singapore’s cyber strategy as David Koh, the Chief Executive …

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Risk Management, Workforce Challenges, IoT Vulnerabilities, Critical Infrastructure and More at Billington Summit

Risk Management, Workforce Challenges, IoT Vulnerabilities, Critical Infrastructure and More at Billington Summit

Here is coverage of the 8th Annual Billington CyberSecurity Summit by our media partner, The CyberWire.

Threat, vulnerability, consequence, and mitigation (with names named).

The annual Billington CyberSecurity Summit convened in Washington on September 13, 2017. Here’s an overview of what the leaders who exchanged views had to offer.

Internet-of-things equals infrastructure-attack-surface.

Consensus among Government leaders who spoke at the Summit was that proliferation of the Internet-of-things, designed for the most part with inadequate attention to security, has vastly increased the attack surface US critical infrastructure presents to adversaries.

Naming the adversaries.

Who those adversaries are is not in much doubt: nation-states Russia, China, Iran, and North Korea (listed roughly in order of severity of threat, based on capabilities and intentions) and also violent extremists like ISIS (not particularly capable at hacking, but enjoying considerable success at inspiration). Speakers took a particularly dark view of Russian intentions, with Representative William Hurd (R-Texas) calling that country’s operations in Eastern Ukraine (which is “not a separatist movement at all; there are more Russian officers in Eastern Ukraine than there are Ukrainian officers”) among other things a large-scale effort to perfect their electronic and cyber warfare capabilities for use elsewhere.

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UK to Launch Cyber Innovation Center

UK to Launch Cyber Innovation Center

The U.K. Cyber Security Ambassador, Conrad Prince, will speak at the 8th Annual Billington CyberSecurity Summit, Sept. 13, Washington, D.C.  His keynote will focus on U.K. …

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DNI Coats on Russian Interference with U.S. and European Elections

DNI Coats on Russian Interference with U.S. and European Elections

The Hon. Daniel Coats, Director of National Intelligence, will be the opening keynote at the 8th Annual Billington CyberSecurity Summit, Sept. 13, Washington, D.C. Daniel Coats, …

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