UK Acknowledges Attacks on High Value Assets; UK Official Predicts Major Cyber Attack in Next Few Years

UK Acknowledges Attacks on High Value Assets; UK Official Predicts Major Cyber Attack in Next Few Years

This month UK officials confirmed what has been suspected for a while—Russians hacked UK telecom, energy and media companies during the past year, according to …

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Simplifying Cybersecurity Requirements for Employees

Simplifying Cybersecurity Requirements for Employees

Cybersecurity requirements we give employees are too complicated. That’s the conclusion drawn by Maarten Van Horenbeeck, writing in the November issue of the Harvard Business Review. …

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IoT and Security:  Europe’s Perspective

IoT and Security: Europe’s Perspective

Europol and the European Union Agency for Network and Information Security (ENISA) held a two-day conference earlier his month on Internet of Things security. More …

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APT Alert for Critical Infrastructure Reinforces Need to Secure High Value Assets

APT Alert for Critical Infrastructure Reinforces Need to Secure High Value Assets

Critical infrastructure leaders need to prioritize and secure their highest value assets in cyberspace.  A new warning shows why. Threat actors have been engaging in …

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CISO’s at HHS, DOD, DOT, DHS and Northrop Chart Top Priorities in FY18

CISO’s at HHS, DOD, DOT, DHS and Northrop Chart Top Priorities in FY18

CISOs of four federal agencies and from the private sector discussed their cybersecurity priorities during the 8th Annual Billington CyberSecurity Summit, Sept. 13. The entire …

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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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