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

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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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Cybersecurity:Threat and Opportunity for Asia-Pacific Region and Australia

Cybersecurity:Threat and Opportunity for Asia-Pacific Region and Australia

Australia’s Ambassador for Cyber Affairs, Dr. Tobias Feakin, will give a keynote at the 8th Annual Billington CyberSecurity Summit, Sept. 13, Washington, D.C. on Australia’s Cybersecurity Priorities. …

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Federal IT Modernization Moves Through Congress

Federal IT Modernization Moves Through Congress

Rep. William Hurd, a prime mover behind legislation to fund federal government IT modernization, will speak at the 8th Annual Billington CyberSecurity Summit, Sept. 13, Washington, …

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NIST Cybersecurity Framework Moves to Top of Agenda For Gov’t Agencies

NIST Cybersecurity Framework Moves to Top of Agenda For Gov’t Agencies

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President Trump’s Cybersecurity EO Calls for Extensive Gov’t Assessments

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WannaCry Ransomware Attack and International Information Sharing

WannaCry Ransomware Attack and International Information Sharing

Ransomware was identified as one of the most pressing threats facing countries across the globe at the March 2017 Billington International Cybersecurity Summit. Just a …

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