The White House is ordering U.S. agencies to improve their logging capabilities to better track when attackers target their networks and data. The initiative addresses security issues outlined in President Biden's recent cybersecurity executive order.
Because a relatively small number of individuals provide the vast majority of services and infrastructure that power cybercrime, they remain top targets for arrest - or at least disruption - by law enforcement authorities, says cybercrime expert Alan Woodward. But of course, geopolitics sometimes gets in the way.
Phishing, ransomware and unauthorized access remain the leading causes of personal data breaches as well as violations of data protection rules, Britain's privacy watchdog reports. The U.K. government has also been caught out by breaches and leaks involving military secrets and CCTV footage from a government building.
John "Chris" Inglis says one of his first priorities as national cyber director within the White House is focusing on issues of cyber resiliency. Battling ransomware and coordinating government responses with the private sector are also top issues he's tackling.
The World Bank has launched a cybersecurity fund for low- and middle-income nations to support public sector efforts to conduct cybersecurity maturity assessments, offer technical assistance and support training and staff development.
Following a breach of some of its servers in January 2020, the U.S. Census Bureau failed to follow standard cybersecurity practices, including properly maintaining logs of the incident to assist in an investigation, according to an inspector general's report made public this week.
While smart card standards remain prevalent throughout the federal government, the need to move beyond PIV and CAC for authentication has never been greater, especially with the proliferation of mobile devices.
Additionally, in Zero Trust environments that agencies are building, the diversity and number of...
While the concept of Zero Trust has been around for a while, and in many organizations Zero Trust initiatives are well underway, it still means different things to different people. There may be many roads to Zero Trust cutting across the network, identity, and access control, and the array of definitions or ways to...
While the U.S. government is making strides in improving the nation's cybersecurity, it needs to do more to protect critical infrastructure from attacks and create public-private partnerships to improve national security, the Cyberspace Solarium Commission notes in a report published Thursday.
In a letter sent to National Cyber Director Chris Inglis this week, a bipartisan group of lawmakers says clearer lines of demarcation are needed to better define the responsibilities of federal officials involved in cybersecurity.
The Office of Management and Budget is ordering federal agencies to begin identifying "critical software" that needs protection as part of the effort to fulfill President Biden's cybersecurity executive order. Executive branch agencies then will have a year to implement security measures.
On Tuesday, the Senate, by a vote of 69-30, passed a $1 trillion infrastructure spending bill that would provide additional money for cybersecurity over the next several years, including extra funds for the Department of Homeland Security and its Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency.