Washington, D.C., looked within to find its new IT security leader in a longtime partner, the government’s Office of the Chief Technology Officer (OCTO) announced on Nov. 14. Suneel Cherukuri, a contractor with the agency for nearly a decade and a former engineer there, was named Chief Information Security Officer for the District of Columbia, […]

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A presidential committee has voted to move forward with its cybersecurity “moonshot,” a daunting task aimed at making the U.S. a global leader on cyber over the next decade. Members of the President’s National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee (NSTAC) sent their 56-page report to the White House on Wednesday, calling for the Trump administration to […]

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Getty Cybersecurity threats are an ongoing problem, and one that’s growing: It’s hard to go a month without some organization reporting a breach or other problems. There were, for instance, more reported instances of data breaches in the U.S. during the first half of 2018 than in all of 2013, according to a report on […]

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The Department of Defense’s Inspector General took the agency to task in a Nov. 8 report that says four DoD components failed to fully implement the 2015 Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act (CISA) which aims to encourage sharing of cybersecurity threat data between the government and the private sector. The IG found that the four DoD […]

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It’s time you change the way you talk to your SMB customers about cyber attacks. More than half of small businesses fell victim, last year, according to Ponemon Institute Research. You can do one of two things with that information: 1. Hope these hypothetical statistics mean something to your customers. 2. Show customers their cyber […]

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Amid the broad market sell-off, the cyber security industry appears well poised on higher IT spending budgets, increased cybercrimes and better-than-expected earnings for the July-September quarter. Most of the cyber security firms beat the Zacks Consensus Estimate for both earnings and revenues and offered robust guidance (read: Must-Watch ETF Areas Before Mid-Term Elections). Let’s check […]

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The security technologist Bruce Schneier wrote an essay a decade ago about what he called “the security mind-set,” or the ability to instinctively identify ways of subverting or compromising systems by using them in unexpected ways. “It’s far easier to teach someone domain expertise — cryptography or software security or safecracking or document forgery — […]

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