Cyber Security

Traditional policy tools—legislation, treaties, federal and international security standards—continue to provide opportunities for softer rule-making and norm development. Increasingly, however, new information-sharing platforms can facilitate concrete agreements that build the norms, standards, trust, and transparency necessary for security research to flourish. Examples include the Global Initiative on Sharing All Influenza Data, which hosts a database […]

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The National Cyber Security Centre has ineptly tried – and failed – to Rickroll someone taking the piss out of them on Twitter. A question and answer session organised by the NCSC on Twitter featured, for reasons nobody understands, “sociotechnical security experts” responding to the great unwashed’s inane queries on the controversy-stricken microblabbing website. “What […]

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Evidence suggests that recent improvements in cybersecurity are not keeping pace with the growing sophistication of motivated attackers. Research by Accenture found that the average organisation faces 106 targeted cyber-attacks per year, with one in three of those attacks resulting in a security breach. In effect, that means the average organisation suffers two or three […]

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Two Russian intelligence agents and two hackers were charged in a devastating breach at Yahoo that affected at least a half billion user accounts, the Justice Department said Wednesday. As consumers, we put our trust in companies that they’ll protect our information online. What happened in the Yahoo case has prompted a shift in the […]

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President Trump’s first federal budget blueprint proposes $1.5 billion for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to protect federal networks and critical infrastructure from cyberattacks. The budget request, which bolsters DHS funding by 6.8 percent while making deep cuts to other agencies and departments, also calls for deepened cooperation between the government and the private […]

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A White House adviser said Wednesday that the Trump administration will develop metrics to track federal agencies’ implementation of a federal cybersecurity framework. Thomas Bossert, an adviser to President Trump on homeland security and counterterrorism, said that the new administration will require agencies and departments to abide by the framework developed by the National Institute […]

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If 2016 was the year of cyber attacks, 2017 is the year of prevention. Twelve months ago, experts were predicting an increase in the innovation and sophistication of cyber attacks and a greater breakdown in security measures on a global scale. With the Internet of Things (IoT) making the world more connected than ever and […]

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