Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said on June 15, “We are witnessing a world awash in change—a world beset by the reemergence of great power competition and we define the categories of challenges as urgency, power, and political will.” This description of the geopolitical landscape also defines the current state of Cybersecurity, and highlights its pivotal […]

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Peter Dutton has confirmed that he will be responsible for cybersecurity as part of the new Department of Home Affairs (DHA) portfolio following last week’s leadership spill in the Australian government. “I will assume the responsibilities previously handled by Angus Taylor including cybersecurity and critical infrastructure,” Dutton said in a statement on Monday morning. “I […]

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MJ Shoer This week, the president signed into law the NIST Small Business Cybersecurity Act, S.770. This legislation was originally introduced as the Main Street Cybersecurity Act. If you are not familiar with NIST, it is the National Institute of Standards and Technology. You can learn about NIST by visiting www.nist.gov. NIST is part of […]

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While Facebook said there was no evidence that Russian and Iranian actors cooperated with each other in the latest efforts to create fake accounts to mislead users, the company said their tactics were similar.   NEW YORK — Facebook, Twitter and Google routinely squabble for users, engineers and advertising money. Yet it makes sense for […]

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The United States may have pioneered the idea of fighting wars in cyberspace, but it’s our adversaries who are using cyberattacks most effectively. To deter them, the country needs creative new ways to punish nations if they launch the devastating attacks that are within their grasp. The need for options to strike back at cyber-aggressors […]

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X, the division of Google parent company Alphabet that is dedicated to “moon shot” technology ideas, is sharing details of its latest venture — a cybersecurity company called Chronicle. In an interview with CNBC, CEO Stephen Gillett said Chronicle will provide “planet-scale” security analytics using Google’s artificial intelligence, machine learning, infrastructure and “near limitless compute” […]

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A nonprofit organization identified PGE Corp. PCG, -2.62% Friday as the large utility the federal government fined $2.7 million in May for a data breach that left confidential information about its systems on the internet for 70 days, according to The Wall Street Journal. The documents released Friday by the nonprofit were heavily redacted and […]

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