May 2017

Last year, Capt. Sean Ruddy and his team of operator-soldiers from the US Cyber Brigade entered a Locked Shields, a NATO-organized cyber-defense war game that pits teams from dozens of countries against “live-fire” attacks. It was their first time. And of the 19 countries represented, the US finished dead last. This week, they got their […]

Cyber incidents are considered the No. 1 emerging risk for enterprises long-term. No surprise, then, that cybersecurity insurance policy premiums are approaching $2.75 billion a year. Some experts believe this figure will grow to roughly $20 billion by 2025. For scores of insurance companies cashing in on the booming corporate cybersecurity insurance market, it’s a […]

In late March 2017, I was invited to submit for the record my views on “the Promises and Perils of Emerging Technologies for Cybersecurity” before the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. What follows below is what I submitted for the hearing record held on March 22, slightly modified to include some references.  I invite […]

But nearly half of US SMBs in a new survey would be willing to participate in security awareness training at their workplace – even if it was optional. Employees at small-to midsized (SMB) organizations often do not receive any form of cybersecurity awareness training, according to a new survey. Some 33% of SMBs surveyed by security […]

Cyberespionage and ransomware attacks are on the increase, warns the Verizon 2017 Data Breach Investigations Report.  Cyberespionage is now the most common type of attack seen in the government, manufacturing and education sectors. Much of this is due to the high proliferation of propriety research, prototypes and confidential personal data, which are hot-ticket items for […]