Cyber Security

President Barack Obama talks with, from left: Samantha Power, former Senior Director for Multilateral Affairs and Human Rights; National Security Advisor Tom Donilon; and Susan Rice, U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations, in the Oval Office, June 5, 2013. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza) Cybersecurity negotiations were a key part of U.S. National […]

In the post-9/11 world, the Bush administration once created a color-coded guide used for fear-mongering detailing the current threat level from bad actors worldwide. Another conference. “Great.” This one’s different, trust us. Our new event for New York is focused on quality, not quantity.   This tool — which came to be known as the Homeland […]

Earlier this year there were various predictions – including from the CEO of information-security technology vendor FireEye – that spending on cybersecurity would slow down in 2016. I was unconvinced when I initially heard the negative predictions, and, to this day, I remain skeptical; my feelings were recently reinforced by a conversation with  Steve Morgan, […]

WikiLeaks’ controversial release of Democratic National Committee staff emails may have only just begun, cybersecurity officials warned today. Democratic Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton greets guests after speaking at the Democratic National Committee’s Women’s Leadership Forum in October 2015. (Mark Wilson/Getty Images) The email leak unearthed messages from staffers appearing to show preferential treatment to Hillary […]

As the Obama administration nears its final months, the White House has released a framework for handling cyberattacks. The Presidential Policy Directive on United States Cyber Incident Coordination builds on the action plan that Obama laid out earlier this year, and it’s intended to create a clear standard of when and how government agencies will […]

Experts who’ve followed the leak of Democratic National Committee documents say they believe the party’s claim that Moscow had a hand in the hack, lending weight to the extraordinary allegation that the Kremlin is trying to tamper with the U.S. presidential contest. “You’re left with all the signs pointing to Moscow,” said Matt Tait, a […]

Albany Albany Law School is launching the nation’s first online master’s program aimed at the legal studies of cybersecurity and data privacy. Building off a new alliance with the University at Albany, the program will allow students to cross-register with UAlbany’s new College of Emergency Preparedness, Homeland Security and Cybersecurity, the nation’s first security college. […]

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks to supporters at the Human Rights Campaign Breakfast in Washington, October 3, 2015. Joshua Roberts/Reuters Among the nearly 20,000 emails published on Wikileaks following the massive hack of the Democratic National Committee is one that, quite ironically, mocks a BuzzFeed News report critical of the DNC and RNC’s cybersecurity […]