Cyber Security

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 […]

Small firms have smaller staffs and smaller budgets, but their cybersecurity risk may not be proportional. One small boutique recently dealt with that problem by merging with a large firm, but industry watchers said there are ways for firms to manage cyberrisk while remaining small. Consultants said discussion about cyberrisks is increasing overall in the […]

It’s a common refrain after any recent high-profile breach into federal computers and corporate networks: There aren’t enough skilled cybersecurity professionals to outwit criminal hackers. That message from officials, executives, and industry experts isn’t just grousing, either. According to industry estimates, the US needs about 200,000 more workers to fill current cybersecurity roles. Globally, the gap is five times […]

Texas-based StackPath has raised $150 million in fresh funding from private equity firm ABRY Partners, the CEO of the cybersecurity startup said Monday, in what is among the largest single financing rounds for a private cybersecurity firm. Chief executive officer Lance Crosby told Reuters StackPath is a security platform that houses a suite of services […]

Is the Kremlin trying to throw the U.S. presidential election to Donald Trump? It sounds like something out of a spy novel. But many cybersecurity experts, as well as the Hillary Clinton campaign, are now saying the Russians are responsible for last month’s hack of the Democratic National Committee.   That hack has dominated the […]