Is a Good Offense the Best Defense Against Hackers?

Destruction, loss of data, intellectual property theft, fraud, embezzlement, disruption to business, restoration—globally, the costs of dealing with hacking are staggering. Yet under US law, it’s illegal to attack the hackers back. In February, a Georgia Republican introduced a bill to Congress to give legal protection to hacking victims who “hack back” at attackers. The […]

Why Cybersecurity Must Be an International Effort

In his keynote at Black Hat Europe, Chris Painter, the former and first-appointed cyber coordinator for the US State Department called for agreements across countries to improve government cybersecurity. He emphasized the need for countries to deal collectively with the threats they have in common. Security issues are usually bigger than one country, he said, […]

Should the US adopt GDPR?

Read Nick Ismail’s article about whether the United States should have GDPR-like data notification law on Information Age : Let’s face it: personal data just isn’t safe anymore. Equifax’s monumental breach proved this when it revealed roughly 145.5 million US customers may have had their information compromised (the full scope of how many individuals were […]

Despite increased budgets cyberattacks are getting costlier: Survey

Cybersecurity remains top of mind with three quarters of security leaders are more concerned about cybersecurity threats now than they were in 2016, according to the 2017 U.S. State of Cybercrime survey. Read about the 2017 U.S. State of Cybercrime survey which reveals that thirty-five percent of top security executives report to the CEO, and 50 […]

Heart-stopping cybersecurity threats — literally

When many Americans envision our nation’s cybersecurity vulnerabilities they imagine the susceptibilities of our nation’s physical infrastructure — a paralyzed power grid, a hijacked nuclear power plant — high-shock events that would decimate the lives of millions of Americans. Read Rep. Dave Trott of Michigan’s article about how fatal cyber threats can be for human lives […]

Equifax breach puts new energy into data legislation

Read Charlie Mitchell’s article about how the Equifax data breach had added impetus to the data protection legislation on Washington Examiner : The congressional itch to “do something” on cybersecurity is especially pronounced after the Equifax breach, but whether lawmakers will go large, small or not at all is decidedly unclear. Read his full article here.

Should the US Adopt a Data Breach Safety Net?

Read Ryan Black’s article whether the United States should adopt a data breach safety net on Healthcare Analytics News : In 2015, the largest health insurance provider in the United States suffered a data breach that compromised the personal information of 79 million people. The class action lawsuit against Anthem resulted in a $115 million settlement. […]

Legislative Efforts in the Wake of Maritime Cyberattacks

Read Michael Bahar and Brittany Cambre article about how United States government is acting on the rising maritime cyber attacks on Maritime Executive : In June the maritime industry experienced what many consider a particularly insidious form of cyber attack known as GPS Spoofing, where global positioning system data is subtly manipulated to the point […]

US government issues public security warning of hackers targeting industrial firms

The US government issued a rare public warning that sophisticated hackers are targeting energy and industrial firms, the latest sign that cyber attacks present an increasing threat to the power industry and other public infrastructure. Read about the cyber security warning issued by Department of Homeland Security and Federal Bureau of Investigation to nuclear, energy, aviation, […]

What is the Main Street Cybersecurity Act and How Will It Help Your Small Business?

Read Annie Pilon explain the proposed Main Street Cybersecurity Act and how it will help small and medium businesses on Small Biz Trends The Main Street Cybersecurity Act is a bill currently making its way through the U.S. House of Representatives that could lead to more tools geared specifically toward helping small businesses improve their cybersecurity. […]