Policy & Regulation

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    FCC bans imports of telecom gear from China-based companies

    The latest in a series of orders aligns the agency’s equipment authorization process with national security policies.

    By Nov. 28, 2022
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    Defense Department launches zero trust, phasing out perimeter defense strategy

    Private sector partners say the rollout will raise the security bar to better protect the entire defense industry ecosystem.

    By Nov. 23, 2022
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    Offshore oil and gas at risk of potentially catastrophic cyberattack: GAO

    A report warns the industry could see an attack that rivals the deadly 2010 Deepwater Horizon disaster and urges Interior Department officials to stand up safeguards.

    By Nov. 18, 2022
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    Iran-linked threat actors exploiting Log4Shell via unpatched VMware, feds warn

    The actors compromised a federal civilian agency, CISA and the FBI said. Authorities warned VMware users to assume breach and hunt for threats if they skipped patches or workarounds.

    By Nov. 16, 2022
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    Critical infrastructure providers ask CISA to place guardrails on reporting requirements

    Top companies and industry groups fear incident reporting mandates would overwhelm CISA with noise. 

    By Nov. 16, 2022
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    Why privacy professionals should work closely with company engineers

    Transcend's general counsel, Brandon Wiebe, said the increasingly technical nature of data privacy regulations requires cross-functional collaboration. 

    By Lyle Moran • Nov. 14, 2022
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    CISA wants to change how organizations prioritize vulnerabilities

    Federal authorities want to take the guesswork and manual decision making processes out of the messy world of vulnerabilities.

    By Nov. 14, 2022
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    Twitter, amid security and compliance officer exodus, could run afoul of FTC rules

    Regulatory attention is just the latest trouble for the embattled social media platform. Without chief security, privacy or compliance officers, following a consent decree becomes more difficult.

    By Nov. 10, 2022
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    SolarWinds under SEC probe related to 2020 supply chain attack

    The company also disclosed a proposed $26 million settlement of a class action suit related to the cyberattack. 

    By Nov. 9, 2022
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    Senator proposes cybersecurity mandates for health systems

    Cybersecurity can no longer be treated as a secondary concern and must become incorporated into every organization’s core business model, according to the chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence.

    By Susan Kelly • Nov. 8, 2022
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    CISA demystifies phishing-resistant MFA

    The “gold standard” safeguard isn’t a one-size-fits-all or all-or-nothing endeavor. For most organizations, a phased approach works best.

    By Nov. 4, 2022
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    NIST seeks water industry feedback on boosting cyber resilience

    The Biden administration is turning its security attention to the water and wastewater treatment industry, which has become vulnerable to cyberattacks as facilities grow more digital.

    By Nov. 4, 2022
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    CISA director bullish on private sector cooperation toward cybersecurity goals

    Jen Easterly urged U.S. companies to embrace the agency’s efforts to raise cybersecurity performance, create resilient products and share more information. 

    By Nov. 3, 2022
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    US ransomware payments surge to $1.2B in 2021: Treasury

    The evidence of the rapid increase comes as the White House concluded an international summit with a pledge to strengthen anti-ransomware cooperation.

    By Nov. 2, 2022
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    FTC slams Chegg for chronic, ‘careless security’

    The online tutoring and book rental company suffered four data breaches between 2017 and 2020, one of which exposed personal information on about 40 million customers.

    By Nov. 1, 2022
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    White House convenes dozens of countries to fight ransomware

    The second international summit follows a series of high profile attacks against CommonSpirit Health and the Los Angeles Unified School District. 

    By Oct. 31, 2022
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    CISA aims for target rich, resource poor sectors in rollout of security basics

    Officials hope new cybersecurity performance goals will serve as a roadmap to strengthen the resilience of local providers like schools, hospitals and utilities. 

    By Oct. 28, 2022
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    How cybersecurity experts are reacting to CISA’s security goals

    Federal authorities describe the cross-sector guidance as “a floor, not a ceiling.” 

    By Oct. 28, 2022
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    Explore CISA’s 37 steps to minimum cybersecurity

    The agency placed a premium on low cost, high impact security efforts, which account for more than 40% of the goals.

    By Oct. 28, 2022
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    CISA releases long-awaited cybersecurity performance goals for critical infrastructure

    The goals are meant to apply to every critical infrastructure, focusing on security basics such as requiring unique credentials and asset inventory.

    By Oct. 27, 2022
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    GAO to feds: More coordination needed to strengthen K-12 cybersecurity

    The government watchdog said the Ed Department and CISA have “little to no interaction” with other agencies and the K-12 community on cybersecurity.

    By Anna Merod • Oct. 25, 2022
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    FTC orders Drizly to tighten data security practices as 2.5M consumers exposed

    The Uber subsidiary must implement a comprehensive information security program, while the CEO will be held to similar requirements in the future. 

    By Oct. 25, 2022
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    Help wanted for 3.4M jobs: Cyber workforce shortage is an acute, worldwide problem

    Research from (ICS)2 shows an ongoing skills gap in the information security space is under greater pressure than before.

    By Oct. 24, 2022
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    Cybersecurity quarterly benchmarks: Q1, 2022

    Gartner Peer Insights data and opinions run the gamut on cybersecurity maturity, budgets, and initiatives.

    Oct. 24, 2022
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    White House plans IoT security labeling program for spring 2023

    Major connected device manufacturers, retailers and industry groups back efforts to boost cyber awareness.

    By Oct. 21, 2022