Policy & Regulation: Page 2

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    Threat actors are using remote monitoring software to launch phishing attacks

    A joint warning from CISA, the NSA and MS-ISAC warns APT actors could leverage legitimate tools using help-desk themed lures to gain persistence. 

    By Jan. 26, 2023
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    CISA issues baseline cybersecurity recommendations for K-12 schools

    Insufficient funding and IT staffing levels make many CISA recommendations difficult for K-12 schools to achieve.

    By Jan. 26, 2023
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    World Economic Forum officials warn global instability could lead to catastrophic cyber event

    A report released at the WEF said top business leaders and security experts fear heightened geopolitical tensions could result in a major attack in the next two years.

    By Jan. 19, 2023
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    SEC aims to tighten cybersecurity, climate rules before May

    The agency aims in early 2023 to complete several new regulations, many of them focused on increasing disclosures for investors.

    By Jim Tyson • Jan. 17, 2023
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    CISA’s 2022 highlight reel details progress and potential for security coordination

    The agency acted on 2,609 cyber incidents and produced 416 vulnerability advisories in 2022.

    By Jan. 17, 2023
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    Surging cyberthreats, data concerns remain top dispute risks for organizations

    A survey from Baker McKenzie shows a heightened risk of legal challenges amid a rise in sophisticated cyberattacks, along with concerns about the regulatory response. 

    By Jan. 12, 2023
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    FCC revives push to speed up telecom incident disclosures

    Telecom operators are a primary target for threat actors. A change to breach reporting rules is long overdue, one analyst said.

    By Jan. 10, 2023
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    Tech priorities out of sync with security needs, CISA director says

    As long as priorities and incentives are misaligned, security and safety needs will remain unmet. “We can’t just let technology off the hook,” Jen Easterly said.

    By Jan. 9, 2023
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    National Cyber Director eyes retirement: report

    The inaugural cybersecurity chief at the White House assumed the role in June 2021 following a nearly three decade career at the NSA.

    By Dec. 22, 2022
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    Despite enforcement delays, attorneys urge preparation for AI, privacy laws

    New legislation extends to employers with applicants or workers who are residents of New York City or California — and may be a harbinger of what’s to come elsewhere.

    By Ginger Christ • Dec. 21, 2022
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    NIST bids adieu to SHA-1 cryptographic algorithm

    The widely used security specification has been insufficient since 2005, and won't fully sunset until 2030.

    By Dec. 16, 2022
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    Google stresses unmet need for software supply chain security

    The open source software ecosystem remains vulnerable, and fragmented efforts could stifle progress, according to Google.

    By Dec. 8, 2022
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    Cyber Safety Review Board to probe Lapsus$ ransomware spree

    Following an inaugural review of Log4j, the board will investigate the threat actor’s prolific campaign of cyber extortion against major companies, including Uber, T-Mobile and Nvidia.

    By Dec. 2, 2022
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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