Russia’s policy of preventing conflicts in cyberspace must be preserved, says Putin (TASS) He recalled that the previous version of the document was adopted in 2013. It set a task of promoting the formation of a global system of protecting the international cyberspace"
Now Russia Has Its Own Ultimatum for Twitter (Foreign Policy) If Twitter doesn’t remove content Putin dislikes, he’ll ban it. But that will hurt him more than the platform.
Policing cyberspace (HIndu BusinessLine) Rising cyber attacks on India’s infrastructure call for a concerted policy response
India’s highest cyber security office finalizes trusted gear vendor list; meets global vendors, chipmakers, telcos (ETTelecom.com) The National Cyber Security Coordinator (NCSC) has finalized the criteria for identifying trusted sources and products, and conveyed to the telcos and..
Updated Guidelines on Canada’s National Security Review Bring Greater Clarity (Competition chronicle) On March 24, 2021, the Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry (the “Minister”) announced updates to the Guidelines on the National Security Review
Minister Champagne highlights updated guidelines on national security review of foreign investments (Canada.ca) Today, the Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry, made the following statement regarding updates to the 2016 Guidelines on the National Security Review of Investments, issued under the Investment Canada Act (ICA).
Guidelines on the National Security Review of Investments (Investment Canada Act) Guidelines on the National Security Review of Investments
Proposed Amendment to the Ministerial Ordinances of the Act on the Protection of Personal Information of Japan: Cross-Border Transfer Rules (Part V) (Lexology) In the following, we will deal with the details of the cross-border transfer rules. Please refer to Part I to this newsletter for a general…
Census 2021: How Safe Will Our Data Be Over the Next 100 Years? (Infosecurity Magazine) The digital-first citizen survey is crucial to government planning, but what are the cybersecurity implications?
EU, US Make New Attempt for Data Privacy Deal (SecurityWeek) Facebook, Google, Microsoft and thousands of other companies want a new data privacy deal to keep the internet traffic flowing without facing significant legal jeopardy over European privacy laws.
Even When Covid-19 Vaccines Arrive, EU Struggles to Get Shots in Arms (Wall Street Journal) Despite rising coronavirus cases, many European countries remain reluctant to overhaul slow and bureaucratic vaccination programs.
Director Says NSA’s Domestic Surveillance Authority ‘Rightly’ Limited (Nextgov.com) Gen. Paul Nakasone, who oversees both the intelligence agency and U.S. Cyber Command, stressed the need for greater visibility through private-sector information streams.
Nakasone Says Federal Cyber Defenders Need Better Visibility Within U.S. (Meritalk) As adversaries from overseas continue to threaten the cybersecurity of U.S. companies and organizations, National Security Agency (NSA) director and U.S. Cyber Command (CYBERCOM) chief Gen. Paul Nakasone told senators today that Defense Department (DoD) agencies need to be able to operate more freely within the U.S. to deal with those threats swiftly.
Senators Raise Concerns About Energy Dept. Cybersecurity (BankInfo Security) Eleven U.S. senators are raising concerns about the Department of Energy's cybersecurity readiness as the department continues to investigate a breach related to
Biden Team Boosts Effort to Shield U.S. Power Grid From Hackers (Bloomberg) Moves to include plan for better coordination with industry. Effort seeks to harden cyber defenses and map U.S. responses.
Report: US Gov Executive Order to Mandate Data Breach Disclosure (SecurityWeek) Reuters is reporting that a U.S. government executive order would set new rules on data breach disclosure and use of multi-factor authentication and encryption in federal agencies.
US Vows ‘Consequences’ for Russian Actions (Voice of America) U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken says there will be “costs and consequences” for Russia for its allegedly malign activities against the United States.
“We will take the steps necessary to defend our interests” at the time of the U.S.’s choosing, Blinken said in a CNN interview that aired Sunday but was taped last week as he completed talks with other NATO diplomats in Brussels.
He said there was “a shared commitment” among Western allies to be “clear-eyed” about Moscow’s actions and hold the Kremlin accountable.
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Opinion | The United States has a major hole in its cyberdefense. Here’s how to fix it. (Washington Post) We must empower the Department of Homeland Security to quickly respond to attacks originating in the United States.
The Agency at the Center of America’s Tech Fight With China (New York Times) Washington lawmakers, lobbyists and other parties have been vying to influence how the Bureau of Industry and Security, under the Biden administration, will approach a technology relationship with China.
DHS dissolves independent advisory council, ousting Trump-era officials (CNN) Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas on Friday dissolved the Homeland Security Advisory Council, according to a letter obtained by CNN, ousting a board of independent advisers that included Trump-era officials and setting up a plan to reconfigure the council.
How Biden’s Administration is Revamping US Cybersecurity (Analytics Insight) The Biden administration has been formulating plans to rebuild the area of cybersecurity. One of the key steps is giving the top cybersecurity veterans the authority to lead administration positions. This is a new step towards advanced security.
Broken trust: Lessons from Sunburst (Atlantic Council) Sunburst was a startling reminder of the United States’ collective cyber insecurity and the inadequacy of current US strategy.
As US Loses its Edge, Game of Cyber Chicken Could Have Deadly Consequences (NewsClick) ‘…all countries have offensive and defensive capabilities and ‘stealing” data and knowledge from other countries are time-honoured tasks of spook agencies. It becomes an act of war only if it leads to physical damage to critical equipment or infrastructure.’
Did China cross a new red line in cyberspace? (The Sunday Guardian Live) The Mumbai hack showed complete disregard for collateral damage. Washington, DC: Did China cause the blackouts in Mumbai last year? Nearly six months later, the answer is still unclear, but if recent reports that a Chinese cyber operation bears partial responsibility are accurate, Beijing just signalled a willingness
States enact safe harbor laws against cyberattacks, but demand adoption of cybersecurity frameworks (CSO Online) Connecticut might soon follow Ohio and Utah by enacting a law that offers liability protection against ransomware and other cyberattacks, but only if victims follow security best practices.