Russia Gives Safe Harbor to Pirates of the Cyber Seas (Bloomberg) Putin seems to have revived the 16th-century “letter of marque” that England used against the Spanish Empire.
'Twisted': Russia brands US an 'unfriendly' country (Washington Examiner) Russian President Vladimir Putin’s government has branded the United States an “unfriendly” nation, putting a new legal stamp on tensions with Washington in advance of high-level meetings with President Joe Biden’s administration.
Deterrence method for piracy might also discourage cyberattacks (TribLIVE.com) The Colonial Pipeline, which provides roughly 45% of the East Coast’s oil, gas and jet fuel, was hacked last week by a group called DarkSide. The cyberattack forced the pipeline owners to shut down operations, leading to long gas lines in many American cities. The incident has sparked a long-overdue
Ban ransom payments to hackers, urges ex-GCHQ boss (Times) Britain’s former cybersecurity chief has called for a ban on ransomware payments after the Irish health service became the latest to be hit by a major attack from international criminals.Ciaran Martin
Biden revokes Trump's social media executive order (Protocol) "They picked this [order] off the shelf and essentially rammed it through," a former White House official said at the time.
Addressing SolarWinds Through Executive Action: A Welcomed And Critical Advancement (Forbes) While the EO will not solve all of our security problems or prevent the next SolarWinds attack – and the truth is no single policy, government initiative, or technology will – it is a great start.
Biden Says Greater Private-Sector Investment In Cybersecurity Is Needed (Forbes) In remarks at the White House, President Joe Biden said, “private entities are in charge of their own cybersecurity...and we know what they need. They need greater private-sector investment in cybersecurity.”
The Executive Order on Cybersecurity does not adequately protect critical infrastructures – real cases prove it (Control Global) President Biden issued the Executive Order (EO) on Improving the Nation’s Cybersecurity. I am happy that cybersecurity is recognized at the Presidential level. However, I am disappointed the EO did not address the unique issues associated with control systems.
A federal government left ‘completely blind’ on cyberattacks looks to force reporting (POLITICO) A bipartisan group of lawmakers wants to make sure the government is never left in the dark about serious hacks again.
Learning from cyberattacks could be the key to stopping them (ZDNet) Anne Neuberger, deputy national security advisor for cyber and emerging technology at the White House, says recent events demonstrate the need to focus on preventing incidents.
Tech Sector Likes Cyber Order’s Enterprise-Wide View, Cloud Push (Meritalk) Tech-sector reaction to the White House’s sweeping cybersecurity executive order issued May 12 came in largely positive today, with security technology makers particularly applauding the urgency of the administration’s plans, the enterprise-wide view that the order takes for improving security, and its actions to hasten the movement of Federal agencies to cloud services.
Biden's Cybersecurity Order Likely To Reach Beyond Gov't (Law360) The Biden administration has taken a major step toward curtailing a growing scourge of cyberattacks with a new executive order that not only imposes heightened cybersecurity requirements on the federal government and its contractors but also sets a strong example that's likely to rub off on private companies.
Cyber Response Bill Advances in Senate (Nextgov.com) The legislation includes a fund to help impacted organizations pay for remediation efforts.
FTC Expects Board-Level Cybersecurity Oversight (cyber/data/privacy insights) Federal Trade Commission (FTC) staff published a blog post that highlights increased cybersecurity threats and emphasizes the key role corporate boards play in a successful cybersecurity program: “Corporate boards: don’t underestimate your role in data security oversight.” Boards that are not active
Cyber Deterrence, Workforce Questions Dominate at House Cyber Hearing (Meritalk) With the Colonial Pipeline ransomware attack adding to the count of high-profile cyberattacks to make news in the past six months, members of Congress focused in on how the United States can deter such attacks, as well as how to attract talent to the cyber workforce, at a May 14 House Armed Services subcommittee hearing.
Watch live: NSA director testifies on cybersecurity (TheHill) National Security Agency Director Gen. Paul Nakasone will testify on Friday morning before the House Armed Services Committee regarding cybersecurity across the defense department.The hearing comes as a major pipeline, Colonial Pipeline, was the target of a cyberattack last week. The attack prompted gasoline shortages in stations across the southeast.The hearing is slated to begin at 11 a.m. ET.Watch the live video above.
Royal Household seeks a cyber security expert to secure networks (teiss) The Royal Household is looking for a cyber security engineer to monitor networks and protect digital systems from hacking attacks.
Will the cyber mission force soon receive more personnel? (C4ISRNET) The head of U.S. Cyber Command hinted that the cyber mission force could soon receive a bump in staffing.
Sen. Hwang Calls For CT Cyber Security Task Force (Hamlethub.com) Sen. Tony Hwang has called for CT Cyber Security Task Force
CMMC board adds new training head, board members (FCW) Melanie Kyle Gingrich will take over training daily operations for the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification Accreditation Body as the vice president of training and development.
FTC Picks New Antitrust Top Cop to Battle Facebook, Probe Amazon (The Information) A little-known criminal antitrust prosecutor at the U.S. Department of Justice, Eyitayo St. Matthew-Daniel, is expected to be named the top antitrust enforcer at the department’s sister agency, the Federal Trade Commission, say three people familiar with the situation. The previously unreported ...