The US Government Is Asking Big Tech to Promise Better Cybersecurity | WIRED

The Biden administration is asking the world’s largest technology companies to publicly commit to tightening the digital security of their software and cloud services. The voluntary pledge, first reported by WIRED, represents the latest effort by the Department of Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) to build support for its Secure by Design … Read more

NASA Spacecraft Lacks Cybersecurity Standards, GAO Finds – MeriTalk

NASA’s spacecraft development programs lack mandatory cybersecurity controls for acquisition policies and standards, placing the technology at risk of cyberattacks, the Federal government’s top watchdog said this week. “As cyber threats become more prevalent, so do threats to NASA’s spacecraft – like the Orion Multi-Purpose Crew Vehicle,” a new Government Accountability (GAO) report warns. “A … Read more

Most companies changed their cybersecurity strategy in the past year – Help Net Security

Businesses worldwide have faced a rate of change in the threat environment evidenced by 95% of companies reporting cybersecurity strategy adjustments within just the past year, according to LogRhythm. At the heart of these strategic shifts is the central role of leadership within organizations. The perception of cybersecurity has changed from a purely technical issue … Read more

NASA Urged to Incorporate Cybersecurity Best Practices Into Spacecraft Acquisition Policies

The Government Accountability Office has recommended that NASA develop a plan to incorporate cybersecurity principles and best practices into its spacecraft acquisition policies and standards to ensure that its space vehicles can defend against advanced cybersecurity threats. GAO found that while NASA has established cybersecurity requirements for its programs, it has yet to implement mandatory … Read more

The changing face of the cybersecurity market [Q&A]

The cybersecurity world is a fast changing one with a constant arms race between attackers and defenders. New entrants are always coming to the market with innovative technologies to solve particular problems. We spoke to Justin Somaini, a partner at cybersecurity venture capital firm YL Ventures, to find out more about up and coming security … Read more

World Password Day: Cybersecurity Best Practices and Tips for MSPs | ChannelE2E

For MSPs, advising their customers about mobile device management, safe password creation, identity management, and the dangers of weak passwords are some of the most important services that they can provide in 2024. As MSPs and MSSPs increasingly form the first line of defense against cyberattacks, strengthening password security offers a great place to start … Read more

Dr. Eman El-Sheikh UWF professor 2024 GISEC Educator of the year award

After initially coming to Pensacola for its beach, one local professor has created her own waves within the cybersecurity field, which has led to both national and international recognition for her work and contributions. Dr. Eman El-Sheikh is the director of the University of West Florida’s Center for Cybersecurity as well as an active professor … Read more

Cyberhusky student group scores big at national cybersecurity competition in individual and team events

HOUGHTON, Mich. (WLUC) – The Cyberhuskies, a group of Houghton County middle and high school students, are showing the country what they can do. At this year’s spring National Cyber League (NCL), all students scored high marks across the board. But just what is the Cyberhusky program? “It’s a cybersecurity student club which focuses on … Read more

New White House Policy Previews Increased Cybersecurity Oversight and Regulation: Wiley

On April 30, 2024 the White House updated the foundational U.S. government policy that defines critical infrastructure (CI) sectors and establishes a coordination structure within the federal government to support owners and operators of CI in those sectors. The Administration’s National Security Memorandum-22 on Critical Infrastructure Security and Resilience (NSM-22) replaces its predecessor document, Presidential … Read more

MIT report details new cybersecurity risks | MIT Sloan

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