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Biden Administration Signs K-12 Cybersecurity Act: Will it Make a Difference?

October 14, 2021

Via: SecureWorld

Schools have taken a big hit due to cyberattacks. In some cases, incidents involving educational institutions have resulted in truly terrible consequences. Just a few of the recent examples are data breaches where a child’s data was used to apply […]


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Is the U.S. at the Height of Cybersecurity Awareness? Poll Says Yes

October 13, 2021

Via: SecureWorld

We are finally at the precipice of cybersecurity awareness if the data of a new poll has anything to say about it. While the nation seems divided on a long list of issues, when it comes to cyber threats, most […]


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Congress looks to strengthen government’s aging cyber infrastructure

October 12, 2021

Via: The Hill

Congress is working to funnel resources to beef up state and local government cyber infrastructure after the COVID-19 pandemic forced municipalities to move many essential operations to aging and vulnerable online sources. Included in the bipartisan infrastructure bill passed by […]


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6 ways the pandemic has triggered long-term security changes

October 11, 2021

Via: CSO Online

Some of the changes to IT environments prompted by the COVID-19 pandemic—primarily work-from-home (WFH) and cloud adoption—are here to stay and will require long-term revisions to enterprise cybersecurity strategies. The often hasty measures that many organizations have deployed to ensure […]


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IT leaders confident in their organization’s network security, IT managers have doubts

October 11, 2021

Via: Help Net Security

While IT leaders believe they have strong security practices in place, their continual search for additional network security capabilities suggests that this confidence may be tentative, according to a survey conducted by IDG. Data shows that 70% of IT leaders […]


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The Case for Cybersecurity Education for Engineers

October 8, 2021

Via: Security Intelligence

Engineering and cybersecurity are two distinct disciplines, each demanding its own rigorous education and training. But should there be crossover? Should engineers or engineering students invest in cybersecurity education as well? What are the opportunities for engineers to gain expertise […]


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New U.S. Government Initiative Holds Contractors Accountable for Cybersecurity

October 7, 2021

Via: The Hacker News

The U.S. government on Wednesday announced the formation of a new Civil Cyber-Fraud Initiative that aims to hold contractors accountable for failing to meet required cybersecurity requirements in order to safeguard public sector information and infrastructure. “For too long, companies […]


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TSA to issue cybersecurity requirements for US rail, aviation sectors

October 7, 2021

Via: CSO Online

After issuing cybersecurity requirements for pipeline companies via two directives earlier this year, the Transportation Safety Administration (TSA) will now also issue cybersecurity requirements for rail systems and airport operators. The two pipeline directives followed a high-profile ransomware attack on […]


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5 steps toward real zero trust security

October 6, 2021

Via: CSO Online

Zero trust has long been the logical successor to the moat/castle perimeter security model, which hasn’t worked very well to protect enterprises from cyberattacks and is becoming increasingly outdated as employees become more mobile and applications migrate to the cloud. […]


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Lawmakers introduce bill to identify and protect critical groups from cyber threats

October 5, 2021

Via: The Hill

House Homeland Security Committee ranking member John Katko (R-N.Y.) and Rep. Abigail Spanberger (D-Va.) on Tuesday introduced legislation to help the federal government identify and further protect certain critical groups from cyberattacks. The Securing Systemically Important Critical Infrastructure Act would […]