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75% of Data Breaches Involve Human Error, Annual Verizon Report Says
It’s time for businesses to start people-proofing their systems. According to Verizon’s 16th Annual Data Breach Investigations Report released today, 74 percent of all breaches include the human element through error, privilege misuse, social engineering, or use of stolen credentials.
Lawmakers Seek to Balance Economic, Tech Interests with China
As China continues on its path to become the leading cyber adversary to the United States, lawmakers and government officials are looking for ways to strike a balance that will cater to benefits of economic partnerships with China while not exposing American security interests in the process.
Cyber Agencies Warn of PRC-Linked Hacking Tactics
The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), National Security Agency (NSA), the FBI, and international cybersecurity agencies issued a joint cybersecurity advisory to highlight a recently discovered cluster of cyber activity linked to a People’s Republic of China (PRC) state-sponsored cyber actor dubbed Volt Typhoon.
Pentagon Sends Classified 2023 Cyber Strategy to Congress
The Department of Defense (DoD) this week sent Congress a classified version of its 2023 cybersecurity strategy, and said an unclassified summary of the strategy will be rolled out in the coming months.
Cyber Agencies Release Warning on PRC State-Sponsored Cyber Activity
The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), National Security Agency (NSA), and the FBI, along with international partners, released a joint cybersecurity advisory on Wednesday sharing technical details regarding malicious activity by a People’s Republic of China (PRC) state-sponsored cyber actor.
Cyber Central: Feds Chart Zero Trust Progress
Officials from the Department of Education (DOE) and the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) discussed their agencies’ progress on the migration to zero trust security architectures at MeriTalk’s Cyber Central in Washington, D.C.
Cyber Central: NCS Represents ‘Pivotal Point’ for Partnerships
The National Cybersecurity Strategy that flew out of the White House doors in early March was a year-long effort that involved hundreds of engagements with more than 300 stakeholders – from academia to industry to Federal agencies – a top official at the Office of the National Cyber Director (ONCD) said today.
Cyber Central: The Pros and Cons of Emerging Tech
In the hands of hostile nation-states, emerging technologies can pose grave threats to U.S. security and prosperity. However, smart investments and guardrails for emerging technologies could give the U.S. an edge in cybersecurity and combating growing cyber threats.
Rep. Allen Lays out Cybersecurity Priorities for NDAA FY2024
Building a 21st-century military is critical to protect the United States against an ever-evolving threat landscape – especially in the digital era. According to Rep. Rick Allen, R-Ga., building that resilient military force begins with investments at the U.S. Army’s Cyber Center of Excellence, housed at Fort Gordon in Georgia.
House Panel Approves DoE CESER Elevation Bill
The House Energy and Commerce Committee’s Energy, Climate, and Grid Security subcommittee voted unanimously today to approve the Energy Emergency Leadership Act (HR 3277), which would require that Energy Department cybersecurity and other energy security-related operations be assigned to an Assistant Secretary at the agency whose appointment would be confirmable by the Senate.