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Cybersecurity Demands a Collective Defense Model

Posted on April 22, 2021 at 1:30 pm

The U.S. Constitution clearly states that among government’s obligations are to “provide for the common defense and promote the general welfare.” However, it also states that the government is created by “we the people” implying there is more than a hands-off responsibility for the private sector to help achieve these goals.


For Cybersecurity, You Need Management Agility

Posted on at 10:10 am

Numerous factors propel us to rethink our approach to cybersecurity as this blog series maintains. Many of these thoughts revolve around the changing nature of the attackers themselves with their greater size sophistication. Other thoughts turn to the attack methods as new vulnerabilities are discovered and exploited or the nature of the threat itself as we move from assessing risk to entities to a great focus on systemic risks.


Cyber Leaders Call on Philanthropy to Help

Posted on April 21, 2021 at 4:58 pm

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Cyber Leaders Call on Philanthropy to Help Arlington, VA – In an open letter to private philanthropy, the Internet Security Alliance (ISA) and over 30 professionals from cybersecurity organizations and philanthropic foundations stress the need for more philanthropic giving in cybersecurity. The letter and signers can be seen at cyberphilanthropy.org starting April […]


MUNICH CYBERSECURITY CONFERENCE ADOPTS RETHINK CYBERSECURITY AS THEME

Posted on April 16, 2021 at 10:18 am

We were delighted to see this week that the seventh annual Munich Security Conference – arguably one of most prominent, if not the most prominent, events in the world – has adopted the theme of the ISA social media program – #RethinkCybersecurity – as the conference theme.


Biden Budget is Minimum Needed for Cybersecurity

Posted on April 13, 2021 at 5:53 pm

Dear Members of the House and Senate Appropriations Committees: The Internet Security Alliance (ISA) is writing to the in support of using President’ Biden’s FY’2022 far budget, as a minimum level for federal cybersecurity spending in the coming year. It is ISA’s steadfast belief that the funding requirements for federal spending on cybersecurity should not […]


WOULD YOU BUILD ROADS YOU KNEW WERE UNSAFE?

Posted on April 8, 2021 at 10:24 am

President Biden’s massive infrastructure proposal – dubbed infrastructure for the digital age – includes a wide variety of items not traditionally thought of as infrastructure such as home health care, as well as some items that are very much digital infrastructure such as $650 million for expanded broadband networks.


Mayorkas Vision: 2020 – Implementation, pretty retro

Posted on April 2, 2021 at 12:15 pm

New Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas outlined his vision for cybersecurity at the Department of Homeland Security in a speech yesterday at Hampton College.


Info Sharing: We Need to Learn from Our Successes

Posted on March 31, 2021 at 3:40 pm

This post is a one in the “Rethink Cybersecurity” series. Additional posts in this series are available here Sadly, a quarter century after the cybersecurity information sharing model was created the vast majority of private companies – and government agencies — do not fully engage in any of these programs and many of those that […]


WORLD ECONOMIC FORUM ISA & NACD RELEASE GLOBAL GUIDENCE ON CYBER

Posted on March 23, 2021 at 10:00 am

Although most of the ISA’s “Rethink Cybersecurity campaign” is targeted toward public policy, a rethinking at the corporate level is also required. This morning at the World Economic Forum’s headquarters in Geneve the three entities, ISA the National Association of Corporate Directors and the Forum jointly released global guidance for corporate boards of directors is […]


CISA TO CONGRESS: SHOW ME THE MONEY!!!

Posted on March 16, 2021 at 10:28 am

“We need to rethink our approach to managing cybersecurity,” said Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) Acting Director Brandon Wales at a House Appropriations Homeland Security Subcommittee hearing last week last week.