CONGRESS DOES TWO THINGS WELL: NOTHING & OVERREACT

Posted on January 4, 2021 at 3:00 pm

The man who founded the organization I work for, the Internet Security Alliance, was Dave McCurdy. Mr. McCurdy was the former Chair of the House Intelligence Committee. Dave was fond of reminding people, “Congress does two things well: Nothing and overreact.”


MR. BIDEN: ON CYBERSECURITY — SHOW US THE MONEY

Posted on December 22, 2020 at 10:30 am

President-elect Joe Biden’s response to the Russian cyber-attack, that could turn out to be the most serious security breach since World War II, was his vow that “I will not stand by idlily in the face of cyber assaults on our country”


SOLAR WINDS PROVES US NEEDS TO RETHINK CYBER POLICY — NDAA NOT ENOUGH

Posted on December 21, 2020 at 10:00 am

If the dramatic Solar Winds hack of multiple critical US government and key private sector, systems proves anything, it is that we need to substantially rethink our approach to cyber security.


China’s Digital Policy Has Consistently Integrated Economics

Posted on December 18, 2020 at 10:00 am

If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles. If you know yourself but not the enemy, for every victory gained you will also suffer a defeat. If you know neither the enemy nor yourself, you will succumb in every battle.


Guest Blog: Simple Solutions for a Complex Threat

Posted on December 17, 2020 at 10:00 am

By Scott Algeier, IT-ISAC Executive Director The IT-ISAC is happy to support National Cyber Security Awareness Month once again. For more than 15 years, National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (and before that, National Cybersecurity Awareness Week), has encouraged end users to take appropriate steps to secure their devices. Thanks to this consistent messaging, people have become […]


INNOVATION IN CYBERSECURITY: THE CYBERCRIME STOCK MARKET

Posted on December 16, 2020 at 10:00 am

The Russian attack on many US government cyber systems reported Sunday in the New York Times is being called on of the most sophisticated attacks we have seen.


LESSONS LEARNED FROM RUSSIAN HACK: WE NEED TO RETHINK OUR APPROACH

Posted on December 15, 2020 at 10:00 am

There are actually many lessons to be learned from the largest and most sophisticated cyber-attack to date reported in the New York Times Sunday, but perhaps the most basic is that what we are doing now to protect ourselves in cyberspace isn’t working. We need to rethink our approach to cybersecurity.


MIT CONFERENCE (PART II): HOW ARE ON DOING CYBER POLICY? WE AGREE: BADLY

Posted on December 14, 2020 at 10:00 am

I was the optimist, I said I could stretch to a 1.5 out of 10. My fellow panelist Mark Montgomery, Executive Director of the Congressional Solarium Commission, wasn’t as generous. He said it’s just a 1 out of 10. No argument from me.


We need to Match our Adversaries -It’s Time for a US Digital Strategy?

Posted on December 11, 2020 at 10:00 am

If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles. If you know yourself but not the enemy, for every victory gained you will also suffer a defeat. If you know neither the enemy nor yourself, you will succumb in every battle.

– Sun Tzu, the Art of War


BIDEN: “WE NEED TO LEVEL WITH PEOPLE” – JUST AS TRUE ON CYBERCRIME AS COVID

Posted on December 10, 2020 at 9:52 am

In a major speech yesterday, President-elect Biden said that notwithstanding the great work that had been done to create a vaccine for COVID-19, it was his responsibility to “level” with the populace about how we still had a long difficult and dangerous winter ahead of us.