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COVID-19 COVID PANDEMIC STRENGTHEN’S CHINA’S HAND

Posted on December 4, 2020 at 10:00 am

In an earlier post we demonstrated that US diplomatic efforts to encourage countries to remove Chinese technology, while compelling from a security perspective, may be politically and economically impractical. Many European, Latin American African and Asian 5-G systems will be built on top of existing 3-G and 4G systems which are built on Huawei and ZTE technology.


The Chinese Cyber Threat – Huawei Is Just the Beginning of the Problem

Posted on December 3, 2020 at 10:00 am

There has been substantial press in recent months about the risk Huawei poses including aggressive actions by the Trump Administration urging nations to “rip and replace” Huawei technology, While Huawei technology, complete with multiple back doors enabling spying on an unprecedented scale is a major threat, it is by no means the only technology threat China poses though its comprehensive digital policy (and TikTok – while problematic is not serious enough to even make the list of top five threats).


First Step in China Digital Strategy: Exploit Western Vulnerabilities

Posted on December 2, 2020 at 10:00 am

If the enemy leaves a door open, you must rush in.

—Sun Tzu


WHAT IF COVID HAD HAPPENED IN 1990 INSTEAD OF 2020? OR 2030?

Posted on December 1, 2020 at 10:30 am

In early spring of 2020, the world underwent the largest change in how people did work in human history. Almost overnight “going to the office” became a potentially deadly trip. Hundreds of millions of people, world-wide, suddenly had to figure out how to work remotely from home.


RETAILERS’ DILEMMA: GO DIGITAL & FACE CONSTANT ATTACKS OR GO BANKRUPT

Posted on November 25, 2020 at 10:30 am

This post is a one in the “Rethink Cybersecurity” series. Additional posts in this series are available here The retail sector is a paranematic case of the crazy nature of digital economics that need to be rationalized. The retail sector is one of the cornerstone industries of the U.S. economy, but growing advancements and dependence […]


WHAT IS THE SMART WAY TO GROW AND SECURE THE SMART GRID?

Posted on November 24, 2020 at 10:00 am

This post is a one in the “Rethink Cybersecurity” series. Additional posts in this series are available here Technological advancements in the energy sector have dramatically changed energy production, transmission, and consumption to be more efficient and cost-effective. However, these exciting innovations == products of the digital age are inconsistent with the long-standing economics of […]


ARE BANKS REALLY AT THE TOP OF THE CYBERSECURITY ECOSYSTEM?

Posted on November 23, 2020 at 10:00 am

This post is a one in the “Rethink Cybersecurity” series. Additional posts in this series are available here The financial services sector has generally been acknowledged as being ahead of the curve in deploying cybersecurity to counter emerging threat vectors and ensure business continuity. Surveys regularly place the sector as the one spending the most […]


World Economic Forum, National Association of Corporate Directors, and ISA Collaboration Shows Centrality of Economics in Cybersecurity

Posted on November 20, 2020 at 10:00 am

This post is a one in the “Rethink Cybersecurity” series. Additional posts in this series are available here The announcement today that the World Economic Forum (WEF), the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD), and the Internet Security Alliance (ISA) are working in collaboration on developing consensus principles and metrics for cyber-risk oversight, representing an […]


THE BIG PROBLEM IN CYBER DEFENSE IS REALLY SMALL

Posted on November 19, 2020 at 10:00 am

This post is a one in the “Rethink Cybersecurity” series. Additional posts in this series are available here It shouldn’t be surprising that our major defense companies, known as “the Primes,” in the industry, are among the best at cybersecurity. Indeed, an earlier study by FireEye found that typical industry sectors had a breach rate […]


MORE THAN MONEY: MEDICAL TECHNOLOGY CREATES RISKS TO HUMAN LIFE

Posted on November 18, 2020 at 10:00 am

Links to recent posts are available here Just a few weeks ago the US Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), the FBI, and the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued a joint statement warning that healthcare organizations are under an “increased and imminent” threat from ransomware. NBC News reported that at least twenty hospitals have been […]