There’s a sea change underway in how the federal government—specifically the Defense Department—is going to approach cybersecurity. It’s one that’s going to create a more fluid and more complex landscape in which cybersecurity firms and technologies need to be ready to operate—a landscape in which speed can’t be sacrificed for the sake of precision, or vice versa.
A major contributor to the growing spate of cyberattacks is the lack of skilled cybersecurity personnel. The global numbers of experienced cybersecurity practitioners are low compared to the need for practitioners to handle cyber threats across all industry sectors. While demand for practitioners escalates, the growth in actual numbers is at best low, leading to a widening gap between demand and supply.
All-in-one cybersecurity solution Defendify has a new offering for organizations of all sizes, the Defendify Cybersecurity Service Warranty. This financial assistance program has been designed to increase peace of mind and mitigate financial damages, Defendify said. This new program is included in the Defendify All-In-One Cybersecurity package which consists of 13 different modules to protect users from ever-evolving cyber threats.
During Cybersecurity Awareness Month, we highlight the importance of safeguarding our Nation’s critical infrastructure from malicious cyber activity and protecting citizens and businesses from ransomware and other attacks. We also raise awareness about the simple steps Americans can take to secure their sensitive data and stay safe online.
After months of reports and consideration the White House has released new directives and guidance on the development and regulation of digital assets. The comprehensive federal digital assets framework seems designed to give the U.S. a guiding hand in the development of digital assets and currency nationally and internationally. This marks some early attempts by the U.S. government to navigate the cryptocurrency market while working to mitigate the risks associated with the mercurial currency system through further regulation.
Businesses have seen a massive spike in cyberattacks since the pandemic began, with weekly numbers reaching an all-time by the end of last year, the latest report from cyber intelligence firm Check Point Research has revealed. Globally, the volume of attacks jumped by 50%, peaking at 925 per week in December, which the study largely attributed to the Log4J vulnerability exploit attempts.
In short, the risks associated with a data breach are nearly incalculable. Not every organization can survive the financial, legal and reputational ramifications of a significant breach. Business and IT leaders are, therefore, seeking ways to stop these attacks from occurring in the first place.
Following his most recent service as Assistant Secretary of Defense for Energy, Installations and Environment, The Honorable Lucian Niemeyer took the helm of Building Cyber Security, a non-profit on a mission to build a holistic, multi-faceted defense against the invisible threat of cyber-attacks on our critical infrastructure.
China’s cybersecurity authority fined ride-hailing giant Didi Global on Thursday in apparent closure of a yearlong probe that prevented the company from adding new users. The Cyberspace Administration of China said it fined Didi 8.026 billion yuan ($1.19 billion) after deciding the company violated China’s network security law, data security law and personal information protection law.