top priorities for NIST director nominee

“My personal priority is to find better ways [of] engaging with industry and finding partnerships,” says NIST director nominee, Walter Copan. @usnistgov

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cyber spying campaign

The campaign appeared to be the work of several groups, but tactics and techniques used suggest that the groups were operating with “similar goals or under the same sponsor”, probably a nation state... @cyber #cybersecurity #information

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cybersecurity training for officials

A number of election security experts have sounded the alarm about the importance of training local election officials on how to avoid cybersecurity risks.

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US top cyber-experts flee

Four senior cybersecurity officials are stepping down from their US government positions, raising concerns that an exodus of top leaders may make the federal government more vulnerable to hacking.

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Cybersecurity policy

I often get asked by executive management about what they should be doing and what questions they need to be asking. Those questions can be a useful guide for those who aren’t sure if they’re doing enough beyond asking the IT department to take care of it.

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security highlights differences

Despite recent White House efforts to bring some standardization to federal cybersecurity, agencies are still taking different paths to secure their systems and data.

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With cyber breaches and ransomware threats such as the recent WannaCry attack a constant concern, government agencies must attack cybersecurity problems head on. President Donald Trump’s cybersecurity executive order (EO) provides an outline of the administration’s priorities for protecting federal IT systems and data.

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it not cybersecurity

Having IT isn't enough anymore, businesses need a separate security team also. Policemen and firefighters are a good examples of this, both of them will help you in your time of need, but each of them has very specific training for specific functions.

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2017-06-21 10_17_31-Albany County officials meet with cyber security experts to keep data safe

“How do you function as a government if everything shuts down or has a virus in it?,” asks Albany County Executive Dan McCoy, stated in the story below, first reported by News10. The answer is “You can’t function.” Government, whether at a local, state, or even federal-level, need as much, if not more, protection from viruses […]

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