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Pew Cybersecurity Survey: Americans Don’t Trust Gov’t or Industry

The new Pew Survey on American’s attitudes and practices related to cybersecurity is out. Basically, it’s not good. A majority of Americans (64%) have personally experienced a major data breach, and relatively large shares of the public lack trust in key institutions – especially the federal government and social media sites – to protect their […]

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New GAO Cybersecurity Report Says US Needs to Take Action to Strengthen Capabilities

The GAO has released a new report on cybersecurity [PDF]. The report recommends that “the federal government needs to take the following actions to strengthen U.S. cybersecurity”: Effectively implement risk-based entity-wide information security programs consistently over time.Improve its cyber incident detection, response, and mitigation capabilities. The Department of Homeland Security needs to expand the capabilities […]

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UK and France Accuse Russia of Election Cyber Meddling

There are daily reports at this point out of Europe of accusations being leveled at Russia for engaging in election cyber meddling. Here are just a few of the latest examples: Russia accused of launching hacking campaign during UK general election | The Independent http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/uk-general-election-russia-hacked-cyber-attack-a7580076.html The head of the UK’s new National Cyber Security Centre, […]

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Keith and Donald Sittin’ in a Tree; Or, Why Fmr NSA Chief Has a Cyber Crush on Trump

President Trump’s early tenure has been marked by reports of slipshod cybersecurity practices, and dysfunction among the country’s intelligence agencies. But behind the scenes, Trump has shown he is attuned to hacking threats, and prepared to defend the U.S. in cyber-space, according to the former head of the National Security Agency. Speaking at a breakfast […]

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Trump Administration is MIA at RSA Cybersecurity Conference

White House officials, who have in the past headlined sessions aimed at closing the gap between the White House and Silicon Valley on cybersecurity policy, were nowhere to be found. The absence of senior administration officials at this year’s conference was particularly noticeable, given the White House’s unclear stance on several key cybersecurity issues, ranging […]

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