Cybersecurity

Publications

Communities of faith need to up their data security baseline
Sofia Lesmes

Among a flurry of privacy activity in D.C. this summer, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) last week announced an enforcement suit against the data-broker Kochava. The FTC states that the company…

Improving U.S. Cybersecurity by Solving Issues in the Cyber Insurance Market Part One: Current State and Challenges
Jeff Qiu

Four years after NotPetya caused $10 billion in damages to the global economy, the malware shook up another industry: cyber insurance. In January 2022, a court ordered insurers to pay $1.4 billion to…

What China’s One Billion Person Data Leak Tells Us about Government Cybersecurity
Jeff Qiu

On June 30, an anonymous user claimed to have stolen the records of one billion Chinese citizens on a cybercrime forum. The user claimed that the database totaling 42 terabytes—the equivalent of…

Takeaways from a Congressional Trans-Atlantic Data Flows Briefing
Brandon Pugh & Sofia Lesmes

On July 12, R Street’s Cyber team, in collaboration with the House Congressional Cyber Caucus, hosted a staff briefing discussing the status and trajectory of EU-U.S. data flows—namely, on the…

, Federal News Network
From ‘partner’ to ‘regulatory enforcer’: CISA takes on complex cyber incident reporting mandate
Tatyana Bolton

But first CISA has to implement them through a federal rulemaking process. The law gives the agency 24 months to publish an initial notice laying out the rules, and then an additional 18 months to…

, PITcases
PIT-UN Partnerships: MIT and UC Berkeley’s National Consortium of Cybersecurity Clinics
Tatyana Bolton

From PITcases:

As a 2021 Network Challenge grantee, Lawrence Susskind, Ford Professor of Urban and Environmental Planning at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, is partnering with Ann…

, The National Interest
Strengthening American Cybersecurity Act—Go or No Go?
Tatyana Bolton

As Russia continues to brazenly barrage Ukraine, cybersecurity has come to the forefront as one aspect of U.S. national security that is not fully prepared for the threats facing the United States….

, Lawfare
Come Compete in the White Hat Cyber Forecasting Challenge
Mary Brooks & Paul Rosenzweig

Rare are the moments when policy wonks get to put their theory into practice. But today we are happy to announce the White Hat Cyber Forecasting Challenge! We invite every Lawfare reader to take up…

, Dark Reading
Zero Trust Can’t Stop at the Federal Level
Brandon Pugh

Between the vulnerabilities caused by remote work during the pandemic and cyberattacks being more frequent than ever, an aggressive and innovative approach to addressing the cyber crisis is needed…

Announcing the White Hat Cyber Forecasting Tournament
Mary Brooks

WASHINGTON (March 8, 2022)—Today, the R Street Institute, Red Branch Consulting and Metaculus launched the White Hat Cyber Forecasting Tournament, the first public crowd-forecasting initiative…

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