, Politico
The think tanks roll into Techistan
Brandon Pugh

From Politico:

LAS VEGAS — The floor at CES this year isn’t just full of tech companies hawking their newest wares — it’s also packed with think-tankers bringing their own…

, Inside Cybersecurity
R Street raises concerns over security baseline, enforcement for Internet of Things cyber label
Brandon Pugh

From Inside Cybersecurity:

The R Street Institute, a think tank advocating for free market solutions, is seeking answers on how the White House will determine a security baseline and enforcement…

, CybersecurityDive
White House plans IoT security labeling program for spring 2023
Brandon Pugh

From CybersecurityDive:

Some of remaining questions will center around whether manufacturers would be able to self certify or require a third party and whether labels should incorporate more…

Is an “energy star label for cyber” the solution to IoT device security and privacy?
Brandon Pugh

From baby monitors being hacked to front doors being unlocked through smart home locks, cybersecurity risks with Internet of Things (IoT) devices are becoming more apparent. One solution proposed by…

, Inside Cybersecurity
CISA hears from business, pipeline groups on considerations for upcoming reporting regime
Ayan Islam

From Inside Cybersecurity:

Two large associations urged CISA to set a high bar for incidents that should be reported and called for bidirectional information sharing at the agency’s…

Identity as the new perimeter: How one county launched its zero trust initiative
Brandon Pugh

From GCN:

The third step is to establish a common zero trust reference architecture with identity, devices, networks, applications and workloads as well as data in mind.

In fact, “most…

Readout from a Congressional Data Privacy and Security Briefing
Brandon Pugh

On Sept. 21, 2022, R Street’s Cyber team, in partnership with Public Knowledge and The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, hosted a briefing geared toward Hill staffers on data privacy…

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…

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