Cyber Threats


In 2022, Maryland legislators should take the opportunity to harden cybersecurity infrastructure
Sarah Wall

When it comes to ransomware attacks, Maryland can’t catch a break. The impacts of malicious software found on a state Health Department server on Dec. 4, 2021 are still being felt over a month…

, Fortune
The U.S. must do what it takes to achieve national security in the age of cyber conflict
Gary Corn

It’s been just over a year since cybersecurity firm FireEye disclosed what turned out to be the proverbial tip of the SolarWinds iceberg. As we now know, the breach of its network turned out to…

Learning from Cyber Incidents – Adapting Aviation Safety Models to Cybersecurity
Paul Rosenzweig

From Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs:

In 2018, Paul Rosenzweig at the R Street Institute published a short paper on the topic, [10]


[10] Paul Rosenzweig, The NTSB…

, CyberScoop
Key lawmakers to CISA: Let us send you more money, power
Tatyana Bolton

From CyberScoop:

But if Congress gives CISA too much new authority too quickly, that, too, could create different problems, said Tatyana Bolton, policy director for cyber at the R Street Institute…

, StateScoop
How state and local governments can prepare for ransomware
Franklin Lee

Over the past few months, ransomware attacks abounded, ranging from the Colonial pipeline, the meat industry and, most recently, the software vendor Kaseya. State and local organizations —…

, The Daily Beast
Biden Warns a ‘Real Shooting War’ Could Come From Cyber Breach
Paul Rosenzweig

From The Daily Beast:

“To take but one extreme example, I have no doubt that if a Russian military unit used a cyber method to destroy the Hoover Dam, we would see that act as no different than…

After Naming China as the Culprit Behind the Microsoft Exchange Hack, the U.S. Must Now Take Action
Ann Phelan

In response to the United States and its allies formally attributing the Microsoft Exchange hack to a group of hackers affiliated with China’s Ministry of State Security, R Street Institute…

, The Hill
Kaseya hack proves we need better cyber metrics
Tatyana Bolton & Kathryn Waldron

Did you take a side of ransomware with your 4th of July barbeque? For 1,500 companies worldwide, the dish was unfortunately impossible to pass up. On July 2, U.S. software provider Kaseya was hit…

, Bloomberg Government
Homeland Security Revamp Effort Seeks to Skirt Turf Skirmishes
Paul Rosenzweig

From Bloomberg Government:
“What they really need to do is strengthen the center of DHS,” said Paul Rosenzweig, another Bush-era DHS official who’s now a senior fellow at the R Street…

, The New York Times
Russia’s most aggressive ransomware group disappeared. It’s unclear who made that happen.
Paul Rosenzweig

From The New York Times:
“This is a problem for Biden because in cyber, there’s a temptation to be stealthy and send your message in a very quiet, targeted way, but now, having made the threat,…

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