Teri Robinson

January 15, 2021

Biden to invest in cyber workforce, but without plan to overcome lingering staffing hurdles

President-elect Joe Biden announced funding to modernize secure IT and lure cyber talent to the public sector as part of his plan to stimulate the economy and rebuild in the wake of the pandemic. But cybersecurity experts remain skeptical that the newfound funding focus on cybersecurity will be enough to draw the necessary talent. Noting…

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January 15, 2021

With insured losses estimated at $90 billion, did cyber insurance firms dodge financial calamity?

The number of SolarWinds victims will likely grow in the upcoming months, but direct insured costs should remain close to the current estimate since many of the organizations hit – particularly federal agencies – do not carry insurance against cyber risks.

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January 13, 2021

Digital nationalism and the complexity of emerging threats for multinational companies

Nicolas Reys of Control Risks spoke with SC Media about how companies can position themselves to rebound from a year complicated by the pandemic, climate change challenges and deteriorating U.S.-China relations.

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January 12, 2021

SolarWinds attackers suspected in Microsoft authentication compromise

Mimecast issued a new certificate and is urging affected customers to delete the old one after Microsoft warned of a compromise.

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January 8, 2021

Biden’s pick as White House cyber czar provides critical federal leadership and diversity

When Joe Biden assumes the presidency 13 days from now, as government grapples with fallout from the SolarWinds breach and an attack on the U.S. Capitol, veteran intelligence expert Anne Neuberger likely will be by his side as deputy national security advisor for cybersecurity on the National Security Council (NSC). Naming Neuberger to the newly…

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January 6, 2021

White House unveils maritime cybersecurity standards for government and industry

Contributing $5.4 trillion to the U.S. economy, the maritime transportation system will adhere to guidelines for threat information sharing, creating a cybersecurity workforce, and establishing a risk framework for operational technology.

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January 5, 2021

Fourth breach at T-Mobile puts focus on security of post mergers

T-Mobile reported a breach that compromised customer data – the company’s fourth in three years – raises questions about whether the mobile carrier’s massive merger with Sprint left the combined company more vulnerable. Indeed, when companies merge, particularly sizable ones, the integration of technology systems and networks can often introduce new security considerations. “The volume…

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December 28, 2020

Privacy 2020: From prepared to alarmed, the year the rubber hit the road

If 2019 was an opportunity for privacy advocates to push for preparation ahead of looming data protection deadlines, then 2020 was the year organizations were expected to prove themselves ready. In this second article in our Year in Review series, we consider how legal complications leave all businesses, big and small, with a heavier privacy burden than ever.

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