Former Navy Secretary: Effective Cybersecurity Requires Persistent Presence | Nextgov

If you lead an organization of any size in the United States today, you sit atop a powerful technology stack. Your communications, calendar and finances coordinate instantly, globally—as long as the networks keep working, and you have access to that … Continue reading

Pew Survey Finds Most Americans Know Little About Privacy, Social Media, and Cybersecurity | Fortune

Although more dependent on technology than ever before, Americans don’t generally understand critical tech topics like privacy policies, two-factor authentication, or which social media apps Facebook owns. The insights come from a survey published Wednesday by Pew Research Center, which … Continue reading

World Wide Technology, Cybereason to Jointly Offer Automated Cybersecurity | ExecutiveBiz

World Wide Technology has partnered with Cybereason to jointly offer automated security to customers of both firms. The partnership will combine big data analytics, data sources, business context and machine learning to help joint customers mitigate and defend against cyber … Continue reading

The Pentagon is Standing Up a Nonprofit to Assess Vendor Cybersecurity  | Nextgov

The Defense Department is looking to stand up a nonprofit organization to measure the strength of its contractors’ cybersecurity practices. The group would be responsible for running the vendor accreditation process under the Pentagon’s new Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification, or … Continue reading

CISA Chief Calls on Cybersecurity Community to ‘Stop Selling Fear’  | Nextgov

Cybersecurity pros in government and industry need to get a broader community of people engaged in fighting digital threats, but “selling fear” shouldn’t be their primary strategy, according to the Homeland Security Department’s cyber chief. As director of the Cybersecurity … Continue reading

The EU’s search for tough cybersecurity standards | EURACTIV.com

Appearing before MEPs in the European Parliament’s Industry Committee last week, the new head of the EU’s cybersecurity agency ENISA, Juhan Lepassaar, said he hopes the EU’s recently adopted cybersecurity framework will become the “the new global standard for trust.” … Continue reading

The EU’s search for tough cybersecurity standards | EURACTIV.com

Appearing before MEPs in the European Parliament’s Industry Committee last week, the new head of the EU’s cybersecurity agency ENISA, Juhan Lepassaar, said he hopes the EU’s recently adopted cybersecurity framework will become the “the new global standard for trust.” … Continue reading

DOD Will Require Vendor Cybersecurity Certifications By This Time Next Year | Nextgov

For the Defense Department, this is a critical issue, as doing business with industry requires the department to share sensitive information, even at the earliest steps of the process. The department has been kicking around the idea of creating a … Continue reading

Pentagon Issues Draft Cybersecurity Certification Framework | GovCon Wire

The Department of Defense has issued a draft version of the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification, which sets cyber standards and practices meant to help the defense industrial base reduce exfiltration of controlled unclassified information. A notice from DoD’s office of … Continue reading

DOD releases unified cybersecurity standard for contractors | FCW

A draft of the unified cybersecurity standard model Defense Department contractors must follow was just released, and a senior official wants vendors to “tear it up” in the comments. Katie Arrington, DOD’s chief information security officer for the Office of … Continue reading