Which Country has the Best Cybersecurity? It Isn’t the U.S. | Nextgov

The United States ranks fifth among 60 nations in a study released last week comparing cybersecurity measures across numerous factors, including malware rates and cybersecurity-related legislation. Japan, France, Canada and Denmark all scored higher than the U.S., according to a … Continue reading

Throwing More Bodies Into Cybersecurity Won’t Help | Nextgov

Federal agencies are in the midst of tallying up their cybersecurity workforce needs for reports due to the Office of Personnel Management by April. Concerns within government mirror those of the private sector, with reports claiming a shortage of some … Continue reading

EU and US to strengthen cybersecurity cooperation | EURACTIV.com

As part of the trade talks between Brussels and Washington, the European Commission’s directorate-general in charge of the digital agenda (CONNECT) and the US’s National Institute of Standards and Technology, agreed to hold a meeting this semester, according to a … Continue reading

What was the cybersecurity impact of the shutdown? | FCW

For 35 days, former high-ranking feds and Congress publicly warned about the potential negative ramifications of the partial shutdown on federal cybersecurity initiatives. Now with a short-term spending deal in place, many on Capitol Hill are shifting focus towards sifting … Continue reading

Perspecta Supports Grid Recovery Tests at DARPA Cybersecurity Exercise | ExecutiveBiz

Perspecta has tested multiple technology platforms built to secure power grid systems during a Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency-hosted cybersecurity exercise in Plum Island, N.Y. The company said Wednesday its research arm evaluated cyber-physical early detection and cyber-weapon tracking tools, which are slated to transition … Continue reading

Venture capital funding of cybersecurity firms hit record high in 2018

Venture capital investments in cybersecurity firms hit a record high last year amid a surge in cyber crime over the last few years, according to a report released on Thursday by U.S.-based Strategic Cyber Ventures. Total venture capital funding in … Continue reading

Seizing the Opportunity to Close the Cybersecurity Skills Gap | Nextgov

The government has always been good at providing education and training, but it has not always been cost-effective to offer these services. That was especially true when proprietary software ruled the day. Agencies would often have to pay large sums … Continue reading

EU negotiators reach agreement on cybersecurity act | EURACTIV.com

Representatives from the European Commission, Council and Parliament on Monday (10 December) evening banded together to strengthen the bloc’s Cybersecurity efforts, reaching agreement on the EU’s cybersecurity act. The measures approved will see more resources and greater responsibility afforded to … Continue reading

GAO: Most agencies aren’t sticking to the cybersecurity script | FCW

According to a Government Accountability Office report, largely based on FISMA audits by agency inspectors general, found that 17 of 23 Chief Financial Officer Act agencies are failing to effectively implement core functions of the cybersecurity framework of the National … Continue reading

CyberSat 2018 Panel Calls for Greater Cybersecurity Initiative | Via Satellite

As cybersecurity becomes an increasingly important piece of the space puzzle, it’s crucial that government and organizations not only understand what’s at stake — but how things actually work. Cybersecurity functions become normalized, just as diversity in thought and process … Continue reading