In the U.S., critical infrastructure consists of sixteen essential sectors that make daily life possible. National critical functions are the functions of government and the private sector so vital to the U.S. that their disruption, corruption, or dysfunction would have a debilitating effect on security, national economic security, national public health or safety. Here, we talk to Brian Harrell about the importance of protecting critical infrastructure, the threats and hazards that pose the greatest risks to critical infrastructure and more.
Ethical hacking and security research group Sakura Samurai researchers disclosed a security vulnerability that would allow access to over 100,000 private employee records of the United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP).
President-elect Joe Biden has tapped Anne Neuberger for the cybersecurity slot on the National Security Council (NSC). Neuberger, who joined the NSA more than a decade ago and has been serving as the agency’s director of cybersecurity since 2019, will be named deputy national security adviser for cybersecurity in the incoming NSC, according to Politico.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is seeking information that will assist in identifying individuals who are actively instigating violence in Washington, D.C. The FBI is accepting tips and digital media depicting rioting and violence in the U.S. Capitol Building and surrounding area in Washington, D.C. on January 6, 2021, in which violent pro-President Donald Trump supporters stormed the Capitol Building, pushed past barricades and forced themselves inside the complex.
FBI, ODNI, CISA & NSA issued a joint statement saying their investigation indicates an APT actor "likely Russian in origin, is responsible for most or all of the recently discovered, ongoing cyber compromises of both government and non-governmental networks."
To close out the year, U.S. telecommunications giant T-Mobile announced it had been hacked. In a notice, the company said its cybersecurity team had discovered and shut down malicious, unauthorized access to some information related to T-Mobile accounts.
Meet Brian Soby - he has held security leadership roles at Salesforce and in the financial tech industry. Prior to founding AppOmni, Soby founded a cloud software security consultancy. He served as Director of Security at Taulia and managed all security functions, including product/application security, compliance, physical security, and corporate information security. Before that, he was the Director of Product Security at Salesforce and a Lead Security Engineer at MITRE. Here, we talk to Soby about how organizations can avoid today's biggest challenges with Software as a Service (SaaS).
Meet Ali Golshan, CTO and co-founder at StackRox, a Mountain View, Calif.-based leader in security for containers and Kubernetes. Prior to StackRox, he was the Founder & CTO of Cyphort (acquired by Juniper Networks) and led the company's product strategy and research initiatives. Previously, he worked as a security researcher and engineer at Microsoft and PwC. His career started in government, conducting security and vulnerability research for the intelligence community. Here, we talk to Golshan about the benefits of DevOps.
Meet Issak Davidovich, Vice President of Research and Development at C2A Security. According to Davidovich, the implementation of driver assistance technologies and cybersecurity goes hand-in-hand, and the auto industry is taking its first steps on creating in-vehicle security standards. Here, we talk to him about what this means for automotive cybersecurity.