Jesse Kinser has been named Chief Information Security Officer at Pathwire. Kinser will lead a team of security professionals to establish a creative approach to grow the security posture of the organization.
Leaders of the Senate Intelligence Committee and other bipartisan lawmakers have formally introduced legislation requiring federal contractors and critical infrastructure groups to report attempted breaches following moLeaders of the Senate Intelligence Committee and other bipartisan lawmakers have formally introduced legislation requiring federal contractors and critical infrastructure groups to report attempted breaches following months of escalating cyberattacks.
nths of escalating cyberattacks.
In an effort to protect national security and intellectual property from foreign threats and bad actors, the Canadian government is setting new guidelines, effective immediately, that work national security considerations into funding criteria for university research.
A report took a look at the widespread use of facial recognition technology, evaluating the 100 most populated countries and comparing their use of the tech in governments, police departments, airports, schools, banks, workplaces and public transportation.
The Kimsuky APT—also known as Thallium, Black Banshee, and Velvet Chollima— continues to target the South Korean government, according to the Malwarebytes Threat Intelligence team, who is actively monitoring this actor and has been able to spot phishing websites, malicious documents, and scripts that have been used to target high profile people within the government of South Korea. The structure and TTPs used in these recent activities align with what has been reported in KISA’s report.
MI5 has warned about spies luring people on LinkedIn. At least 10,000 U.K. nationals have been approached by fake profiles linked to hostile states, on the professional social network LinkedIn, over the past five years.
China has had a tough 2020. Intellectual property rights infringement, stealing university and U.S. government-funded research, spys routed out in public, Hong-Kong takeover, Human-right abuses, Coronavirus cover-ups, supply-chain bog downs, and the list goes on. The conclusion is that China has lost its luster with businesses in the United States and abroad. These issues are not new; instead, they have reached a boiling point where the international business community is getting leary of putting too many eggs in China’s basket. The U.S. government has certainly done its share to bring many of these things to light. And while this is happening, and companies look elsewhere to move, the possibilities of increasing North America manufacturing has become more attractive than ever.
According to a task force study regarding Capitol security led by retired Army Lt. Gen. Russel Honore and appointed by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Capitol building and staff is marred with several weak points that can be strengthened to boost effective security.
In order to combat cybersecurity threats, the Biden administration and state governors across the country should immediately work to foster deeper relationships with the private sector. Tech and government certainly don’t always get along, but the threats we face now require a national effort that would rival the Space Race of the 1960s. This can be done through state and federal governments offering financial incentives to businesses that prioritize the development and integration of cybersecurity measures, amplified communication from the government concerning the importance of cybersecurity, as well as the potential bolstering of compliance standards to minimize threats and the negative impact of breaches.