The Department of Defense announced the strategic direction of the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) program, marking the completion of an internal program assessment led by senior leaders across the Department.
The U.S. Department of State is offering up to $10,000,000 for information leading to the identification or location of any individual(s) who hold a key leadership position in the DarkSide ransomware crime group.
A recent surge in cyberattacks, including SolarWinds and Colonial Pipeline, has intensified a focus on cybersecurity across industrial sectors and critical infrastructure. As a result, the U.S. government and other organizations within the nation’s defense supply chain have taken action to protect the critical assets and organizations that ensure the security and prosperity of our country.
The increase in cyber insurance adoption and premium prices coincides with a changing — and more challenging — threat landscape, this according to a new GAO report on cyber insurance. The report describes key trends in the current market for cyber insurance, and identified challenges faced by the cyber insurance market and options to address them. To conduct the study, GAO analyzed industry data on cyber insurance policies; reviewed reports on cyber risk and cyber insurance from researchers, think tanks, and the insurance industry; and interviewed Treasury officials.
U.S. President Joe Biden has signed an executive order (EO) to improve the cybersecurity of the U.S. As the U.S. faces persistent and increasingly sophisticated malicious cyber campaigns that threaten the public sector, the private sector, and ultimately people’s security and privacy, the EO seeks to improve efforts to identify, deter, protect against, detect, and respond to these actions and actors. Specifically, the EO will:
Deepfakes –mostly falsified videos and images combining the terms “deep learning” and “fake” – weren’t limited in 2019 to the Nixon presentation and were not uncommon before that. But today they are more numerous and realistic-looking and, most important, increasingly dangerous. And there is no better example of that than the warning this month (March 2021) by the FBI that nation-states are virtually certain to use deepfakes to help propagate increasingly misleading campaigns in the U.S. in coming weeks.
Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (WA-01) introduced the Information Transparency and Personal Data Control Act, legislation that would create a national data privacy standard to protect personal information.