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US government should prioritize cybersecurity of undersea communication cables, says internet security expert

There are over 800,000 miles of communication cables lining the sea floor and circling continents. Around 95% of global internet traffic flows through those undersea cables. Justin Sherman, nonresident fellow at the Atlantic Council’s Cyber Statecraft Initiative, says it’s time the U.S. government got serious about ensuring the security and resiliency of those cables. Sherman […]


Intelligence community developing overarching science and technology strategy

The intelligence community (IC) recently announced it will be working with commercial industries to protect U.S. national security from the growing number of threats by using cutting-edge tools and technologies. Dr. Stacey Dixon, principal deputy director of national intelligence, said the IC will be coming out with a science and technology strategy that will serve […]


Ethical hackers will help government identify emerging cybersecurity threats

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) plans to put ethical hackers on a new cybersecurity advisory committee. The goal of that plan is to catch cyber weaknesses before they become actual breaches. Chris Cummiskey, former deputy under secretary for management at the Department of Homeland Security, now chief executive officer of Cummiskey Strategic Solutions, […]


Changes to CMMC likely not enough to keep defense contractor networks secure, former CIA official says

The Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) program is meant to improve the network security of defense contractors, but following an internal review, the Pentagon is making changes and rolling out Version 2.0. Ron Marks, president of ZPN Cyber and National Security Strategies, former Central Intelligence Agency official and intelligence advisor to two Senate majority leaders, […]


Intelligence community must give president decision advantage for climate risks, says former department director

The intelligence community (IC) is sounding the alarm that the effects of climate change will worsen risks in national security, but the IC must pivot resources and capabilities to respond effectively to those new threats, according to Rolf Mowatt-Larssen, senior fellow at the Belfer Center, former director of Intelligence and Counterintelligence at the Department of […]


New cybersecurity directive for agencies a “very positive step forward,” says former US CISO

Last year, there were over 18,000 new cyber vulnerabilities identified across both the public and private sectors. In response, the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) will direct federal agencies to address and patch weaknesses in their digital platforms. Brig. Gen. Gregory Touhill, director at the CERT Division at the Software Engineering Institute and former […]


National Cyber Director Chris Inglis stresses importance of coordination to fight cyber threats

With the number of cyber attacks growing, Congress created a new national cyber director position at the White House. The mission is to strengthen the entire country’s cyber defenses. Chris Inglis, the first national cyber director, said it is essential for agencies to collaborate on cybersecurity and for the government to work with the private […]

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