News Alerts and Breach Report for May 16, 2022

NIST Releases Cybersecurity Supply Chain Guidance The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) released guidance on supply chain cybersecurity this week in response to the Biden administration’s Executive Order 14028—Improving the Nation’s Cybersecurity. The guidance, Software Supply Chain Security…

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Cybercrime

Why Developing Cyber Resilience Requires Emotional Intelligence 

Liability cases are rising as the top leaders of corporations are being held personally accountable for data breaches. The Bank of Ireland, for example, was recently fined a record €24.5m and publicly reprimanded by the Central Bank of Ireland for IT failures dating back to 2008. The visible cost of malicious cybercrime attacks is estimated…
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ZTA

An Understandable Guide to Zero Trust Architecture (“ZTA”)

While cybersecurity professionals are generally nice people, and I have nothing against them, they have trust issues. Their spouse, friends, and family may not appreciate the lack of trust, but it goes a long way towards protecting the systems entrusted to them. Cybersecurity best practices are to employ a Zero Trust Architecture (“ZTA”) to the…
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House

House Passes Bills to Strengthen Telecommunications Infrastructure and Supply Chains

On Wednesday, The U.S. House of Representatives passed a slate of bipartisan bills aimed at securing U.S. telecommunications infrastructure. Concern is growing throughout the government about the risk to U.S. telecom networks from foreign adversaries, particularly from China. According to Reuters, a group of five senators recently wrote a letter urging the Federal Communications Commission…
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