February 2, 2021

Is Biden’s $10B Enough to Make US Cybersecurity Great Again?

SDxCentral, February 2, 2021
President Joe Biden made cybersecurity a top priority for his administration even before he took office last month.
In December, shortly after threat researchers disclosed the SolarWinds hack that hit upwards of 250 government agencies and major tech companies, Biden pledged to “make dealing with this breach a top priority from the moment we take office.”

January 28, 2021

Data Privacy in the Crosshairs

Datanami, January 28, 2021
2020 was a tumultuous year that saw a surge in Internet use as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. This proved to be a windfall in some ways, i.e. acceleration of digital transformation. But it also exacerbated some existing problems, including data privacy (or the lack thereof). In honor of International Data Privacy Day, let us take stock of what we’ve accomplished in the name of data privacy, and where we may go next.

January 28, 2021

Data Privacy Day Coincides With Apple’s Ad Tracking Changes

PYMNTS, January 28, 2021
Today is International Data Privacy Day, (Jan. 28), which is dedicated to raising awareness about the importance of data privacy among consumers and businesses. The "holiday" has been recognized in the U.S., Canada, Israel and 47 European nations since 2007. In previous years, it has been a marginal occasion — but in 2021, it got a bit of extra marketing in the form of a shoutout from Apple CEO Tim Cook during Apple’s quarterly earnings report.

January 25, 2021

National Cyber Security Alliance Kicks off Data Privacy Day This Week to Raise Awareness for Responsible Data Privacy Practices

The National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) kicks off its annual Data Privacy Day event on January 28, 2021. This year's initiative will highlight the state of the global data privacy landscape, examining it through the lens of the pandemic and other major events that have impacted and disrupted the way people live, work and interact. Key themes for Data Privacy Day 2021 encourage consumers to "Own Your Privacy," while urging businesses to "Respect Privacy." Both themes reinforce NCSA's focus on raising awareness about data privacy best practices through messaging, content and speaking engagements that will educate consumers about owning and controlling the data they generate, while advising businesses about the importance of respecting consumers' privacy and keeping their personal information safe.

January 19, 2021

Why an ‘internet blackout’ probably isn’t coming on inauguration day

Protocol, January 19, 2021
The phrases "internet blackout" and "internet blackout 2021" have seen a dramatic uptick in Google searches since Jan. 3, when prominent QAnon supporters began touting the theory that President Trump would shut down the entire internet on the day of Joe Biden's inauguration. Lin Wood, a Trump-allied attorney with a history of promoting false conspiracies, warned in a social media post earlier this month that Trump supporters should "BE PREPARED FOR AN IMMINENT BLACKOUT."

January 18, 2021

Free cyber career training coursework emerges as a perk in tough times

SC Magazine, January 18, 2021
A pair of cybersecurity firms this month announced a slate of new career training and education courses that will be made freely available to the public. These complimentary offerings are helping current, aspiring and unemployed infosec professionals gain an upper hand in a down economy, while aiding an industry facing a growing skills gap.

January 12, 2021

Data Privacy Day: Understanding COVID-19’s Impact

Security Boulevard, January 12, 2020
Data Privacy Day is Jan. 28, just like it is every year. But as with everything else, COVID-19 has forced us to reconsider a new normal for enforcing data privacy in the work-from-home (WFH) environment. Sponsored by the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA), Data Privacy Day is designed to “inspire dialogue and empower individuals and companies to take action” on the way personal information is collected, stored and used.

January 11, 2021

IT cleanup at U.S. Capitol presents massive challenge

GCN, January 11, 2021
Federal IT staff have a massive job ahead of them cleaning up after the rioters who broke into the U.S. Capitol building, some of whom rifled through lawmakers offices.
While improving physical security for the building and for lawmakers and staff who work there is the first priority, experts have said the rioters’ unprecedented access to offices, files and computers can have serious cybersecurity ramifications.