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U.S. Election Security, Part 1: Voting Systems Vendors’ Cybersecurity is Improving

Significant concerns have been raised about the security of the 2020 United States election. Hundreds of millions of dollars in Federal funding has been made available to state and local governments to improve the security of election...

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New Study Reveals Cybersecurity Risks in the World’s Largest Airports

Back in 1990, Hollywood producers imagined a complex plot in which an army of mercenaries with malicious intent hack into and take over the air traffic control system at Washington Dulles International Airport. The result was the classic...

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The DoD’s Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification Draws a Line in the Sand for Third Party Risk

Federal technology contractors hold the keys to our nation’s security in their networks, servers, and databases. Yet, recent incidents point to worrisome vulnerabilities that indicate increased cyber risk to defense contractors and the...

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From Framework to Application: Security Ratings and NIST

This is the introductory post in a series exploring how security ratings can address key aspects of the National Institutes of Standards and Technology’s (NIST) Framework for Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity. The purpose of...

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Security Performance in the Utilities Sector: Steps for Progress

For years, it has been widely-known that the Utilities industry has struggled with cyber security in relation to other industries. In 2014, Unisys and the Ponemon Institute found that 70% of Utility companies surveyed around the world had...

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2015 Information Security Predictions Round-up

It's the time of year that every media outlet talks about predictions and resolutions. We've compiled a list of the most interesting and/or relevant information security predictions for 2015 and added a few of our own, courtesy of BitSight...

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How You Can Avoid Becoming the Next Sony

As you've heard by now, Sony Pictures suffered a major breach in November, and is still feeling the consequences of it. The FBI warned that other companies could be attacked with similar malware, but that isn't the only reason you should...

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