CISA and NSA Release Open Radio Access Network Security Considerations (CISA) CISA and the National Security Agency (NSA) have published Open Radio Access Network Security Considerations. This product, generated by the Open Radio Access Network (RAN) Enduring Security Framework (ESF) Working Group, a subgroup of the cross-industry working group, evaluated the benefits and security considerations associated with implementing an Open RAN architecture.
NSA plans full post-quantum cryptography by 2035 (Meritalk) The National Security Agency (NSA) expects National Security System (NSS) owners and vendors to begin using post-quantum algorithms by 2035.
US Cyber Defense Agency urges companies to automate threat testing (Knowledge of the data center) Automated threat testing is still not widespread, according to a CISA official, who added that organizations sometimes don’t follow through after deploying expensive tools to their network and just assume they’re doing the job.
Opinion Will deterrence play a role in cyberspace’s “eternal war”? (Washington Post) At a time of growing concern about possible nuclear threats from Russia, some prominent defense strategists are arguing for a new theory of deterrence. They argue that military conflict is now so prevalent in cyberspace that the United States should seek to move away from deterrence in this area — and more aggressively exploit the opportunities it presents.
Why NATO countries don’t share cyber weapons (national interest) As states begin to operationalize their cyber commands, they will have to fend for themselves and not expect much help from their friends.
EU unveils smart device security plan (Tech Crunch) The proposed EU Cyber Resilience Act will introduce mandatory cybersecurity requirements for products with “digital elements”.
China plans to increase penalties under its cybersecurity law (Reuters) China’s cyberspace regulator on Wednesday proposed a series of amendments to the country’s cybersecurity law, including increasing fines for certain violations, saying it wanted to do so to improve coordination with other new laws.
The White House is on a cyber bender (Washington Post) The White House spent the week on a flurry of cybersecurity firms
White House: US agencies have 90 days to create an inventory of all software (The disc by Recorded Future) The White House told agencies this week they have 90 days to create a full inventory of the products they use.
Biden orders closer review of foreign investment in tech and supply chains (the wall street journal) A new executive order directs the foreign investment screening panel, Cfius, to review deals in areas that US officials believe are of interest to China.
Biden’s order refines foreign investment screening process (Washington Post) President Joe Biden on Thursday signed an executive order that administration officials say is intended to strengthen the national security considerations taken into the federal government’s review process for foreign investments in the United States.
Building on our baseline: Securing industrial control systems against cyberattacks (House Committee on Homeland Security) DATE: Thursday, September 15, 2022 TIME: 10:00 a.m. PLACE: 310 Cannon House Office Building SUB-COMMITTEE: Cybersecurity, Infrastructure Protection and Innovation (117th Congress) TOPIC: Cybersecurity
Policymakers consider incentives to fund better OT cybersecurity (SC Media) Government efforts are increasingly focused on improving the security of specialized equipment and systems used to perform essential services to American society.
Biden admin launches $1 billion cyber-grants program for state and local governments (The disc by Recorded Future) The Biden administration on Friday launched a long-awaited federal cybersecurity grant program that will funnel up to $1 billion to state and local governments to improve their digital defenses.
WSJ News Exclusive | Department of Justice Forms National Network of Prosecutors Focused on Crypto Crime (the wall street journal) The new effort is part of a trend to devote more resources to targeting illegal activities involving digital currencies.
Near-peer competition shapes military intelligence priorities (AFCEA International) The services continue to pivot information and intelligence gathering efforts to deal with growing threats from China and Russia.
Senate confirms Fick as first US cyber-ambassador (The disc by Recorded Future) The US Senate confirmed on Thursday that Nathaniel Fick is the nation’s first-ever cyber-ambassador. Fick will lead the State Department’s Office of Cyberspace and Digital Policy, an office that opened in April and aims to fill gaps in the government’s global cyber response. Confirmation comes a day after Senate Foreign Relations […]
The cyber ambassador could soon take on a world of challenges (Washington Post) A Senate panel is set to kick the tires on Biden’s choice for top cyber diplomat
California’s New Online Child Protection Law Will Challenge Businesses (the wall street journal) A new California child data privacy law could be a headache for many businesses, especially smaller ones, privacy experts say.
Social media audiences highlight lack of trust and transparency in the sector (The disc by Recorded Future) Congressional hearings this week highlighted the US government’s lack of oversight and insight into social media giants – with former employees testifying to the serious risks posed by the platforms they once worked for and the lack of regulatory structures and the incentives needed to deal with them.