From the Summer 2021 Issue

From the Publisher

Author(s):

Karen Austin, Publisher, United States Cybersecurity Magazine

Greetings, Welcome to the Summer 2021 issue of the United States Cybersecurity Magazine!   As always, we’d like to take a moment to thank our supporters, members, sponsors, contributors and everyone else who makes the magazine possible.  All of us here at the United States Cybersecurity Magazine remain committed to bringing you, our readers, the … Read more

From the Summer 2021 Issue

From the Editor-in-Chief

Author(s):

Adam Firestone, Editor-in-Chief , United States Cybersecurity Magazine

Hello, The modern perspective on cybersecurity has ancient roots.  For millennia, humans have built walls, posted sentries, vetted their interlocutors, and established watchmen to ensure that behaviors and interactions meet established standards for propriety and orthodoxy (h/t to Juvenal; quis custodiet ipsos custodes indeed) in an effort to ensure that only those duly authorized have … Read more

From the Summer 2021 Issue

Who is Helping Cybercrime Victims?

Author(s):

Kristin Judge, CEO/President , Cybercrime Support Network

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Cybercrime is the fastest growing crime in America and has created an economic crisis. Imagine the financial impact on communities when $420 billion is lost every year. Imagine the emotional impact on the millions of kids cyberbullied and lured away by online predators, or seniors drained of their retirement savings. Think about what happens to … Read more

From the Summer 2021 Issue

Developing Gamification and E-sports for Space and Cybersecurity Skills Development

Author(s):

-William J. "Bill" Britton, Vice President of Information Technology and Chief Information Officer, California Polytechnic State University

Danielle Borrelli, Operations Coordinator & Program Lead for the Trafficking Investigations Hub , California Cybersecurity Institute

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Last year, the United States saw a record high number of cyber-attacks impacting businesses, government entities, and individuals. Sophisticated threat actors continue to produce and enhance attacks that cripple critical infrastructure, with SolarWinds being the latest example. According to IDG Research Services, 80% of senior IT and IT security leaders believe their organizations are not … Read more

From the Summer 2021 Issue

Chesapeake Science & Security Corridor Supports Army Readiness, Resilience Through Networked Defense Industry Base and CMMC Framework

Author(s):

Karen Holt, Deputy Director and Federal Installation Administrator, Harford County Government, MD

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The Chesapeake Science and Security Corridor (CSSC)’s epicenter is Harford County, MD, home to Aberdeen Proving Ground (APG). Inside the gates of this 100+ tenant Department of Defense (DoD) Research, Development, Test & Evaluation (RDT&E) megabase are six Centers of Excellence including C5ISR, and the highest concentration of advanced degrees on a U.S. military installation. … Read more

From the Summer 2021 Issue

Mobile Endpoint Security: How Secure is Your Organization Against Mobile Threats in the Remote Work Era?

Author(s):

Abitha Devi R, Product Specialist, ManageEngine

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Over a year ago, workforces across the globe were required to work from home to ensure their safety during the pandemic. This meant that IT administrators spent a majority of 2020 trying to figure out the best way to connect a distributed workforce while maintaining the overall security of their organization’s network. The organizations that … Read more

From the Summer 2021 Issue

A Supply Chain Cybersecurity Maturity Model for 2021

Author(s):

-Mike Kelly, CEO, ProcessBolt

Dan Gardner, COO, ProcessBolt

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The SolarWinds Sunburst hack made it painfully clear that supply chain cybersecurity threats are extremely dangerous. Perhaps the most alarming fact is that SolarWinds’ stock price dropped 40% in seven days after the breach became public. The price drop was not so much about SolarWinds being hacked. It reflected the anticipated damage to customer relationships … Read more

From the Spring 2021 Issue

From the Publisher

Author(s):

Karen Austin, Publisher, United States Cybersecurity Magazine

Greetings, Welcome to the Spring 2021 issue of the United States Cybersecurity Magazine!   As always, we’d like to take a moment to thank our supporters, members, sponsors, contributors and everyone else who makes the magazine possible.  All of us here at the United States Cybersecurity Magazine remain committed to bringing you, our readers, the … Read more

From the Spring 2021 Issue

From the Editor-in-Chief

Author(s):

Adam Firestone, Editor-in-Chief , United States Cybersecurity Magazine

Hello, I had an interesting conversation not too long ago with a well-respected Washington, DC think tank’s cybersecurity duumvirate.  Apologies ahead of time for my use of asides to you, the audience.  But what’s cybersecurity if one can’t get a little Shakespearian from time to time?  Hint – my asides are in italics. And, while … Read more

From the Spring 2021 Issue

Diversity and Inclusion in Cybersecurity and Technology

Author(s):

Bob Fabien Zinga, Head of Information Security , Directly, Inc. & U.S. Navy Reserve

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The technology workforce should be as diverse as our nation. Diversity is the strength of the United States of America. The national motto, “E Pluribus Unum,” is translated “out of many, one.” In America, people are one nation out of many nationalities. When diversity is represented in hiring practices, organizations become stronger and more resilient. … Read more