From the Summer 2016 Issue

Education and Training for a Cybersecurity Cultural Change

Author(s):

Dr. Jane A. LeClair, President, Washington Center for Cybersecurity Research & Development

Nearly everyone in our digitized world is aware of the many cybersecurity challenges that we face. Hardly a week goes by without media coverage of a large or small organization, government agency, or private enterprise that has had its digital systems breached and data stolen. The list of attacked entities is long and well-known, from … Read more

From the Summer 2016 Issue

Credentialing: Making a Better Navy and a Stronger Nation

Author(s):

Matthew Stern, CompTIA,

It’s no secret that the more central communications technology becomes in the day-to-day lives of individuals, enterprises, and governments, the more cybersecurity threats have begun to proliferate. Recent news of advanced persistent threats compromising everything from big-name enterprises to government networks has led to a need for verifiably skilled cybersecurity professionals across the entire computing … Read more

From the Summer 2016 Issue

Cyber Attacks and Legal Malpractice

Author(s):

Ethan S. Burger, Adjunct Professor, Washington College of Law

Over a year ago, Citibank criticized many of the largest law firms for their reluctance to: …discuss or even [publicly] acknowledge breaches that result [ed] in the release of their clients’, employees’, and counterparts’ confidential personal data, which has frustrated law enforcement and corporate clients for several years. That frustration bubbled over in an internal … Read more

From the Summer 2016 Issue

Cybersecurity Checkup: Preventing Breaches in Healthcare

Author(s):

Joseph S. Abrenio, Vice President of Commercial Services, Delta Risk LLC

The Evolving State of Healthcare Cyber-Attacks The healthcare sector has gone from being a secondary target for threat actors to landing squarely in the bullseye. In 2015, more than 100 million healthcare records were reportedly compromised, with five of the eight largest healthcare breaches since 2010 taking place in the first six months of 2015. … Read more

From the Summer 2016 Issue

Outcome-Based Cyber Defense

Author(s):

Duane Wilson, Director of Strategic Cyber Initiatives, Sabre Systems Inc.

According to CNN Money, more than 317 million new pieces of malware – computer viruses or other malicious software – were created last year. This means nearly one million new threats were released each day. This has been the case since the Morris Worm incident of 1988, and is predicted to get worse.1 Traditional cybersecurity … Read more

From the Summer 2016 Issue

The New Top Ten in Cybersecurity: Things Have Changed Dramatically

Author(s):

T. Casey Fleming, Chairman and CEO, BLACKOPS Partners Corporation

FORGET WHAT YOU THINK YOU KNOW ABOUT CYBERSECURITY. The Internet was initially developed only as an electronic communication method. Security did not become a concern until many years later, as the Internet matured. As threats mounted, the industry’s answer was to develop new software and hardware products to defend the perimeter of the network. Each … Read more

From the Summer 2016 Issue

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Author(s):

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

Hello, It’s my great pleasure and honor to accept the role of Editor-in-Chief of the United States Cybersecurity Magazine. Cybersecurity presents a challenge unique in the history of our country. Over the last forty years, a distinctly American public-private partnership has resulted in a multifaceted technological, economic, military, social, and creative boom that has transformed … Read more

From the Summer 2016 Issue

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Author(s):

Karen Austin, Publisher, United States Cybersecurity Magazine

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Greetings, Welcome to the Summer 2016 issue of the United States Cybersecurity Magazine.   While great leaps and bounds have been made in cybersecurity, the threat that malicious individuals and groups present to our nation is undiminished. Recent months have seen cyber-attacks of unprecedented proportions launched against the United States of America by increasingly skilled … Read more