From the Winter 2023 Issue

From the Editor-in-Chief

Author(s):

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

Hello, In 1813, Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry, reporting on American success in the Battle of Lake Erie, sent the famous line to General William Henry Harrison: “We have met the enemy and they are ours.”  And, as much as I like that American history tidbit, the parody of Perry’s report published by Walt Henry, the … Read more

From the Winter 2023 Issue

From the Publisher

Author(s):

Karen Austin, CEO, United States Cybersecurity Magazine

Greetings, Welcome to the Winter 2023 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 Winter 2023 Issue

Shifting from Reactive to Proactive Security is on the Horizon

Author(s):

A.J. Nash, Vice President of Intelligence, ZeroFOX

Reactive to Proactive Security

Security leaders often mention that their primary goal is to get ahead of threats instead of responding after something terrible has been discovered. Yet, despite that consistent target to move from a reactive to a proactive security posture, the majority of cybersecurity budgets and efforts continue to focus in the opposite direction. Let’s dig into … Read more

From the Winter 2023 Issue

Fighting Against Cybercriminals: Using The FBI’s Out-of-the-Box Approach

Author(s):

Anh Tran, Senior Data Scientist, DevoTeam

Fighting Against Cybercriminals

It is no exaggeration that cybercrime, if not addressed effectively, could change the shape of the economy. Its costs are predicted to reach $10.5 trillion USD annually by 2025, up from $3 trillion USD in 2015, according to Cybersecurity Ventures [1]. If it were measured as a country, cybercrime would be the world’s third-largest economy … Read more

From the Winter 2023 Issue

Dynamic Malware Including Trends from 2022

Author(s):

Meghan Jacquot, Security Engineer, Inspectiv

Dynamic Malware

As cybersecurity professionals, defenders and red teamers, we are well aware of the pervasiveness of malware. Malicious software, written in a variety of programming languages and distributed in many ways, continues to be a main lever in cyber-attacks.  Just as we read articles, attend conferences, and continue our learning, so do threat actors. It is … Read more

From the Winter 2023 Issue

Open Source Software Supply Chain Security

Author(s):

Prabhat Pokharel, CEO, Biz Serve IT

OSS Supply Chain Security

As the world moves toward a digital future, so does the competition and pace of the software development environment. It is causing companies to adopt practices that reduce costs and increase the speed of their software development supply chain while gaining a competitive advantage. An effective software supply chain includes planning, procuring, developing, and deploying … Read more

From the Winter 2023 Issue

Critical Solutions for Enhanced Cybersecurity and Digital Transformation

Author(s):

Dr. Michael C. Redmond, Founder and CEO, Redmond Worldwide

Digital transformation is a key component of the modern business landscape. And, with the expansion and prevalence of digital devices, networks and systems — comes an ever-greater risk of cybersecurity threats that could potentially create major disruptions or downsides. This emphasizes that organizations must strategically address cybersecurity in their digital transformations, to ensure the successful … Read more

From the Winter 2023 Issue

What Now? Updates on Recruiting Cybersecurity Professionals

Author(s):

Kathleen Smith, Chief Marketing Officer, ClearedJobs.net

What Now Recruiting

In Fall 2015, we discussed cybersecurity recruiting and the focus was on recruiting more veterans into cybersecurity positions to provide diversity, leadership and an already experienced, trained workforce to fill the thousands of job vacancies. While more recruiting of veterans in cybersecurity is still highly advocated, the overall landscape for cybersecurity recruiting has drastically changed … Read more

From the Winter 2023 Issue

Managing Security “In” and “Of” the Cloud

Author(s):

Daniel Deeney, Co-Founder & CEO, Paladin Cloud

Managing Security "in" and "Of" the Cloud

Many digital transformation initiatives today involve a strategic move to the cloud to capture the key benefits of scalability, flexibility, and reduced cost for the modern enterprise. However, a new security paradigm is emerging in the cloud where enterprises lack visibility into applications and data, struggle to identify and secure cloud assets, and grapple with … Read more

From the Winter 2023 Issue

Understanding New Cybersecurity Risks in Cloud Computing

Author(s):

Michael Silbernagel, Senior Security Analyst, SysGen

New Risks in Cloud Computing

Cybersecurity is quickly becoming a prioritized concern for businesses. Cybersecurity impacts business daily in the form of access, availability, and integrity of data but also affects businesses’ long-term credibility and reputation. Engaging in solid cybersecurity practices is urgent as new threats and knowledge come to light daily. The future of business in the digital age … Read more