President Biden Holds a Press Conference Following Geneva Summit

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Lauren Abshire, Editor, United States Cybersecurity Magazine

Biden Holds Press Conference Addressing Cybersecurity

President Biden held a Press Conference following his meeting at the Geneva Summit with Vladimir Putin. During the Press Conference, President Biden briefly explained the various topics covered by himself and Vladimir Putin. President Biden noted that the tone of the entire meeting was positive, there wasn’t any strident action taken. Where they disagreed, they … Read more

REvil Ransomware Group: Invenergy Hack, JBS, Sol Oriens and More

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Lauren Abshire, Editor, United States Cybersecurity Magazine

REvil Ransomware Group-Invenergy Hack, Sol Oriens

REvil ransomware group announced on their website claims of possessing over four terabytes of ‘sensitive data’ from Invenergy. REvil group also claims to have stolen personal information from Invenergy’s CEO, Mike Polsky. On Friday, June 11, 2021, Chicago-based company, Invenergy released a statement via email stating, “At no time were Invenergy’s operations impacted and no … Read more

Cybersecurity Acronyms – A Practical Glossary

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Lauren Abshire, Editor, United States Cybersecurity Magazine

Cybersecurity Acronyms

Whether you are a cybersecurity professional, an end-user, just starting in cybersecurity or interested in the field, this cybersecurity acronym practical glossary is for everyone. Cybersecurity acronyms can be confusing, especially with some acronyms having dual meanings – think IP address and IP for Intellectual Property – and some acronyms having very slight differences. Here, … Read more

Biden Signs Executive Order for Nation’s Cybersecurity

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Lauren Abshire, Editor, United States Cybersecurity Magazine

Biden Holds Press Conference Addressing Cybersecurity

On Wednesday, May 12, 2021, President Biden signed an Executive Order (EO) to improve the Nation’s Cybersecurity and to protect Federal Government Networks. After a string of cyber-attacks against the U.S. Federal Government, most recently the attack against Colonial Pipeline, a need for sufficient cybersecurity is more important than ever. Below, is the Fact Sheet … Read more

Colonial Pipeline is Hit with Ransomware Attack: Russian Group ‘Darkside’ is Responsible

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Lauren Abshire, Editor, United States Cybersecurity Magazine

Colonial Pipeline Ransomware Attack - Darkside Russian Group

On Friday, May 7, 2021, Colonial Pipeline suffered a ransomware cyber-attack. They are the operator of one the United States’ largest fuel pipelines, with a 5,500-mile network. Following the ransomware attack on Colonial Pipeline, they were forced to shut down all operations. Colonial Pipeline reported this attack on Saturday, May 8, 2021, and the FBI … Read more

Intrusion Prevention System (IPS) and Intrusion Detection System (IDS): What is the Difference?

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Lauren Abshire, Editor, United States Cybersecurity Magazine

IPS-IDS-Firewall

An Intrusion Prevention System – or an IPS – is a network security technology (and control system) that monitors networks and traffic for any vulnerability exploits or malicious activity. IPS will automatically either allow or deny the detected traffic (good or bad) based on its established ruleset. An Intrusion Detection System – or an IDS … Read more

Karen Holt Elected Vice President of ADC Board of Directors

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Lauren Abshire, Editor, United States Cybersecurity Magazine

Karen Holt Elected VP of ADC Board of Directors

On April 13, 2021, Karen Holt, Deputy Director and Federal Installation Administrator for Harford County Office of Community and Economic Development was elected Vice President of the Association of Defense Communities (ADC) board of directors. Karen serves as a liaison to Aberdeen Proving Ground (APG) and more than 160 defense contractors. She coordinates initiatives with … Read more

Washington DC Police Report Cyber-Attack: Russian-Speaking Babuk Ransomware Group Demands Payment

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Lauren Abshire, Editor, United States Cybersecurity Magazine

DC Police Cyber-Attack: Babuk Ransomware Group

On Monday, April 26, 2021, Washington DC police department reported a cyber-attack on their servers. In a statement by DC police, it is reported they are “aware of unauthorized server access”. The DC police department also said in their statement that “while we determine the full impact and continue to review activity, we have engaged … Read more

Administration Releases Executive Order Imposing Sanctions on Russia

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Lauren Abshire, Editor, United States Cybersecurity Magazine

Biden Holds Press Conference Addressing Cybersecurity

The Administration is imposing sanctions on Russia via Executive Order (EO). The sanctions are attributed to tampering with Elections and the SolarWinds hack. The EO addresses Russia and their “efforts to undermine the conduct of free and fair democratic elections and democratic institutions in the United States and its allies and partners; to engage in … Read more

Addressing the Gender Diversity Challenge in Cybersecurity

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Lauren Abshire, Editor, United States Cybersecurity Magazine

Address the Gender Diversity Challenge in Cybersecurity - Hire Female Veterans

The global cybersecurity market is expected to grow to $248.26 billion by 2023. The continued growth of cyberthreats creates a robust cybersecurity labor market, and there are over 520,000 unfilled positions in the United States alone. Cybersecurity is a promising career path; however, as is frequently discussed, it lacks gender diversity. Herein lays the question: … Read more