In a world where ones and zeros are the new battleground, these threats, cyberattacks have become a significant threat to governments worldwide. The United States, with its vast array of government agencies and critical infrastructure, is no exception. Cybersecurity threats that impact the public sector range from state-sponsored attacks to financially motivated hacking groups. In this blog post, we’ll delve into the top 7 cyberattacks on the U.S.
Security ratings are a standard in cybersecurity. Many organizations rely on them to manage their security programs and they create ROI for the organization. Despite the potential benefits, it can be challenging for organizations who are evaluating different security ratings options to determine the value they will get from them. When making investment decisions, it’s essential to know where the investment will take you and quantify that benefit.
Last week at the annual Billington CyberSecurity Summit in Washington, DC, officials from government agencies gathered with industry leaders to discuss cyber threats, as well as geopolitics and issues of national security. One of the highlights was a fireside chat on Friday with Anne Neuberger, deputy national security adviser for cyber and emerging technology.
The concept of ratings has been the accepted standard for making investment decisions. The first commercial credit reporting agency, the Mercantile Agency, was founded in 1841. While this relied on largely subjective methods of evaluation, it wasn’t until the 1960s, when credit reporting became computerized, that the industry consolidated and took off. Since then, credit and financial ratings models have progressed to become objective and trustworthy data points that inform lending decisions.
Governor Kathy Hochul recently unveiled New York’s first-ever state-wide cybersecurity strategy, intended to protect the state’s digital systems and infrastructure from the ever-growing presence of cyber threats.
Today, electricity is so ubiquitous that it’s difficult to perform even basic tasks without it. But when electricity was first introduced, it took decades for broad acceptance and adoption because it was misunderstood and misused. Slowly, the benefits began to outweigh the cons. As with any innovation, there are setbacks, but electricity has overwhelmingly been a force for good. The same can be said about cybersecurity risk ratings. Are they perfect? No.