Cyber security and the role of Bangladesh Bank

Cyber security is the practice of defending computers, servers, mobile devices, electronic systems, networks, and data from malicious attacks. It’s also known as information technology security or electronic information security. The term applies into a variety of contexts, from business to mobile computing, and can be divided into a few common categories. Application security focuses […]

Security chaos engineering helps you find weak links in your cyber defenses before attackers do – TechRepublic

At a virtual summit on cybersecurity, Jamie Dicken, manager of applied security at Cardinal Health, said that security chaos engineering is similar to software testing. Image: Jamie Dicken Chaos engineering is a way for security teams to replace continuous firefighting with continuous learning, according to two industry experts. At the RSA 365 Virtual Summit this […]

Security Happy Hour – Austin and Robbie

Biden said to be assembling cyber dream team to sort out US govt computer security • The Register

President Biden is preparing to assemble a crack US government cybersecurity team, and has pledged $10bn in funding to shore up the defenses of Uncle Sam’s computer networks. Former NSA and National Security Council official Jen Easterly will reportedly be put forward as National Cyber Director, a role that will oversee the federal government’s cybersecurity […]

Right move? SolarWinds hires Chris Krebs who was cyber security chief while firm was under hack attack

Get the latest BPR news delivered free to your inbox daily. SIGN UP HERE CHECK OUT for best SWAG! Op-ed views and opinions expressed are solely those of the author. The Christopher Krebs era at the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) ended unceremoniously with the firing of the first ever director of the new sub-division within […]

Police probe ‘cyber security incident’ affecting teachers at Peel School Board | The Star

Many teachers employed by the Peel District School Board turned on their computers Tuesday morning to find they were unable to access online grades, their union says — with some locked out of email and even virtual schooling — following a “cyber security incident” that has yet to be resolved. A spokesperson for Peel Regional […]

Biden poised to pick Obama-era security veterans for 3 top cyber roles – POLITICO

And Biden is expected to name Eric Goldstein, another DHS veteran, to lead CISA’s Cybersecurity Division, filling one of the most important mid-level roles at the agency, according to a person familiar with the matter. All three officials will play key roles as Biden weighs how his administration will respond to the SolarWinds cyber espionage […]

Foundation linked to Biden pick for cyber security gave $500,000 to pro-Israel lobby AIPAC

WASHINGTON — A family foundation linked to President Joe Biden’s senior director for cyber policy on the White House National Security Council donated more than half a million dollars in recent years to the main pro-Israel lobbying group in Washington, according to public records. The donations, first reported by David Corn of Mother Jones magazine, […]

Microsoft unleashes ‘Death Star’ on SolarWinds hackers in extraordinary response to breach

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella. (GeekWire File Photo) “Now witness the firepower of this fully armed and operational Battle Station.” – Emperor Palpatine, Return of the Jedi This week Microsoft took a series of dramatic steps against the recent SolarWinds supply chain attack. In the size, speed and scope of its actions, Microsoft has reminded the […]

Cybersecurity Trends 2021: Staying secure in uncertain times | WeLiveSecurity

ESET experts look back at some of the key themes that defined the cybersecurity landscape in the year that’s ending and give their takes on what to expect in 2021 2020 has been a year like no other in living memory. It will go down in history for many things, but they all pale in […]