The Cybersecurity (CS) Digest is a curated bi-weekly news summary for cybersecurity professionals. It is transmitted in an HTML-formatted email and provides links to articles and news summaries across a spectrum of cybersecurity topics.
DoDIAC Webinar, Tuesday, August 25 @ 1200 EDT: Big Data and Big Implications for Bio-cybersecurity - CSIAC
Join CSIAC and the Homeland Defense and Security Information Analysis Center (HDIAC) on Tuesday, August 25th, at 1200 EDT for a combined webinar presentation titled "Big Data and Big Implications for Bio-cybersecurity." Please register in advance for the webinar at: https://www.anymeeting.com/PIID=EF53DD87844A31.
In this webinar, Professor James Giordano of Georgetown University describes the uses and value of big data and cyber-capabilities in bioscience and biotechnology; addresses the national security, intelligence, and defense applications of these tools and methods; illustrates vulnerabilities in these systems' infrastructures and functions, and posits the importance and necessity of bio-cybersecurity as a multi-organizational posture and enterprise.
New CSIAC Podcast – Rust Programming Language: Addressing Software Development and Program Security Shortfalls - CSIAC
During this roundtable discussion, Dr. James Fawcett describes different conceptual models that underlie the Rust programming language. Exemplars are used to illustrate how the models describe aspects of the language for effective use. In this podcast, five core fundamental models are presented: Type Safety; Ownership; Object Model; Generics and Code Structure.
CISA Releases Document Suite Exploring the Value of Federated ICAM in Different Public Safety Scenarios - CISA
Today, CISA released the Identity, Credential, and Access Management (ICAM) Value Proposition Suite of documents in collaboration with SAFECOM and the National Council of Statewide Interoperability Coordinators (NCSWIC), Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI), and Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI). This suite of five (5) documents introduces ICAM concepts, explores federated ICAM use-cases, and highlights the potential benefits for the public safety community.
Women of Color Magazine recently selected La Naia Jones as a national 2020 Technology All-Star in honor of her leadership and impact in the U.S. Intelligence Community (IC). Ms. Jones who joined NSA in 2002, served in many technical and leadership positions, and deployed to multiple hostile areas is currently serving as Acting Chief Information Officer (CIO) at the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI).
Tags: Intelligence Community, National Security Agency (NSA), ODNI, women in the IC
Interagency Issues Advisory On Use Of Technology To Detect And Mitigate Unmanned Aircraft Systems - DHS
Today, the Department of Justice (DOJ), the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), and the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) issued an advisory guidance document to help non-federal public and private entities better understand the federal laws and regulations that may apply to the use of capabilities to detect and mitigate threats posed by Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) operations.
Tags: Homeland Security Enterprise
COVID-19 has transformed how Army Reserve units train throughout the country. For the U.S. Army Reserve's Cyber Protection Team 185, the pandemic has allowed them to employ their civilian experience to enhance their training during virtual battle assemblies.
The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) was joined this week by government, industry and international partners for Cyber Storm VII, a national cyber exercise designed to simulate response to a cyber crisis impacting the nation s critical infrastructure. The exercise assesses cybersecurity preparedness and examines incident response processes, procedures, and information sharing. It provides a venue for players to simulate the discovery of and response to a widespread coordinated cyberattack without the consequences of a real-world event. With approximately 2,000 participants over the course of three days, Cyber Storm is the nation s most extensive cybersecurity exercise series.
The National Security Agency (NSA) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) have released a cybersecurity advisory introducing previously undisclosed Russian malware. NSA and the FBI attributed the malware, dubbed Drovorub, to Russian advanced persistent threat (APT) actors.
Tags: Drovorub, Russian Malware
Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) Director Christopher Krebs released the following statement today on the Office of the Director of National Intelligence's update on election threats.
Tags: Election Security
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