GCHQ announces a new cyber security institute

UK's GCHQ announces a new cyber security institute
The Research Institute in the Science of Cyber Security (RISCC) will operate for the next three and a half years at University College London (UCL). Though based in London, the institute will work alongside the University of Aberdeen, Imperial College, ...

Cybersecurity News Roundup: Emma Watson is the New Face of Cyber Evil
CIO (blog)
Microsoft started an investigation into supply-chain security in August and discovered the Nitolmalware pre-loaded on computers built in China that were running counterfeit versions of the Windows operating system. It also found the 3322.org domain ...

GOP senators blast White House cyber order in WSJ op-ed
The Hill (blog)
"Cybersecurity is a priority, but anything less than a strong information-sharing bill, based on policies that enhance national security and the economy, will fall short," the Republican senators wrote. McCain, Chambliss and Hutchison were the chief ...

Kaspersky: Cyber terrorism could be next global shock
Cyber security in the world is as important as physical and economic security, Eugene Kaspersky, the CEO of one of the world's largest computer security companies, Kaspersky Lab, has said. "Global cyber attacks and cyber terrorism could be the next global shock. ... He said that it was ...

In the news: cyber security
Intelligent Utility
Though I've referred to the pursuit of cyber security as "urgent," it's worth noting that due diligence has an extra layer to penetrate in this arena, as the security firms that stand to profit from providing protection are also the firms most likely ...

Cyber Risk Insurance: Valuable, but Not a Magic Bullet
Apart from the fact that most cyber insurance coverage is still limited and evolving, companies need to install a number of basic and cutting-edge protections in their internal security systems. In addition, they should make sure that a senior manager ...

World's cyber police, sleuths and crime experts converge in Cork
“During the past 24 months, critical infrastructure in countries around the world have been under daily cyber attack from both organised criminal networks and state-sponsored entities,” said John Lyons, the chief executive of the International Cyber...


Private sector wary of fed cyber security regs, oversight
“There is growing acknowledgment of the importance of effective cybersecurity, but our regulatory track record does not create a compelling case for the efficacy of regulation,” according to the results of the nCircle 2012 Government Policy Security ...

KEYW To Acquire Sensage For Advanced Cyber Awareness
Dark Reading
"Cyber awareness begins with the ability to absorb and relate large quantities of cyber operations and security data within an enterprise. Today these data overwhelm most organizations' capabilities to observe and respond to hostile activity within ...

Killer Apps: The cyber threats keeping DoD officials awake right now
Foreign Policy (blog)
You might think it is a strategic, Stuxnet on steroids-style cyber attack designed by a rival nation with deep pockets and lots of engineers to cripple American industry. ... While basic cyber hygiene -- such as using tough-to-crack passwords and ...

Lawfare › McCain, Hutchinson and Chambliss to POTUS: No Cyber ...
By Paul Rosenzweig
Senators McCain, Hutchinson and Chambliss have an op ed in the Wall St. Journal today, urging President Obama to refrain from issuing a cyber Executive Order. Here's a taste (I fear the full text is behind a registration wall — this is about as ... Cybersecurity is a priority, but anything less than a strong information-sharing bill, based on policies that enhance national security and the economy, will fall short. The Senate needs to follow the lead of the House and pass a bipartisan bill that ...

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