In-brief: In this special Security Ledger podcast, I interview Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn (Ret), a top advisor to President Elect Donald Trump about his thoughts on cyber defense and improving the security of government and commercial systems.
In-brief: Two lawmakers on the U.S. House of Representatives’ Committee on Energy and Commerce are calling on the Federal Trade Commission to take steps to protect consumers from security issues linked to the Internet of Things.
In-brief: a survey of registered voters finds that concerns about hacking and cyber security loom large in voters’ minds. So why isn’t there more discussion of cyber security and policy on the campaign trail? In this podcast, Security Ledger editor Paul Roberts talks with Ari Schwartz, the Obama Administration’s former Senior Director for Cybersecurity and Israel Barak, the Chief Security Officer at the firm Cybereason about the other elephant on the campaign trail: cyber security policy and hacking. With election day just two weeks away, the U.S. voting population is on pins and needles. While polls suggest that this election will not be as close as those in 2008 and 2012, uncertainty is in the air. One major party candidate is warning frequently of a “rigged” process, and the FBI and Obama Administration have pointed the finger of blame for hacks of major Democratic Party organizations at the government of Vladimir […]
In-brief: Cisco’s Marc Blackmer discusses a proposal before the IETF that would create a Manufacturers Usage Description (MUD) standard by which device makers and their customers to specify the kinds of activities and communications are allowed for Internet of Things devices.
The web site EurActiv.com is reporting that the European Commission (EC) is getting ready to propose new legislation to protect machines from cybersecurity breaches. Among the steps they’re considering: labels for Internet-connected devices that tell consumers they are “approved and secure.” Products across industries from energy and consumer goods to automotive and healthcare could eventually be required to use the labels on their products, just as electrical devices currently contain labels that inform consumers how much power they use, EU officials said. Digital policy chiefs Günther Oettinger and Andrus Ansip presented a plan three weeks ago to speed up internet connections to meet the needs of big industries like car manufacturing and agriculture as they gradually use more internet functions. But lawmakers recognize that the transition to more and faster internet connections has caused many companies to worry that new products and industrial tools that rely on the internet will be more vulnerable […]