Cyber Defense

Keeping “IT” Security Real, Re-imagining Cyber Defenses

Much has changed due to Covid-19, Remote Work from Home (or Anywhere) and the ongoing SolarWinds fiasco have caused every cybersecurity team to review “what really matters in terms of cyber risk,” and master the basics as the foundation of their security program. As I have been known to say, in ‘cyber’ what was once true yesterday, may not be so today! It is often recommended to check-in from time-to-time and explore what may have changed. This continues to ring true today. When Covid-19 lockdowns were officially announced in March of 2020, much of the workforce had to rapidly shift to a new mode of working opening or compound existing …

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Cyberspace Solarium Commission

Cyberspace Solarium Commission Our Strategy After conducting an extensive study including over 300 interviews, a competitive strategy event modeled after the original Project Solarium in the Eisenhower administration, and stress tests by external red teams, the Commission advocates a new strategic approach to cybersecurity: layered cyber deterrence. The desired end state of layered cyber deterrence is a reduced probability and impact of cyberattacks of significant consequence. The strategy outlines three ways to achieve this end state: Shape behavior. The United States must work with allies and partners to promote responsible behavior in cyberspace. Deny benefits. The United States must deny benefits to adversaries who have long exploited cyberspace to their advantage, to American …

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Cyberspace Solarium Commission

DHS Issues Rare Warning to Firefox Users: Update Your Browser Immediately

DHS Issues Rare Warning to Firefox Users: Update Your Browser Immediately The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (#CISA) encourages users and administrators to review the Mozilla Security #Advisory for Firefox 72.0.1 and Firefox ESR 68.4.1 and apply the necessary updates. By default, Firefox will update automatically, but you can always do a manual update. Manual updates will still let Firefox download an update, but it won’t install it until you restart Firefox. Here’s how to set it up: On the menu bar click the Firefox menu and select About Firefox. The About Firefox window will open. Firefox will begin checking for updates and downloading them automatically. When the download is …

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