Don’t Let the Lights Go Out on Critical Infrastructure Security
As cyberattack prevention becomes an increasingly critical focus of homeland security efforts, industry observers are taking a closer look at the readiness of the nation’s critical infrastructure. Some believe there is reason to worry. Researchers recently revealed that many industrial systems, including some used in public utilities, come with default passwords that are readily available […]
October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month: Marking the 11th Annual #NCSAM
October 1st marks the beginning of the 11th annual Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM), sponsored by the...
Cyber Threat Management from the Boardroom Risk: Lost in Translation
I was at the Gartner Security and Risk Management Summit at the Gaylord National Harbor and had the opportunity to attend the session, “Finding the Sweet Spot to Balance Cyber Risk,” which Tammie Leith was facilitating. During the session, the panel had been discussing how the senior leadership teams address the problem of putting their […]
National Cybersecurity Center for Excellence: A Promising Fortress
It is one thing to recognize cyber threats and their potential to disrupt entire companies, agencies and institutions. It is another thing to do something about it. In light of recent threats we cannot sit still and wait for the next one. On February 18, I was honored to join Governor O’Malley, Senator Mikulski, NIST […]
Accelerating Real World Cybersecurity Solutions Through Private-Public Partnerships
Established in 2012 through a partnership between NIST, the State of Maryland, and Montgomery County, the National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE) was conceived to advance innovation through the rapid identification, integration, and adoption of practical cybersecurity solutions. NCCoE collaborates with industry leaders through its National Cybersecurity Excellence Partnership (NCEP) initiative to develop real-world cybersecurity capabilities. As a NCEP member and key collaborator, Cisco is dedicated to furthering the mission of securing cyberspace for all.