In the aftermath of major cyberattacks that threatened critical infrastructure and national security, President Biden signed an executive order Wednesday that aims to strengthen cyber defenses through increased information sharing with private industry.
Posts Tagged: cyberattack
Does your government agency have an incident response plan? If so, how often do you review it or ideally practice it? Let’s review some of the obvious and some of the less well-known benefits of prioritizing the planning and testing of IR plans.
While states and localities may feel helpless against the endless onslaught of cyberattacks, there are preventative measures they can take to avoid falling victim.
In part 1 of this story, we used a bank robbery as a metaphor for a cyberattack. At the end of Part 1, the robbers had made it to the vault. In part 2 we will consider how they break in and how they get the goods back out. Step 4: Breaking into the VaultRead… Read more »
As organizations and citizen users increasingly depend on websites, mobile computing and web-based applications, they become exposed to greater privacy and security risks. Because of the open infrastructure of the Internet and the growing availability of hacking tools, almost anyone can carry out a cyberattack against any organization or user relying on networked applications and… Read more »
A few weeks ago I wrote about my memorable December 2014, when I saw some original, founding historical documents. While I was busy time traveling, our City IT staff was spending the Christmas holidays struggling with a very nasty gift from a very bad Santa. It has passed into our lore as the “Christmas DDoSRead… Read more »