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James Lewis, director and senior fellow, CSIS Strategic Technologies Program

CSIS Says Costs Of Cybercrime Growing Globally

The cost to the global economy of cybercrimes has risen from an estimated $445 billion in 2014 to nearly $600 billion currently, according to a new study. The reasons for the benefit growth to cyber criminals include faster use of new technologies, more potential victims as online users increase, ease of criminal activity, and an […]

DHS Assistant secretary for the Office of Cyber Security and Communications. Photo: Department of Homeland Security.

DHS Launches Effort To Identify Supply Chain Risks In Government And Industry

Working with partners in government and industry, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has initiated an assessment of potential supply chain risks facing federal civilian agencies in their procurements and is also working with industry to understand these risks, a department official said on Wednesday. The initiative began this year and is in the early […]

Former Sen. Dan Coats (R-Ind.), the  Director of National Intelligence. Photo: U.S. Senate.

Cyber Still A Top Concern In Intelligence Community’s Global Threat Assessment

Cyber threats against the U.S. remain a top concern of the intelligence community, according to an annual threat assessment, which identifies Russia, China, Iran and North Korea as posing the greatest menace in this domain. The cyber threat “is one of my greatest concerns and top priorities,” Daniel Coasts, director of National Intelligence, told a […]

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DHS, NIST Kickoff Smart Cities Effort To Include Cyber Security, Privacy Concerns

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) on Tuesday launched an effort aimed at enhancing the cyber security and privacy challenges associated with technologies and systems being developed for modern and future critical infrastructures. Through the new partnership, DHS and NIST are focused on designing in cyber […]

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Commerce Agency, Energy Sector Collaborating On Cyber Protections

A Commerce Department agency, energy sector and technology providers are partnering in a new initiative aimed at finding solutions for protecting critical assets used in the generation, transmission and distribution of power. The National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE), part of Commerce’s National Institute of Standards and Technology, has initiated a new project, Energy Sector Asset […]

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DHS, Commerce Release Draft Cyber Security Report For Trump

The Departments of Commerce and Homeland Security on Jan. 5 released a draft of a report directed by President Donald Trump that outlines the challenges and opportunities in securing the Internet from cyber attacks. The report, which is due to be finalized by May 11, highlights six themes related to the threats and security of […]

Gemalto offers customers a wide variety of document security features. Image: Gemalto

Thales To Acquire Gemalto In Acceleration Of Digital Security Strategy

France’s Thales on Sunday said it has agreed to acquire Gemalto, a provider of a range of digital security solutions and capabilities, in a $5.7 billion deal to accelerate its strategy around digital technologies and data security. Thales beat out France-based Atos, a European information technology services provider, which previously made an unsolicited $5.1 billion […]

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House Democratic Caucus Releases Cyber Plan

A House Democratic caucus is pushing the White House to adapt more robust cyber priorities in a new cyber security plan focused on growing public-private partnerships and improving information sharing. The New Democrat Coalition’s cyber security task force released its plan Thursday, and is pushing for greater conversation between the White House and industry on […]

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Army Enlists IBM’s Watson To Streamline Logistics, Vehicle Maintenance

In renewing its deal with IBM [IBM] for could computing services, the Army plans to enlist the company’s Watson artificial intelligence to gather and analyze data directly from combat vehicles and use the information to streamline maintenance schedules. A continuation of the Army’s Logistics Support Activity (LOGSA), the $135 million contract represents a 33-month extension […]