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Cyber Security

5 Q’s for Darren Thomson, Head of Cyber Security Strategy at CyberCube (Benjamin Mueller, Center for Data Innovation)

The Center for Data Innovation spoke to Darren Thomson, Head of Cyber Security Strategy at CyberCube, a cyber risk analytics platform specializing in insurance solutions. CyberCube combines data analytics, machine learning, and risk and actuarial science into a software tool for insurance companies. Thomson spoke about how insurance is responding to the digital revolution, trends in the digital risk landscape, the role of AI in combating online threats, and how open societies should respond to growing cyber risks.

5 Q’s for Darren Thomson, Head of Cyber Security Strategy at CyberCube – Center for Data Innovation

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Cyber Security Digital Transformation Emerging and Disruptive Technology

In search of a coherent international approach to governing technologies (Anna Maria Osula, ORF)

Our societies’ digital transformation is coupled with an ever-expanding attack surface, increasing number of malicious cyber activities, and continuously advancing capabilities of threat actors. Sadly, recent incidents such as SolarWinds and the Colonial Pipeline hacks have proven right the grim predictions that the cybersecurity community has been cautioning us against for years (or decades, to be exact). Indeed, sophisticated cyber attacks which target, for example, the supply chain and/or critical infrastructure, may have very serious consequences in terms of physical, economic, and reputational damage, possibly even endangering national security. Despite these warnings and many unfortunate incidents, both governmental and private systems continue to be vulnerable.

In search of a coherent international approach to governing technologies | ORF (orfonline.org)

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Cyber Security USA

How Can States, Feds Collaborate Better on Cybersecurity? (Jule Pattison-Gordon, Government Technology)

Something must change with federal information sharing and state and federal roles if states are to be most effective at responding to cyber criminals, according to expert commentary during the second week of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency’s (CISA) Annual National Cybersecurity Summit.

How Can States, Feds Collaborate Better on Cybersecurity? (govtech.com)

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Cyber Security USA

One Year In, StateRAMP Program Gets Off the Ground (Katya Maruri, Governement Technology)

The State Risk and Authorization Management Program, or StateRAMP, launched in early 2021 with the aim of solving a problem many governments are encountering in the pursuit of securing their systems: How can they be sure third-party vendors are meeting cybersecurity standards? Modeled on the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP), which offers pre-verification services for companies looking to contract with federal agencies, StateRAMP hopes to make it easier for both states and private companies to work together.

One Year In, StateRAMP Program Gets Off the Ground (govtech.com)

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Cyber Security

Trickbot spreads malware through new distribution channels (Pierluigi Paganini, Security Affairs)

TrickBot operators are back and expand the distribution channels with partnership with cybercrime affiliates.

Trickbot spreads malware through new distribution channelsSecurity Affairs

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Cyber Security

Russia-Linked TA505 targets financial institutions in a new malspam campaign (Pierluigi Paganini, Security Affairs)

Russia-linked TA505 group leverages a lightweight Office file to spread malware in a campaign, tracked as MirrorBlast, aimed at financial institutions.

Russia-Linked TA505 targets financial institutions in a malspam campaignSecurity Affairs

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Cyber Security USA

US Treasury FinCEN linked $5.2 billion in BTC transactions to ransomware payments (Pierluigi Paganini, Security Affairs)

The U.S. Treasury Department’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) linked roughly $5.2 billion worth of Bitcoin transactions to ransomware.

US Treasury FinCEN linked $5.2B in BTC transactions to ransomware paymentsSecurity Affairs

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Cyber Security Emerging Technologies USA

Treasury Analysis Identifies Cryptocurrency Exchanges Associated With Ransomware (Mariam Baksh, Nextgov)

The Treasury Department’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network is using a combination of greater ransomware disclosures and commercially available tools for blockchain analysis to figure out which cryptocurrency exchanges are facilitating payments to ransomware criminals.

“This analysis allowed FinCEN to chart the flow of ransomware payments in [Bitcoin] to identify which [Convertible Virtual Currency] exchanges and services ransomware actors used to launder their proceeds,” reads a report Treasury released Friday.

Treasury Analysis Identifies Cryptocurrency Exchanges Associated With Ransomware – Nextgov

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Cyber Security USA

Agencies Warn of Ongoing Cyber Threats to Water Treatment Facilities (Alexandra Kelley, Nextgov)

Four federal agencies have issued a joint advisory warning of ongoing cyber threats against  systems that help operate various U.S. waterways and water systems.

Issued on Thursday evening, the advisory was formally issued by the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Environmental Protection Agency, and the National Security Agency. It identifies both IT and operation technology, or OT, networks within the U.S. Water and Wastewater Systems (WWS) Sector facilities as being vulnerable to “malicious cyber activity,” which could lead to interruptions in communities’ access to clean water.

Agencies Warn of Ongoing Cyber Threats to Water Treatment Facilities – Nextgov

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