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Military innovation and technological change: Preparing for the next generation of cyber threats (Michael E. O’Hanlon, Brookings)

Where are the greatest opportunities for the United States and its allies — as well as their authoritarian adversaries — in terms of military innovation in the cyber realm between now and 2040? And where can one expect the greatest vulnerabilities to develop or emerge? Both of these broad questions are at the heart of […]

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Increased Interconnectivity Demands Stronger Federal Data Protection Protocols, Officials Say (Alexandra Kelley, Nextgov)

Emphasizing data privacy and cybersecurity policy at the federal level is critical to preventing future ransomware threats against both private and public industries as the U.S. transitions into increasingly digital and remote work. Speaking at an Axios panel on Thursday on the future of data security within Congress’ legislative agenda, guests including Rep. Ted Lieu, D-Calif., and […]

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What Agencies Need to Do to Combat Shadow IT Driven by Cloud Sprawl (Aaron Kilinski, Nextgov)

Migrating to the cloud offers federal agencies huge advantages in performance and flexibility. Government services can’t effectively scale or adopt new capabilities like big data analytics, artificial intelligence, machine learning and internet of things without migrating to the cloud. But government cloud adoption has empowered an old IT nemesis: shadow IT. Shadow IT is the […]

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Cybersecurity Is One of Five Pillars in State’s Modernization Initiative (Mariam Baksh, Nextgov)

The State Department is working with Congress to create a new bureau for cyberspace and digital policy as part of a general push to bring American diplomacy into the 21st century. “We have a major stake in shaping the digital revolution that’s happening around us and making sure that it serves our people, protects our […]

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State-backed forces and organized crime are the biggest threats to cyber security: Zhou Hongyi (Liu Caiyu, Global Times)

2021 World Internet Conference Wuzhen Summit Photo: CFP The continuous activities from state-backed forces and organized crime have become the biggest threat to cyber security, warned Zhou Hongyi, Chairman and CEO of Qihoo 360 Technology Co, during the 2021 World Internet Conference Wuzhen Summit on Sunday, calling for new digital methods to tackle cyber threats. […]

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PANDEMIC/CYBER THREATS – Experts discuss the growth of cyber threats amid the pandemic (Eun DuBois, Brookings)