Other Developments, Further Reading, and Coming Events (7 June 2021)

Subscribe to my newsletter, The Wavelength, if you want updates on global technology developments four times a week. Other Developments The United States (U.S.) Department of Homeland Security’s Transportation Security Administration (TSA) issued the text of the security directive it issued in response to the ransomware attack that shut down Colonial Pipeline’s systems. TSA stated:This … Continue reading Other Developments, Further Reading, and Coming Events (7 June 2021)

Other Developments, Further Reading, and Coming Events (20 May 2021)

Subscribe to my newsletter, The Wavelength, if you want updates on global technology developments four times a week. Other Developments The White House has made a bit more information available on the specifics of the American Jobs Plan, some of which has been revealed elsewhere. In a fact sheet, the administration asserted “President Biden has … Continue reading Other Developments, Further Reading, and Coming Events (20 May 2021)

FISA Reauthorization Still Pending

First, subscribe to my newsletter, The Wavelength, if you want all the content on my blog delivered to your inbox four times a week. More than a year after Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) authorities expired, there are no clear plans for Congress to reauthorize these provisions Twitter The received wisdom in Washington was a … Continue reading FISA Reauthorization Still Pending

Administration Issues Cyber EO

Twitter A new American government? Then there must be a new cybersecurity EO. Cocktail Party The Biden Administration rolled out a web of interlocking directions centering on key agencies the White House will now need to manage. Some of the actions come due in the next few months while others have longer timelines. As always, … Continue reading Administration Issues Cyber EO

Ransomware Group Attacked Colonial Pipeline; Recovery a Top Priority For U.S. Government

First, subscribe to my newsletter, The Wavelength, if you want all the content on my blog delivered to your inbox four times a week. Twitter There have long been indicators the pipeline industry’s cybersecurity was under policed and vulnerable. Cocktail Party Ransomware may push Section 230 and other tech topics from the headlines. The White … Continue reading Ransomware Group Attacked Colonial Pipeline; Recovery a Top Priority For U.S. Government

Ransomware Hearing and Attack

First, subscribe to my newsletter, The Wavelength, if you want all the content on my blog delivered to your inbox four times a week. A few days before a ransomware attack caused a major oil pipeline operator to shut down, a committee examined policy options for fighting ransomware. Twitter Has ransomware pushed Section 230, antitrust, … Continue reading Ransomware Hearing and Attack

Other Developments, Further Reading, and Coming Event (10 May 2021)

Other Developments The Facebook Oversight Board has “upheld” Facebook’s decision to shutter former President Donald Trump’s Facebook and Instagram account. The Board stated Facebook needs to decide within six months on a penalty appropriate to Trump’s violations instead of the indefinite suspension it levied after the attack on the United States Capitol on 6 January … Continue reading Other Developments, Further Reading, and Coming Event (10 May 2021)

Other Developments, Further Reading, and Coming Events (28 April 2021)

Other Developments The United Kingdom’s (UK) Digital Secretary Oliver Dowden indicated that the British government would intervene to possibly stop the acquisition of a British semiconductor manufacturer. NVIDIA Corporation had proposed to buy ARM Limited (ARM) from SoftBank in $40 billion deal. Dowden wrote the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) “to inform them of his … Continue reading Other Developments, Further Reading, and Coming Events (28 April 2021)

Other Developments, Further Reading, and Coming Events (16 April 2021)

Other Developments The United Kingdom launched its Digital Markets Unit (DMU) that will “will oversee plans to give consumers more choice and control over their data, promote online competition and crack down on unfair practices which can often leave businesses and consumers with less choice and more expensive goods and services” according to its press … Continue reading Other Developments, Further Reading, and Coming Events (16 April 2021)

A Grim Picture and To Russia With Love

The IC updates Congress on worldwide threats, and the Biden Administration responds to Russian hacks and election interference. On the second day the leaders of the United States (U.S.) Intelligence Community (IC) were testifying before Congress on the global threat landscape, the Biden Administration ratchets up the sanctions on the Russian Federation for the SolarWinds … Continue reading A Grim Picture and To Russia With Love