Effective Aviation Security Requires International Coordination

By: Dr. Bennet Waters

Source: The Cipher Brief

On June 28, U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary John Kelly announced enhanced security measures for all flights coming into the United States. Calling for additional “screening of electronic devices, more thorough passenger vetting, and new measures designed to mitigate the potential threat of insider attacks,” Kelly pointed to both evaluated intelligence and the well-known focus of our adversaries in adapting their efforts to attack commercial aviation as reasons for the additional measures. 

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Addressing Cybersecurity Across the Healthcare Industry

By: Michael Chertoff and Jason Cook

Source: Forbes

Last week’s global ransomware cyber-attack that upended hospitals across the globe reminds us that every innovation comes with challenges. In all industries, especially the healthcare industry, connectivity offers tremendous benefits but also increased risk. Although these attacks disrupted healthcare services and others, the risk extends to every aspect of connected healthcare, including connected medical devices. This industry must come together to address growing challenges.

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By: Michael Chertoff

Source: The Hill

Recent events remind us that terrorism and crime are now global phenomena.  Attacks in Paris, and here in the U.S. metastasize from rhetoric and calls for violence that begin overseas in the Middle East.  Criminal theft at the Bangladeshi national bank has its origins (probably) in North Korea.  When I first began my career as a prosecutor back in the 1980s most crime was local.  The greatest jurisdictional challenge we had was that physical evidence of a crime in New Jersey might be somewhere in New York City, or Philadelphia.  Today, that same crime (or terrorist attack) in New Jersey more often involves digital evidence that is overseas. 

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Trump Administration Can Help Finance Sector Shift Cybersecurity Paradigm

By: Michael Chertoff and Frank Cilluffo

Source: Forbes

2016 was the year that dramatized how cyber criminals can threaten the global financial system with the click of a mouse. Portending more ominous developments, banks around the world have disclosed losses in the millions from cyber heists that manipulated the critical interbank financial messaging platform, SWIFT. While the cyber thefts and fraudulent transfers are troubling in their own right, they disconcertingly highlight systemic risk and a potential single point of failure in the financial services sector.

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