By: Jeremy Grant
Source: Federal Computer Week
At a time when government networks are increasingly under attack -- and government itself is being criticized for not doing enough to respond -- the recent award of the Credentials and Authentication Management task order of the Department of Homeland Security’s Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation program is a welcome piece of good news.
By: Michael Chertoff and Frank Cilluffo
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.
Source: Washington Post
An investment firm run by former Bush Administration Homeland Security chief Michael Chertoff is deepening investments in firms that provide high-end cybersecurity advice to private corporations, a strategy that leverages the firm’s close connections to the government cybersecurity community.
By: Alan Wehler and Lex Suvanto
Source: Morning Consult
Last month, 16 members of Congress wrote to the Government Accountability Office (GAO) to express concern over recent changes in the U.S. movie industry. Their concerns had nothing to do with the quality of the latest super-hero film or the price of popcorn, but instead with the significant influx of Chinese investment in companies such as Legendary Entertainment and AMC Theaters, both of which were recently purchased by Dalian Wanda Group, a Chinese conglomerate.