ENTERPRISE CYBERSECURITY MEASUREMENT

On Feb. 4, 2021, the New York State Department of Financial Services issued guidance on the cyber insurance market to foster more robust industry approaches to “managing and reducing the extraordinary risk we face from cyber intrusions.” Critical elements of that guidance include expectations that insurance companies should “rigorously measure insured risk” and “incentivize the adoption of better cybersecurity measures by pricing policies based on the effectiveness of each insured’s cybersecurity program.”

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MOST EMAIL ISN’T SECURE. HERE’S HOW TO FIX IT.

Most of today’s digital messages are not secure. Only a small portion of email, the largest share of digital messages, is encrypted end-to-end—that is, configured so that only the user and the intended recipient can read the contents. Recent breaches, such as those perpetrated by Hafnium and the SolarWinds actors, show just how dangerous this can be.

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Former secretaries of homeland security – Tom Ridge, Michael Chertoff, Janet Napolitano and Jeh Johnson – formed a nonpartisan organization to champion the integrity of U.S. elections. Learn more about it here https://citizensstrongdemocracy.org/ and watch their interview with Savannah Guthrie on The Today Show.

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Michael Chertoff discusses the recent deployment of federal troops to Portland, OR and the role of the Department of Homeland Security in the Trump Administration.

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U.S. authorities have long wanted access to encrypted data to conduct criminal investigations, but granting it would be far too risky.

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As the novel coronavirus spread from its Wuhan origin to Thailand and South Korea in late January of this year, global businesses were right to be worried — mining companies, hotel chains, retailers and airlines were among the first industry casualties of the virus, with investors beginning to exit China-sensitive sectors on the fear that a repeat of the 2003 SARS outbreak might hamper regional growth. With the world now fully in the throes of the COVID-19 pandemic, which has dwarfed the consequences of SARS, the economic costs of the virus are playing out in countless ways: skyrocketing unemployment, plunging revenues and a heavily interdependent global economy grinding to a halt amidst a virtual worldwide lockdown.
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Former DHS Secretary Michael Chertoff discusses the recent protests that have occurred across the country following the death of George Flyod in Minneapolis.

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The exponential increase in Covid-19 infections has triggered a number of federal and state emergency measures requiring shelter in place, banning large gatherings, and shuttering retail establishments and eat-in restaurant dining. Some are now objecting that these restrictions are crippling our national economy. They ask for an end date when these restrictions will be lifted. Building a national consensus now, based on scientific and prudential considerations, will allow for a smooth economic restart later.

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Michael Chertoff, who served as Homeland Secretary under George W. Bush, joins Andrea Mitchell to explain how the Trump administration can use the emergency powers in the Defense Production Act to facilitate the response to the coronavirus and get supplies to states and localities.

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Michael Chertoff, who served as Homeland Secretary under George W. Bush, joins Poppy Harlow on CNN's Newsroom to explain the Coronavirus response and its impacts on national security.

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