Tag Archives: Cybersecurity

Stephanie Spaulding
Three Things to Know about Securing America’s Elections
Stephanie SpauldingFebruary 28, 2019

As a nation built on democracy, we value our right to vote and trust in our election infrastructure to keep the voting process secure. Innovations in voting technology, however, have increased the threat of cyberattacks. With the 2020 election cycle fast approaching, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is

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Lindsay Kishter

An Oct. 21 attack on one of the largest domain name system services, Dyn, made headlines for knocking out major websites like Amazon, Twitter, Netflix, Spotify, and major blogs and news sites. Aside from its wide reach, the attack was notable for another reason: it used a botnet built not only

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Shruti Kuppa

Understanding your audience is important to ensure the successful implementation of communications plans. By adapting products to the specific needs of your audience, you can better fill education gaps within that population. One example of this strategy in action is how the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is using audience

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Jack Eisenhauer
The Future of the Electric Power Grid
Jack EisenhauerFebruary 17, 2015

The Department of Energy is in the midst of conducting a Quadrennial Technology Review (QTR) to be released in September of this year. Its goal is to “establish a context and robust framework for the Department’s energy technology activities” that will help the Department to “accelerate the transformation of the

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Lindsay Kishter

The energy sector today became the first to release sector-specific guidance for its owners and operators to implement the Cybersecurity Framework developed last year by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). In 2014, the NIST Cybersecurity Framework laid out a voluntary process for any company in any industry

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Annie Best
The Future of In-Person Shopping
Annie BestDecember 16, 2014

As we approach the peak of the holiday season, many of us are wrapping up our shopping lists by purchasing gifts online. Annual growth in online sales on “CyberMonday” this year continued to outperform growth of in-store sales on Black Friday, according to Econsultancy, an ecommerce consulting firm. For busy

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Jack Eisenhauer
New York State Utilities Explore Cyber Readiness
Jack EisenhauerDecember 4, 2014

Managing cyber risk is a top priority for many electric and gas utilities. Yet few understand all the technical, operational, business, and communication challenges in responding to and recovering from a major cyber attack on energy operations. On October 22 and 23, 2014, 120 representatives from 13 electricity and natural

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Lindsay Kishter

Today could be our cyber September 10. This idea stood out among the insights in the 10-year update of the 9/11 Commission Report released last week. In terms of cyber preparedness, the bi-partisan commission finds the American public remains “largely unaware of the magnitude of the cyber threat” and unimaginative

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Jack Eisenhauer

For the past nine months, the Center for the Study of the Presidency and Congress (CSPC) has conducted a series of senior-level roundtables throughout the country to address one of our nation’s most pressing and vexing infrastructure problems: how to secure the electrical grid from physical and cyber risks. I

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Jack Eisenhauer

Each day we see growing evidence that a secure, reliable, and resilient electrical grid is critical to the safety and economic well-being of America’s communities and businesses. Our reliance on electricity to power our communication networks, transportation systems, and other essential services is increasing, resulting in bigger consequences from any

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