Cynthia Brumfield

Cynthia Brumfield is a veteran communications and technology analyst who is currently focused on cybersecurity. She runs a cybersecurity news destination site, Metacurity.com.

Mathematical Mesh alpha release promises better end-to-end encryption

Many Cyberspace Solarium Commission recommendations expected to become federal law

Many Cyberspace Solarium Commission recommendations expected to become federal law

Dozens of cybersecurity measures designed to protect US businesses and infrastructure are part of the National Defense Authorization Act. Budget, political concerns might eliminate some.

Twitter hack raises alarm among government officials, security experts

Twitter hack raises alarm among government officials, security experts

The recent account takeover attack underscores how Twitter and other social platforms have become a critical component of political systems worldwide.

Time running out to protect US November elections

Time running out to protect US November elections

Experts say it's too late for significant legislative action to better protect voting this fall, but meaningful changes are still possible.

New DOE document names China, Russia as threats to US bulk power system

New DOE document names China, Russia as threats to US bulk power system

A US Department of Energy RFI seeks information on energy industry's supply chain security practices following executive order to develop industry regulations.

Domestic 5G development at core of US communications security plan

Domestic 5G development at core of US communications security plan

New NTIA document outlines White House 5G security goals, which promote home-grown R&D and call for continuous risk assessment and management.

Bipartisan bill could bring back the White House national cyber director role

Bipartisan bill could bring back the White House national cyber director role

Cyberspace Solarium Commission leaders introduce the National Cyber Director Act to reintroduce cybersecurity expertise into the White House.

New Republican bill latest in long line to force encryption backdoors

New Republican bill latest in long line to force encryption backdoors

Here we go again. Senate Republicans push a new bill to mandate "lawful access" to encrypted devices and data. It won't end until law enforcement has better cyber forensics capabilities.

Data security risks threaten approval of Chinese undersea cable plan

Data security risks threaten approval of Chinese undersea cable plan

The US government's "Team Telecom" wants to partially deny a proposed undersea cable connection between the US and Hong Kong over surveillance, data theft concerns.

Revised DOJ compliance guidance offers risk-management lessons for cybersecurity leaders

Revised DOJ compliance guidance offers risk-management lessons for cybersecurity leaders

Prosecutors use this guidance to assess criminal liability in a compliance breach, so it behooves business and security leaders to understand the expectations.

Senate subcommittee blasts FCC and Team Telecom approach to Chinese supply chain threats

Senate subcommittee blasts FCC and Team Telecom approach to Chinese supply chain threats

A report claims that oversight of Chinese telecoms for security threats to the US communications supply chain is lacking and without adequate authority.

New cybersecurity recommendations for US government target IoT, social media

New cybersecurity recommendations for US government target IoT, social media

The COVID-19 pandemic spurs the Cyberspace Solarium Commission policy initiative to issue a set of four security recommendations for the federal government in the wake of the crisis.

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