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, consults with companies through her firm DCT-Associates, and is the author of the book published by Wiley, Cybersecurity Risk Management: Mastering the Fundamentals Using the NIST Cybersecurity Framework.

FCC’s proposal to strengthen emergency alert security might not go far enough

The Biden administration has racked up a host of cybersecurity accomplishments

The Biden administration has racked up a host of cybersecurity accomplishments

The Biden administration’s intense focus on cybersecurity has resulted in an unprecedented number of initiatives. Although domestic efforts seem well-baked, opportunities exist for further leadership in the international arena.

Meta’s new kill chain model tackles online threats

Meta’s new kill chain model tackles online threats

Meta researchers say their Online Operations Kill Chain framework offers a common taxonomy to understand the threat landscape and spot vulnerabilities.

White House ransomware summit highlights need for borderless solutions

White House ransomware summit highlights need for borderless solutions

Representatives from 36 countries and the EU agree that combatting ransomware requires international collaboration but legal systems need to catch up.

CISA releases cybersecurity performance goals to reduce risk and impact of adversarial threats

CISA releases cybersecurity performance goals to reduce risk and impact of adversarial threats

Based on the NIST Cybersecurity Framework, the goals could become the baseline standards for cybersecurity negligence and possible future regulatory requirements.

Blockchain security companies tackle cryptocurrency theft, ransom tracing

Blockchain security companies tackle cryptocurrency theft, ransom tracing

Cybercrime that involves cryptocurrency is at an all-time high, and some security companies hope to help prevent it.

Election security, misinformation threats loom large ahead of the US midterms

Election security, misinformation threats loom large ahead of the US midterms

The FBI and CISA say election infrastructure is secure, but threat actors have other ways to undermine confidence in the US midterm elections.

US CISA reaches a new maturity level with its comprehensive strategic plan

US CISA reaches a new maturity level with its comprehensive strategic plan

The new plan aims to make the cybersecurity agency more efficient and to create a "whole of nation" approach to protecting the United States from cyberattacks.

New US DHS grant program can boost local governments’ cybersecurity strength

New US DHS grant program can boost local governments’ cybersecurity strength

The cybersecurity grant program is designed to initiate state and local governments projects but does not provide ongoing operating funds.

Recent cases highlight need for insider threat awareness and action

Recent cases highlight need for insider threat awareness and action

Insider threats can have a devastating impact even if the harm is unintentional. Here's advice to identify and mitigate insider threat risk.

D&O insurance not yet a priority despite criminal trial of Uber’s former CISO

D&O insurance not yet a priority despite criminal trial of Uber’s former CISO

The cost is too high and the risk too low to offer CISOs directors-and-officers insurance at many companies. Protective governance policies might make more sense.

International cooperation is key to fighting threat actors and cybercrime

International cooperation is key to fighting threat actors and cybercrime

Western intelligence and national security leaders emphasize the importance of collaborating to better prepare and respond to cybersecurity threats.

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