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.

Justice Department takes another run at encryption backdoors with ‘lawful access’

CISA’s Krebs seeks more measured approach to election security heading into 2020

CISA’s Krebs seeks more measured approach to election security heading into 2020

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency director says overhyped concern is a problem, while election officials say they reap the benefits of improved communications.

Senator Warner seeks

Senator Warner seeks "grand alliance" to protect against surveillance threat from China’s tech dominance

The senator believes Chinese companies will be required to aid surveillance of the US, especially as 5G networks roll out.

Leader of new NSA Cybersecurity Directorate outlines threats, objectives

Leader of new NSA Cybersecurity Directorate outlines threats, objectives

Director Anne Neuberger says her group will focus on ransomware, threats to US elections, and nation-state influence operations.

Regional municipal ransomware attacks soar; MS-ISAC can help

Regional municipal ransomware attacks soar; MS-ISAC can help

Recent regional ransomware attacks underscore the importance of information sharing among municipalities.

Capital One hack shows difficulty of defending against irrational cybercriminals

Capital One hack shows difficulty of defending against irrational cybercriminals

The motivation of the malicious actor who stole data of more than 100 million people was driven by emotional distress and did not follow traditional hacker patterns.

U.S. Rep Lieu hopeful for election security bill prospects

U.S. Rep Lieu hopeful for election security bill prospects

Congressman sees Republican softening on gun legislation as a sign they might be willing to consider election security. Calls on the security community to expose election system weaknesses.

11 new state privacy and security laws explained: Is your business ready?

11 new state privacy and security laws explained: Is your business ready?

States from Maine to California have recently enacted privacy, data security, cybersecurity, and data breach notification laws. Let's break down what each of these laws entails and how businesses and consumers are affected.

Equifax’s data breach disaster: Will it change executive attitudes toward security?

Equifax’s data breach disaster: Will it change executive attitudes toward security?

Equifax's 2017 breach will cost it billions in fines, customer restitution and mandated and voluntary security improvements. All organizations that profit from consumer data should take notice.

To pay or not pay a hacker’s ransomware demand? It comes down to cyber hygiene

To pay or not pay a hacker’s ransomware demand? It comes down to cyber hygiene

A recent call for city leaders to stop paying ransomware demands underscores the need for municipalities to step up their cyber practices and have a good backup process in place.

What is the CISA? How the new federal agency protects critical infrastructure from cyber threats

What is the CISA? How the new federal agency protects critical infrastructure from cyber threats

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) is a new federal agency, created to protect the nation's critical infrastructure.

Telecom insiders detail hardships posed by Chinese technology ban

Telecom insiders detail hardships posed by Chinese technology ban

Banning Chinese Telecom vendors Huawei and ZTE creates fear, uncertainty and doubt as well as new supply chain security ideas among small telcos.

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