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.

White House strategy paper to secure 5G envisions America leading global 5G development

New coronavirus-era surveillance and biometric systems pose logistical, privacy problems

New coronavirus-era surveillance and biometric systems pose logistical, privacy problems

Governments and companies are using biometrics and geolocation to identify and track potential coronavirus victims in the name of public safety.

Virtual security conferences fill void left by canceled face-to-face events

Virtual security conferences fill void left by canceled face-to-face events

Notable members of the infosec community are creating impromptu but highly popular virtual events using cheap, off-the-shelf tools.

New York's SHIELD Act could change companies’ security practices nationwide

New York's SHIELD Act could change companies’ security practices nationwide

SHIELD Act provisions broaden the scope of consumer privacy and place requirement on protecting personal data for organizations that collect information on New York residents.

Cyberspace Solarium report calls for layered cyber deterrence, defend forward strategy

Cyberspace Solarium report calls for layered cyber deterrence, defend forward strategy

The intergovernmental commission outlines the steps needed to defend the United States from modern cybersecurity threats.

Deloitte: 8 things municipal governments can do about ransomware

Deloitte: 8 things municipal governments can do about ransomware

Deloitte researchers explain why state and local governments are favored for ransomware attacks and how they can protect themselves with limited resources.

Is the EARN-IT Act a backdoor attempt to get encryption backdoors?

Is the EARN-IT Act a backdoor attempt to get encryption backdoors?

New bipartisan US legislation to fight online child exploitation incentivizes companies to drop end-to-end encryption, critics say.

Authentication, identity management start-ups lead 2019 VC investing

Authentication, identity management start-ups lead 2019 VC investing

Cybersecurity venture investments reached nearly $7 billion in 2019. Authentication and identity management start-ups were the top lures.

5G security is a mess. Could digital certificates help?

5G security is a mess. Could digital certificates help?

5G inherited security vulnerabilities from earlier mobile technology, but digital certificates might solve the issue of unauthenticated messages.

Presidential campaigns taking email security more seriously--not so much at the local level

Presidential campaigns taking email security more seriously--not so much at the local level

DMARC now protects the email domains for most U.S. presidential candidates, according to a new report, but local election bodies lag behind and are vulnerable to spoofing.

On the 2020 Congressional cybersecurity agenda: Critical infrastructure, copyright exemptions

On the 2020 Congressional cybersecurity agenda: Critical infrastructure, copyright exemptions

Despite the distraction of an election year, Congress is expected to give the Department of Homeland Security tools to identify critical infrastructure threats and copyright exemptions to security researchers.

Recent False Claims Act cases a caution to gov’t contractors that skimp on security

Recent False Claims Act cases a caution to gov’t contractors that skimp on security

Two FCA cases unsealed in 2019 show that contractors can face multi-million-dollar penalties if they don't comply with federal government cybersecurity requirements.

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