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.

US cryptocurrency exchange sanctions over ransomware likely not the last

Software cybersecurity labels face practical, cost challenges

Software cybersecurity labels face practical, cost challenges

The federal government wants consumer software to have cybersecurity labels; experts question the feasibility of the mandate.

Federal agencies face new zero-trust cybersecurity requirements

Federal agencies face new zero-trust cybersecurity requirements

The OMB and CISA issue guidance to move all federal agencies to a shared zero-trust maturity model for FY22-24. The catch: No new funding.

China's PIPL privacy law imposes new data handling requirements

China's PIPL privacy law imposes new data handling requirements

The Personal Information Protection Law will force global companies doing business in China to be more careful with cross-border flow of personal information.

Tech giants pledge at least $30 billion to improve cybersecurity following White House meeting

Tech giants pledge at least $30 billion to improve cybersecurity following White House meeting

Technology, financial, and education leaders commit to a wide range of initiatives to enhance the nation's cybersecurity posture in collaboration with the Biden Administration.

Apple plan to scan users’ iCloud photos raises new fears of government-mandated data access

Apple plan to scan users’ iCloud photos raises new fears of government-mandated data access

Experts argue that Apple is clearing a path for governments to gain access to their citizens' data--essentially an encryption backdoor.

CISA unveils Joint Cyber Defense Collaborative with tech heavyweights as first private partners

CISA unveils Joint Cyber Defense Collaborative with tech heavyweights as first private partners

The new initiative aims to provide organizations with unprecedented levels of information and context with an initial focus on ransomware and incident response for cloud providers.

NSA, CISA release Kubernetes hardening guidance following Colonial Pipeline, other attacks

NSA, CISA release Kubernetes hardening guidance following Colonial Pipeline, other attacks

The guidance seeks to educate IT administrators about cloud security risks and best practices for implementing and maintaining Kubernetes.

Biden memo, infrastructure deal deliver cybersecurity performance goals and money

Biden memo, infrastructure deal deliver cybersecurity performance goals and money

The White House initiatives and expected passage of the US infrastructure plan will set new cybersecurity standards for critical infrastructure, provide money to state and local governments.

18 new cybersecurity bills introduced as US congressional interest heats up

18 new cybersecurity bills introduced as US congressional interest heats up

The new bills, many with bi-partisan support, aim to increase cybersecurity funding, improve breach reporting, investigate cryptocurrencies, and more.

TSA issues second cybersecurity directive for pipeline companies

TSA issues second cybersecurity directive for pipeline companies

Experts applaud the agency's new, detailed security requirements for US pipeline operators but question how they will be enforced or monitored.

Biden administration, US allies condemn China's malicious hacking, espionage actions

Biden administration, US allies condemn China's malicious hacking, espionage actions

Global coalition calls on China to curtail its cyber activities. For the first time, the US blames China directly for ransomware attacks.

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