Posts by D. Howard Kass

Eight Telecom Cybersecurity Bills Move Forward

The House Energy & Commerce Committee passes multiple cybersecurity bills to help defend small telecom providers from cyberattacks.

Can Critical Infrastructure Companies Prevent Ransomware Attacks?

U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Transportation Security Administration (TSA) issues critical infrastructure directive to pipeline operators. MSSP implications explained.

China-Linked APT31 Exploiting Home Routers In French Hacking Operation

APT31 (aka Zirconium) cyberattacks target French organizations, France’s national cybersecurity agency warns. APT31 previously implicated in Microsoft Exchange Server attacks.

CISA, White House Leaders Seek Cyber Incident Disclosure Policies

CISA Director Jen Easterly & White House National Cyber Director Chris Inglis support cyber incident disclosure policies. Will MSSP contracts need to evolve?

House Passes Five Cybersecurity Bills; Legislation May Influence MSSP Strategies

The House passed five bipartisan bills focused on U.S. cybersecurity. Here are the potential MSSP, MSP & MDR service provider implications.

Can Biden Talk Russia Out of Alleged Cyber Aggression?

Can President Biden’s cyber diplomacy with Russian President Vladimir Putin protect critical U.S. infrastructure from ransomware attacks? Early clues emerge.

Connecticut Offers Incentives for Businesses, MSSPs to Install Cybersecurity Controls

New Connecticut law rewards businesses, organizations, MSSPs & security-minded MSPs for implementing specific cybersecurity controls.

IoT Hackers Target Millions of Devices in Pandemic, Report Says

Zscaler analyzes 300,000 malware attacks on Internet of Things (IoT) devices. The IoT cyberattacks, by the way, failed.

U.S. Cyber Command Lawyer Calls for Military Takedowns of Transnational Hackers

Should the U.S. government launch cyber military attacks against nation-state sponsored hackers? That debate is heating up.

Cybersecurity Memo From White House to U.S. Mayors, Local Governments

White House Cyber Advisor Anne Neuberger discusses cybersecurity with U.S. Conference of Mayors. Government-focused MSSPs should consider these moves.