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BAE Systems, Dell EMC Partner for Secure US Government Cloud Solution

Managed security services provider (MSSP) BAE Systems & Dell EMC announce federated secure cloud hybrid cloud solution for U.S. government agencies.

White House OMB Proposes ICAM Guidelines for Federal Agencies

The White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB) offers identity, credential & access management (ICAM) cybersecurity guidelines for federal agencies.

Financial Stability Board to Develop International Cybersecurity Lexicon

The Financial Stability Board (“FSB”) is developing a common vocabulary of cybersecurity terms for the world’s top 20 economic powers, known as the G-20.

Kaspersky: How Hackers Target Industrial Networks, Energy, ICS Integration Companies

A closer look at cyberattacks targeting energy organizations, engineering and ICS integration businesses, according to Kaspersky Lab research.

Hackers Hit Four U.S. Natural Gas Pipeline Operators Via 3rd-Party Provider

Hackers hit a third-party communications system used by at least four U.S. natural gas pipeline companies.

Saks, Lord & Taylor Breach: JokerStash Hacks Retail Point of Sale Systems

The JokerStash gang, aka Fin7, hacked Saks and Lord & Taylor point of sale (PoS) retail systems to steal data from 5 million credit cards and debit cards. EMV chip readers could have protected data, Sophos says.

U.S. Department of Energy Pursues Cybersecurity Enhancements

U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announces the new Office of Cybersecurity, Energy Security and Emergency Response (CESER). Key mission: Defend the energy grid from alleged Russian hackers.

Russian Cyber Attackers Could Have Shut Down U.S. Power Grid, DHS & FBI Say

Russian cyber attacks could have shut down nuclear power plants and systems controlling water, electricity, aviation and commercial manufacturing, U.S. officials say.

Education Department Threatens to Pull Funding for Non-Compliance

U.S. Department of Education (ED) guidance threatens to “yank” Title IV funding for post-secondary institutions lacking appropriate data security safeguards.

GDPR and Financial Services – Imperatives and Conflicts

GDPR emphasizes transparency and the rights of data subjects. Those focus areas may lead to conflicts with the other compliance directives. Kuppinger Cole explains why.