Going Undercover to Catch Cybercriminals

by Richard LaTulip

Our friends at The Record talked recently with Richard LaTulip, a former Secret Service Special Agent who spent time undercover to better understand the motivations and methods of cyber criminals....

How Can the U.S. Rebuild After Shocking Series of Cyber Breaches

by Gilman Louie

President-Elect Joe Biden’s incoming national security adviser Jake Sullivan told NPR this week that the Defense Department hasn’t granted a meeting to the Biden transition team since Dec....

The Russians Have Issued a Wake Up Call

by Dmitri Alperovitch

Weeks after a massive cyber breach of U.S. government agencies and private sector companies was publicly announced, there is still not a clear response from the administration on who is responsible...

Lessons I Learned as the Head of Israel's National CERT

by Lavy Shtokhamer

Lavy Shtokhamer is the former head of Israel’s National CERT and Executive Director at the Israel National Cyber Directorate. He previously founded the Financial Cyber & Continuity Center...

Reimagining our Domestic Cyber Defense Posture

by Lauren Zabierek

OPINION — The SolarWinds breach, targeting several government agencies and private sector entities, was a stunning feat carried out by a nation-state actor purported to be associated with...

A Consequential Attack on America

by Susan Gordon

“The Cipher Brief has become the most popular outlet for former intelligence officers; no media outlet is even a close second to The Cipher Brief in terms of the number of articles published by...

A Huge Win for Stronger Public-Private Cybersecurity

by Patrick Gaul

Patrick D. Gaul is the Executive Director of the National Technology Security Coalition (NTSC), a non-profit, non-partisan, industry-agnostic organization focused on uniting both public and private...

Cybersecurity Skates Into Its Hockey Stick Moment

by Philip R. Reitinger

Philip Reitinger is the President and CEO of the Global Cyber Alliance. You can follow him on Twitter @CarpeDiemCyber OPINION — “Black Tuesday” for cybersecurity came on November 17,...

What Happens if I Pay the Ransom?

by Randy V. Sabett

The Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) recently issued an advisory, reminding businesses that if they pay ransom to cyber hackers, they could be violating OFAC...

Harry Potter Fans: If Cyber were a Basilisk, It's the Pipes

by Dr. Barbara George

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