News & Events

China and Cybersecurity

Jon Lindsay recently published an interesting article in the Winter 2014/2015 edition of the journal International Security. The article provides an in-depth and balanced assessment of the issues surrounding China and its activities involving the internet and cybersecurity. Lindsay correctly points out...  [Read More]

President Obama at Stanford University Cybersecurity Summit

It would appear that the issue of cyber security has finally been brought front and center into the national spotlight. Recently, President Obama traveled to Stanford University to participate and deliver remarks at the ‘White House Summit on Cybersecurity and Consumer Protection’...  [Read More]

Executive Order on Cybersecurity: Billion-Dollar Bank Heist

It was another exciting week in cybersecurity. Last Friday, February the 13th, the White House and Silicon Valley leaders met at Stanford University for a discussion on cybersecurity and consumer protection. The meeting focused on measures that could be taken to improve...  [Read More]

Government Cyber Agency Will Be Here Shortly!

Well, it’s about time that we all started sharing! In an effort to get every government agency on board and to continue the build out of several post 9/11 command and control centers, the Obama Administration announced this month, the creation of...  [Read More]

Cars, the Internet of Things, and Cyber Risk

A newly released report by Senator Ed Markey(D) of Massachusetts highlights the risk of wireless hacking into the control systems of new cars. New cars may contain as many as a hundred million lines of code. The newest and most advanced fighter,...  [Read More]

Cybersecurity in the President’s National Security Strategy

On 6 February, President Obama released the 2015 National Security Strategy. This document is fundamental for the development of the subordinate departmental strategies and determining programmatic budgets. The Defense, Homeland Security, and State Department strategies will be aligned with the risks, goals,...  [Read More]

Cybersecurity and the 2015 State of the Union Address

In last week’s State of the Union address, President Obama called for a number of legislative actions related to cybersecurity. This is not surprising in light of the recent hacks of Sony, Target, and others. President Obama also called for cybersecurity legislation...  [Read More]

Cyber Solution Revealed That May Save You Thousands

Remember the old workplace adage to change your password every 90 days? What’s your password change schedule at home!? For many it’s NEVER! Changing your personal passwords using the 8/4 rule of 8 characters and 4 different types of characters (upper/lower case,...  [Read More]

Cybersecurity Spring MOOC Registration Open

Join NCI for a free Online Course on Cyber Security Dates March 9 – May 12, 2015 Course Description This course provides an overview of the evolving field of cybersecurity, with an introduction to cybersecurity standards and law. Students will learn about...  [Read More]

Bringing You Up to Speed on the SONY Saga as it Continues to Unwind

The cyber breach at SONY a few weeks ago seems to have evolved into an ongoing mini-series for television. When they occurred, the breaches at big box retailers like Target, Home Depot and Neiman Marcus made headlines and then quickly vanished from...  [Read More]