ISMG Editors: CISA to Protect Critical InfrastructureAlso: Implications of US Blacklisting of Israeli Spyware Firms
In the latest weekly update, four editors at Information Security Media Group discuss important cybersecurity issues, including U.S. Sen. Angus King on the need for the federal government to form a clear, declarative cyber deterrence strategy, how CISA is ramping up efforts to support critical infrastructure defenses and the potential implications of the U.S. blacklisting of Israeli spyware firms.
The editors - Tony Morbin, executive news editor, EU; Anna Delaney, director, productions; Dan Gunderman, staff writer, news desk; and Tom Field, senior vice president, editorial - discuss:
- Highlights from an interview with U.S. Sen Angus King on the state of our cybersecurity today and why the Biden administration needs to address deterrence;
- How the U.S. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency has begun an effort to identify "systemically important critical infrastructure" to reduce risks of pervasive supply chain cyberattacks;
- How the U.S. Commerce Department has blacklisted Israeli spyware firms for allegedly engaging in activities "contrary to the national security or foreign policy interests of the U.S."
The ISMG Editors' Panel runs weekly. Don't miss our previous installments, including the Oct. 22 edition discussing how regulators are getting tougher on crypto firms and the Oct. 29 edition discussing how we can collaborate as an industry to fight the surge in ransomware attacks hitting businesses.