Category - Articles

2
Jun

NIST Issues Guidance On Federal Government Cybersecurity Best Practices

On May 11, President Trump signed a long-delayed and much-discussed Executive Order—Strengthening the Cybersecurity of Federal Networks and Critical Infrastructure.

A day later, NIST (the National Institute of Standards and Technology) issued draft guidance—The Cybersecurity Framework—Implementation Guidance for Federal Agencies—outlining cybersecurity best practices for federal agencies.

28
May

Assured Reveals Unique Solution for Autonomous Vehicles

Assured provides insight on the global auto makers attacked by WannaCry ransomware.

20
Mar

Pre-Breach Cyber Risk Management for Insurance Industry

Assured Enterprises, Inc., has announced its Pre-breach Cyber Risk Management suite for Reinsurers, Insurance Companies, Captives, Program Administrators, Brokers, Agents, Insureds, Risk Managers, Underwriters, Actuaries, and Data Analysts. With increased pressure to protect data from breach, and the growing list of standards and regulations surrounding cybersecurity, risk bearers know they must address the challenge with …

27
Feb

Ground-Breaking New York State Cybersecurity Regulations Require Comprehensive, Thoughtful Response

23 NYCRR 500 New York State Cyber Regulations Another set of regulations, another set of discussions between attorneys and clients, now requiring very detailed insight into what is possible on the market from the cybersecurity engineering world: How to make the response practical, effective and valuable is, of course, the goal. Read this blog to …

15
Dec

Law Firm Liability for Inadequate Cybersecurity Just Became a Lot More Real

Companies are increasingly threatened with financial and reputational fallout from security breaches and compromised sensitive client and customer information, and a growing number of law firms are profiting from advising their unfortunate clients on how to deal with the fallout from cyber-incidents. While some well-known firms—think Cravath, Swaine & Moore and Weil, Gotshal & Manges—have …

12
Dec

NIST Cybersecurity Framework, Baldrige Excellence Builder Unveil Latest Guidelines

A primer on applying NIST and Balridge recommendations and guidelines to your enterprise. In its final form, the [NIST] framework offers a core set of activities to anticipate and mitigate against attacks on systems. It provides a set of measurements to assess to what degree an organization has implemented these core activities, which can be used …

1
Aug

Hack to the Future: The DNC Hack

On June 17, 1972, five men broke in to the Democratic National Committee (DNC) headquarters in the Watergate complex in Washington, D.C. Forty-four years later (almost to the day), hackers breached and infiltrated DNC computers. How do we learn from the DNC incident? At Assured Enterprises, we believe its time to take a proactive approach to cyber defense.

23
Jun

DAO Hack Jeopardizes the Future of Smart Contracts

With smart contract development focused on the Ethereum blockchain platform, the first DAO (Distributed Autonomous Organization) launched with an estimated $160 million in crowdfunds. On June 17, a hacker exploited bugs in Ethereum’s code and siphoned $60 million from the DAO. This heist affects DAO investors, along with many technical leaders, blockchain developers, and Ethereum …

22
Dec

Cybersecurity in the Digital Age for the Smart Grid

For nearly 100 years the electric grid protected itself from catastrophic malicious attack by a combination of perimeter security, intelligent security procedures and the industry’s own, hardened electromechanical infrastructure. Then came the Digital Age. Skilled software coders and programmers now work to enhance functionality within and communication between turbines, boilers, generators, high voltage transmission lines …

Error: Please enter a valid email address

Error: Invalid email

Error: Please enter your first name

Error: Please enter your last name

Error: Please enter a username

Error: Please enter a password

Error: Please confirm your password

Error: Password and password confirmation do not match