Cynthia Brumfield

Cynthia Brumfield is a veteran communications and technology analyst who is currently focused on cybersecurity. She runs a cybersecurity news destination site, Metacurity.com.

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Justice Department takes another run at encryption backdoors with ‘lawful access’

Justice Department takes another run at encryption backdoors with ‘lawful access’

Law enforcement officials and experts on the distribution of child pornography gathered on Friday to make the emotional, if not technological, case that tech companies should open up their encryption schemes to police investigating...

CISA’s Krebs seeks more measured approach to election security heading into 2020

CISA’s Krebs seeks more measured approach to election security heading into 2020

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency director says overhyped concern is a problem, while election officials say they reap the benefits of improved communications.

Senator Warner seeks

Senator Warner seeks "grand alliance" to protect against surveillance threat from China’s tech dominance

The senator believes Chinese companies will be required to aid surveillance of the US, especially as 5G networks roll out.

Leader of new NSA Cybersecurity Directorate outlines threats, objectives

Leader of new NSA Cybersecurity Directorate outlines threats, objectives

Director Anne Neuberger says her group will focus on ransomware, threats to US elections, and nation-state influence operations.

U.S. Rep Lieu hopeful for election security bill prospects

U.S. Rep Lieu hopeful for election security bill prospects

Congressman sees Republican softening on gun legislation as a sign they might be willing to consider election security. Calls on the security community to expose election system weaknesses.

Equifax’s data breach disaster: Will it change executive attitudes toward security?

Equifax’s data breach disaster: Will it change executive attitudes toward security?

Equifax's 2017 breach will cost it billions in fines, customer restitution and mandated and voluntary security improvements. All organizations that profit from consumer data should take notice.

To pay or not pay a hacker’s ransomware demand? It comes down to cyber hygiene

To pay or not pay a hacker’s ransomware demand? It comes down to cyber hygiene

A recent call for city leaders to stop paying ransomware demands underscores the need for municipalities to step up their cyber practices and have a good backup process in place.

Telecom insiders detail hardships posed by Chinese technology ban

Telecom insiders detail hardships posed by Chinese technology ban

Banning Chinese Telecom vendors Huawei and ZTE creates fear, uncertainty and doubt as well as new supply chain security ideas among small telcos.

Why the Huawei ban is bad for security

Why the Huawei ban is bad for security

Many believe the ban on exporting U.S. technology to Chinese company Huawei could hurt American tech vendors and do little to mitigate supply chain threats.

2016 election hacking in Florida: Russian emails, hidden tracks

2016 election hacking in Florida: Russian emails, hidden tracks

The Mueller Report says the Russians planted malware on at least one Florida county system, and Florida's governor announces that two counties were hacked in 2016. Experts believe the problem could be bigger.

FEMA contractor at center of privacy violation provides services to many other agencies

FEMA contractor at center of privacy violation provides services to many other agencies

Corporate Lodging Consultants provides lodging services to many other government agencies. Is more sensitive personal information at risk?

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