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.

Cyber LEAP Act aims for innovations through Cybersecurity Grand Challenges

Attempted cyberattack highlights vulnerability of global water infrastructure

Attempted cyberattack highlights vulnerability of global water infrastructure

Water utilities often have few cybersecurity resources and are subject to few regulations. A failed Stuxnet-like attack on Israel's water supply shows how dangerous that could be.

No election security funding in latest round of stimulus funding

No election security funding in latest round of stimulus funding

Doubts raised about funding for 2020 election security and mail-in voting as money omitted from the latest stimulus bill.

Legions of cybersecurity volunteers rally to protect hospitals during COVID-19 crisis

Legions of cybersecurity volunteers rally to protect hospitals during COVID-19 crisis

The COVID-19 Cyber Threat Intelligence League and other groups cooperate with the industry, law enforcement, and the government to prevent attacks on healthcare providers.

Trump administration moves to revoke China Telecom's US licenses on security grounds

Trump administration moves to revoke China Telecom's US licenses on security grounds

A legal filing claims China Telecom is in violation of federal and state cybersecurity and privacy laws, but evidence is redacted.

Beware malware-laden emails offering COVID-19 information, US Secret Service warns

Beware malware-laden emails offering COVID-19 information, US Secret Service warns

Many of the emails take advantage of an unpatched, decades-old Microsoft Office vulnerability to deliver malware. Advice: Patch now.

White House strategy paper to secure 5G envisions America leading global 5G development

White House strategy paper to secure 5G envisions America leading global 5G development

Though light on details, the paper offers clues as to how the US government sees the development and security of 5G communications moving forward.

New coronavirus-era surveillance and biometric systems pose logistical, privacy problems

New coronavirus-era surveillance and biometric systems pose logistical, privacy problems

Governments and companies are using biometrics and geolocation to identify and track potential coronavirus victims in the name of public safety.

Virtual security conferences fill void left by canceled face-to-face events

Virtual security conferences fill void left by canceled face-to-face events

Notable members of the infosec community are creating impromptu but highly popular virtual events using cheap, off-the-shelf tools.

New York's SHIELD Act could change companies’ security practices nationwide

New York's SHIELD Act could change companies’ security practices nationwide

SHIELD Act provisions broaden the scope of consumer privacy and place requirement on protecting personal data for organizations that collect information on New York residents.

Cyberspace Solarium report calls for layered cyber deterrence, defend forward strategy

Cyberspace Solarium report calls for layered cyber deterrence, defend forward strategy

The intergovernmental commission outlines the steps needed to defend the United States from modern cybersecurity threats.

Deloitte: 8 things municipal governments can do about ransomware

Deloitte: 8 things municipal governments can do about ransomware

Deloitte researchers explain why state and local governments are favored for ransomware attacks and how they can protect themselves with limited resources.

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