For now, many conversations about global 'cyber norms' start with Beijing
China's government is taking steps to become an international leader in discussions concerning "cyber norms," a formal but still vague understanding about the appropriate behavior between states regarding offensive cyber-operations.
Fitch: Cybersecurity insurance market crossed billion-dollar earnings mark in 2016
Insurers earned $1.35 billion from cyber insurance premiums last year, a 35 percent increase over the year before, according to new figures from the ratings agency Fitch.
Report: Obama admin planted cyber 'bombs' inside Russian infrastructure
The Obama Administration reportedly planned a covert cyber operation as part of their Russian sanctions issued in December 2016 to punish Moscow for interference in the 2016 Presidential election.
Israeli startup Cybereason gets $100M series D funding
The firm, founded by veterans of the Israeli Defense Forces cyberwar force Unit 8200, has raised $100 million series D money from its partner, customer and existing funder, the Japanese tech-finance giant SoftBank Corp.
EU countries agree to collectively punish attacker when a member is hacked
The European Union’s 28-nation bloc is in agreement concerning how to punish hackers. On Monday, the European Council announced a joint framework, dubbed the “cyber diplomacy toolbox,” to guide how member countries should uniformly respond to malicious cyber activity, which includes steps to cooperatively impose economic sanctions, travel bans, asset freezes and blanket bans against responsible parties.
How Michael Flynn helped cybersecurity firms before his White House stint
Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn used his public sector connections to advise and guide multiple private sector cybersecurity firms into federal markets worldwide prior to his national security adviser appointment by President Donald Trump.