New US CISO appointments, February 2022

The upper ranks of corporate security are seeing a high rate of change as companies try to adapt to the evolving threat landscape. Many companies are hiring a chief security officer (CSO) or chief information security officer (CISO) for the first time to support a deeper commitment to information security.Follow…

FBI’s warning about Iranian firm highlights common cyberattack tactics

The US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has released a warning outlining the TTP (tactics, techniques, and protocols) of Iran-based Emennet Pasargad, reportedly a cybersecurity and intelligence firm servicing Iranian government agencies, to help recipients inform and defend themselves against the group’s malicious activities. In the FBI's Private Industry Notification, the…

The EARN IT Act Is Back

Senators have reintroduced the EARN IT Act, requiring social media companies (among others) to administer a massive surveillance operation on their users: A group of lawmakers led by Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) and Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) have re-introduced the EARN IT Act, an incredibly unpopular bill from 2020 that…
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