Cybersecurity

The Cybersecurity Framework’s Most Vulnerable User: Small Business

Abstract:

The broad applicability of the National Institute for Standards and Technology’s (NIST) Framework for Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity, commonly known as the Cybersecurity Framework (CSF), creates a utility gap for small and medium businesses (SMB) to apply and implement the framework effectively within their organizations. The purpose of this research is to explore and interpret the CSF in the context of small and medium businesses with implications of bridging the utility gap for this significant, yet vulnerable, population; specifically, this paper contributes detailed interpretations and actions of the NIST CSF that can be implemented by SMBs to help improve their cybersecurity stance.

Towards Improving APT Mitigation: A Case for Counter-APT Red Teaming

Abstract:

Vulnerabilities leveraged by Advanced Persistent Threats (APTs) that ultimately allow them to gain access to critical data and unveil private information are often far removed from the portions of the security environment where initial access is gained. This paper presents a defensi- ble scholarly decomposition of the red-team process itself and discusses how traditional red-team assessments may not be the most effective solution for emulating APT threats and mitigating their impacts.

Journal of Information Warfare

The definitive publication for the best and latest research and analysis on information warfare, information operations, and cyber crime. Available in traditional hard copy or online.

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C2S
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CIA
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CPS

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DoS

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