CyberScoop reports that U.S. National Cyber Director Chris Inglis has moved to defend the tougher measures included in the Biden administration's initial national cybersecurity strategy amid its imminent reveal.
"If tough means that we have to be serious about what we want cyberspace to do for us and to then be willing to make investments to achieve that and if the government is then willing to put its money where its mouth is by specifying in its own architectures what the non-discretionary attributes are and making investments to deliver those... then it's time for us to be tough," said Inglis at last week's Cipher Brief Threat Conference.
Aside from strengthening cybersecurity regulation, Inglis added that the upcoming national cyber strategy also advances continued partnerships between the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency and the private sector, and advocates increased focus on sector risk management agencies.
Meanwhile, Center on Cyber and Technology Innovation Senior Director Mark Montgomery called for the inclusion of "explicit tasking to achieve objectives" and an implementation plan in the strategy.
Twenty-five percent of operational technology organizations in the U.S., and other parts of the world have evaded data breaches this year, compared with only 6% in 2022, mostly due to the 17% decline in insider breaches from 2022 to 2023, reports SecurityWeek.
Several U.S. defense and government organizations have been targeted by state-backed Chinese hacking group Bronze Silhouette, also known as Volt Typhoon, for military intelligence over a period of at least two years, according to The Record, a news site by cybersecurity firm Recorded Future.