Entries by Chris Calavas

The Ransomware War

The effectiveness of ransomware is increasing – due in part to the use of the non-federalized form of payment known as cryptocurrency, but more so due to the effective and dynamic nature of the initial attack vector used in a ransomware campaign.  The sophistication of the tools being used, as well as attack strategies that […]

Enhancing software supply chain security

The Secretary of Commerce must solicit input from the federal government, private sector, academia, and other appropriate actors to identify existing or develop new standards, tools, and best practices for complying with secure software development standards and procedures identified in President Biden’s Executive Order (EO) on cybersecurity. The scope of the EO’s Section 4 on […]