6 Government Initiatives in 2019 That Boosted Cybersecurity
- Cybersecurity is becoming a growing concern for individuals, organizations, and the government.
- Government agencies around the world are taking various steps to build a better online ecosystem.
Let’s look at a few government initiatives against cybersecurity that came to the spotlight this year.
NSA makes Ghidra open source
Ghidra, a reverse engineering cybersecurity tool developed by the National Security Agency (NSA) was made available to the public. It lets researchers analyze malware and is available for multiple platforms.
USA.gov launched chatbot that answers questions on scams and frauds
An AI-powered chatbot called ‘Sam’ was launched on three USA.gov webpages in February 2019. The chatbot that answers users’ questions on scams and frauds, was reported to have 4,000 users in a month.
Cybersecurity unit launched in New York
The Department of Financial Services announced the formation of a new cybersecurity unit in New York. This unit aims at protecting consumers and organizations from cyber attacks.
DNS security measures for U.S. government websites announced
The United States government announced that all government websites will have new DNS security measures implemented. This DotGov program is an initiative against the cyber-attacks affecting various top-level government websites.
U.S. Department of Defense introduces Counter-Insider Program
Aimed at educating analysts about insider threats and how to deal with them, the United States Department of Defense has launched a Counter-Insider Program. The purpose of this is to prevent malicious acts before they happen.
CISA introduces four new Insights Products
The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) has released four new insights products. These products contain insights from real-world incidents and U.S. cyber intelligence to mitigate cybercrime.