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Ranking Cyber Threats | CISA Chief Jen Easterly | GZERO World

Ranking cyber threats: CISA chief Jen Easterly

Just a few years ago, we were worried about non-state actors like ISIS carrying out major cyberattacks. Is there still a threat?

"Low probability, but high impact," US cybersecurity chief Jen Easterly tells Ian Bremmer on GZERO World. Also, attacks by non-state actors are harder to verify.

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How Private Businesses Help Fight Cybercrime | GZERO World

How private businesses help fight cybercrime

The federal government wants to help US businesses better defend themselves against cyberattacks — but little can be done if corporations don't report them.

That's why the Biden administration is championing a new law that forces them to do so, says Jen Easterly, head of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency.

The Cyber Incident Reporting for Critical Infrastructure Act requires whoever operates critical infrastructure to report attacks coming from state and non-state actors.

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Hackers, Russia, China: Cyber Battles & How We Win | GZERO World with Ian Bremmer

Hackers, Russia, China: cyber battles & how we win

The next decade will be a turning point in the global cyber arms race. And the stakes are very high.

If measured as a country's GDP, cyber crime would now be the world's third-largest economy after the US and China. And it only takes a single password — as Americans learned after the 2021 Colonial Pipeline attack — for cyber crime to cripple a company or humiliate a nation.

On GZERO World, Ian Bremmer speaks to Jen Easterly, director of the US Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, tasked with defending the country from all cyber threats — foreign and domestic.

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Will the US Be Able to Withstand Cyber Attacks on Critical Infrastructure? | GZERO World

Will the US be able to withstand cyber attacks on critical infrastructure?

The US Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency was set up in 2018 to help protect America's critical infrastructure.

It might sound like a technical term, but CISA chief Jen Easterly explains that critical infrastructure is how we get water, power, gas — even food at the grocery store. And 80% of it is operated by the private sector.

So, how does the agency help businesses defend themselves from hackers?

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Impact of Microsoft Hack Deepens | Why Cyber Attacks Target Healthcare | Cyber In :60 | GZERO Media

Impact of Microsoft hack deepens; why cyber attacks target healthcare

Marietje Schaake, International Policy Director at Stanford University's Cyber Policy Center and former European Parliamentarian, shares insights on the latest news about big tech, privacy protection and emerging trends in cyberspace.

What is the deal with the recently revealed Microsoft hack?

Well, it's the second hack of historic proportions after SolarWinds. At first, it was considered a targeted Chinese effort to go after individuals critical to the state. But last week we saw escalations with victims now estimated in the tens, if not hundreds of thousands. And the US government CISA called on all organizations in all sectors to follow guidance and to patch the vulnerabilities that are being exploited, even if that does not stop already gained access by hackers.

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Assessing the Damage From the Russian Cyber Attack | Jeh Johnson | GZERO World

Assessing the damage from the Russian cyber attack

Experts are still trying to assess the scope of Russia's cyber attack against the United States. But even without all the details in, former Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson provides a sense of the damage: "If one assumes that this was espionage, then the Russians know a lot more about people like you and me or people in government or our capabilities or what we are talking about within government or within some of the more sophisticated elements of the private sector." Johnson's conversation with Ian Bremmer was part of the latest episode of GZERO World.

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