Mariam Baksh

Mariam Baksh is a reporter for Inside Cybersecurity. She covers cybersecurity initiatives across the transportation, energy, critical manufacturing, and healthcare industries. Mariam also covers policy issues around the Internet of Things and cyber-physical systems, including the National Institute of Standards and Technology's efforts to develop cybersecurity and privacy standards for emerging technologies.

Prior to joining Inside Cybersecurity in February 2018, Mariam covered the technology industry at Morning Consult where she focused on broadband expansion, competition and net neutrality policies emerging from Congress, the FCC and the FTC. A 2015 graduate of American University, Mariam worked as a graduate researcher at AU’s Investigative Reporting Workshop and has interned with The Washington Post, The Durango Herald and The Sacramento Bee.

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Daily News | September 30, 2019

House Energy and Commerce Committee members last week defended the jurisdiction of the National Telecommunications and Information Administration and the Federal Communications Commission over 5G issues with security implications, amid what the lawmakers see as expansive Defense Department efforts on fifth-generation network applications and a greater role managing finite spectrum resources.

Daily News | September 5, 2019

The National Security Agency's new cybersecurity directorate will prioritize collaboration to create threat intelligence products that provide more context in an unclassified setting, as well as feature a special focus on the Defense Department's industrial base, according to the director of the office.

Daily News | August 22, 2019

With a recent Pentagon oversight report on cyber risks and "micro-purchases" as a starting point, Rep. Mike Gallagher (R-WI) on Wednesday offered an assessment of macro cybersecurity issues and a call for U.S. assistance in the global build-out of fifth-generation network infrastructure.

Daily News | August 15, 2019

Artificial intelligence could more reliably be used for cybersecurity applications if the machines were better able to explain themselves, according to a representative for a key government agency funding research and development for emerging technology.

Daily News | July 5, 2019

A new project to expand and improve the ability of companies to rank and more effectively patch vulnerabilities threatening their systems will be a game changer, according to a RAND Corp. researcher and co-author of an open standard for scoring computer vulnerabilities, which the effort will build on.

Daily News | February 6, 2019

The former No. 2 official at U.S. Cyber Command this week buttressed the cybersecurity case against the global commercial expansion of Chinese information and communication technology, and suggested a need for requirements on the private sector in defending against the threat associated with Beijing.

Daily News | January 9, 2019

Lawyers navigating mergers and acquisitions are preparing for a greater focus by regulators on the cybersecurity implications of deals involving foreign parties and are grappling with efforts to determine whether certain foundational and emerging technologies qualify for government reviews.

Daily News | January 8, 2019

A new bill by Senate Select Intelligence Committee Ranking Member Mark Warner (D-VA) and Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) could take the issue of export controls on emerging technology out from under the auspices of a relatively obscure government office and bring it to a larger stage -- and should receive prompt consideration in Congress, according to a leading attorney who specializes in the national security implications of cybersecurity policy.

Daily News | January 4, 2019

Sens. Mark Warner (D-VA) and Marco Rubio (R-FL) today announced a new bill that would establish an office within the White House aimed at galvanizing stakeholders to stem the threat of intellectual property theft from China through forced technology transfers, and to secure the supply chain for critical technologies.

Daily News | November 28, 2018

Lofty goals in the Trump administration's National Defense Strategy were brought down to earth by a pair of Defense Department advisers, who told a Senate panel this week that a lack of funding will hinder execution of the plan, which deeply incorporates cybersecurity in the consideration of malign actions by nation-states and individuals.

Daily News | August 6, 2018

Buried in the fiscal year 2019 defense authorization bill awaiting President Trump's signature is a provision that discourages the use of cost as the primary concern when procuring certain services across all federal agencies, which industry groups are celebrating as big win for cybersecurity.

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