The Internet Broke Emergency Alerts

America’s emergency notification systems were first built for war, and then rebuilt for peace. A false alarm in Hawaii shows that they didn’t anticipate how media works in the smartphone era.

DHS: We Can Vet Election Cyber Systems in All 50 States

Some states remain wary of asking for federal election security help, but the ice is thawing, a Homeland Security official said.

Border Agents Are Searching Through More Travelers' Devices Than Ever

Customs and Border Protection released updated rules for how officials can search phones, laptops and tablets in the age of encryption.

The Free Market Won’t Fix Botnets, Government Report Says

The government should create incentives for good security in the internet of things.

IG Calls Out Homeland Security for ‘Questionable’ Spending Data

Auditors said more than 60 percent of transactions had errors, but Homeland Security officials disagree.

Data Breach Affected More Than 240,000 Homeland Security Workers, IG Confirms

The breach also affected non-DHS employees who communicated with the department’s inspector general.

A Customs Computer Outage Strands Thousands in Airports, Again

It’s not the first time a Customs and Border Protection system caused headaches for holiday travelers.

2017 Was Marked by Continuity and Confusion in Cyber Policy

The Kaspersky ban, WannaCry and big changes at State Department topped the news cycle.

In 9 U.S. Cities, Airport Security Is Now Scanning Your Face

“DHS should not be scanning the faces of Americans as they depart on international flights—but DHS is doing it anyway,” warns a new report that finds facial recognition practices may be violating the law.

DHS Test Reveals Flaws in Emergency Responder Apps

A pilot test found cyber vulnerabilities or privacy issues in 32 out of 33 apps.

Lawmaker Tasks DHS With Finding a ‘Balance’ on Encryption

There’s a middle ground between personal privacy and effective law enforcement, Homeland Security Chairman Michael McCaul says.

Here’s Why the Trump Administration Called Out North Korea’s Cyberattacks

The attribution announcement made three big arguments and North Korea’s culpability was only one of them.

How Puerto Rico is Rebuilding Its Network Three Months After Maria

Puerto Rico's post-Maria communications effort could serve as a disaster-response playbook for other governments.

All the Key Department of Homeland Security Positions Trump Has Left Unfilled

From the department’s chief of staff to literally every leadership position in its “Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction” office.

Kaspersky Strikes Back After U.S. Government Ban

The Russian anti-virus company wasn’t given a meaningful opportunity to defend itself, the CEO says in legal suit.

Russia, North Korea Eye Bitcoin for Money Laundering, Putting It on a Crash Course with Regulators

Thieves and sanctioned countries are targeting the digital currency’s exchanges, setting up a fight between governments and cryptocurrency powerhouses.