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CISA would get millions for cyber workforce outreach to underserved communities under new bill

The measure comes amid concerns from cybersecurity officials and professionals over how workforce diversity gaps may threaten U.S. cyber defenses.

CYBERCOM, DARPA pen agreement to speed up advanced cyberwarfare research

The accord follows a 2022 announcement of the joint-agency Constellation cyber prototyping program.

More than 70% of surveyed water systems failed to meet EPA cyber standards

The agency says it will take certain enforcement actions in cases where there is imminent danger from a cyberthreat against water infrastructure.

House panel advances measure to dissolve SEC cyber disclosure rule

The White House has said the president would veto any legislative effort to revoke the rule.

New mailing list aims to share hacking attempts on open-source projects

The Siren email list allows members to share active exploitations of open-source projects, fueled by recent attempts to sabotage free-to-use software tooling

FCC to propose requiring internet providers mitigate security flaws in core data routing protocol

The commission will consider new authorities underpinned by its net neutrality vote last month.

CISA issues guidance to help federal agencies better encrypt DNS traffic

The guidance is part of a broader effort to help the federal ecosystem meet a zero trust deadline this fall.

North Korean IT workers tried getting jobs in government agencies — the US is offering $5M for details

DPRK operatives have long worked to position themselves in remote IT jobs and pilfer money for Pyongyang's weapons programs.

Cyber workforce efforts need to address diversity ‘head on,’ ex-White House official says

Camille Stewart Gloster just departed the White House, but stressed that not achieving a diverse cyber workforce is a national security concern that creates “gaps in our threat picture.”

NIST issues new guidelines on protecting unclassified data in government systems

The framework considers the private sector’s increased role in helping the federal government in day-to-day operations and aims to reduce the risk of supply chain cyberattacks.

Space assets are in foreign adversaries' cyber crosshairs, DOD official says

The easiest targets are ground assets like operation centers and launch facilities, said Mieke Eoyang.

Feds, military personnel compete in President's Cyber Cup Challenge

Michael Harpin, the competition’s section chief at the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, told Nextgov/FCW that the competition fosters internal recognition and networking that can help spur career growth.

Tech firms pledge to release products with built-in security features

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency has been trying to get companies to agree to its "secure by design" paradigm for months.

Thwarted cyberattack targeted Library of Congress in tandem with October British Library breach

Multifactor authentication prevented hackers from accessing the U.S. institution’s systems in the October campaign, documents show.

US advances on cyber goals amid rapidly changing threat environment, White House says

Cyber challenges in U.S. crosshairs include ransomware, AI, supply chain attacks and commercial spyware. A new version of an implementation plan might help address them.