Cybersecurity

Watchdog: CISA Needs to Update Plans to Protect Critical Infrastructure

The Department of Homeland Security Inspector General report on dam security found a lack of coordination among agency teams.

Biden Names His Pick for Permanent Defense CIO

John Sherman, currently serving in an acting capacity, will step down during the confirmation process.

Biden Launches Trilateral Indo-Pacific Partnership to Fuse Cyber Capabilities

The allied trio will also work on getting Australia a nuclear-powered submarine.

Union Wants Civilian Cyber Reserve Proposal Dropped from Defense Bill

The American Federation of Government Employees says private-sector stake in the provision is based on companies seeking a competitive advantage.

House Homeland Security Committee Approves $865 Million for CISA

The largest chunk of funds would go toward implementing a May 12 executive order focused on cybersecurity.

We Cannot Afford to Wait to Bolster Maritime Cybersecurity

Maritime ransomware attacks are on the rise.

FBI Official: Russia Is Not Cooperating with U.S. Against Ransomware Threat

Administration officials promised consequences after a meeting between presidents Joe Biden and Vladimir Putin.

Military Intel Officials Highlight Efforts to Counter Online Disinformation

Adversaries take advantage of moments in real time, such as when efforts are focused on withdrawing from Afghanistan.

Apple’s Plan to Scan Your Phone Raises the Stakes on a Key Question: Can You Trust Big Tech?

Other large tech companies also have considerable control over customers’ devices and insight into their data.

CISA Brings in Former Obama Official as Chief of Staff

Agency leadership stressed Kiersten Todt’s experience working with the private sector.

How Equipment Left In Afghanistan Will Expose US Secrets

Even rendered inoperable, equipment now in the hands of the Taliban will yield troves of information about how the U.S. builds weapons and uses them.

3 Essential Steps in Implementing a Comprehensive User Monitoring Program

Agencies must implement a comprehensive user monitoring program that effectively combines the human intelligence and artificial intelligence.

National Cyber Director Outlines Staffing Framework for 75-Person Office 

Chris Inglis is still trying to distinguish his role and responsibilities from other leading cyber officials.

Education Department Updates Rules and Criminal Penalties for Accessing Agency Data

A new filing updates the department’s policies on who can access IT systems and data, as well as the fines and prison terms for unauthorized access or failing to secure data.

Your Phone Is Your Private Space

Without evidence of wrongdoing, neither public agents nor private companies should be rifling through the photos on your personal devices.

Report: Hackers Shift from Malware to Credential Hijacking

Cybersecurity firm CrowdStrike tracked record levels of cyber intrusion activity over the past year.

Biden Administration Releases Draft Zero-Trust Guidance

The documents form a roadmap for agencies to deploy the cybersecurity architectures by the end of fiscal 2024.