Cybersecurity

US blacklists sale of Russia-based Kaspersky products over ties to Kremlin

The Commerce Department says the company’s links to Russia’s government pose a national security risk, opening up systems using its software to cyber exploitation.

Cybersecurity

CISA, EAC release communications guide for state, local election offices

Amid growing distrust in democratic systems, the Biden administration is equipping governments with more resources to help keep their elections secure.

Cybersecurity

CISA conducts AI-driven cyber tabletop exercise with government and industry

The Joint Cyber Defense Collaborative participated in a hypothetical AI-powered cyberattack drill to update information sharing protocols tailored to disruptions to automated systems.

Cybersecurity

Lawmakers question Microsoft president over security culture that enabled recent hacking incidents

Brad Smith took responsibility for the hacks as lawmakers said the tech giant will have to work to earn back the trust of its customers.

Cybersecurity

Identity theft victims are waiting almost 2 years for help from the IRS

The tax agency needs to do more to bring down that wait time, the National Taxpayer Advocate says.

Cybersecurity

Decade-old cyber advice from GAO remains unimplemented, watchdog says

Reliance on legacy IT systems creates challenges for agencies looking to make use of the suggestions.

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Microsoft Chose Profit Over Security and Left U.S. Government Vulnerable to Russian Hack, Whistleblower Says

Microsoft dismissed his warnings, telling him they would work on a long-term alternative — leaving cloud services around the globe vulnerable to attack in the meantime.

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FCC greenlights $200M pilot for school and library cybersecurity

The commission also approved an item to help bolster the security of a core data routing algorithm.

Cybersecurity

A law directing cyber reg harmonization would ‘help enormously,’ White House official says

The remarks come a day after ONCD issued a blog calling for cybersecurity regulations to be harmonized.

Cybersecurity

White House urges streamlined cyber rules following industry feedback

Private sector input from an August 2023 information request signals a need to harmonize cybersecurity regulations, said ONCD chief Harry Coker.

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FTC-industry talks over possible Microsoft probe raised recent hacking incidents

Chinese and Russian cyber infiltrations into agencies’ Microsoft email systems came up in discussions over a possible antitrust investigation into the company, people familiar say.

Cybersecurity

Former NSA head feels ‘really good’ about election security come November

Paul Nakasone, the recently retired head of NSA and CYBERCOM, said the intelligence community has everything it needs to combat election interference attempts later this year.

Cybersecurity

NIST taps Analygence to help fix vulnerability database backlog

The standards agency has been unable to keep up with the inflow of system vulnerabilities being reported to its database.

Cybersecurity

Senator calls for federal probes of UnitedHealth for negligent cyber practices

Hackers broke into Change Healthcare systems due to a lack of multifactor authentication.

Cybersecurity

US disables global cybercrime network that enabled theft of billions in fraud schemes

The botnet infected some 19 million IP addresses, with over 600,000 of them based in U.S. locations. Government fraud losses reached some $6 billion from the operations.