Cyber Defense

CISA Plans to Measure the Effect of Coming Standards on Industry’s Cybersecurity

But big companies want to avoid agencies’ use of related performance goals in new regulation.

New National Cybersecurity Strategy: A Much-Needed Overhaul for Digital Ecosystems

The strategy will likely be a dramatic re-posturing, following rapid changes in the cyber landscape over the past few years.

Traffic Safety Agency Issues Final Guidelines for Vehicle Cybersecurity

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration will announce its final cybersecurity guidelines draft Friday as modern vehicles become more technologically-integrated.

NSA Releases Post-Quantum Algorithms, Aims for Full Implementation by 2035

The National Security Agency worked in conjunction with NIST to prepare stakeholders for upcoming quantum cryptographic requirements. 

GSA Seeks Info on Automated and Expert Tools to Analyze Application Security

The agency requested details on the tools available to address weaknesses in the applications and testing process, in an effort to boost security measures.

Crucial Help Wanted at Cyber Director’s Office as CHIPS Act Adds to Responsibilities

The Office of the National Cyber Director is looking to fill two critical positions, while a recent executive order requires participation on a new steering council.

U.S. and Israel Strengthen Cybersecurity Partnership

Both countries have pursued a bilateral cybersecurity agreement between their financial agencies since 2021, amid critical infrastructure threats. 

CISA Warns Critical Infrastructure to Prepare for Mass Post-Quantum Systems Migration

Quantum computing is the latest frontier in technological innovation, and its hacking potential has regulators advising companies to begin to safeguard their networks. 

Chemical Sector Next in Line for White House Plan to Incentivize Cybersecurity

Operators of chemical facilities will follow those of electric utilities, gas pipelines and water treatment plants in being asked to facilitate visibility into their systems.

DHS’s Intelligence Information Security Program is ‘Ineffective,’ According to Watchdog

The OIG made two recommendations to address issues it found in the department’s security program.

U.S.-Mexico Cyber Talks Begin With Focus On Critical Infrastructure

The neighboring countries discussed cybersecurity best practices and sharing threats bilaterally.

Cybersecurity for Critical Infrastructure to Get a $45M Funding Infusion

The Department of Energy’s investment will help to fund 15 research projects to protect critical energy infrastructure.

Traditional Cybersecurity is no Longer Enough to Protect Critical Infrastructure Networks

The previous gold standard of air gapping digital and physical systems isn't feasible.

Interior’s Cyber Threat Detection and Defenses are Sufficient, OIG Finds

According to the inspector general’s memorandum, the Department of the Interior detected simulated malicious attacks and responded properly, making improvements from 2015 and 2018 evaluations.

OMB Memo Places Zero Trust at the Top of Civilian Agency Priorities

The memorandum sets up budget expectations for previously established cyber goals.

Report: Government Implementing Zero Trust Architecture Faster than Corporations

Government’s speedy zero trust implementation is noteworthy for an institution that is “not usually ahead of the curve,” according to a report.

State Department Makes Inroads for Public-Private Tech Partnerships at Home

The agency’s Official for Cyberspace and Digital Policy traveled to San Francisco to foster stronger collaboration between Silicon Valley and Capitol Hill.