Cyber Defense

US Still Lacks Federal Cyber Strategy After Decades of Attempts

The United Kingdom, meanwhile, recently updated its approach, crediting strong regulatory measures with significant cyber-risk reduction over recent years.

U.S. Announces Work Toward Non-Binding Agreement on Surveillance Tech

Key U.S. allies supported the effort but did not sign on to a joint statement committing to the creation of a code of conduct on how to exercise export controls to curb the use of the cyber intrusion technologies by authoritarian regimes, according to a White House release.

Pentagon Officials Rethinking Cyber's Role in National Defense Strategy

Cyber policy lead Mieke Eoyang discussed the Defense Department’s role in the nation’s cybersecurity posture, including in defending elections and countering ransomware attacks. 

Info Sharing and Securing Critical Infrastructure Top Key Congressman's Cybersecurity Priorities

“My colleagues see an urgency for new legislation now, in a way that wouldn’t be possible a few years ago," said Rep. James Langevin.

Technology Modernization Fund Board Offers Insights on Latest Wave of Proposals

TMF is key to modernizing government operations in line with citizen expectations, according to Deputy Federal Chief Information Officer Maria Roat.

CISA Gets Set to Deploy Updated DNS Resolver Service to Protect Federal Agencies

Government entities are required by law to use such intrusion prevention capabilities.

Lawmakers Dig for Details in Federal Response to Ransomware

Agency leaders said they aim to improve coordination among the many agencies with cybersecurity missions.

US Partnering with Israel to Counter Ransomware, Regulate FinTech

Israel’s NSO Group represents just one aspect of the country’s lively tech industry, which may be about to get another energizing jolt from its government.

US, EU Join French President’s Call for Trust and Security in Cyberspace 

The move is one of several recent actions the Biden administration has taken integrating cybersecurity into broader trade and national security issues.

CISA Director to Appoint Hackers to Cybersecurity Advisory Committee

Security researchers have a crucial role to play in balancing an offense-heavy ecosystem, the director said.

Former CYBERCOM Leader Urges Collective Defense Against Cyber Threats

Retired general Keith Alexander suggested a collective defense posture.

CISA Orders Agencies to Patch Hundreds of Vulnerabilities Under Attack

Remediation of more than a third of the bugs the agency identified is due within two weeks. 

TSA Considers Rulemaking Process for Cybersecurity in Transportation Sector

The announcement from a White House official follows pressure from industry and GOP lawmakers questioning the administration’s use of security directives to improve the sector’s cybersecurity.

Researchers Push FITARA-Like Scorecard for Cybersecurity

A recent MITRE report lays out eight ways the federal government can improve cybersecurity habits across all agencies, hinging on enhanced Congressional funding and oversight.