Homeland Security

Lawmakers Want DHS to Assess National Security Risks of Doxing 

Proposed legislation would require the Department of Homeland Security to “evaluate risks posed to national security and civilian privacy” by the online release of individuals’ personal information.

Ransomware Vulnerability Warning Pilot Yielding Valuable Lessons, CISA Says

A new interagency effort to proactively mitigate ransomware vulnerabilities has helped expand information sharing between the public and private sectors, according to a risk operations official from the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency. 

House Panel Advances Bills to Boost CISA’s Oversight of Open Source Software, Cyber Training

The two measures, which passed the committee with bipartisan support, would give CISA authority across DHS and the federal government.

Officials Warn of 'Power' and 'Failure' of Imagination in AI Regulation

The U.S. should work with allies to continue to innovate in AI capabilities while agreeing on common use cases, administration officials say.

Federal Operation Takes Down Sophisticated Russian Malware

Snake malware has plagued international digital networks for nearly two decades; a joint federal effort finally dismantled the web of espionage spyware.

TSA Says Its Drone Program Won’t Collect Much Info on the Public

The agency is going to use drones to conduct security assessments at airports, transportation incidents and large security events.

CISA, FBI Need Data from Cybercrime Victims to Support Policy

The federal agencies tasked with tracking and preventing cybercrime rely on collaboration and data sharing to protect U.S. digital networks.

Lawmakers Reintroduce Legislation to Bolster Satellite Cybersecurity

The bipartisan proposal directs CISA to provide commercial satellite owners and operators with more resources and recommendations to improve their cyber protections.

How Tax Credits Could Present Near-Term Motivation for More Secure Devices

As federal officials call for tech firms to take more responsibility for the security of their products, some members of Congress and industry voices have highlighted the potential of cyber investment tax credits as an incentive.

DHS Outlines Cyber Priorities in Release of Delayed Review

The Department of Homeland Security’s long-delayed Quadrennial Homeland Security Review warned that “more complex” threats to the nation, such as crippling cyberattacks, could affect “multiple industries, sectors and national critical functions.”

DHS Procurement Cyber Reporting Requirement Needs Clarifying, Watchdog Finds

The Government Accountability Office noted that several major acquisition programs at DHS didn’t think the requirement applied to them.

DHS Announces First-Ever AI Task Force

The Department of Homeland Security will look to better understand artificial intelligence and deploy it in security operations.

CISA Taking Over Open-Source Logging Tool Created by UK Government

The Logging Made Easy tool will move to CISA’s GitHub page later this year but will be unsupported in the meantime.

DHS S&T and CISA Forge Deep Partnership in Emerging Tech R&D

The Department of Homeland Security components are working more closely than ever to understand emerging technologies’ prospects and threats.

Lawmakers Reintroduce Bill to Bolster Cybersecurity of K-12 Schools

The bipartisan, bicameral legislation directs CISA to provide primary and secondary schools with more targeted cyber information and resources to combat a rise in ransomware attacks.

US Must Be More Aware of 'Adversarial Side' of AI, DHS Official Warns

The Department of Homeland Security’s Science and Technology Directorate aims to better understand AI as it becomes integrated with the nation’s infrastructure.