• Infrastructure
    By Iren Moroz shutterstock ID 566799760

    Study: Grid security needs to be a team sport

    Electrical grid infrastructure providers and federal agencies need to do even more collaboration on operational preparation, response and recovery planning, according to a new study. 09/06/2018

  • Veterans Affairs
    VA headquarters in Wash., DC

    VA looks to stabilize tech team

    Senators stressed the importance of the coming electronic health record modernization project at the confirmation hearing for James Gfrerer, the nominee to lead the Office of Information and Technology at the Department of Veterans Affairs. 09/06/2018

  • Social Media
    shutterstock photo ID: 172513469 By Ivelin Radkov

    Warner hints at new regs for social media

    Twitter's Jack Dorsey and Facebook's Sheryl Sandburg faced tough questions from lawmakers and a lot of theater during a day on Capitol Hill, but it's unclear whether oversight will yield new laws or regs. 09/05/2018

  • Congress

    House passes CDM bill

    The bill now moves to the Senate, where previous DHS cyber reform efforts have stalled over jurisdictional issues. 09/05/2018

  • Intelligence
    DNI Coats testifies in the Senate March 6 2018

    Online influence isn't just about elections, intel chief says

    Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats highlighted foreign information operations as a key priority. 09/05/2018

  • Homeland Security
    DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen, shown here at her Nov. 8, 2017, confirmation hearing. DHS Photo by Jetta Disco

    Nielsen pushes CISA, drone authorities

    The Homeland Security chief called on Congress to operationalize its cyber arm and give the agency the authority to defend critical infrastructure against drones. 09/05/2018

  • Social Media

    How to spot a bot

    A new report provides a deep dive into the sophisticated behavior and strategies that guide Russian botnet-directed disinformation and influence campaigns. 09/04/2018

  • Cybersecurity
    shutterstock ID:  640599397 By kb-photodesign

    Chinese hacker group targets tech supply chain, report says

    New evidence of a Chinese hacking group's links to Beijing could give U.S. investigators new ammunition to crack down on economic espionage and threats to the technology supply chain. 09/03/2018

  • Cybersecurity
    digital vote (MaxxiGo/Shutterstock.com)

    Does the CFAA apply to voting machine hacks?

    Recent Department of Justice statements cast doubt around whether the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act would apply to hacked voting machines. 08/30/2018

  • Cybersecurity
    Shutterstock image ID: 569172169 By Zenzen

    Focusing on the long tail of cybersecurity

    DHS wants to use its new risk management center to buy down cybersecurity risks over the long term while leaving operational cyber incident response duties to the NCCIC. 08/28/2018

  • Oversight
    shutterstock image id ID: 186823331 by DD Images

    The IRS can do more with its fraud detection system

    A GAO audit found that the tax agency's Return Review Program has made strides in recent years that can be applied to number of other enforcement activities. 08/24/2018

  • Cybersecurity
    election security (Shutterstock.com)

    As foreign meddling mounts, DHS projects confidence in election system resilience

    Homeland Security Secretary Nielsen said that by election day, 90 percent of registered voters will cast their ballot in areas with hardened election defenses. 08/23/2018

  • Congress
    Aging voting machines cost local, state governments

    Election security bill stalled in the Senate

    A bid to advance a bipartisan election security bill out of committee is in limbo as pressure from states and voting tech vendors mounts. 08/22/2018

  • Cybersecurity
    malware detection (Alexander Yakimov/Shutterstock.com)

    Microsoft targets copycat influence websites

    Microsoft went to court to take down websites it believes to be part of a foreign intelligence operation targeting conservative think tanks and the U.S. Senate. 08/21/2018

  • Defense
    Indiana National Guard

    Army cyber protection teams upgrade training with a 'real' city

    A task force from the Army cyber protection teams face off against industrial control systems in a week-long cyber training exercise. 08/20/2018

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