Cybersecurity

Agencies need to measure improvements to critical infrastructure cybersecurity, report says

Federal agencies tasked with critical infrastructure risk management aren't measuring improvements made by the adoption of new guidelines, according to a watchdog report.

Cybersecurity

Lawmakers want the SEC to expand cyber regs

As the Securities and Exchange Commission rolls out a series of expanded cybersecurity proposals, a group of bipartisan senators are calling for updates to mandatory reporting requirements for public companies.

Cybersecurity

CISA's public-private cyber defense group helped speed Log4j mitigation, experts say

A panel of cybersecurity pros testified that the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency's collaborative operational body helped speed up response times and provide critical real-time insights on the Log4J software vulnerabilities to a vast range of companies and federal agencies.

Cybersecurity

NSA rounds up the year in cyber

The National Security Agency's Cybersecurity Collaboration Center helped mitigate major vulnerabilities in 2021 while serving as a critical hub for industry and government officials to collaborate on cyber initiatives in an unclassified setting, according to a new report.

Cybersecurity

DHS official to chair Biden-ordered cyber safety review board

Cybersecurity professionals say the board needs subpoena authority in order to be effective.

Cybersecurity

NAPA report backs shift in leadership for cyber workforce development

A new study from the National Academy of Public Administration recommends that the newly established Office of the National Cyber Director develop and implement a coordinated, multi-sector strategy for the cybersecurity workforce, which faces chronic workforce shortages.

Cybersecurity

IG report points to weaknesses in the Commerce Department's infosec program

The Commerce Department has routinely failed to implement crucial security assessment measures and an effective continuous monitoring program, according to a new Inspector General report published this week.

Cybersecurity

EPA leading White House effort to secure the water sector against cyberattacks

This is the third in a series of 100-day sprints to shore up industrial control systems used in critical infrastructure.

Cybersecurity

SEC looks to expand cyber coverage

The Securities and Exchange Commission is taking a new look at how it asks publicly traded companies to disclose cybersecurity risks.

Cybersecurity

White House starts the clock on zero trust adoption

Agencies will have to meet specific zero trust security requirements by the end of fiscal year 2024 under a new policy memo, including updates to identity policies that will affect how federal employees access systems and applications.

Cybersecurity

CISA preps update to the zero trust maturity model

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency will update its zero trust maturity model to assist agencies in meeting goals outlined in the cybersecurity executive order released last year, an official said Tuesday.

Cybersecurity

Ransomware to overtake phishing as top cause for data compromises, report says

A new report says 2021 set a record for data breaches, but increasingly notifications to victims and authorities often lack transparency, hindering investigations.

Cybersecurity

Air Force secretary talks acquisitions, JADC2

Air Force Secretary Frank Kendall said he wants to focus on operational payoffs when it comes to the services programs, particularly the Air Force's contribution to Joint All Domain Command and Control called the Advanced Battle Management System.

Cybersecurity

NSA to get binding operational directive authority under new cyber policy

A new memo signed by President Biden outlines how the May 2021 executive order on cybersecurity applies to national security systems.

Cybersecurity

DISA leans on training collaboration, academic partnerships to build future workforce

The Defense Department's IT agency says "collaborative environment" at U.S. Cyber Command's Dreamport has been key for tech workforce development.

Cybersecurity

Is there a path forward in Congress for mandatory cyber incident reporting?

A group of lawmakers is seeking legislation that would require private companies to report cyber incidents and ransomware attacks to the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, despite their efforts being derailed late last year.

Cybersecurity

FCC chair proposes updating data breach reporting requirements

The Commission is still waiting for an empty chair to be filled as observers call for a vote on Biden nominee Gigi Sohn.

Cybersecurity

Defense officials press lawmakers for a 2022 appropriation

Defense officials warned lawmakers that some programs and tech efforts could be delayed or eliminated if Congress fails to pass a 2022 defense spending bill soon.

Cybersecurity

Why self-sufficiency is key to fostering data literacy in the Air Force

The Air Force wants to improve data literacy and culture, so it's creating a cadre of "citizen analysts" and communities of interest to build and then spread their knowledge.

Cybersecurity

House FISMA draft codifies federal CISO role, looks to shared services

The House Oversight Committee is considering the first updates to the Federal Information Security Modernization Act in seven years, amid increasingly sophisticated cyber risks and threats.

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