CISA

CISA orders agencies to conduct weekly scans of networks and digital assets

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency is taking a major step towards increasing its visibility into the risks facing federal networks.

CISA launches DNS resolution shared service

The nation's cyber defense agency is launching a new shared service offering for all federal civilian agencies to bolster governmentwide cybersecurity and help thwart emerging internet traffic 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. 

CISA's cyber info sharing program didn't always deliver, watchdog says

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency did not always provide more than 300 participants of a public-private cyber threat partnership with actionable information to address potential vulnerabilities, according to an oversight report.

Cyber Safety Review Board staffs up

The chair of the Cyber Safety Review Board has ambitious goals for the organization following its public review of the Log4j software vulnerability.

Former CISA chief wants a new, cross-cutting new agency to lead federal cyber

Chris Krebs wants to establish a new agency to focus on privacy, data and cyber risks facing the U.S., or to pull the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency from under the Department of Homeland Security.

Misinformation campaigns and threats are undermining confidence in U.S. elections, official says

CISA is ramping up efforts to defend voting systems from outside intrusion, but the spread of online misinformation and threats against election officials still damage faith in the electoral process.

CISA’s first international office set to open later this month in London

CISA’s planned international attaché office will help promote the agency’s first-ever global strategy announced last year.

CISA expands Joint Cyber Defense Collaborative

The JCDC is gaining over a dozen new experts focused on enhancing the cybersecurity posture for industrial control systems and operational technology as CISA ramps up security efforts around critical infrastructure.

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.

Biden's CX order puts new momentum behind longtime efforts, leaders say

Officials at an ACT-IAC event explained how a recent White House executive order on customer experience is helping to unify disparate CX efforts across government.

FTC warns of legal risks of failing on Log4j mitigation

The Federal Trade Commission issued a warning this week urging companies to take "reasonable steps" to mitigate known software vulnerabilities or face potential legal consequences, recalling the $700 million settlement Equifax paid for a major breach in 2017.

The legacy of the Cyberspace Solarium Commission

The Cyberspace Solarium Commission is officially sunsetting after more than two years, dozens of recommendations and a slew of legislative changes. But since there’s more to be done, the panel is rebooting its efforts as a non-profit.

CISA, FBI issue new guidance on addressing Log4j risks

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency and its partners are providing new ways to identify Log4j risks and mitigate possible exploitation.

CISA issues emergency directive to patch Log4j flaw

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency released an emergency directive on Friday ordering all federal agencies to take immediate action against a critical security flaw with potential long-term consequences for public and private infrastructure.

DHS scales up bug bounty program

Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas announced a plan to pay vetted cybersecurity researchers between $500 and $5,000 for identifying cybersecurity vulnerabilities within agency systems.