Cybersecurity

U.S. and U.K. say Russia targeted network infrastructure worldwide

U.S. and British officials call out another Kremlin-backed cyber campaign, this time targeting routers, switches and other network devices used by governments, ISPs and critical infrastructure entities.

Digital Government

DHS cyber office names chief data officer

Preston Werntz, who helped establish the Automated Indicator Sharing program at DHS, has been hired as the chief data officer for the Office of Cybersecurity and Communications.

Cybersecurity

NPPD taps vendor for No. 2 role

The National Protection and Programs Directorate, the cybersecurity arm for the Department of Homeland Security, has tapped Matthew Travis as deputy undersecretary

Acquisition

Senate panel approves DHS authorization

A Senate panel voted up a DHS authorization bill, but it stripped out provisions to focus the agency on improving election system cybersecurity capabilities.

Cybersecurity

Making the case (again) for renaming NPPD

The directorate's name change is about more than a title, say DHS leaders working with critical infrastructure sectors.

Cybersecurity

Cybercrime cost $600B in 2017, report finds

The CSIS study also found that the public sector remains the most common target, but key enforcers aren't sure legislation is the solution.

Cybersecurity

Christopher Krebs picked to lead NPPD

The current acting undersecretary brings both federal and private sector cybersecurity expertise to a position that is becoming increasingly important to the DHS mission.

Acquisition

Budget, workforce challenge CDM implementation

Vendors say the Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation program must evolve to deal with emerging threats.

Cybersecurity

3 ways DHS is helping states with election security

A DHS official touted better relationships with state and local governments, increased information sharing and better tools as election security areas of focus before the upcoming midterm elections.

Cybersecurity

DHS plans to step up cyber agreements with private companies

DHS is looking at increasing the use of proactive agreements with critical infrastructure entities to prevent and mitigate cyberattacks.

Cybersecurity

U.S. blames WannaCry on North Korea

In the wake of the attribution, DHS says it plans to take a more active role in combatting attacks that target the private sector.

Cybersecurity

DHS cyber reorg bill passes House

The bill would rename the National Protection and Programs Directorate and elevate the department's cyber and physical security missions.

Cybersecurity

Senate appropriators ramp up cyber at DHS

In response to growing threats to federal information systems, a draft funding bill for DHS looks to elevate the agency's cybersecurity mission.

Cybersecurity

New threats from North Korean malware

The North Korean cyber threat expands to include attacks against aviation, financial services and government, according to new federal advisories.

Cybersecurity

IG: Compliance alone will not save DHS cyber efforts

An oversight report gives passing grades to DHS on compliance with core tenets of the Cybersecurity Act of 2015 – but offers the agency a stark warning that its threat and information sharing efforts are still falling short.

Cybersecurity

DHS still pushing to rename cyber shop

A bill that would rename and federate a key Homeland Security cybersecurity component is key to fueling the agency's efforts in cybersecurity and its overall image, supporters say.

Cybersecurity

Former DHS chief feared catastrophic attack on election systems

Although a full-blown attack by Russian hackers on voting systems in the 2016 election didn't materialize, former DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson said the Russian state-backed probes of those systems are a wake-up call.

Cybersecurity

Making WannaCry response a model for the future

A top DHS cyber official said that information sharing worked during the WannaCry ransomware outbreak, but will such cooperation work in the future?

Cybersecurity

Former DHS cyber official joins Acuity

Danny Toler, who held a senior post at the National Protections and Programs, has joined the consulting firm Acuity.

Cybersecurity

DHS cyber shop seeks CTO

A key cyber hub at the National Protection and Programs Directorate is looking for a top tech officer.

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