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Cal Biesecker | April 20 2021 5:46 pm

Biden Administration Targets Electric Utilities For Cybersecurity Protections

The Department of Energy on Tuesday launched a 100-day sprint to strengthen the cybersecurity of electric utilities' industrial ...
Cal Biesecker | April 15 2021 7:44 pm

White House Attributes SolarWinds Hack To Russian Agency

The Biden administration on Thursday publicly attributed a cyber espionage campaign to the Russian Foreign Intelligence Service (SVR) that ...
Cal Biesecker | April 14 2021 8:49 pm

Defense Department Accelerating Move To Zero Trust Framework In Response To Recent Hacks

Following recently disclosed cyber breaches of a number of federal government and private sector networks, the Defense Department is ...
Cal Biesecker | April 12 2021 9:25 pm

Biden Nominates Long-Time NSA Official Inglis As National Cyber Director

President Joe Biden on Monday said he would nominate Chris Inglis to be the first National Cyber Director, a new position requiring Senate ...
Cal Biesecker | April 9 2021 8:55 pm

Homeland Security Budget Proposal Increases Cyber Security Funding

The Biden administration last Friday released a top line budget request for the Department of Homeland Security that would be essentially ...
Cal Biesecker | April 7 2021 7:47 pm

Cyber Sprints Create Urgency In Priority Areas, DHS Official Says

The series of 60-day sprints for six key areas of cyber security that were outlined last week by Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro ...

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Cal Biesecker | April 6 2021 7:49 pm

Peters, Portman Dig Into Federal Response, Capabilities Following Major Cyber Attacks

The Democratic and Republican leadership of a Senate homeland security committee are asking key federal cyber security officials about the ...
Cal Biesecker | March 31 2021 9:28 pm

DHS Set To Launch Cyber Sprints; Mayorkas Outlines Cyber Priorities

The Department of Homeland Security is lining up six, 60-day cyber security sprints aimed at strengthening the nation's cyber security ...
Cal Biesecker | March 30 2021 8:25 pm

NIST Releases Draft Cybersecurity Framework For Election Infrastructure

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) on Monday released a draft framework for a voluntary, risk-based approach to ...
Cal Biesecker | March 18 2021 9:00 pm

House Homeland Security Committee Approves Slew Of Bipartisan Bills

The House Homeland Security Committee on Thursday passed a number of bipartisan bills that now go to the full House for consideration, ...
Cal Biesecker | March 18 2021 8:13 pm

Peters, Portman Want Accountability In Government For Detecting Cyber Breaches

The federal government needs clear lines of authority and accountability when it comes to which agency is responsible for detecting ...
Cal Biesecker | March 17 2021 8:27 pm

White House Working Group, With Help From Private Sector, Responding To Microsoft Hack

The White House on Wednesday said a new interagency working group stood up in response to compromise earlier this month of a widely used ...
Cal Biesecker | March 15 2021 8:26 pm

IronNet Cybersecurity Merging With Special Acquisition Company For Investment With Plans To Go Public

IronNet Cybersecurity, a pureplay cyber security firm founded and co-led by former National Security Agency Director and the first ...
Cal Biesecker | March 11 2021 10:26 pm

Katko Introduces Bill To Strengthen CISA's Role In Protecting Critical Infrastructure

Rep. John Katko (R-N.Y.) on Thursday introduced bipartisan legislation to bolster the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency' ...
Cal Biesecker | March 10 2021 8:44 pm

CISA Officials Outline Plans To Use $650 Million For Cyber Security In Stimulus Bill

The Department of Homeland Security plans to spend $650 million included in an economic stimulus package in four main areas to better ...
Cal Biesecker | March 8 2021 8:42 pm

DHS Makes Small R&D Awards For Mobile Network Security

The Department of Homeland Security on Monday awarded small research and development (R&D) contracts to two companies for mobile ...
Cal Biesecker | March 5 2021 10:25 pm

Cyber Security Requirements In Weapon System Contracts A Work In Progress, GAO Says

The Defense Department and Armed Forces have made progress the past few years in several areas to improve the cyber security of weapon ...
Cal Biesecker | February 26 2021 9:39 pm

House Members Working On Cyber Incident, Breach Reporting Requirements

After failing to get legislation passed into law last year requiring certain private sector entities to disclose that they've been a ...
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