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The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) released the Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Supply Chain Risk Management Task Force’s first interim report, which details the groups’ progress since its formation. […]

As the 2020 election cycle revs up, Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) Director Christopher Krebs said today that he believes new National Security Advisor Robert O’Brien will take security seriously and will allow CISA a great opportunity to continue improving cybersecurity efforts.






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Federal cybersecurity officials spoke about the strategies they’re pursuing to address workforce issues within their agencies during a Sept. 18 Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) Cybersecurity Summit panel.






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The head of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) said today that the spate of ransomware attacks that hit school systems in Texas and Louisiana over the past month “got pretty close” to qualifying as a “large-scale cyber event,” which he said begs the need to further develop Federal doctrine about how to respond to major events.






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With Department of Homeland Security (DHS) looking to close its Data Center 2 (DC2) by June 2020, DHS Infrastructure Services Division Executive Director Carlene Ileto provided progress updates indicating that most DHS components are in the process of or planning to move their data to the cloud by the DC2 closure deadline.






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On Sept. 13, the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) and government and industry members on the Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Supply Chain Risk Management (SCRM) Task Force voted to approve the recommendations of three of the four constituent Working Groups.






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Kevin Cox, program manager for the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation (CDM) program, today detailed several priorities for the program office in FY2020 that begins next month. Those include focus on the Agency-Wide Adaptive Risk Enumeration (AWARE) algorithm, the new dashboard ecosystem, enterprise mobility management, cloud security, and protection of high-value assets.






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Reps. John Ratcliffe, R-Texas, and Ro Khana, D-Calif., announced today that they will formally introduce the Advancing Continuous Diagnostics Mitigation (CDM) Act later this week. The House bill, which was dropped off on the House floor today, is identical to its Senate companion bill which was introduced on July 30.






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Legacy IT systems and limited authority for the agency’s CIO slowed the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) emergency response activities in 2017, according to an audit by the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS’) Office of the Inspector General (OIG) released August 27.






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The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is creating a standing form to allow industry, academia, and other private sector entities to report vulnerabilities on its networks, an upcoming Federal Register post says.






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The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is taking a cross-component agency approach in securing DHS’ 17 Security Operations Centers (SOCs), DHS CIO John Zangardi explained in an interview with GovernmentCIO released this week.






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As physical and cybersecurity threats converge to create multi-faceted challenges, organizations need to better plan for security and address all threat vectors, said Brian Harrell, assistant director for infrastructure security at the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA).






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The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) released its Strategic Intent document on August 22, using election security as a model for how the agency plans to address security threats, and also establishing election security as one of the agency’s operational priorities.






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