Federal Joint Analysis Reports should include stronger language on indicators of compromise, according to Cris Thomas, a network security strategist at Tenable. DHS and the FBI released a JAR on Dec. 29 that discusses the tools Russian intelligence officers used to compromise the networks and infrastructure associated with the recent U.S. presidential election.






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Retired Marine Gen. John Kelly stressed the importance of working together to combat cyber warriors at his confirmation hearing for Secretary of Homeland Security. Kelly said that incumbent Secretary of Defense Ash Carter was “on to something” when he reached out to Silicon Valley companies for best cybersecurity practices.






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John Roth, inspector general for the Department of Homeland Security, lodged an objection to the way the Transportation Security Administration handles information it deems Sensitive Security Information in a recent report on IT system security.






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The Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Directorate announced that it awarded $527,112 to Brigham Young University for a Web authentication middleware tool that will improve online security.






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Researchers have expanded the Department of Homeland Security’s Incident Management Preparedness and Coordination Toolkit to offer assistance in a wider variety of dangerous scenarios, from stadium evacuations to hazardous chemical exposure.






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ZeroPoint Dynamics, a start-up company specializing in technology that can detect exploit payloads in email and Web content, will be commercialized through the Department of Homeland Security Cyber Security Division’s Transition to Practice program.






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The U.S. Border Patrol apprehends 1 percent to 2 percent of the drugs smugglers move across the Mexican border into the United States, said Deputy Chief Carla Provost. Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., thinks drones could help Border Patrol monitor the flow of these substances.






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