Hurricane Florence

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced today that its Science and Technology Directorate’s web-based Hurricane Evacuation (HURREVAC) system was used on a larger scale during the 2018 hurricane season than in its 2017 debut, and is looking to become fully operational for the 2019 season. HURREVAC consolidates forecast and planning data to provide emergency […] […]

GAO government accountability office

The Government Accountability Office (GAO) on April 17 provided updates on specific recommendations regarding cybersecurity and IT acquisition for the General Services Administration (GSA) and Office of Management and Budget (OMB), respectively.






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The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) released a Malware Analysis Report (MAR) on Wednesday warning industry about cyberattacks from the Lazarus Group, which is widely believed to be backed by the North Korean government.






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Cyber America Connected Internet of things

Help could be on the way for state and local governments grappling with defending against cyber attacks, in the form of bipartisan legislation introduced in the House and Senate that would authorize the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to operate a grant program for states looking to implement better cybersecurity and recovery measures.






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The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) today released a series of exchanges from December 2016 to February 2017 between the department and members of Congress revealing Sen. Brian Kemp’s, R-Ga., accusation that DHS conducted unauthorized scans of Georgia’s Secretary of State networks and DHS’s denial of the accusation.






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Kirstjen Nielsen DHS

While the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation (CDM) program has been successful in driving security deeper into Federal networks, an agency program manager warned this week that without funding for agency IT departments, much of CDM’s progress could be set back.






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The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has worked hard to create frameworks to share information in a secure way, and would like to see more adoption by industry, said Bradford Willke, acting director for the Stakeholder Engagement & Cyber Infrastructure Resilience Division at the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA).






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Christopher Krebs under secretary undersecretary DHS Department of Homeland Security National Protection and Programs Directorate NPPD leader CISA cybersecurity and infrastructure security agency

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) does not see itself as the nation’s risk managers, but rather as the nation’s risk advisors, and is working to set clear priorities moving forward, said CISA Director Christopher Krebs.






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DHS Homeland Security

Chip Fulghum, deputy under secretary for management at the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), will depart the agency this summer, according to statements from leaders of the House Homeland Security Committee issued today in connection with a subcommittee hearing to review the Trump administration’s FY2020 budget proposal for DHS’ Management Directorate.






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FBI

The Federal Bureau of Investigation’s (FBI) Cyber Guardian program, which provides cyber-attack victim notification services, is operating with “incomplete and unreliable” data, and as a result the FBI is unable to determine whether all such victims are being notified, according to a report released April 1 by the Justice Department’s Office of Inspector General.






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Chairman of the Committee on Homeland Security, Representative Bennie Thompson, D-Miss., sent a letter to Acting Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Administrator Peter Gaynor last week to address the sensitive personal data of hurricane and wildfire survivors that was mistakenly shared with contractors.






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Reps. John Katko, R-N.Y., Dan Lipinski, D-Ill., Dan Newhouse, R-Wash., and Brian Fitzpatrick, R-Penn., introduced a bill yesterday to create a 35-person advisory committee within the Department of Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Agency so that cyber professionals across different industries can help make suggestions on cybersecurity policies and programs. The National Technology Security Coalition, […] […]

Auburn University has been awarded $564,988 total for two research and development projects to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of (very good) dogs who are trained to detect explosives.






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federal workforce worker hired-min

The Department of Homeland Security’s plan for filling the cyber talent gap is intended to focus on talent, more so than established credentials, which means leaving behind some of the traditional methods of hiring, paying, and retaining skilled employees. At the bottom line, DHS wants to take off the General Schedule handcuffs.






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Norwich University Applied Research Institutes (NUARI) has been awarded $5.9 million by the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) to expand its Distributed Environment for Critical Infrastructure Decision-Making Exercises (DECIDE) cyber-training platform.






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The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) issued an alert last week after it was discovered that as many as 750,000 medical heart devices contain critical cybersecurity vulnerabilities.






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