President Donald Trump released his Making Our Military Strong Again and America First Foreign Policy last week, which hint at potential changes to the Federal cybersecurity community. Trump’s administration has yet to include any more specific details about how the United States’ cyber capabilities will be used.






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Leo F. Scanlon, deputy chief information security officer for Health and Human Services and the agency’s senior cybersecurity adviser for the health care sector, was named the co-chair of the (ISC)2 U.S. Government Advisory Council.






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Centrify and SailPoint Technologies have tools to address the tasks outlined in Phase 2 of the Department of Homeland Security’s Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation program, according to representatives from the companies and DHS itself.






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President-elect Donald Trump on Wednesday said that in order to crack down on cybersecurity attacks on the United States, he has compiled a team of “computer people” to discuss security procedures. Trump didn’t explain any specific policies that he or the team were working on.






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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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The Office of Personnel Management launched CyberCareers.gov. The website, which was created as part of the Federal Cybersecurity Workforce Strategy, focuses on learning policies that will assist Federal agencies in building the cybersecurity workforce.






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The Shadow Brokers, the hacker group that stole National Security Agency applications, are selling a package of Windows hacking tools. The group first began selling NSA tools, which looked to be about three years old, in August. The current software also dates back to three years ago.






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Director of National Intelligence James Clapper. (Photo: INSA)

In a hearing in front of the Senate Armed Services Committee, Director Of National Intelligence James Clapper testified that the unclassified version of the executive-mandated report on Russia’s involvement in the 2016 election is scheduled to be released early next week and will “push the envelope” to provide the public with as much information as possible.






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When dealing with cybersecurity policy, President-elect Donald Trump should realize that the Federal government is not a business, according to a report this month from the Center for Strategic and International Studies Cyber Policy Task Force.






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The State Department met with representatives from the European Union to discuss preparedness for cyberattacks and the U.S. National Cyber Incident Response Plan.






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