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DHS chief: We’re cracking down on hackers more than Obama did

by Sean Lyngaas • 2 days ago

The U.S. government is trying to more effectively deter cyberattacks by imposing clear consequences on nation-state-linked hackers, according to Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen.

Government

Senate bill hopes to sort out supply-chain cybersecurity risks, prevent next Kaspersky drama

by Sean Lyngaas • 3 days ago

A new bipartisan Senate bill tries to get to the bottom of supply chain risk by setting up a federal acquisition council to get national-security and civilian agencies on the same page.

Technology

New Android malware hijacks Telegram for surveillance

by Sean Lyngaas • 4 days ago

A new family of malware capable of comprehensive surveillance is targeting Android devices through Telegram, ESET researchers say.

Government

Capitol Hill staffers learn what really happens when there's a data breach

by Sean Lyngaas • 5 days ago

To try to demystify the data-breach discussion on Capitol Hill, cybersecurity firm FireEye held a quiet training session for roughly 40 Senate and House staffers last month.

Government

After Trump courts Kim, U.S. issues warning on North Korean malware

by Sean Lyngaas • 1 week ago

Days after the historic United States-North Korea summit, the Department of Homeland Security and FBI has warned U.S. industry about a malware variant tied to North Korean government hackers.

Government

Red-teaming by DHS 'quietly and slowly' uncovers agency vulnerabilities

by Sean Lyngaas • 1 week ago

The Department of Homeland Security is looking to expand a program that breaks into federal networks and tells agencies how it was done, says Rob Karas, the official leading the exercises.

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