Federal CISO forecasts one of toughest tasks in sweeping Biden cyber executive order

Chris DeRusha said cybersecurity event logging is important, but will take years to get right.

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IRS, GAO at odds over cybersecurity requirements on tax preparers

by Tim Starks • 20 hours ago

IRS says it needs congressional action. The GAO disagrees.

Veteran Justice official who oversaw cybercrime cases to step down

by Sean Lyngaas • 22 hours ago

Demers' position is one of the most powerful cyber-related perches in the U.S. government.

Former NSA contractor Reality Winner is released from prison for good behavior

by Tonya Riley • 23 hours ago

Reality Winner was found guilty of leaking classified government material.

Biden, Putin conduct diplomatic dance over hypothetical hacker exchange

by Jeff Stone • 1 day ago

The two world leaders are scheduled to meet on Wednesday amid a spate of ransomware attacks.

Burgeoning ransomware gang Avaddon appears to shut down, mysteriously

by Tim Starks • 4 days ago

The group had become increasingly prolific, but there were no clear answers for why Avaddon disappeared.

Biden cyber nominees Easterly, Inglis describe ransomware as urgent national security threat

by Sean Lyngaas • 5 days ago

Americans got their closest look yet of how Chris Inglis and Jen Easterly would approach major cybersecurity issues.

Justice Department, international law enforcement disrupt major marketplace for cybercriminals

by Tonya Riley • 5 days ago

DOJ worked with international law enforcement to take down an online marketplace, Slilpp, offering stolen login credentials.

Meat supplier JBS says it paid $11 million ransom to keep attackers from stealing data

by Sean Lyngaas • 6 days ago

JBS joins a growing list of corporations that have made multimillion-dollar payments to digital extortionists.

Congress pummels Colonial Pipeline CEO over government coordination after disruptive ransomware incident

by Tim Starks • 6 days ago

The company's response put on display broader Hill concerns about the private sector's ransomware safeguards.

Biden revokes TikTok ban, issues new guidance for evaluating foreign apps

by Sean Lyngaas • 6 days ago

The order is a reprieve for TikTok, which had challenged a Trump-era directive in the courts.