Biden's Cabinet picks face cyber questions from Congress as SolarWinds looms large

A day before his inauguration, Biden's picks for top Cabinet posts faced cyber questions in their confirmation hearings.

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The big cyber issues Joe Biden will face his first day in office

by Sean Lyngaas • 2 days ago

It'll be a full plate that starts with cleaning up the SolarWinds mess.

Michael Sulmeyer, who held cyber posts under Trump and Obama, gets Biden White House gig

by Tim Starks • 2 days ago

He'll become senior director of cyber for the incoming president.

Russia, Iran and China exploit Capitol Hill riot to push information operations, US intel concludes

by Sean Lyngaas • 5 days ago

Foreign adversaries wasted no time in exploiting an embarrassing U.S. spectacle.

Rob Joyce named new NSA cybersecurity director

by Shannon Vavra • 6 days ago

He'll be the second-ever director.

After judge orders release of hacker tied to ISIS, US says 'Not so fast'

by Jeff Stone • 6 days ago

Ardit Ferizi was scheduled to head home to Kosovo amid a 20-year sentence.

CISA tells agencies to consider ad blockers to fend off 'malvertising'

by Tim Starks • 7 days ago

The NSA previously made a similar recommendation.

Capitol Hill riot crackdown leaves extremists searching for more secure messaging platforms, US intel memo says

by Sean Lyngaas • 1 week ago

The bulletin shows how law enforcement officials are looking to track any efforts by far-right extremists to cloak their communications following the insurrection.

FBI aims for stronger cyber strategy as US grapples with SolarWinds fallout

by Sean Lyngaas • 1 week ago

Other changes are afoot: Matt Gorham, the most senior cybersecurity official at the FBI, plans to retire on Feb. 5.

Iranian venture firm investing in cyber tech is subject of US sanctions

by Tim Starks • 1 week ago

Barkat Ventures has a low profile outside Iran.

Biden team taps NSA Cybersecurity Director Anne Neuberger for NSC

by Shannon Vavra • 1 week ago

The Biden cyber bench is filling up.