Cyber Command's rotation 'problem' exacerbates talent shortage amid growing digital threat

Many former Cyber Command and NSA officials say the military's rotation system and approach to retirement robs the military of cyber talent.

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CISA expands efforts to fight election disinformation ahead of 'challenging' 2024 vote

by Suzanne Smalley • 7 days ago

CISA Director Jen Easterly said election security has grown more complex as disinformation and threats against election workers have surged.

Ex-CISA chief Krebs advocates for standalone cyber agency. Experts say that's impractical.

by Suzanne Smalley • 7 days ago

Former cybersecurity officials said CISA would be less effective if it lost the clout that it gets from being housed inside DHS.

China could be reviewing security bugs before tech companies issue patches, DHS official says

by Suzanne Smalley • 1 week ago

This could give Beijing the upper hand when carrying out cyberattacks against the U.S. or its other digital adversaries.

Giving water sanitation inspectors cybersecurity oversight is a mistake, say industry groups, experts

by Suzanne Smalley • 2 weeks ago

The water sector is seen as among the nation's most vulnerable critical infrastructure to cyberattack after attacks in Florida and California.

DOJ now relies on paper for its most sensitive court documents, official says

by Suzanne Smalley • 2 weeks ago

A top DOJ official said potential vulnerabilities in the online case management system means that "going online is not always the best thing."

State Department needs more cyber policy muscle, says cyberspace ambassador nominee

by Suzanne Smalley • 2 weeks ago

Nate Fick told the Senate Foreign Relations Committee the threat from China is probably "the defining strategic question of my generation."

Opinion: The intellectual mistakes that crippled U.S. cyber policy

by James Van de Velde • 2 weeks ago

The U.S. will never successfully address cyberspace attacks against the U.S. private sector if it considers it outside the Pentagon’s purview.

DOJ national security division chief backs tech antitrust bill

by Suzanne Smalley • 3 weeks ago

The Justice Department said it believes the antitrust legislation will address the threat posed by the "rise of dominant platforms."

Saudi Arabia a critical partner in fighting cyberthreats, White House cyber official says

by Suzanne Smalley • 3 weeks ago

The kingdom is a vital partner to ensure the U.S. can block Chinese telecom giant Huawei from dominating networks in the Mideast and Africa.

House Intel Chairman vows to put 'greater emphasis' on fighting spyware

by Suzanne Smalley • 3 weeks ago

Spyware such as NSO Group-produced Pegasus is proliferating quickly and poses a threat to privacy and national security, experts said.