US, allies pledge to combat money laundering as part of efforts to slow ransomware

Two days of meetings produced the joint statement.

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A former top US election official urges sweeping security improvements, warning 'democracy is in trouble'

by Tim Starks • 5 days ago

"The long-term consequences — the damages to our democracy and institutions — of 2020 are far from certain," the report reads.

OMB orders federal agencies to let CISA access defenses of devices, servers

by Tim Starks • 1 week ago

It's an area of weakness that the SolarWinds hackers exploited, officials have said.

A rising tide lifts all boats in maritime cybersecurity

by Sen. Angus King, Rep. Michael Gallagher • 2 weeks ago

Congress and the White House must act now to safeguard critical chokepoints from cyber disruption, two lawmakers argue.

US to increase scrutiny on cryptocurrency, federal contractors in effort to slow hacking

by Tim Starks • 2 weeks ago

DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas and Deputy Attorney General Lisa Monaco spelled out the plans at separate events.

A new bill would require ransomware victims to report payments within 48 hours

by Tonya Riley • 2 weeks ago

It's one of numerous pieces of legislation under consideration in Congress.

Rep. Katko introduces bill that would prioritize security for key US critical infrastructure

by Tim Starks • 2 weeks ago

Data breaches at a pipeline operator and fuel supplier briefly rattled U.S. supply chains earlier this year.

Biden administration officials push Congress to shape breach reporting mandates

by Tim Starks • 4 weeks ago

It's part of an ongoing dance in the legislative and executive branches between demanding and requesting private sector action.

Momentum builds to strengthen FTC's role as privacy enforcer, though hurdles remain

by Tonya Riley • 4 weeks ago

The agency is poised for a reboot.

FTC threatens fines for health apps that fail to report compromised data

by Jeff Stone • 1 month ago

The consumer protection agency clarified a 2009 rule meant to help Americans understand when their data is shared improperly.

CISA hires long-time cyber pro Kiersten Todt as chief of staff

by Tim Starks • 1 month ago

It's a key hire for Jen Easterly, who has served as director of CISA since mid-July and who has been ramping up her own plans for the agency.