DHS halts Disinformation Governance Board amid strong backlash

Former government officials will lead a review of DHS's disinformation work and help Secretary Mayorkas determine how to continue.

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Office of the National Cyber Director hires Microsoft exec, CIA official

by Suzanne Smalley • 2 weeks ago

The Office of the National Cyber Director has hired several new staffers to strengthen its ability to fight significant hacks and coordinate how the U.S. responds to them.

Former DNC security officer Bob Lord joins CISA

by Tonya Riley • 4 weeks ago

Lord cleaned up the Democratic Party's cybersecurity practices in the aftermath of the 2016 hacks.

Okta breach leads to questions on disclosure, reliance on third-party vendors

by Suzanne Smalley • 2 months ago

Security experts questioned how long it took Okta to disclose the Lapsus$ breach and worried about a domino effect.

The Cyberspace Solarium Commission pushed some major policies into law. So what now?

by Tim Starks • 3 months ago

It's going to track how its recommendations are implemented, and study some issues where it only scratched the surface.

In response to Russia threat, US cybersecurity firms offer free services, data, threat intel

by Tonya Riley • 3 months ago

Free upgrades and other services are on the table for organizations in Ukraine and elsewhere.

Bob Kolasky, head of CISA's National Risk Management Center, leaving agency

by Tim Starks • 4 months ago

Director Jen Easterly said Kolasky has been an "outstanding leader at CISA."

DHS establishes its own bug bounty program, offering outsiders $500 to $5K for discovering flaws

by Tim Starks • 5 months ago

DHS follows in the footsteps of bug bounty initiatives for federal agencies that began in 2016.

Biden signs infrastructure bill that provides nearly $2 billion for cybersecurity

by Tim Starks • 6 months ago

The big-ticket cyber item in the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act is $1 billion in state and local grants.

White House preps order to clarify top cyber roles in federal government

by Tim Starks • 7 months ago

It would be the second major E.O. after a May directive on federal agencies' digital defenses.

CISA starts identifying targets most necessary to protect from hacking

by Tim Starks • 7 months ago

The agency isn't going to wait for Congress to act, CISA Director Jen Easterly said.

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