Tags Alejandro Mayorkas

DHS to hire 200 more cyber pros as Biden administration grapples with hacking threats

by Sean Lyngaas • 5 days ago

It's part of “the most significant hiring initiative” the department has ever undertaken, according to Alejandro Mayorkas.

Mayorkas pledges to modernize US cyber-defenses after their failure to detect alleged Russian spies

by Sean Lyngaas • 1 month ago

"Our government got hacked last year and we didn’t know about it for months,” the DHS chief lamented Wednesday.

Tim Maurer takes front office DHS cybersecurity job advising Mayorkas

by Tim Starks • 3 months ago

Tim Maurer has focused on cybersecurity in the international and financial services spheres.

Senate confirms cybersecurity-focused Alejandro Mayorkas as DHS secretary

by Sean Lyngaas • 3 months ago

“The cybersecurity of our nation [will be] one of my highest priorities,” Mayorkas said in his confirmation hearing.

White House plans to select Rob Silvers, a Mayorkas ally, to lead DHS's cyber outfit

by Sean Lyngaas • 4 months ago

It's the role formerly held by Chris Krebs, whom Donald Trump fired via tweet.

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

by Sean Lyngaas, Shannon Vavra • 4 months ago

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