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Congress pummels Colonial Pipeline CEO over government coordination after disruptive ransomware incident

by Tim Starks • 3 months ago

The company's response put on display broader Hill concerns about the private sector's ransomware safeguards.

Lawmakers say Colonial Pipeline's refusal to discuss ransom undermines US efforts

by Sean Lyngaas • 4 months ago

The shutdown of Colonial Pipeline has renewed a debate over whether organizations held hostage by hackers should pay them off.

After Colonial Pipeline hack, lawmakers want more action on pipeline security

by Sean Lyngaas • 4 months ago

A two-year-old federal pipeline initiative has shown promise, but more needs to be done, lawmakers say.

Ex-government officials urge US to take action to avoid another SolarWinds-style hack

by Jeff Stone • 7 months ago

Top security leaders testified in front of the House Homeland Security Committee's first cyber-focused hearing of 2021, with the SolarWinds hack taking center stage.

Voting Village brings equipment to lawmakers to boost urgency on election security

by Sean Lyngaas • 2 years ago

This time, they brought the equipment.

Shutdown erodes feds' ability to set cyber strategies, say lawmaker and ex-DHS officials

by Sean Lyngaas • 3 years ago

The shutdown has stalled some of DHS’s more anticipatory work, like vulnerability assessments of critical systems and election-security initiatives.

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