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

by Jeff Stone • 4 weeks 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 • 1 year ago

This time, they brought the equipment.

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

by Sean Lyngaas • 2 years ago

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

Democrats' massive House bill to include election security measures

by Jeff Stone • 2 years ago

H.R. 1, known as the “For the People Act,” would require states to replace paperless voting systems, create grants to help states audit their election results, and force election system vendors to report data breaches.

House panel rejects call for cyberthreat report on ZTE amid possible Trump deal

by Sean Lyngaas • 3 years ago

On the heels of a reported U.S. deal with embattled Chinese telecom company ZTE, American lawmakers rejected a measure that would have directed the Department of Homeland Security to provide more information on any cybersecurity risks posed by the company.

DHS unveils long-stalled cyber strategy

by Sean Lyngaas • 3 years ago

The Department of Homeland Security's cybersecurity strategy proactively tackles the agency’s mandate to protect critical infrastructure from hacking.

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