Rep. Speier: Congress needs a hack demo to understand election vulnerabilities
“I think that if we can fashion some kind of an interactive experience for members to watch… then we’ve got their attention,” Rep. Jackie Speier told CyberScoop.
TechCongress program grows as Capitol Hill plays catch-up on tech issues
TechCongress's 2019 Congressional Innovation Fellowship program will have up to 10 fellows, the most the program has seen in its short history.
Private sector isn’t sharing data with DHS’s threat portal
There is a growing consensus in Congress and in the private sector that federal information-sharing efforts are falling way short of expectations and needs.
Senate bill hopes to sort out supply-chain cybersecurity risks, prevent next Kaspersky drama
A new bipartisan Senate bill tries to get to the bottom of supply chain risk by setting up a federal acquisition council to get national-security and civilian agencies on the same page.
Capitol Hill staffers learn what really happens when there's a data breach
To try to demystify the data-breach discussion on Capitol Hill, cybersecurity firm FireEye held a quiet training session for roughly 40 Senate and House staffers last month.
Congress wants to prevent states from weakening encryption
A bipartisan group of House lawmakers has reintroduced legislation that would preempt any attempts by states to weaken encryption.