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U.S. intelligence chief lays out threats to U.S. infrastructure, efforts to protect it

by Zaid Shoorbajee • 4 days ago

The talk took place within hours of the U.S. indicting 12 Russians for allegedly hacking several election-related entities in 2016.

Electric utilities use red-teaming, AI to prepare for advanced threats

by Sean Lyngaas • 4 days ago

The U.S. electric industry has responded to a steady stream of cyberthreats to the power grid with more rigorous red-teaming and by using artificial intelligence, utility executives said.

Trump taps DOE veteran to head Homeland Security research arm

by Sean Lyngaas • 2 weeks ago

President Trump plans to nominate William Bryan, an experienced critical infrastructure specialist, to lead the Department of Homeland Security's R&D arm.

Government throws $45M at protecting U.S. dams from hackers

by Zaid Shoorbajee • 1 month ago

Booz Allen Hamilton and Spry Methods will help protect 600 dams overseen by the Bureau of Reclamation.

Wyden asks election commission to issue fresh cybersecurity guidance

by Sean Lyngaas • 1 month ago

Another day, another letter from Sen. Ron Wyden questioning the federal government's tech priorities.

DHS official: States will probably know first if malicious cyber-activity hits primaries

by Sean Lyngaas • 1 month ago

The Department of Homeland Security is on standby to alert state officials of any malicious cyber activity during Tuesday’s primary elections, but it will likely be the states themselves that know first if something is amiss, Matthew Masterson, a senior cybersecurity adviser at DHS, told CyberScoop.

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