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State election officials resisted federal cybersecurity assistance during 2016 election

by Patrick Howell O'Neill • 5 days ago

Eventually "33 states and 36 cities and counties" used DHS tools to scan for vulnerabilities or ask for advice by election day 2016.

Top Democrat wants 'full scope' of foreign hacking against election systems publicly disclosed

by Patrick Howell O'Neill • 6 days ago

The Intelligence committee will hold an open hearing on foreign hacking on Wednesday.

Question for states: Why isn't more DHS grant money funneled to cybersecurity?

by Shaun Waterman • 1 week ago

A House bill to reauthorize the Department of Homeland Security includes a requirement to study why state and local governments have not been using homeland security grant programs to fill the large gaps in their cybersecurity defenses.

Bobbie Stempfley will lead Carnegie Mellon CERT

by Michael Bergin • 2 weeks ago

Stempfley will take over Carnegie Mellon University Software Engineering Institute’s CERT Division, the oldest Computer Emergency Response Team in the world, SEI announced this week.

Lawmakers fret over proposed budget cuts to some DHS cyber programs

by Shaun Waterman • 3 weeks ago

During two days of hearings on Capitol Hill, lawmakers generally said they were pleased so far with Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly, but several from both parties expressed concern about the impact of proposed budget cuts on some DHS cybersecurity programs.

Trump budget would decimate DHS's scientific research arm

by Shaun Waterman • 4 weeks ago

The Trump administration's budget plan calls for large, painful cuts to the Department of Homeland Security's scientific research and development programs. Critics say it will hamper DHS's ability to develop cybersecurity technologies.

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