Tags Department of Homeland Security

Budget would boost DHS cyber efforts in NCCIC, CDM

by Shaun Waterman • 20 hours ago

President Trump's budget proposal, unveiled Tuesday, would boost spending on the Department of Homeland Security's 24-hour digital-attack watch center by almost $50 million and more than double the funding for a governmentwide online security tools program to $279 million.

Sen. Warner wants action on WannaCry patching from DHS, OMB

by Shaun Waterman • 1 week ago

Democratic Sen. Mark Warner, of Virginia, has written to federal officials asking for details about how agencies patched their systems to protect them against the fast-spreading WannaCry ransomware.

Former DHS cyber official Schneck takes financial consulting job

by Shaun Waterman • 3 weeks ago

Phyllis Schneck, the most senior official at the Obama Department of Homeland Security with solely cybersecurity responsibilities, has taken a job with Promontory Financial Group, one of Washington's most powerful and best-connected banking consultancies.

Malware sniffer is latest cyber technology to get DHS push toward marketplace

by Shaun Waterman • 4 weeks ago

A new form of malware detection software that analyzes computer code to predict malicious behavior — but without actually running it — has been exclusively licensed to a Virginia startup from the Oak Ridge National Laboratory.

DHS watchdog's fraud hotline spoofed in ID theft scam

by Shaun Waterman • 1 month ago

The inspector general's office in the Department of Homeland Security is warning that identity thieves and fraudsters are spoofing caller ID systems to make it look as if victims are being called from the IG's anonymous tipline.

Cybersecurity takes a quiet role in DHS secretary's loose outline of priorities

by Shaun Waterman • 1 month ago

Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly laid out the new administration's priorities for his department Tuesday, listing cybersecurity alongside defending the nation's borders and stopping terrorist attacks — but providing far fewer details about the online defensive mission than about the other two.

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