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National labs will probe election tech for vulnerabilities under planned DHS program

by Chris Bing • 5 days ago

The government is currently planning a cybersecurity program that would allow federally funded national scientific laboratories to privately probe and then document security flaws existing in U.S. election technology, most of which is developed and sold by private companies, according to a senior U.S. official.

Lawmakers advance bill to codify DHS cyber center for industrial plants

by Sean Lyngaas • 2 weeks ago

The House Homeland Security Committee on Wednesday advanced legislation that would codify a Department of Homeland Security cybersecurity center as the lead agency for handling threats to the industrial control systems that underpin the energy sector.

Judge dismisses Kaspersky lawsuits, U.S. government ban will stand

by Patrick Howell O'Neill • 3 weeks ago

The judge also waved off Kaspersky's protests about its "right to sell to the government" as "worthless."

House measure asks DHS to share info on potential ZTE cyberthreat

by Sean Lyngaas • 1 month ago

A new measure would direct DHS to give lawmakers more information on on the threats posed by the Chinese telecommunications firm.

DHS unveils long-stalled cyber strategy

by Sean Lyngaas • 1 month ago

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

Alaska election website was hacked on Election Day in 2016: report

by Zaid Shoorbajee • 1 month ago

The hack was separate from Russia-backed probing of 21 states' election systems prior to the 2016 election.

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