Foreign VPN apps need a close look from DHS, senators say
If the U.S. intelligence community worries about Huawei and Kaspersky, DHS should worry about federal government use of certain foreign VPN apps, says Sens. Marco Rubio and Ron Wyden.
Government website encryption needs help from DHS, Sen. Wyden says
Despite significant improvements to government website encryption, some metadata is still transmitted insecurely, the Oregon Democrat said.
DHS prepares cross-sector strategy to limit domino effects from big cyberattacks
A forthcoming cybersecurity strategy from the Department of Homeland Security will seek to curb “systemic risk” to critical infrastructure by helping to secure digital tools used across sectors, DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen said.
Microsoft-led industry group pledges to not assist government cyberattacks
The participant companies' principles include not helping any government mount a cyberattack against "innocent citizens and enterprises."
Cisco: Malware and encrypted traffic will challenge federal agencies
Hackers will continue to give U.S. government agencies headaches in the coming months thanks to an evolving malware market and their use of encryption to evade detection, Cisco said in a new report.
GAO dings DHS for failing to share info on cybersecurity workforce efforts
DHS did not complete efforts to identify and assign codes to all its cybersecurity positions, according to GAO.