White House activates cyber emergency response under Obama-era directive
The process establishes a Cyber Unified Coordination Group (UCG) that is intended to help the U.S. government coordinate multiple agencies' responses to an event like the SolarWinds breach.
Hacker who sent information on US personnel to Islamic State is freed by judge
Ardit Ferizi, a citizen of Kosovo, was arrested in 2015 at age 19.
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."