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How the Democrats plan to stop hackers from breaching 2018 campaigns

by Chris Bing • 3 months ago

Fresh off the wounds of the 2016 campaign, Democratic political reorganizations are compelling political campaigns to improve their cybersecurity.

Here are the cybersecurity amendments added to the House's defense bill

by Chris Bing • 5 months ago

House members attached several cybersecurity-focused amendments to the fiscal 2018 National Defense Authorization Act.

Definitions for cyberwar terms sought by House lawmakers

by Shaun Waterman • 9 months ago

The resolution reflects the thinking of many experts who say the U.S. needs to be more candid about its "red lines" in cyberspace and other elements of its strategic thinking about cybersecurity.

Election-systems cybersecurity would take a hit under new House bill, experts say

by Chris Bing • 10 months ago

A bill recently introduced in the House of Representatives, which seeks to terminate the Election Assistance Commission, or EAC, would hamper coordination efforts between state and federal officials at a time when cybersecurity concerns are top of mind, experts tell CyberScoop.

Congress is about to have a really challenging year on cybersecurity

by Chris Bing • 10 months ago

2017 will be a banner year for cybersecurity in Congress and that isn’t necessarily a good thing, said House Intelligence Committee Staff Director Michael Bahar, “we have kicked off the year with a lot going wrong with Russia and its hacking.” While there are multiple probes by different committees, in both the House and Senate, to investigate Russia’s influence on the 2016 presidential election, those retrospective efforts are just the beginning of what will ultimately be a very busy year in Congress as lawmakers face a myriad of cybersecurity-related policy decisions.

Democrats call for probe into White House's cybersecurity practices

by Chris Bing • 10 months ago

Democratic members of the House Committee on Science, Space and Technology are calling for a probe into the White House’s cybersecurity practices, according to a letter. Rep. Eddie Johnson, D-Texas., Rep. Dan Lipinski, D-Ill., and Rep. Don Beyers, D-Va., signed and sent a letter to the committee’s republican leadership, Rep. Lamar Smith, R-Texas., Rep. Darin LaHood, R-Ill., and Rep. Barbara Comstock, R-Va., requesting a hearing on the matter.

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