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Congressional pressure builds for White House to share classified cyber authorizations

by Shannon Vavra • 1 month ago

The House voted in favor of ordering the Trump administration to release the classified memorandum that made it easier for the Pentagon to run offense cyber-operations against U.S. adversaries.

U.S. ramping up offensive cyber measures to stop economic attacks, Bolton says

by Shannon Vavra • 2 months ago

It's the first time a White House official has publicly acknowledged that defense authorizations approved last year go beyond election security measures.

Bolton confirms offensive cyber-operations conducted to protect midterms

by Greg Otto • 10 months ago

The national security adviser said it was “too soon to tell” whether the offensive was affecting adversary behavior.

Ex-DHS official on PPD-20 repeal: Consider potential blowback to private sector

by Sean Lyngaas • 10 months ago

Suzanne Spaulding says the U.S. government should carefully consider the potential private-sector repercussions of conducting offensive cyber operations.

White House announces federal cyber strategy, vows to go on offensive

by Sean Lyngaas • 11 months ago

The White House on Thursday announced a new governmentwide cybersecurity strategy in an effort to raise federal network defenses but also go on the offensive more when U.S. interests are threatened.

Executive order creates system for 'automatic' sanctions on foreigners interfering with U.S. elections

by Patrick Howell O'Neill • 11 months ago

The ODNI would make initial assessments, and then DOJ and DHS would get involved. Some penalties would kick in right away if investigations uncover meddling.

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