Tags Kirstjen Nielsen

'We simply haven't done enough': Facebook and Twitter execs testify on foreign influence campaigns

by Patrick Howell O'Neill • 2 weeks ago

Despite the regular infusion of mea culpas, Facebook's Sheryl Sandberg and Twitter's Jack Dorsey touted improvements by both companies in combating foreign influence.

DHS chief warns of 'pandemic' cyber vulnerabilities

by Sean Lyngaas • 2 weeks ago

Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen painted a daunting picture of the global digital landscape, describing “a worldwide outbreak of cyberattacks and cyber vulnerabilities” that had moved from the “epidemic” to the “pandemic” stage.

DHS chief: We’re cracking down on hackers more than Obama did

by Sean Lyngaas • 3 months ago

The U.S. government is trying to more effectively deter cyberattacks by imposing clear consequences on nation-state-linked hackers, according to Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen.

DHS unveils long-stalled cyber strategy

by Sean Lyngaas • 4 months ago

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

DHS prepares cross-sector strategy to limit domino effects from big cyberattacks

by Sean Lyngaas • 5 months ago

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.

Senators press DHS for details on election security progress

by Zaid Shoorbajee • 6 months ago

Much of the hearing focused on the increasingly close relationship between DHS and the state and local offices that run elections.