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DHS unveils long-stalled cyber strategy

by Sean Lyngaas • 1 month 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 • 2 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 • 3 months ago

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

DHS leaders push cybersecurity risk assessment program for critical infrastructure companies

by Chris Bing • 4 months ago

The program comes as DHS has moved to rid networks of products that could be used for nation-state led surveillance.

Election cybersecurity should be priority for new DHS secretary, senators say

by Zaid Shoorbajee • 6 months ago

The letter is the latest in a trend of calls from lawmakers for the federal government to be more involved in election cybersecurity. The senators argue that there needs to be more coordination between state and federal agencies to protect elections from cyberattacks.

Kirstjen Nielsen confirmed as Homeland Security Secretary

by Patrick Howell O'Neill • 7 months ago

Nielsen's confirmation comes despite criticism on her relative lack of leadership experience, independence and ethics that hampered her nomination process.

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