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McCaul: U.S. should go on the cyber offensive if Russia hacks midterms

by Sean Lyngaas • 4 days ago

The Texas Republican is the latest lawmaker to specify that the U.S. should have a forceful response on the table.

House panel rejects call for cyberthreat report on ZTE amid possible Trump deal

by Sean Lyngaas • 2 months ago

On the heels of a reported U.S. deal with embattled Chinese telecom company ZTE, American lawmakers rejected a measure that would have directed the Department of Homeland Security to provide more information on any cybersecurity risks posed by the company.

House defense bill would usher in cybersecurity changes at DOD

by Sean Lyngaas • 2 months ago

The House of Representatives on Thursday overwhelmingly passed a defense policy bill with several cybersecurity measures aimed at better securing Pentagon networks. The bill seeks closer collaboration between the departments of Defense and Homeland Security in defending against hackers, asks for quick notification of data breaches of military personnel, and continues to crack down on foreign-made telecom products that are deemed security threats.

DHS unveils long-stalled cyber strategy

by Sean Lyngaas • 2 months ago

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

Congress is writing cybersecurity legislation under a cloud of uncertainty

by Chris Bing • 1 year ago

Rep. Dan Donovan’s Cyber Preparedness Act of 2017 was reintroduced to the House this month, where it easily passed with bipartisan support, Wednesday. But after failing to reach the President’s desk last year, the legislation’s chances of passage on a second go around may be upended by a Trump administration that is currently evaluating the role and responsibility of the Homeland Security Department as it pertains to cyber defense.

Republican bill aims to bolster U.S. attack attribution capabilities

by Patrick Howell O'Neill • 2 years ago

Pulling private industry and academia closer, a new Republican bill aims for better cybersecurity for the U.S. federal government by spelling out the responsibility on the DHS.

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