It's simple: Follow good cyber hygiene practices

by CyberScoop Staff • 4 weeks ago

John Felker, head of DHS's NCCIC, talks with Greg Otto on how basic cyber hygiene could alleviate a lot of organizations' cybersecurity problems.

House committee dings DHS's cyber intelligence for fusion centers

by Shaun Waterman • 1 month ago

Fusion centers aren't getting information from NPPD, are caught dealing with over-classified info, and struggle to find people with clearances who can access the information they do get.

Cyber companies urged to share — and not sell — threat info

by Shaun Waterman • 3 months ago

DHS wants cyber companies to give their threat intelligence away as widely as possible. Surprisingly, many cybersecurity companies seem to agree.

DHS promotes from within to fill cyber deputy assistant secretary role

by Shaun Waterman • 4 months ago

Rick Driggers, has been promoted to be DHS deputy assistant secretary for cybersecurity and communications, a DHS official confirmed Monday.

Question for states: Why isn't more DHS grant money funneled to cybersecurity?

by Shaun Waterman • 6 months ago

A House bill to reauthorize the Department of Homeland Security includes a requirement to study why state and local governments have not been using homeland security grant programs to fill the large gaps in their cybersecurity defenses.

WannaCry outbreak was first big test of HHS's new cybersecurity center for health sector

by Shaun Waterman • 6 months ago

When the ransomware crippled the British National Health Service last month, the response at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services was led by a new cybersecurity watch center, officials told lawmakers.

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