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White House expected to issue executive order reining in spyware

by Tonya Riley

The prospect of an executive order limiting use of spyware within U.S. intelligence unleashes potentially even more debate in Washington.

Biden set to approve expansive authorities for Pentagon to carry out cyber operations

by Suzanne Smalley

The State Department fought hard to win back the cyber authorities that it lost under the Trump administration but did not prevail.

White House seeks international cooperation to thwart growing ransomware threat

by Tonya Riley

During the International Counter Ransomware Summit in Washington, participants will discuss how to increase resilience against ransomware.

From 'Generation Kill' to driving digital diplomacy: Nate Fick digs into role as first U.S. cyber ambassador

by Suzanne Smalley

Fick says the State Department 'has a rightful place to assert leadership' when it comes to setting American cyber policy.

U.S. government takes sweeping action against Iranian hackers accused of ransomware spree

by AJ Vicens

The action from multiple U.S. departments is against 10 Iranians and two Iranian companies related to a spree of breaches and cyberattacks.

State Department bounty program for cybercriminal tips has 'born fruit,' top FBI official says

by Suzanne Smalley

A top FBI cyber official says the program encourages people with intimate knowledge of cybercrime to report details to the U.S. government.

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