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Senate investigation finds agencies 'unprepared' to protect Americans' data

by Sean Lyngaas • 2 days ago

Lessons from the 2015 OPM hack still haven’t been heeded, according to a Senate subcommittee.

Proposed State Department bureau takes wrong approach to U.S. cyber diplomacy

by Sean Lyngaas • 3 weeks ago

In this op-ed, a former House staffer says there are two fundamental and related problems with the department’s proposed cyber bureau.

State Department proposes new $20.8 million cybersecurity bureau

by Sean Lyngaas • 3 weeks ago

The new bureau, with a projected staff of 80 and budget of $20.8 million, would be led by a Senate-confirmed coordinator and “ambassador-at-large."

White House executive order sets path for ban on Huawei

by Shannon Vavra • 1 month ago

President Donald Trump issued an executive order Wednesday intended to prevent U.S. companies from conducting business with the Chinese-based tech giant.

DNS hacks are attacks on critical infrastructure, senior U.S. diplomat says

by Shannon Vavra • 2 months ago

Amb. Robert Strayer said if the recent spate of DNS hijackings are nation-state-baseds, they are no different than any other attacks on critical infrastructure.

Congress again wants the State Department to pay more attention to the internet

by Jeff Stone • 5 months ago

The Cyber Diplomacy Act proposes the State Department position report directly to the secretary of State or deputy secretary of State, an elevation from a prior version of that proposed the new position be designated “assistant secretary.”

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