DHS cyber incident response teams closer to becoming permanently codified

by Zaid Shoorbajee • 3 years ago

The House approved a bill Monday that would make DHS's cyber incident response teams a permanent fixture within the agency.

Nonprofit FIRST aims at global coverage for cyber incident responders

by Shaun Waterman • 3 years ago

With the burgeoning global growth of internet connectivity and web-enabled devices, there needs to be a national computer incident response capability in every country on earth.

Pacemaker updates seal vulnerabilities affecting nearly a half-million U.S. patients

by Patrick Howell O'Neill • 3 years ago

Pacemakers from Abbott Laboratories can be hacked due to three significant vulnerabilities, the Department of Homeland Security's CERT team announced on Tuesday.

Hurricane Harvey scammers use disaster as phishing bait

by Patrick Howell O'Neill • 3 years ago

US-CERT reminds the public that disasters are always magnets for scammers.

DHS promotes from within to fill cyber deputy assistant secretary role

by Shaun Waterman • 3 years ago

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

Federal cyber-incidents were down in 2016 — at least on paper

by Billy Mitchell • 4 years ago

Federal agencies in 2016 experienced less than half the number of cyber-incidents they did in 2015, according to new Government Accountability Office data — but there's a catch.

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