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Trump budget: FBI would get an extra $61M to fight cybercrime and break encryption

by Chris Bing • 2 weeks ago

President Donald Trump’s budget blueprint for the federal government includes a proposed $1.5 billion for the Homeland Security Department to protect federal networks and critical infrastructure from hackers and another $61 million for the FBI and Justice Department to track terrorist communications and combat cybercriminals.

Trump will call for private sector war on botnets, aide says

by Shaun Waterman • 2 weeks ago

One of the president's early cybersecurity actions will be a public call for internet companies to collaborate to stop the massive networks of compromised computer hardware weaponized by hackers.

Bossert promises funding, centralization for federal cybersecurity

by Shaun Waterman • 2 weeks ago

President Donald Trump’s budget outline proposes significant increases in funding for federal cybersecurity, says the White House's top homeland security adviser.

Confide, the White House’s favorite messaging app, has multiple critical vulnerabilities

by Patrick Howell O'Neill • 3 weeks ago

It took intensifying media and security industry scrutiny for Confide to go under the microscope.

Cyber EO out in a week or so, says exec briefed by White House

by Shaun Waterman • 3 weeks ago

Former IBM CEO Sam Palmisano says the White House is seeking feedback on a new draft of the cybersecurity policy executive order.

China looks to unseat U.S. as leader on global internet policy

by Chris Bing • 4 weeks ago

Chinese cyberspace affairs and foreign ministry officials drew a red line in the sand around China’s internet during a speech from Beijing Thursday.