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Friday, January 15th, 2021

Cyber

Report assesses Huawei challenges, 5G network building

A new Center for American Progress report details methods the United States can use to address expanding Huawei market and national security challenges and its 5G network building role. The analysis maintains America has ignored the policies Beijing uses to make the tech company Huawei the... Read More »

Underwood to chair cybersecurity subcommittee

House Committee on Homeland Security Chairman Rep. Bennie G. Thompson (D-MS) has appointed Rep. Lauren Underwood (D-IL) to chair the Subcommittee on Cybersecurity, Infrastructure Protection and Innovation. “From persistent attempts by foreign adversaries to influence our elections to growing... Read More »

Secret Service conducts cyber incident simulation

The Secret Service recently hosted a virtual Cyber Incident Response Simulation officials focused on ransomware attack and mitigation strategies. “Recognizing the dynamic nature of this threat, President Trump has made it a priority to build strong and robust cybersecurity across the federal... Read More »

CISA, Colorado Rockies partner safety initiative

Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) personnel recently partnered with the Colorado Rockies, as well as state, local, and federal authorities in a safety initiative. Officials recently outlined a virtual tabletop exercise reviewing... Read More »

DHS releases new report on electromagnetic pulse attacks

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) released a new report on its efforts to combat Electromagnetic Pulse (EMP) attacks, which could disrupt the electrical grid and potentially damage electronics. The report, called the Electromagnetic Pulse (EMP) Program Status Report, establishes... Read More »

CISA, EAC introduce election risk profile tool

Two government entities said they have partnered to introduce the Election Risk Profile Tool to aid election officials and federal agencies in prioritizing and managing election infrastructure cybersecurity risks. “There is no question the security of our election systems has vastly improved,... Read More »

CISA, FBI warns about North Korean cyberthreat on ATMs

Federal authorities are issuing an alert about an automated teller machine (ATM) cash-out scheme by North Korean government cyber actors. This scheme is referred to as “FASTCash 2.0: North Korea's BeagleBoyz Robbing Banks.” The alert – issued by the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure... Read More »

Rep. Green introduces bill to strengthen CISA

U.S. Rep. Mark Green (R-TN) introduced legislation to strengthen the ability of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) to address cyberthreats on Federal government systems. The bill, called the Protecting Federal Networks Act, gives CISA the authority to address threats and... Read More »

CISA addresses 5G security, resilience

Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) officials said the agency’s fifth generation (5G) technology strategy seeks to advance the development and deployment of a secure and resilient infrastructure. “The promise of 5G is undeniable, but with 5G technology posed to underpin a... Read More »

KBR to acquire technology firm Centauri

Government and technology professional services and solutions provider KBR said the firm has agreed to acquire the technology firm Centauri. The acquisition via Arlington Capital Partners is for approximately $800 million in cash net of tax benefits. "KBR has undergone a deliberate, strategic... Read More »