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Top Cyber/IT Amendments to Watch for in FY2022 NDAA

As the Senate returns to work on Nov. 29 with the completion of debate on the Fiscal Year (FY) 2022 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) at the top of its agenda, lawmakers will be looking to tack on a host of cybersecurity-related amendments to the defense spending bill.

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CISA Looking to Increase Email Security Capabilities

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) has issued a request for information (RFI) focused on email security capabilities that will protect Federal networks and the Federal Civilian Executive Branch (FCEB) .gov domain enterprise from threats and strengthen cyber defenses.

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Former DefSec Carter Calls for Stronger Retaliation Against Cyberattacks

Former U.S. Secretary of Defense Ash Carter said cybersecurity risks are a “very serious matter” and called for stronger retaliation from the U.S. government and Department of Defense (DoD) against malicious cyber actors.

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CISA’s Easterly: Visibility, Modernization are Keys to Cybersecurity

As the Federal government continues to focus on boosting the nation’s cybersecurity hygiene, Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) Director Jen Easterly said Nov. 18 that visibility and modernization are the keys to improving the nation’s cybersecurity posture.

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CISA, FBI Issue Ransomware Warning for Holiday Season

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) and the FBI issued a cybersecurity advisory today, warning public and private sector organizations to stay vigilant for ransomware attacks and other cyberattacks leading up to and during the holiday season.

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Sens. Peters, Portman Still Pitching FISMA Reform Inclusion in NDAA

After a potential setback late last week, Sens. Gary Peters, D-Mich., and Rob Portman, R-Ohio, are still looking to attach their legislation to reform the Federal Information Security Modernization Act (FISMA) added to the Senate’s fiscal year (FY) 2022 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) making its way through the chamber, a Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee staffer told MeriTalk.

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CISA Launches Infrastructure Dependency Primer Learning Tool

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) has launched its Infrastructure Dependency Primer (IDP) learning tool, which aims to help state, local, tribal, and territorial planners and decisionmakers better understand how infrastructure dependencies can impact their communities and how to increase resilience.

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CISA QSMO Official Explains Security Evaluation for 5G Technologies

The complexity and flexibility of emerging fifth-generation (5G) wireless technologies make the process of defining a security assessment boundary complex, thus it’s crucial to maintain a wide aperture concerning 5G cybersecurity, an official from the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) said during a Palo Alto Network webinar on Nov 18.

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