The Department of Labor (DoL) is placing a heavy focus on customer experience (CX) and the end-user experience to convert the agency’s modernization efforts into digital transformation, according to CIO Gundeep Ahluwalia.
The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), and the National Security Agency (NSA) released an advisory this week detailing how multiple nation-state hacking groups potentially targeted a Defense Industrial Base (DIB) sector organization’s enterprise network as part of a cyber espionage campaign.
In a public service announcement (PSA) issued Oct. 4., the FBI and the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) said they believe that “any attempts by cyber actors to compromise election infrastructure are unlikely to result in largescale disruptions or prevent voting.”
Federal officials urged state and local government and education leaders this week to focus on some of the Federal government’s top existing resources in the fight against ransomware attacks – including one principle that’s easy to say but harder to do – don’t meet ransom demands.
A new report from the Government Accountability Office (GAO) found that Federal agencies are successfully helping state, local, tribal, and territorial (SLTT) governments prevent and respond to ransomware attacks; however, there is still room to improve collaboration. The GAO offered three recommendations for Federal agencies to improve collaboration.
The White House’s Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) issued a new blueprint today for an “AI Bill of Rights” to help guide organizations on the development and deployment of artificial intelligence, in an effort to help protect the rights of Americans in the age of AI.
The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) has issued a binding operational directive (BOD) that sets baseline requirements for Federal civilian agencies to identify assets and vulnerabilities on their networks, and to provide data to CISA on those assets and on vulnerability detection.
President Biden has declared October 2022 as Cybersecurity Awareness Month – making it the 19th consecutive year of that designation.
Tracy Barnes, chief information officer (CIO) for the state of Indiana, said the use of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) technologies are a crucial component of the state’s automation strategy. Employing the latest automation tech, he said, helps the state punch above its weight in the continuing battle to protect networks and data against cyberattacks.
The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) announced this week that its Protective Domain Name System (DNS) – the agency’s latest shared service offering – is available to all Federal civilian agencies to enhance their cyber defenses.
The Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee on September 28 approved by voice vote the Securing Open Source Software Act, which aims to put more Federal government muscle behind protecting open source software following the emergence of the Log4J vulnerability late last year.
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is on track to release the first version of its Artificial Intelligence (AI) Risk Management Framework by January 2023, NIST’s IT Laboratory Chief of Staff told lawmakers on Thursday.
Automation tools are helping state chief information officers (CIOs) drive more efficiency in government operations and advance citizen service delivery, according to state and local government experts.
The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) and the National Security Agency (NSA) released a new cybersecurity advisory on September 22 to help owners and operators of critical infrastructure better protect operational technology (OT) and industrial control systems (ICS) assets from the increasing probability of cyberattacks.
Sen. Gary Peters, D-Mich., chairman of the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, and Ranking Member Rob Portman, R-Ohio, introduced bipartisan legislation on Sept. 22 that aims to protect open-source software in response to issues raised by the Log4j vulnerability that emerged in December 2021.
Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., sent a letter on Sept. 21 to the inspector generals of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Department of Defense (DoD), and Department of Justice (DOJ), requesting that they investigate the alleged warrantless data gathering of American citizens’ online search histories.
The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) and Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) released a joint Cybersecurity Advisory on Sept. 21 that revealed Iranian hackers had access to the Albanian government’s network about 14 months before launching the destructive July cyberattack.
The Office of the National Cyber Director (ONCD) is developing Federal interagency processes to create transparent and coherent cyber action plans that align with the current activity underway in the cyber landscape, an agency official said.
Members of Congress voiced their concerns on the need for more cybersecurity to protect the water infrastructure of the United States at a Homeland Security Committee hearing on Sept. 21.
Rep. Patrick McHenry, R-N.C., explained some of the challenges that his new crypto legislation has faced when speaking at the Writing the Rules of Crypto Event hosted by Politico on Sept. 20.
The Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau has banned two China-associated telecommunication organizations from providing their services in the United States.
Have you ever thought it would be so much easier to turn the TV on without lifting a finger or even uttering a few words? In times when the remote is buried deep in the couch, brain-computer interfaces (BCI) will come in handy.
The National Security Agency (NSA) and the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) have published a report that details some of the security concerns of Open Radio Access Network (Open RAN), as well as some of the ways to mitigate such concerns.
The United States can be doing more to provide trust in election security to the masses, according to Josh Benaloh, a senior cryptographer at Microsoft.
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has announced a first-of-its-kind cybersecurity grant program specifically to support state and local governments (SLGs) across the country.
A senior National Institutes of Health (NIH) technology official talked about the agency’s strategy to leverage cloud services to further its data science strategic plan during a September 15 Federal News Network event.
Federal Chief Information Officer Clare Martorana told House lawmakers today that she envisions promising payoffs over the next year from Technology Modernization Fund (TMF) investments spurred by Congress’s $1 billion cash infusion into the fund last year.
The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) is working closely with industry and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) to finalize its cyber performance goals, an agency official told lawmakers on September 15.
Reps. Jason Crow, D-Colo., and Brian Fitzpatrick, R-Pa., on September 13 introduced bipartisan legislation to protect Americans’ healthcare data from cyberattacks.