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It’s time for businesses to start people-proofing their systems. According to Verizon’s 16th Annual Data Breach Investigations Report released today, 74 percent of all breaches include the human element through error, privilege misuse, social engineering, or use of stolen credentials.

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As China continues on its path to become the leading cyber adversary to the United States, lawmakers and government officials are looking for ways to strike a balance that will cater to benefits of economic partnerships with China while not exposing American security interests in the process.

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The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), National Security Agency (NSA), the FBI, and international cybersecurity agencies issued a joint cybersecurity advisory to highlight a recently discovered cluster of cyber activity linked to a People’s Republic of China (PRC) state-sponsored cyber actor dubbed Volt Typhoon.

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CISA

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), National Security Agency (NSA), and the FBI, along with international partners, released a joint cybersecurity advisory on Wednesday sharing technical details regarding malicious activity by a People’s Republic of China (PRC) state-sponsored cyber actor.

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Officials from the Department of Education (DOE) and the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) discussed their agencies’ progress on the migration to zero trust security architectures at MeriTalk’s Cyber Central in Washington, D.C.

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Cyber Central 2023

The National Cybersecurity Strategy that flew out of the White House doors in early March was a year-long effort that involved hundreds of engagements with more than 300 stakeholders – from academia to industry to Federal agencies – a top official at the Office of the National Cyber Director (ONCD) said today.

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In the hands of hostile nation-states, emerging technologies can pose grave threats to U.S. security and prosperity. However, smart investments and guardrails for emerging technologies could give the U.S. an edge in cybersecurity and combating growing cyber threats.

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The Pentagon is a very large building that houses a lot of the authorities for the U.S. Military. It's big. This photo doesn't do it justice, but they're kinda rightly concerned about people flying drones around there.

Building a 21st-century military is critical to protect the United States against an ever-evolving threat landscape – especially in the digital era. According to Rep. Rick Allen, R-Ga., building that resilient military force begins with investments at the U.S. Army’s Cyber Center of Excellence, housed at Fort Gordon in Georgia.

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The House Energy and Commerce Committee’s Energy, Climate, and Grid Security subcommittee voted unanimously today to approve the Energy Emergency Leadership Act (HR 3277), which would require that Energy Department cybersecurity and other energy security-related operations be assigned to an Assistant Secretary at the agency whose appointment would be confirmable by the Senate.

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Pipeline

Almost two years ago, a ransomware attack on the Colonial Pipeline Company, a major supplier of fuel to the northeastern U.S., pushed the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) to develop directives for pipeline owners and operators to implement cybersecurity measures.

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RSA Conference

Officials from the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) and the U.S. Cyber Command’s (USCYBERCOM) Cyber National Mission Force (CNMF) revealed this week that collaboration between their agencies was able to prevent two potentially dangerous cyberattacks, including the disruption of an Iranian effort to target election infrastructure.

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DoD

The key to combating adversaries in cyberspace and building out more cyber-resilient infrastructures is creating stronger partnerships for those efforts between government and industry, a top Defense Department (DoD) official said on April 24 during the Carahsoft Public Sector Day event at the RSA Conference in San Francisco.

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Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas told lawmakers during a Senate Homeland and Governmental Affairs Committee hearing today that President Biden’s fiscal year 2024 budget request would allow the agency to invest more in cybersecurity and infrastructure security protection.

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GPS

To compel satellite operators to better protect their networks from malicious hackers, a new report from CSC 2.0 – the successor to the Cyberspace Solarium Commission – is arguing that space systems should be officially designated as critical infrastructure by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS).

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Anjana Rajan, the assistant national cyber director at ONCD

The White House’s Office of the National Cyber Director (ONCD) is taking its new National Cybersecurity Strategy (NCS) on the road in the coming weeks to regional hubs of U.S. space innovation to understand how to bolster the cybersecurity of space systems.

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CISA

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) published its secure-by-design and secure-by-default guidelines today, which aim to outline clear steps that technology providers can take to increase the safety of products used around the world.

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Rob Joyce

The National Security Agency (NSA) is focused on enhancing its partnerships with industry to take down cyber adversaries in concert, NSA Cybersecurity Director Rob Joyce said at an event hosted by the Center for Strategic and International Studies on April 11.

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Jen Easterly

The Intelligence and National Security Alliance (INSA) – a trade group focused on partnerships to address intelligence and national security priorities – is pushing for creation of a Cyber National Guard to defend against attacks on critical U.S. infrastructure and other targets.

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Cyber workforce

The Department of Defense is collaborating with Federal civilian agencies to impose a new Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) rule that would apply new Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) requirements to vendors that handle controlled unclassified information, according to the DoD CMMC lead.

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