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Lt. Gen. Paul Nakasone: US military ready to deter peer adversaries in cyberspace

Lt. Gen. Paul Nakasone, the White House’s nominee to lead the National Security Agency and the U.S. Cyber Command, has said the U.S. military is prepared to launch cyber attacks on peer adversaries’ critical infrastructure through network intrusions during a future conflict, the Washington Free Beacon reported Tuesday. “We face a challenging and volatile threat environment, and …

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House OKs Bill to Reinstate State Dept Cyber Office

The House on Wednesday passed by a voice vote a bill that would put back a State Department office that works to facilitate negotiations on international cybersecurity policies, The Hill reported Wednesday. House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Ed Royce (R-California) and Rep. Eliot Engel (D-New York), the House panel’s ranking member, …

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Bill Would Penalize Credit Reporting Agencies for Consumer Data Breaches

Sens. Elizabeth Warren (D-Massachusetts) and Mark Warner (D-Virginia) have introduced a bill that would penalize credit reporting agencies in the event of a security breach that affects consumer data. The Data Breach Prevention and Compensation Act would give the Federal Trade Commission authority to directly supervise CRAs’ data security measures; impose penalties on CRAs …

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Sen. Ron Wyden Urges White House to Implement Federal Election Cybersecurity Measures

Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Oregon) has called on the White House to implement several actions as part of efforts to protect federal elections from hacking and other cyber attacks by foreign governments. Wyden told Army Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster, national security adviser to President Donald Trump, in a letter published Tuesday that the …

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Senate’s Draft Appropriations Bill Includes $1.8B for DHS Cyber Operations

Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman Thad Cochran (R- Mississippi) has proposed a draft bill that would allocate $1.8 billion for the Department of Homeland Security’s cyber operations unit, Nextgov reported Tuesday. The appropriations bill includes $713 million in funds to update and maintain federal computer networks’ cybersecurity, $341 million to safeguard banks, airports …

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Ryan McCarthy: Army Tactical Network Review Would Take 2 Years

Acting U.S. Army Secretary Ryan McCarthy has said that the Army would take at least two years to identify a new battlefield communications network that will replace the service branch’s existing systems, Breaking Defense reported Friday. McCarthy told reporters Wednesday that the Army has formed a Cross-Functional Team to reboot its …

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