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FBI, DHS Link Fallchill Malware to North Korea

The FBI and the Department of Homeland Security have released an alert saying the government of North Korea appears to have been using a malware to home in on telecommunications, finance and aerospace sectors since 2016, ZDNet reported Tuesday. The FBI and DHS’ U.S. Computer Emergency Readiness Team said in …

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Report: NATO to Expand Command Centers, Cyber Operations

NATO plans to increase its military headquarters from seven to nine and integrate cyber efforts into all alliance operations, Bloomberg reported Thursday. The organization’s defense ministers agreed to build a maritime security-focused command center in the Atlantic as well as a Europe-based command site for troop movements, with specific locations to be identified …

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Kirstjen Nielsen Eyes DHS Hiring Process Modernization as DHS Secretary Nominee

Kirstjen Nielsen, President Donald Trump’s nominee to lead the Department of Homeland Security, has said she would help DHS implement a “holistic” approach to recruit border security and cybersecurity professionals if Congress approves her nomination, Federal News Radio reported Wednesday. Nielsen told the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Government Affairs during a …

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Federal Agencies Open 500 IT, Cybersecurity Job Opportunities

Thirty-three federal agencies unveiled approximately 500 information technology and cybersecurity job vacancies through a two-day job fair administered by the Federal CIO Council, FCW reported Tuesday. The Federal Tech/Cyber hiring event took place in Silver Spring, Maryland, featured career opportunities at civilian, military and intelligence agencies. Preregistration had 2,500 sign-ups, with a total attendee …

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House Lawmakers Revive HHS Cybersecurity Bill

Rep. Billy Long (R-Missouri) and Rep. Doris Matsui (D-California) have reintroduced a bill that aims to strengthen cybersecurity at the Department of Health and Human Services. The HHS Cybersecurity Modernization Act would authorize the HHS secretary to reorganize the department’s cybersecurity workforce, according to a press release posted Wednesday on the House …

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Report: DOJ Links Russian Officials to DNC Breach Incident

The Justice Department has identified and associated at least six Russian government officials with the breach of the Democratic National Committee’s computers during the U.S. presidential election in 2016, The Wall Street Journal reported Thursday. Sources told the publication U.S. prosecutors and federal agents have amassed evidence that could be …

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Lawmakers Modify NIST’s Cyber Auditing Authority Under Proposed Bill

House lawmakers have updated a proposed bill that originally aimed to make the National Institute of Standards and Technology responsible for auditing federal agencies’ cybersecurity, Nextgov reported Tuesday. The updated legislation would require NIST to support the security audits of agency inspectors general instead of running such audits themselves, the report said. …

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Jeanette Manfra: DHS Shares Info on Wireless Network Vulnerability

The Department of Homeland Security has publicly shared information about a newly-discovered vulnerability in the Wi-Fi Protected Access II protocol that works to help protect almost all wireless network traffic, DHS’ Jeanette Manfra wrote in an article published Tuesday. Manfra, assistant secretary for cybersecurity and communications at DHS, said that the Software Engineering Institute’s …

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