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DHS’ Michael Duffy Offers Updates on Kaspersky Anti-Virus Software’s Presence on Federal Networks

An official with the Department of Homeland Security has said more than half of federal agencies had complied with the Oct. 13 deadline to identify whether they run Kaspersky Lab-developed anti-virus software on their computer networks, Nextgov reported Friday. Michael Duffy, a DHS official, told reporters that of those compliant agencies, …

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DoD, HHS Leaders: Information Sharing With Industry is Key to Mitigate Ransomware

Mitchell Komaroff, principal adviser for cybersecurity strategy, planning and oversight at the Defense Department, has said DoD collaborates with industry partners to help mitigate threats such as ransomware, FedTech reported Thursday. Komaroff told the audience at the CyberScoop CyberTalks event in Washington, D.C. that DoD works to outline clear cybersecurity requirements in contracts …

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Rose Gottemoeller: Cyber Attacks Could Hamper NATO Missions, Collective Defense Efforts

Rose Gottemoeller, deputy secretary general of NATO, has said she believes cybersecurity attacks could undermine the international alliance’s missions and hamper collective defense initiatives with its allies. Gottemoeller offered her insights on the importance of cybersecurity efforts at the NATO Information Assurance Symposium that took place in Mons, Belgium, the organization said …

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OMB Sets 2018 Deadline for Annual FISMA Reports

The Office of Management and Budget has released a memorandum that requires federal civilian agencies to submit their annual Federal Information Security Modernization Act reports to OMB and the Department of Homeland Security by March 1, 2018, MeriTalk reported Wednesday. Agencies should also file their FISMA reports with the Government …

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Report: Sen. Jeanne Shaheen Asks DoD Over Cyber Risks Linked to Foreign Govt Source Code Reviews

Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-New Hampshire) has asked the Defense Department to provide information on how it handles security risks associated with DoD’s software platforms that have undergone foreign government reviews, Reuters reported Wednesday. Shaheen’s Tuesday letter to Defense Secretary James Mattis came weeks after the news agency reported earlier this …

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