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Jeh Johnson: Election Infrastructure Must Be Determined as Critical

Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson has said election infrastructure should be recognized as a subsector of the existing government facilities critical infrastructure sector and be a priority for cybersecurity assistance and protection. Johnson wrote in a blog post published Friday such determination will add election infrastructure, including centralized vote tabulations locations, communications technologies, …

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CSIS Task Force Recommends Cybersecurity Agenda for Trump Administration

A task force of the Center for Strategic and International Studies has published a report that suggests a list of cybersecurity objectives for President-elect Donald Trump, GovInfoSecurity reported Wednesday. Eric Chabrow writes the CSIS Cyber Policy Task Force’s report titled “From Awareness to Action: A Cybersecurity Agenda for the 45th President” calls on the …

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DHS: Russian Intell Services Conducted Spearphishing Attacks Against US Critical Infrastructure, Govt Agencies

A Department of Homeland Security report says Russian intelligence services performed spearphishing attacks and other malicious cyber operations called Grizzly Steppe in order to gain access into networks of U.S. government agencies, critical infrastructure, companies and academic institutions. Todd Breasseale, assistant secretary for public affairs at DHS, said in an executive summary published …

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Secret Service Implements Cyber & IT Strategy to Boost Agent Mobility

The U.S. Secret Service have begun to implement its first cyber and information technology strategic plan that covers agency goals to develop a network operations security center and bolster mobility for special agents and uniformed officers, Signal Magazine reported Sunday. George Seffers writes Kevin Nally, chief information officer of the Secret Service, finalized the strategy nearly …

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Jeh Johnson: FY 2017 Defense Policy Bill Covers DHS ‘Unity of Effort’ Initiative

Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson has said the fiscal year 2017 defense policy bill signed by President Barack Obama includes provisions to codify components of DHS’ Unity of Effort initiative. Johnson said in a statement posted Tuesday the 2017 National Defense Authorization Act authorizes DHS’ efforts to unify the U.S. Coast Guard, U.S. Immigration and …

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DHS S&T Explosives Unit Funds Oak Ridge Geospatial Tool Project

The Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Directorate’s explosives division has funded an Oak Ridge National Laboratory research project to develop a geospatial tool for communication, collaboration and situational awareness uses in security events. DHS said Friday the Incident Management Preparedness and Coordination Toolkit aids bomb squads on the assessment of impacts …

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