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NSA, CISA Recommend Use of Protective DNS Service to Enhance Internet’s Resilience

Protective DNS service

The National Security Agency (NSA) and Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) highlighted in a recently released cybersecurity information sheet the importance of implementing a Protective Domain Name System service to enhance internet defense against cyber attacks. The NSA pilot was launched in partnership with the Cyber Crime Center of the Department of Defense.

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CISA’s Jay Gazlay: Gov’t Must Update Identity Management Standards for Cloud Operations

Protective DNS service

Jay Gazlay, technical strategist at the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), has said the government must establish an updated guidance on identity management following the SolarWinds large-scale data breach. Devices in general must have in place basic configurations such as those offered by Microsoft for authentication and email traffic monitoring, according to Gazlay.

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CISA Asks Agencies to Apply Patches to Microsoft Exchange On-Premises Servers Via Emergency Directive

Cybersecurity

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) has released an emergency directive requiring agencies to update their on-premises Microsoft Exchange Servers with security patches or disconnect the products. All agency chief information officers should submit a report by Friday, March 5th, using the provided template to inform CISA about their status.

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CISA Provides Physical Security Guidance for COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution Satellite Clinics

Cybersecurity and

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) has published a document to support the physical security of COVID-19 vaccine distribution points. CISA developed the guide to help POD managers strengthen their facilities' security and ensure that vaccine delivery is not interrupted by physical security threats. The agency also released an infographic to guide the security of COVID-19 vaccine distribution in general.

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DHS Issues Multiple Contract Awards for CISA-Supported Network Security Project

Department of Homeland

The Department of Homeland Security's Science and Technology Directorate (DHS S&T) has awarded new research and development contracts for a network security program in partnership with the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA). The first seven awards under the new Secure and Resilient Mobile Network Infrastructure project will tackle legacy network security, end-to-end network traffic protection and 5G security development. 

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Infrastructure Security Vet Nitin Natarajan Named Deputy Director of CISA; Brandon Wales Quoted

Nitin Natarajan

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) has appointed homeland security expert Nitin Natarajan to serve as the deputy director. Tenured cyber executives Eric Goldstein and David Mussington have also joined CISA's leadership team to serve as executive assistant directors for cybersecurity and infrastructure security, respectively, the agency said Monday.

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CISA Releases FY21 Planning Guide for Emergency Comm Technical Assitance

Cybersecurity and

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) has published a planning guide, Emergency Communication Technical Assistance guide for fiscal year 2021, meant to help public safety officials and first responders improve interoperable communications to address issues caused by changes to emergency communications landscape.

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CISA Acting Director Brandon Wales: Agency Must Implement Changes in Federal Cybersecurity

Brandon Wales

Brandon Wales, who leads the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) on an acting basis, said CISA must make some changes to prevent federal network breaches, much like an incident that was discovered in Dec. 2020. Wales' statement follows a cyber attack done in late 2020 with the SolarWinds Orion software

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CISA, Treasury, FBI Issue Advisory on North Korea’s Cryptocurrency Malware ‘AppleJeus’

Cryptocurrency Malware

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), Department of the Treasury (DOT) and the FBI have released a joint advisory about the AppleJeus malware and other indicators of compromise that North Korea-backed threat actors use to perform cryptocurrency theft. The joint advisory released Wednesday provides technical details about seven versions of AppleJeus malware that Hidden Cobra actors have been using since 2018. 

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CISA Extends Term of ICT Supply Chain Task Force; Bob Kolasky Quoted

Bob Kolasky

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) has extended the term of a supply-chain security task force for an additional six months to continue efforts to protect the information and communications technology sector. Robert Mayer, co-chair of the task force, said the group has worked to engage government and ICT stakeholders to help secure the global supply chain over the past two years.

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