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Senate Bill Would Require CISA to Help Companies With Industrial Control System Security

Industrial Control System

A bipartisan group of four senators has introduced legislation that would mandate the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) to provide companies technical assistance to identify and fix vulnerabilities in systems used to manage industrial operations. Sens. Mark Rubio, R-Fla.; Gary Peters, D-Mich.; Rob Portman, R-Ohio; and Mark Warner, D-Va. and three-time Wash100 Award winner, are the bill's sponsors.

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Senate Unanimously Approves Jen Easterly as CISA Director; DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas Quoted

Jen Easterly

Jen Easterly, President Joe Biden's nominee for the director position at the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), was confirmed in a unanimous Senate vote Monday. Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas, a 2021 Wash100 Award winner, described Easterly as a cybersecurity professional with military, civil service and industry experience and noted that they will work together in efforts to address urgent cyber and physical threats to critical U.S. infrastructure.

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CISA Rolls Out Three Mobile Security Tools; Vincent Sritapan Quoted

Vincent Sritapan

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency's (CISA) shared services program is launching three tools designed to bolster the security of government-issued smartphones and other mobile devices. Vincent Sritapan, who leads CISA's Cybersecurity Quality Services Management Office (QSMO), said their latest tools include shared services for mobile application vetting (MAV).

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FBI Works With CISA to Respond to Kesaya Ransomware Attack

Industrial Control System

The FBI has called on organizations to follow Kaseya’s guidance and perform all recommended mitigation measures as it continues to coordinate with the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) in response to a ransomware attack against managed service providers and their clients involving a vulnerability in Kaseya VSA software.

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CISA’s Matt Hartman: Government Agencies Commence Zero Trust Planning

Matt Hartman

Matt Hartman, deputy executive assistant director at the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), said many federal agencies are now developing zero trust implementation plans to align with President Biden's executive order on cybersecurity. "It's important to consider that many of these tasks [in the executive order] are sprints to develop strategies," he said.

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CISA Lists First Entries in Catalog of ‘Bad’ Cyber Practices

Cybersecurity and

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) is working on a catalog of bad cyber practices that pose risks to organizations supporting critical infrastructure and national critical functions. The agency described the first two listed practices as “egregious in internet-accessible technologies.” The agency’s move comes in response to recent cyberattacks on critical infrastructure.

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CISA’s Eric Goldstein on Countering Cyberattacks With New Authorities Under Executive Order

Eric Goldstein

Eric Goldstein, executive assistant director for cybersecurity at the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), said in an interview published Tuesday that the new executive order provides CISA with new authorities to counter cyberattacks, including the development of a common playbook for cyber incident response. He said the standard playbook requirement will help CISA better codify and implement joint incident responses.

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Former CISA Director Christopher Krebs Joins SentinelOne Advisory Board; COO Nicholas Warner Quoted

Christopher Krebs

Christopher Krebs, the former director of Department of Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) and two-time Wash100 Award recipient, has been named the first advisory board member for SentinelOne, an autonomous cybersecurity platform company. SentinelOne is bringing a proactive and innovative approach to cybersecurity that organizations in the public and private sector really need,” said Krebs.

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House Lawmakers Want CISA to Take Tougher Approach to Critical Infrastructure’s Cybersecurity; DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas Quoted

Alejandro Mayorkas

House lawmakers have called on the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) to take a more robust approach to oversee the cybersecurity posture of critical infrastructure amid recent ransomware attacks. Mayorkas said CISA is taking a prudent approach to spending its increased budget. 

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Accenture Federal Services Lands $112M CISA Task Order For FCEB Cybersecurity Support; Aaron Faulkner Quoted

Aaron Faulkner

Accenture Federal Services (AFS) announced on Friday that the company secured a potential, five-year $112 million prime task order by the Department of Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) to protect the Federal Civilian Executive Branch (FCEB) systems against cyberattacks.

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