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National Guard Officer Lt. Col. Jody Ogle Joins CISA as Cybersecurity Adviser

Lt. Col. Jody Ogle

Lt. Col. Jody Ogle, director of communications and cyber activities for the Air National Guard, has been appointed to advise the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) on cyber matters. Ogle was the chief information officer and J6 director for the West Virginia National Guard over a span of six years. 

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CISA Warns of Water, Wastewater Infrastructure Security Threats

Lt. Col. Jody Ogle

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the National Security Agency (NSA) and the FBI issued a joint advisory warning that threat actors are targeting hardware and software that support drinking water and wastewater infrastructure operations. In the advisory, CISA listed five cyber incidents that occurred within the water industry between March 2019 August 2021. 

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CISA, NSA Detail Considerations for Remote Access VPN Selection Via Information Sheet

Virtual Private Network

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) and the National Security Agency (NSA) have issued an information sheet meant to help organizations understand the risks and considerations for selecting a virtual private network (VPN). NSA said adversaries can target VPN servers since they can be used as entry points into protected networks and can access VPN devices by weaponizing common vulnerabilities and exposures.

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CISA, NSA, FBI Warn of Surge in Conti Ransomware Attacks; Eric Goldstein Quoted

Eric Goldstein

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), National Security Agency (NSA) and the FBI have released an advisory saying they have observed more than 400 cyberattacks against U.S. and international organizations using Conti ransomware. NSA, CISA and FBI are recommending several measures to mitigate the risk of Conti ransomware attacks. 

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CISA Unveils 2 Resources From ICT Supply Chain Risk Management Task Force

Virtual Private Network

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) has announced the publication of two new resources to help mitigate threats facing the information and communications technology supply chain. The ICT SCRM Task Force is a public-private partnership sponsored by CISA’s National Risk Management Center (NRMC) and seeks to improve ICT supply chain resilience and security. 

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FBI, CISA, Coast Guard Report Cyber Vulnerability in Password Management Platform

Cybersecurity

The FBI, Coast Guard Cyber Command and the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) have jointly reported a cyber vulnerability in a self-service password management platform made by Zoho. Cyber actors capitalizing on advanced persistent threats (APT) are likely to exploit a vulnerability found in Zoho's ManageEngine ADSelfService Plus, CISA said Thursday.

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House Committee Votes to Pass $865M Funding Boost for CISA; Rep. Jim Langevin Quoted

Jim Langevin

The House of Representatives' committee on homeland security has voted to approve an amendment that adds $865 million to the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency's funds. Rep. Bennie Thompson, D-Miss., presented the amendment to a $3.5 trillion reconciliation bill, which would boost CISA's cybersecurity funds if passed.

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Cybersecurity Exec Kiersten Todt Named CISA Chief of Staff

Kiersten Todt

Kiersten Todt, formerly executive director of a cybersecurity commission under Barack Obama, has been appointed to serve as chief of staff at the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA). She will lead efforts to develop plans, manage resources and establish objectives in pursuit of CISA's goals, the agency said Monday.

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Sean Connelly: Agencies Can Utilize CISA Services to Meet Zero Trust Security Mandate

Sean Connelly

Sean Connelly, program manager of Trusted Internet Connections (TIC) at the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), said that CISA will offer services for agencies mandated to implement zero trust strategies under President Biden’s cybersecurity executive order. CISA plans to make its protective domain name system services available to other agencies in an effort to help them reach zero trust maturity status.

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House Bill to Establish Term Limit for CISA Director; Rep. Andrew Garbarino Quoted

Rep. Andrew Garbarino

Rep. Andrew Garbarino, R-N.Y., ranking member of the House Homeland Security Committee’s cybersecurity infrastructure protection and innovation subpanel, and six other bipartisan House lawmakers have proposed a bill that would set a five-year term limit for the director position at the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA).

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