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DOD Tasks Detroit Mercy to Establish Metro-Detroit Regional Vehicle Cybersecurity Institute

University of Detroit

The University of Detroit Mercy has received a $1.12 million grant from the Department of Defense to form a regional-based consortium that will offer education for vehicle cybersecurity engineering. The Metro-Detroit Regional Vehicle Cybersecurity Institute will consist of various academic institutions in southeast Michigan focused on improving the U.S. cybersecurity workforce, Detroit Mercy said Wednesday.

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ISA Global Cybersecurity Alliance Launches Credentialing Program for First Responders; Megan Samford Quoted

Cybersecurity

The International Society of Automation Global Cybersecurity Alliance (ISAGCA) has worked with the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) and several companies to develop a program for certifying professionals who respond to cyber incidents. Credentialing cybersecurity first responders is an important milestone in this valuable public-private partnership,” said Megan Samford, chairperson of ISAGCA's advisory board and chief product security officer at Schneider Electric’s energy management group.

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OIG Report: DOD Should Classify 3D Printers as IT Systems in Need of Cybersecurity Controls

Systemically Important

The Department of Defense’s (DOD) office of inspector general (OIG) has recommended that the chief information officer include 3D printers and other additive manufacturing systems in the portfolio of information technology platforms and establish cybersecurity controls in compliance with DOD and federal guidance. The inspector general also found that DOD components considered 3D printers as “tools” instead of IT systems.

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DOD Inspector General: Five Sites Need Better 3D Printing Cybersecurity

3D Printing

The Department of Defense's inspector general (DOD IG) found in an audit that five DOD sites need to bolster the security of their additive manufacturing or 3D printing systems. DOD IG said in a July 1 report that it recommends the involved DOD components to first attain an authority to operate for all their AM systems before use.

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DHS, SecureLogix Enter NG9-1-1 Cybersecurity Program’s 2nd Phase; Kathryn Coulter Mitchell Quoted

Kathryn Coulter Mitchell

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has selected San Antonio-based SecureLogix to proceed with the second phase of a cybersecurity architecture designed to protect multimedia content in Next Generation 9-1-1 emergency communication systems. SecureLogix received the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase II award after the software company completed feasibility demonstration work. 

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NIST Seeks Public Feedback on Draft About Commercial Satellite Cybersecurity

Commercial Satellite

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) asks the public to comment on a new draft document about the cybersecurity of commercial satellite activities. The document, titled “Introduction to Cybersecurity for Commercial Satellite Operations,” tackles how to manage cybersecurity risks of crewless space activities while considering space vehicle requirements.

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Mieke Eoyang: DOD Encourages Contractors to Adopt Stronger Cybersecurity

Mieke Eoyang

Mieke Eoyang, the deputy assistant secretary of defense for Cyber Policy, said the Pentagon wants to help its industrial partners bolster their own cybersecurity efforts. Eoyang said at the Defense One Tech Summit that defense contractors must apply multi-factor authentication, get help from cyber companies or implement other cybersecurity best practices to boost cyber resiliency.

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GAO Offers Recommendations for DLA to Improve Cybersecurity of Inventory Management Systems

Systemically Important

The Government Accountability Office (GAO) has called on the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) to act on its recommendations to address deficiencies in the implementation of risk management steps in order to mitigate cybersecurity risks facing its inventory management systems. Those steps are selecting security controls, authorizing the system, assessing and monitoring security controls.

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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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