Tag Archives: Christopher Krebs

Christopher Krebs on CISA’s Election Security Website, Stakeholder Partnerships

Christopher Krebs

Christopher Krebs, director of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) and a 2020 Wash100 Award recipient, has said the agency is partnering with public and private sector entities to prevent election interference by adversaries. Krebs said that CISA has recently partnered with the FBI to release public service announcements on cyber tactics that adversaries might use to disrupt election security.

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DHS Launching R&D Projects on 5G Mobile Security; Christopher Krebs Quoted

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The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is launching a research and development effort focused on mobile security as the country works to roll out 5G infrastructure. William Bryan, the acting undersecretary for science and technology, said S&T is currently working with the private sector in efforts to secure U.S. telecom infrastructure.

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USMC Vet Billy Bob Brown Named Asst Director at CISA

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Billy Bob Brown Jr., a 20-year U.S. Marine Corps veteran, has been appointed assistant director for emergency communications at the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA). CISA Director and two-time Wash100 Award recipient Christopher Krebs said Brown's expertise will potentially allow stakeholders to secure access to CISA services moving forward. 

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CISA Launches Cybersecurity Awareness Month 2020; Christopher Krebs Quoted

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The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) has commenced this year's month-long campaign to promote cybersecurity awareness across the United States. “This year, we’ve seen a major, and likely permanent, shift in the way we work, learn and socialize, as more and more of our activities have gone virtual,” said CISA Director Christopher Krebs and a 2020 Wash100 recipient.

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Christopher Krebs: Agencies Shifting to Telework Should Boost Investments in Cyber Tools

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Christopher Krebs, director of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) and a 2020 Wash100 awardee, said agencies transitioning to the cloud to support telework should consolidate and increase investments in security tools to better manage cyber threats.

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CISA, EAC Launch Election Risk Profile Tool; Christopher Krebs Quoted

Christopher Krebs

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency and the Election Assistance Commission (US EAC) have unveiled a new tool designed to help local and state election officials assess and mitigate election security risks. The Election Risk Profile Tool can help federal agencies and election officials manage cybersecurity threats to the election infrastructure subsector

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CISA Reframing Cyber Hiring Approach; Christopher Krebs Quoted

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The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) is reassessing its cyber recruitment approach by prioritizing an applicant’s skills over professional experience. Christopher Krebs, director of CISA and a 2020 Wash100 Award winner, said the agency is focusing on younger applicants with hands-on cybersecurity experience. 

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CISA Announces Details of 2020 National Cybersecurity Summit

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The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) will host the third National Cybersecurity Summit, a webinar series that will run every Wednesday from Sept. 16th to Oct. 7th. The virtual event will revolve around the themes of key cyber insights, digital transformation leadership, cybersecurity diversity and democracy protection.

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CISA Accepts Entries to President’s Cup Cybersecurity Competition 2020

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The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency has opened applications for an annual cybersecurity competition intended for federal employees. Those who serve with the Department of Defense and other components of the federal executive branch may enter the second President’s Cup Cybersecurity Competition to demonstrate cyber skills, CISA said Tuesday.

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