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DHS’ Christopher Krebs on Iran’s Potential Cyber Retaliation

Christopher Krebs, director of the Department of Homeland Security's Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), said in a podcast Thursday that an immediate attack from Iran’s cyber threat actors would have occurred by now in retaliation for the death of Iranian Gen. Qasem Soleimani as a result of a drone strike, Fifth Domain reported Saturday.

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Senators Call on DHS to Address Funding Gap Facing Two Cyber Threat Data Sharing Centers

Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.), Sen. Maggie Hassan (D-N.H.) and Sen. Gary Peters (D-Mich.), ranking member of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, have asked the Department of Homeland Security to address a possible funding shortfall facing the Election Infrastructure Information Sharing and Analysis Center and the Multi-State Information Sharing and Analysis Center.

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DHS, Air Force Set Sights on Aviation Cybersecurity; Will Roper Quoted

The Department of Homeland Security has revived a program to identify airliners’ risks to cyber attacks, the Wall Street Journal reported Sunday. DHS teamed up with the departments of Transportation and Defense on the reconstituted cybersecurity program, which will involve limited aircraft testing.

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Rep. Will Hurd Won’t Seek Re-Election

Rep. Will Hurd (R-Texas) announced that he will not run for re-election in 2020 “in order to pursue opportunities outside the halls of Congress to solve problems at the nexus between technology and national security.” Hurd, a 2019 Wash100 Award recipient, wrote in an editorial published Thursday about the “generational challenges” facing the U.S., including the geopolitical competition with China, the increasing incidents of cyber attacks and competition for leadership in the field of artificial intelligence.

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Army Lt. Gen. Paul Ostrowski: Getting Defense Contractors ‘Off the Net’ Could Help Address Cyber Threats

Lt. Gen. Paul Ostrowski, principal military deputy to the Army acquisition chief, said he believes investing in resources like information technology systems to pull some defense contractors “off the net” could be the best move as the service continues to face cybersecurity challenges, Army Times reported Tuesday.

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