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CISA Seeks to Stay Ahead of Emerging Cyber Threats With New Framework; Daniel Kroese Quoted

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The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) is collaborating with a national laboratory with the Department of Energy (DoE) to come up with a cyber risk framework to help identify the latest cyber threats facing the country’s critical infrastructure. 

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Kevin Cox: CDM Program Helps COVID-19 Response Agencies Counter Cyber Attacks

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Kevin Cox, program manager for the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation (CDM) program, said that having the necessary systems in place has enabled CDM to assist agencies that play a key role in the federal government’s COVID-19 response efforts to fight against cyber attacks during the pandemic. 

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Committee Issues Report on COVID-19 Response-Related Challenges Facing Agencies

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A Pandemic Response Accountability Committee report has identified the top challenges facing federal agencies in their COVID-19 pandemic response efforts and one of those is financial management. “Key areas of concern include both the need for accurate information concerning pandemic-related spending and the significant amount of money federal agencies may lose as the result of improper payments,” the PRAC said in the report.

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Air Force Advances ‘White Hat’ Hacking; Lauren Knausenberger Quoted

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The U.S. Air Force is increasing its use of ethical hackers to simulate cyber attacks on its information technology networks and Lauren Knausenberger, chief transformation officer at the service, said a $75 million blanket purchase agreement the service signed with cybersecurity firm Dark Wolf in February is an example of that, FedScoop reported Monday.

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Commission Report Calls for US Gov’t to Execute Structural Changes to Address Cyber Threats

A Cyberspace Solarium Commission report recommends the creation of new cybersecurity-focused independent committees in Congress and a Senate-confirmed national cyber director at the White House, The Wall Street Journal reported Tuesday. The commission concluded that the U.S. government needs to implement structural reforms to address cyber threats that jeopardize economic and national security, according to the report obtained by the publication.

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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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