Tag Archives: cyber attack

Senate’s Draft Appropriations Bill Includes $1.8B for DHS Cyber Operations

Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman Thad Cochran (R- Mississippi) has proposed a draft bill that would allocate $1.8 billion for the Department of Homeland Security’s cyber operations unit, Nextgov reported Tuesday. The appropriations bill includes $713 million in funds to update and maintain federal computer networks’ cybersecurity, $341 million to safeguard banks, airports …

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Ryan McCarthy: Army Tactical Network Review Would Take 2 Years

Acting U.S. Army Secretary Ryan McCarthy has said that the Army would take at least two years to identify a new battlefield communications network that will replace the service branch’s existing systems, Breaking Defense reported Friday. McCarthy told reporters Wednesday that the Army has formed a Cross-Functional Team to reboot its …

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US-CERT Warns of ‘Bad Rabbit’ Ransomware Attacks

The U.S. government has released a notice about a new ransomware that homed in on media companies in Russia and transportation systems in Ukraine, CNN Tech reported Wednesday. The ransomware attack was also identified in other countries such as the U.S., Japan, Germany and Turkey. The U.S. Computer Emergency Readiness …

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Bill Would Establish National Standard for Cyber Breach Notification

Rep. Jim Langevin (D-Rhode Island) has reintroduced a bill that would standardize industry efforts to notify victims of cyber attacks. A press release posted Monday on Langevin’s website said the Personal Data Notification and Protection Act would give companies 30 days to notify affected individuals following the discovery of a breach of sensitive …

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