Tag Archives: cyber attacks

EPA CIO Vaughn Noga on Agency’s Goal of Building a Cybersecurity-Aware Culture

Vaughn Noga

Vaughn Noga, chief information officer of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), has talked about EPA's goals of creating a cybersecurity-aware culture and decreasing hindrances to deployment and operation of new applications and systems. Noga cited the need to prioritize the agency's approach to fielding systems and getting them through the extract, transform and load process.

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Congress Holds Hearing On DOD Electromagnetic Spectrum Capability Weaknesses

U.S. Congress

A panel of experts stated at a hearing before the House Armed Services Subcommittee on Cyber, Innovative Technologies and Information Systems that the U.S. military must better integrate electromagnetic spectrum operations throughout its ranks to succeed against U.S. adversaries. C4ISRNET reported the panel’s statements on Monday. 

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Colin Kahl, DoD Undersecretary for Policy, Pushes Network Resiliency

Colin Kahl

Colin Kahl, the Biden administration’s nominee to serve as the Department of Defense’s (DoD) undersecretary for policy, said that he would drive network resiliency to combat the increase in cyberattacks during his confirmation hearing. Kahl added that DoD has to be able to quickly repair and harden vulnerabilities in its networks. 

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Lumen Automates DDoS Mitigation Service to Secure Applications; Chris Smith, Martha Vazquez Quoted

Lumen

Lumen Technologies has upgraded its distributed denial of service (DDoS) Mitigation Service to increase response speed. Lumen’s integrated features will help users protect web-facing assets and applications. "We leverage our insights to automate detection and response at a global scale, and this allows our customers to maintain the critical web-facing assets that power their businesses," said Chris Smith.

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Anne Neuberger, Director of NSA Cybersecurity Directorate, Discusses Cyber Threats for Upcoming Elections

Anne Neuberger

Anne Neuberger, director of the National Security Agency's (NSA) Cybersecurity Directorate and 2020 Wash100 Award recipient, recently discussed details the agency's priorities to enhance election security for the upcoming polls. 

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Unisys Supports Cyber4Healthcare to Enhance Cybersecurity Across Healthcare Providers; Tom Patterson, Stéphane Duguin Quoted

Tom Patterson

Unisys Corporation has announced its support of the CyberPeace Institute's Cyber4Healthcare initiative, a program designed to offer free cybersecurity services to healthcare providers fighting the COVID-19 pandemic, Unisys reported on Tuesday

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IBM Releases X-Force Threat Intelligence Index 2020 to Outline Cyber Vulnerabilities; Wendi Whitmore Quoted

IBM Security has released the IBM X-Force Threat Intelligence Index 2020 to provide insight into how cybercriminals' techniques have evolved after decades of access to over 10 billion corporate and personal records and more than 100 thousand software flaws, the company reported on Tuesday.

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Sens. Angus King, Jim Risch Reintroduce Energy Grid Security Bill; King Quoted

Sens. Angus King, I-Maine, and Jim Risch, R-Idaho, have reintroduced a bill that aims to secure the energy grid via government-industry engineering efforts. The Securing Energy Infrastructure Act. would establish government-industry partnerships to eliminate software vulnerabilities that create openings for cyber attacks, King's office said Thursday.

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House Passes Bill to Address State-Sponsored Cyber Threats; Rep. Ed Royce Quoted

The House of Representatives has unanimously passed a bill that would create a threat-response framework to protect the U.S. against state-sponsored cyber attacks. Reps. Eliot Engel, D-N.Y., and Ted Yoho, R-Fla., introduced the Cyber Deterrence and Response Act which requires the President to identify cyber threat attackers, decide on sanctions and coordinate with allies on further action, the House Foreign Affairs Committee said Wednesday.

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