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U.S. Spy Agencies Review Software Supplier Ties to Russia Following SolarWinds Hack

John Demers

John Demers, assistant attorney general for national security at the Department of Justice, said the FBI and other intelligence agencies launched a review of vulnerabilities originating from software suppliers that have ties with Russia to determine if there is "back-end software design and coding" that makes intrusions into U.S. companies possible.

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Justice Department Reviews Efforts Against Foreign Cyber Threats; Lisa Monaco Quoted

Lisa Monaco

The Department of Justice (DOJ) has begun to assess its efforts to address cyber threats coming from foreign entities potentially involved in supply chain disruption and ransomware cases, CyberScoop reported Friday. The review, which is set to run for four months, will tackle the ransomware cryptocurrencies employed by enemy nations and criminal organizations.

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DHS Wins Slew of Gov. InfoSec Awards

The Department of Homeland Security took home several awards at the 14th annual International Information System Security Certification Consortium, or (ISC.)² DHS staff dominated, reports CyberScoop, with its staff or former staff winning four of six government slots. DHS won in the categories of community awareness, the “up and coming information security professional” category, …

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