Tag Archives: Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency

Christopher Krebs, Ajit Pai Ask Governors to Support Communications Industry During Pandemic

Christopher Krebs

Christopher Krebs, director of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) and a 2020 Wash100 Award winner, and Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Ajit Pai have asked governors through a joint letter to provide the communications industry and its workers access to resources as they work to continue to keep citizens connected during the coronavirus pandemic.

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CISA Releases Industrial Control Cybersecurity Infographic With DOE, U.K.

CISA

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) has partnered with the Department of Energy (DoE) and a U.K.-based cybersecurity center to publish a document of standards for the protection of industrial control systems. The two-page "Cybersecurity Best Practices for Industrial Control Systems" infographic features recommendations for handling ICS-related cyber risks, CISA said Friday.

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Bryan Ware: CISA Accelerates Efforts to Protect Federal Research Facilities From Nation-State Actors

Bryan Ware

Bryan Ware, assistant director at the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), said CISA has strengthened cyber defense measures at federal health agencies and research facilities as nation-state actors continue their attempts to compromise coronavirus vaccine research efforts, CyberScoop reported Friday.

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Sen. Ron Johnson Eyes Inclusion of National Cyber Director in NDAA

Ron Johnson

Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.), chairman of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, said he plans to require the creation of a Senate-confirmed director role for national cybersecurity and wants the proposal to be included in the National Defense Authorization Act, Nextgov reported Wednesday.

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CISA Unveils SAFECOM Website for Centralized Emergency Comms

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) has launched a website for public safety communications that uses resources under the SAFECOM unit, Federal Partnership for Interoperable Communications and National Council of Statewide Interoperability Coordinators.

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Suzette Kent on CISA’s Designation as Cyber Shared Services Center

Suzette Kent

Suzette Kent, federal chief information officer and a 2020 Wash100 Award recipient, told Federal News Network in an interview published Friday that the designation of the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) as a center for cyber shared services recognizes DHS’ role in overseeing the marketplace for new security offerings.

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