Tag Archives: Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency

House Panel’s Draft DHS Appropriations Bill Includes $50B for DHS; $2.25B for CISA

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The House Appropriations Committee on Monday released a draft bill that would authorize $50.72 billion in fiscal year 2021 discretionary funds for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). The measure would provide the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) with $2.25B in FY 2021 funds, reflecting a $239.1 million increase from FY 2020.

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CISA Publishes Staff-Focused Chapter of Cybersecurity Toolkit; Christopher Krebs Quoted

Christopher Krebs

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) has launched a new chapter of a toolkit designed to help organizations observe proper cyber posture. The chapter, titled Chapter 2: Your Staff, is the second of six entries under the Cyber Essentials Toolkit.

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Bryan Ware on DHS Cyber Vulnerability Notifications to Medical Sector

Bryan Ware

Bryan Ware, assistant director at the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), said DHS has transmitted to the medical industry hundreds of tailored cyber vulnerability notifications since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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CISA’s Christopher Krebs on Cloud Security, Workforce Diversity Issues Amid COVID-19

Christopher Krebs

Christopher Krebs, director of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) and 2020 Wash100 Award recipient, said the agency is addressing operational challenges as the pandemic continues to require telework settings. Krebs told attendees during a recent virtual event that CISA seeks to ensure visibility in server management as agencies utilize cloud migration to handle remote work operations.

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GSA, CISA Partner to Help Agencies Implement Secure Gov’t Domains

Secure Gov't Domains

The General Services Administration (GSA) has launched an effort with the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) to help government agencies ensure the safety of their .gov domains. The effort comes as part of the Trump administration's goal to have the HTTP Strict Transport Security (HSTS) function automatically enabled in government websites by September 1.

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Fact Sheet Seeks to Help Federal Agencies Manage Encryption Keys to Safeguard Voice Communications

Encryption Keys

The National Council of Statewide Interoperability Coordinators (SAFECOM) and the Federal Partnership for Interoperable Communications have released a fact sheet to help law enforcement and public safety agencies manage encryption keys in order to protect voice communications from unauthorized personnel.

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CISA Issues Guide on TDoS-Based Attacks to Emergency Comms Centers

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The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) has released a fact sheet on telephony denial of service attacks (TDoS) and how stakeholders can prevent these threats from disrupting public safety operations. CISA said Tuesday that TDoS attacks are meant to overload the networks of emergency communications facilities such as 911 dispatch centers through various attack vectors.

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