Tag Archives: Cybersecurity

U.S., EU to Coordinate on Critical Tech, Supply Chain Issues Via Trade and Technology Council

U.S.-EU Summit

The U.S. and the European Union on Tuesday formed a Trade and Technology Council (TTC) to build up global cooperation on digital issues, technology and supply chains, work on international standards development and support collaborative research efforts. A senior administration official said Secretary of State Antony Blinken, Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo and U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai will co-chair the council.

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Tonya Ugoretz: FBI Needs Industry Cooperation to Address Cyber Incidents

Tonya Ugoretz

Tonya Ugoretz, deputy assistant director of the FBI's cyber division, said the bureau and its industry partners need to piece together perspectives on cybersecurity incidents to prevent network attacks at agencies and companies. “The private sector holds valuable cyber threat intelligence that exists nowhere else,” Ugoretz told attendees at a virtual conference.

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Jennifer Granholm: DOE Aims to Elevate Cybersecurity Office

Jennifer Granholm

Jennifer Granholm, secretary at the Department of Energy, told a Senate committee that DOE wants to elevate the organizational structure of its cybersecurity, energy security and emergency response (CESER) office. She said at the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee hearing on Tuesday that the department also looks to equip CESER with first responder platforms and intends to keep career officials in the office leadership.

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DOE National Lab Develops Cyber Decoy Tech to Trick Hackers; Thomas Edgar Quoted

Cyber Decoy Tech

The Department of Energy’s (DOE) Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) has produced the technology designed to trick hackers into thinking they are successful in disrupting target networks. PNNL said on June 2nd that its Shadow Figment cybersecurity platform uses artificial intelligence to deceive attackers and have them attack a real-time decoy.

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FDA Encourages NIST to Consider Importance of 3rd-Party Software in Device Security

Food and Drug

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has advised the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) to consider third-party software as a critical factor to the safety of a device. FDA said these third-party products must be classified as critical software if they are vital to a device's safety and support a device's definition.

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Hack the Army 3.0 Challenge Uncovers Over 200 Vulnerabilities; Maya Kuang, Johann Wallace Quoted

Hack the Army 3.0

Military and civilian security researchers discovered 238 vulnerabilities within a range of two applications during the third iteration of the Hack the Army challenge of the Defense Digital Service (DDS) and the U.S. Army. Johann Wallace, compliance division chief at Army Network Enterprise Technology Command (NETCOM), cited the advantages of conducting Hack the Army to the service branch.

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Army Research Laboratory, University of Texas Create Algorithm Experimentation Platform; Jaime Acosta Quoted

DEVCOM ARL

The U.S. Army and its partners from the University of Texas at El Paso have developed an integrated platform designed to help analysts evaluate the performance of cybersecurity algorithms in specific situations. The repeatable experimentation system or RES virtualizes, emulates, simulates and contains algorithms to help analysts run situation-based assessments. 

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Cyber Nominees Chris Inglis, Jen Easterly Talk Ransomware at Senate Confirmation Hearing

Ransomware

Chris Inglis, the Biden administration’s nominee for the role of national cyber director, and Jen Easterly, the president’s pick to lead the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), both described ransomware as a “scourge” that poses a threat to national security and suggested ways on how to protect critical infrastructure during a Senate confirmation hearing Thursday.

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IPC’s John Mitchell: DOD Should Consider CMMC Compliance’s Impact on Small, Medium-Sized Enterprises

IPC Survey on CMMC

John Mitchell, president and CEO of electronics manufacturing industry association IPC, said the Department of Defense (DOD) should give careful consideration to small and medium-sized businesses seeking to comply with the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) program. Leslie Weinstein, author of the IPC report on CMMC, said DOD can use existing industry certifications and standards to help reduce the costs and address uncertainties associated with CMMC compliance.

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CISA Issues Fact Sheet to Protect Operational Tech From Cyber Attacks

Cybersecurity and

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) has released a document to help organizations secure operational technology and control systems from ransomware threats. CISA said Wednesday that it advises organizations to develop manual controls that can maintain critical processes and industrial control systems amid ransomware risks.

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