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DHS CISO Paul Beckman Advises Use of Multifactor Authentication

Paul Beckman, chief information security officer at the Department of Homeland Security, said agencies must adopt multifactor authentication to prevent unauthorized access, Cyberscoop reported Tuesday. Beckman said at the Zero Trust Security Summit that he uses a second factor as an additional layer of security for email account logins. Second factor examples include authentication text messages.

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DHS to Evaluate Capability of AI Prototypes to Gain Insights From Contractor Past-Performance Records

The Department of Homeland Security is set to test in late January nine system prototypes as part of the first phase of a project that seeks to develop artificial intelligence-based platforms that can be used to collect, analyze and visualize information in a governmentwide system containing contractors’ past-performance data, FedScoop reported Thursday.

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DHS’ Christopher Krebs on Iran’s Potential Cyber Retaliation

Christopher Krebs, director of the Department of Homeland Security's Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), said in a podcast Thursday that an immediate attack from Iran’s cyber threat actors would have occurred by now in retaliation for the death of Iranian Gen. Qasem Soleimani as a result of a drone strike, Fifth Domain reported Saturday.

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FEMA Uses Open Source Software to Determine Status of Calamity-Affected Businesses

The Federal Emergency Management Agency used business status data to determine priorities in helping Louisiana-based businesses affected by Hurricane Barry. FEMA said Wednesday it generated the data from the Single Automated Business Exchange for Reporting or SABER tool.

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DHS S&T Backs Stranger Labs for Digital Credential System Dev’t

Cambridge, Mass.-based information technology firm Stranger Labs has received $197K in funds from the Department of Homeland Security's science and technology directorate through the Silicon Valley Innovation Program to build a tool that will enable the online verification of digital credentials.

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