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DOE Engages in Federal Partnership for Energy Security

The Department of Energy has teamed up with other federal entities to boost readiness against cyber threats targeting the U.S. energy sector. The Energy Sector Pathfinder initiative brings together the DOE with the departments of Defense and Homeland Security in an effort to better share information and increase understanding on issues concerning energy critical infrastructure, DOE said Monday.

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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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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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Bryan Ware to Focus on CISA Modernization, Data Mgmt

Bryan Ware, the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency's new assistant director for cybersecurity, said he will focus on the modernization of CISA's infrastructure, Fifth Domain reported Tuesday. The effort will largely involve updates across the agency's artificial intelligence technologies and data management tools, Ware said at FedScoop’s Data Cloud Summit.

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