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CISA, FBI Recommend Steps to Mitigate Risk of Ransomware Attacks; Eric Goldstein Quoted

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The FBI and the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) have issued an advisory outlining mitigation measures that organizations in public and private sectors can implement to reduce the risk of ransomware attacks and other cyber incidents. CISA and the bureau have observed a rise in ransomware attacks during holidays and weekends.

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CISA Launches New Online Vulnerability Disclosure Platform; Cybersecurity Official Eric Goldstein Quoted

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The Cybersecurity Infrastructure and Security Agency (CISA) has launched a new centrally managed website where security researchers and the public can report vulnerabilities on federal civilian systems. The sharing process works by researchers checking the integrity of systems listed by the participating agencies and submitting their findings on the platform.

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US, UK, Australia Agencies List Common Vulnerabilities in Joint Advisory; CISA’s Eric Goldstein Quoted

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Cybersecurity agencies from the U.S., the U.K. and Australia have released a joint advisory detailing the 30 most exploited vulnerabilities in 2020 and 2021. The FBI, one of the agencies, said Wednesday that malicious actors mostly targeted remote work, virtual private networks and cloud-based technologies, with many cyber weaknesses left unpatched

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CISA Lists First Entries in Catalog of ‘Bad’ Cyber Practices

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The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) is working on a catalog of bad cyber practices that pose risks to organizations supporting critical infrastructure and national critical functions. The agency described the first two listed practices as “egregious in internet-accessible technologies.” The agency’s move comes in response to recent cyberattacks on critical infrastructure.

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CISA’s Eric Goldstein on Countering Cyberattacks With New Authorities Under Executive Order

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Eric Goldstein, executive assistant director for cybersecurity at the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), said in an interview published Tuesday that the new executive order provides CISA with new authorities to counter cyberattacks, including the development of a common playbook for cyber incident response. He said the standard playbook requirement will help CISA better codify and implement joint incident responses.

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House Lawmakers Want CISA to Take Tougher Approach to Critical Infrastructure’s Cybersecurity; DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas Quoted

Alejandro Mayorkas

House lawmakers have called on the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) to take a more robust approach to oversee the cybersecurity posture of critical infrastructure amid recent ransomware attacks. Mayorkas said CISA is taking a prudent approach to spending its increased budget. 

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CISA Releases Mitre ATT&CK Mapping Guide for Cyberthreat Intelligence Analysts; Eric Goldstein Quoted

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The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) has issued guidance meant to help network defenders on how to better use the Mitre ATT&CK framework to analyze and report on cybersecurity threats. CISA teamed up with the Homeland Security Systems Engineering and Development Institute - a federally funded research and development center operated by Mitre for the Department of Homeland Security – to develop the guidance.

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CISA to Begin Managing Federal Web Domain in April; Eric Goldstein Quoted

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The General Services Administration (GSA) is transferring oversight responsibilities for the “.gov” domain to the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) in a move that will take effect in April 2021. CISA said Monday it will manage the top-level domain (TLD) which covers all branches of the federal government including states, counties, cities, tribes and territories. 

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Infrastructure Security Vet Nitin Natarajan Named Deputy Director of CISA; Brandon Wales Quoted

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The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) has appointed homeland security expert Nitin Natarajan to serve as the deputy director. Tenured cyber executives Eric Goldstein and David Mussington have also joined CISA's leadership team to serve as executive assistant directors for cybersecurity and infrastructure security, respectively, the agency said Monday.

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