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Motherboard: Sensitive US Gov’t, Business Data Targeted By ‘APT6’ Hacker Group

FBI disclosed that a foreign group of hackers has infiltrated multiple U.S. government and commercial computer networks as early as 2011 to steal sensitive information, Motherboard reported April 4. Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai writes the publication obtained an FBI notice that lists websites used by the Advanced Persistent Threat 6 group, or APT6, as command-and-control servers …

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Carl Ghattas Named FBI Assistant Director for Counterterrorism

Carl Ghattas has been appointed as FBI‘s new assistant director for the counterterrorism division and will be based at the bureau headquarters in Washington. FBI Director James Comey has tasked the former special agent to oversee the headquarters’ investigations in counterterrorism, the bureau said Thursday. The new assistant director has held numerous leadership positions since he joined …

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Profile: Randall Coleman, Executive Asst Director of FBI HQ’s Criminal, Cyber, Response & Services Branch

Randall Coleman serves as the executive assistant director of the criminal, cyber, response, and services branch at FBI‘s headquarters in Washington. He oversees all FBI criminal and cyber investigations around the world and the bureau’s internal operations, critical incident response and victim assistance program. Coleman has worked with FBI since 1997 and has held multiple …

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FedScoop: California Seeks FedRAMP Certification for State’s Cloud Service

California’s department of technology has applied for a certification to cover the state’s cloud service offerings through the U.S. General Services Administration‘s Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program, Fedscoop reported Tuesday. Alex Koma writes the state’s Chief Information Officer Carlos Romero announced a pending application of CalCloud for the FedRAMP certification that would make California the …

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FBI, NHTSA Roll Out Public Alert on Cyber Threat Risks in Motor Vehicles

The FBI and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administrationt have released a public service announcement that seeks to raise awareness on cybersecurity threats linked to Internet-connected devices in motor vehicles. That PSA posted Thursday says threat actors can remotely attack a vehicle’s electronic control unit through the use of vulnerabilities in third-party devices …

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Profile: Sonny Bhagowalia, Treasury Department CIO

Sonny Bhagowalia assumed duties as chief information officer of the Treasury Department in October 2014 and concurrently serves as deputy assistant secretary for information systems at the agency. He oversees the department’s $3.5 billion information technology investment portfolio and information resources management strategy. Prior to the Treasury, he served as the Hawaii governor’s chief adviser …

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Richard Haley: FBI HQ Consolidation Key for Bureau’s Collaborative Threat Intell Activities

Richard L. Haley II, assistant director at the FBI‘s facilities and finance division, has told a House subcommittee he believes consolidating the bureau’s offices into a new headquarters will increase collaboration among special agents, analysts and other professional staff members. He said in a written testimony published Tuesday the J. Edgar Hoover building in Washington has been occupied by the bureau …

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James Comey: FBI 2017 Budget Request Includes $85M for Cyber Threat Investigations

FBI Director James Comey told a House appropriations subcommittee Thursday the bureau has requested $9.50 billion in total appropriations to carry out law enforcement, national security and criminal justice operations in fiscal 2017. Comey said in his written testimony the budget request includes $85.1 million to fund the bureau’s efforts to identify threats in cyberspace and share …

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