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DHS Working With Private Sector to Test Industrial Control System Tech

The Department of Homeland Security is collaborating with industrial control system vendors to test products to secure critical facilities such as power plants against cyber attacks, Cyberscoop reported Monday. Jeanette Manfra, assistant director for cybersecurity at the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, said at the Hack the Capitol conference in Washington, D.C. that the DHS aims to “have much more capability” to detect and mitigate attacks to ICS infrastructure and evaluate ICS products before they enter the market.

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Report: DHS Faces Enforcement Issues With Cybersecurity Directives

The Department of Homeland Security released binding operational directives to direct agencies to implement cybersecurity measures against potential threats, but agencies failed to meet the deadlines outlined in the BoDs, FCW reported Tuesday. "I think stakeholders were worried about what we would do with the authority," Gabriel Taran, assistant general counsel for cybersecurity law at DHS, said at an event Monday.

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DHS Finds No Evidence Pointing to Federal DNS Record Tampering

Jeanette Manfra, an official with the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, has said that no evidence has so far been found to suggest that U.S. federal Domain Name System servers have been compromised by a global DNS hijacking campaign, FCW reported Friday. Initially reported in November last year, the hijacking campaign has affected numerous private companies and governments around the world.

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DHS Official Says Russian Campaign to Infiltrate US Industrial Systems in Progress

An official with the Department of Homeland Security recently told House lawmakers that a Russian campaign is currently underway with the aim of compromising the process controls of government and private organizations belonging to critical U.S. industries. Jeanette Manfra, assistant secretary for cybersecurity and communication at the DHS National Protection and Programs Directorate, spoke during a joint hearing between the House Subcommittee on Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Protection and the Subcommittee on Emerging Threats and Capabilities. She said Russian attackers have been attempting to penetrate the industrial control systems of select U.S. business and government entities since at least 2015.

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HHS Opens Cybersecurity Coordination Center

A facility that aims to strengthen cybersecurity at the Department of Health and Human Services has recently opened as part of October's National Cybersecurity Awareness month and the Trump administration's National Cybersecurity Strategy.

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