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House Committee Votes to Pass $865M Funding Boost for CISA; Rep. Jim Langevin Quoted

Jim Langevin

The House of Representatives' committee on homeland security has voted to approve an amendment that adds $865 million to the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency's funds. Rep. Bennie Thompson, D-Miss., presented the amendment to a $3.5 trillion reconciliation bill, which would boost CISA's cybersecurity funds if passed.

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Cybersecurity Exec Kiersten Todt Named CISA Chief of Staff

Kiersten Todt

Kiersten Todt, formerly executive director of a cybersecurity commission under Barack Obama, has been appointed to serve as chief of staff at the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA). She will lead efforts to develop plans, manage resources and establish objectives in pursuit of CISA's goals, the agency said Monday.

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White House Eyes Software Product Security Ratings System

The White House is considering endorsing a cybersecurity ratings model developed by Peter Zatko’s Cyber Independent Testing Lab in an effort to help screen the safety level of software products, Nextgov reported Friday. Aliya Sternstein writes the White House’s cyber commission looks to include the CITL rating system in the group’s recommendations to …

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White House Unveils 10 Members of Natl Cybersecurity Commission

President Barack Obama has appointed 10 executives with public, private and academic sector backgrounds to serve as members of a commission tasked to identify ways for the U.S. to build up its cybersecurity posture, the White House said Wednesday. The Commission on Enhancing National Cybersecurity is one component of an executive …

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Commerce Dept Names Kiersten Todt Nat’l Cyber Commission Exec Director

Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker has appointed Kiersten Todt, former managing partner and president of Liberty Group Ventures, as executive director for the Commission on Enhancing National Cybersecurity. The Commerce Department said Wednesday Todt will work with DOC’s National Institute of Standards and Technology and help the commission devise near- and long-term strategies to secure public and …

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