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DHS Official: Sharing of Unclassified Cyber Threat Indicators Getting Faster

An official at the Department of Homeland Security recently said that the approval of unclassified versions of cyber threat indicators is now being done at a much faster rate, Nextgov reported Wednesday. Law enforcement and intelligence agencies submit cyber threat indicators to the DHS' National Cybersecurity and Communications and Integration Center as part of the Automated Indicator Sharing initiative. However, submissions with confidential information must first be scrubbed prior to public dissemination.

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Report: DHS Appoints Bob Kolasky to Head National Risk Management Center

Bob Kolasky, acting assistant secretary for infrastructure protection at the Department of Homeland Security’s National Protection and Programs Directorate, has been named director of the National Risk Management Center, MeriTalk reported Monday. NPPD Undersecretary Chris Krebs said Kolasky will form a planning team and start his transition to new responsibilities …

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Preston Werntz Appointed Chief Data Officer at DHS Cyber & Comms Office

The Department of Homeland Security has named Preston Werntz, former head of the technology services section at the National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center, as chief data officer in DHS’ Office of Cybersecurity and Communications, Federal Times reported Saturday. At NCCIC, Werntz oversaw Automated Indicator Sharing program and led a working group that …

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Lawmakers Move to Expand DHS Cybersecurity Role

House and Senate lawmakers advanced two bills last Wednesday that would expand the Department of Homeland Security‘s cybersecurity mission. The Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee passed a DHS reauthorization bill that would reorganize the department’s National Protection and Programs Directorate; secure personally identifiable information; and support cybersecurity research, Covington …

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DHS Cyber Assessment Team to Expand Risk Evaluation Role to Operational Tech

The Department of Homeland Security‘s cyber assessment team will extend its cyber risk assessment activities beyond information technology systems to include national critical infrastructure and operational technology, Federal News Radio reported Wednesday. The National Cybersecurity Assessments and Technical Services team will get an expanded role as part of an ongoing …

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Report: Rick Driggers to Become DHS Deputy Assistant Secretary for Cyber, Communications

Rick Driggers, principal deputy director of the national cybersecurity and communications integration center at the Department of Homeland Security, will take over as deputy assistant secretary at DHS’ cybersecurity and communications office, FCW reported Monday. DHS officials told FCW that Driggers will succeed the retiring Danny Toler, who announced plans …

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Senate Bill Would Direct DHS to Assist State, Local Agencies in Cybersecurity Efforts

Sens. Gary Peters (D-Michigan) and David Perdue (R-Georgia) have introduced a bill that would require the Department of Homeland Security to help state and local authorities address cyber threats, Nextgov reported Thursday. Joseph Marks writes the bill would direct the DHS’ main cyber operations unit to cooperate with non-federal government officials in efforts to identify potential cyber …

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