Tag Archives: ransomware

Senators Call on DHS to Address Funding Gap Facing Two Cyber Threat Data Sharing Centers

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Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.), Sen. Maggie Hassan (D-N.H.) and Sen. Gary Peters (D-Mich.), ranking member of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, have asked the Department of Homeland Security to address a possible funding shortfall facing the Election Infrastructure Information Sharing and Analysis Center and the Multi-State Information Sharing and Analysis Center.

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NSA Cybersecurity Directorate’s Anne Neuberger Lays Out Priorities

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Anne Neuberger, who directs the National Security Agency's new Cybersecurity Directorate, spoke about the upcoming elections' vulnerability to ransomware attacks, The Hill reported Wednesday. The newly formed directorate will focus efforts on ransomware in general, Neuberger said at Billington CyberSecurity's 10th annual summit that takes place from Wednesday to Thursday. NSA will formally launch the new directorate this October.

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Information Security Organizations Provide Ransomware Mitigation Guidelines

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The National Association of State Chief Information Officers joined the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency and other organizations to recommend on network security against ransomware. NASCIO, CISA, the National Governors Association and the Multi-State Information Sharing and Analysis Center advise federal, state and local government agencies consider three ransomware mitigation and prevention practices, NASCIO said Monday.

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