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FBI, DHS Link Fallchill Malware to North Korea

The FBI and the Department of Homeland Security have released an alert saying the government of North Korea appears to have been using a malware to home in on telecommunications, finance and aerospace sectors since 2016, ZDNet reported Tuesday. The FBI and DHS’ U.S. Computer Emergency Readiness Team said in …

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Jeanette Manfra: DHS Shares Info on Wireless Network Vulnerability

The Department of Homeland Security has publicly shared information about a newly-discovered vulnerability in the Wi-Fi Protected Access II protocol that works to help protect almost all wireless network traffic, DHS’ Jeanette Manfra wrote in an article published Tuesday. Manfra, assistant secretary for cybersecurity and communications at DHS, said that the Software Engineering Institute’s …

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US-CERT Warns of ‘Bad Rabbit’ Ransomware Attacks

The U.S. government has released a notice about a new ransomware that homed in on media companies in Russia and transportation systems in Ukraine, CNN Tech reported Wednesday. The ransomware attack was also identified in other countries such as the U.S., Japan, Germany and Turkey. The U.S. Computer Emergency Readiness …

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OMB Sets 2018 Deadline for Annual FISMA Reports

The Office of Management and Budget has released a memorandum that requires federal civilian agencies to submit their annual Federal Information Security Modernization Act reports to OMB and the Department of Homeland Security by March 1, 2018, MeriTalk reported Wednesday. Agencies should also file their FISMA reports with the Government …

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OMB: Federal Agencies Reported 30,899 Cybersecurity Incidents to DHS in FY 2016

A report from the Office of Management and Budget says federal agencies reported 30,899 cybersecurity incidents to the Department of Homeland Security‘s U.S. Computer Emergency Readiness Team during fiscal year 2016. Grant Schneider, acting federal chief information security officer, wrote in a White House blog post that the annual Federal Information Security Modernization …

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Ann Barron-DiCamillo, Partners to Form Cybersecurity Venture Firm

Ann Barron-DiCamillo, the retiring director of the Department of Homeland Security‘s U.S. Computer Emergency Readiness Team, plans to establish a cybersecurity venture firm with partners to finance cyber technologies, FCW reported Friday. Sean Lyngaas writes Trend Micro Chief Cybersecurity Officer Tom Kellermann and Booz Allen Hamilton Principal Hank Thomas will join …

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FCW: Ann Barron-DiCamillo to Step Down as US-CERT Director

Ann Barron-DiCamillo is leaving her post as Department of Homeland Security‘s U.S. Computer Emergency Readiness Team director, FCW reported Thursday. No timeline was given for her departure in the report. Barron-DiCamillo held the position since January 2013 where she headed the operations center and helped address cybersecurity threats. She has previously held the …

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