Congress Focuses on Industrial Control System Security

A bipartisan group of senators is pushing a bill that would require the CISA to identify and respond to vulnerabilities and threats that target industrial control systems. The House has already passed a similar measure.

Experts Testify on Cyberthreats to Water Treatment Plants

U.S. water treatment facilities are increasingly vulnerable to cyberthreats to their IT networks as well as their OT systems, according to experts who testified at a Senate committee hearing this week.

NIST Publishes 'Critical Software' Security Guidance

In developing the new guidelines, NIST worked with the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, Office of Management and Budget, and the National Security Agency.

DOD and DHS Need More Collaboration on Cybersecurity Issues

A greater level of cooperation is needed between the DoD and the DHS to ensure that U.S. critical infrastructure is protected against various cyberthreats, according to an inspector general's report.

US Blacklists 6 Russian Organizations Over Security Concerns

The U.S. Department of Commerce is restricting trade with four Russian information technology and cybersecurity firms, along with two other entities, over national security concerns.

US government launches plans to cut cybercriminals off from cryptocurrency

The updates on the White House’s plan to tackle ransomware comes on the heels of the third major ransomware attack to pose a serious threat to the U.S. national security in as many months.

U.S. offers $10 million for tips on foreign hackers

The U.S. on Thursday offered up to $10 million for information that can identify or locate malicious cyber actors working at the behest of a foreign government to target critical U.S. infrastructure.

White House announces ransomware task force — and hacking back is one option

The Biden administration is promoting efforts to help agencies go on defense and offense against hackers whose economically paralyzing attacks pose a growing threat to the U.S.

House panel approves major funding boost for CISA in party-line vote

The $52.8 billion budget approved by the House panel for DHS includes $2.42 billion for CISA, a hike of $397.4 million and $288.7 million above the Biden administration’s budget request.

Chris Inglis formally sworn in as national cyber director

Inglis’s swearing-in, confirmed to The Hill by a spokesperson for the White House’s National Security Council, came almost a month after the Senate unanimously approved his nomination.

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