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CISA Releases Finalized IPv6 Guidance for Agencies

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House FISMA Reform Would Empower Federal CISO With Budgeting Authority

Lawmakers in the House are considering legislation that would codify the role of the federal chief information security officer and endow the position with the power to shape the budgets of federal agencies. The role of the federal CISO emerged out of memos issued by the Obama administration. And while there is confusion among some lawmakers regarding budget oversight under…

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GSA Seeks Comments on Transfer of .Gov Domain to Cybersecurity Agency

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FTC warns of legal risks of failing on Log4j mitigation

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Proposed Cloud Security Advisory Council Would Be Exempt From Transparency Rules

Legislation moving through Congress would create a council to provide industry input on the government’s cloud security certification program. The group wouldn’t be required to follow transparency rules typically applied under the Federal Advisory Committee Act. “Certainly, I’m disappointed to see [these exemptions] creeping into legislation,” Sean Moulton, senior policy analyst with the Project on Government Oversight, told Nextgov. “It’s…

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OMB Guidance Heralds Automation of FISMA Reporting

The Office of Management and Budget plans to develop a strategy that will enable agencies to automatically fulfill reporting requirements under the Federal Information Security Modernization Act. “FISMA data collection has long remained an overly manual process that often leads agencies to create complicated spreadsheets and internal processes to respond to questions,” reads the guidance released by the White House…

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NSA, CISA Say Industry Should Use Attestation Technology to Secure 5G Environments

Cloud service providers and mobile operating networks should implement technology to avert cascading impacts from compromised applications by monitoring access controls to the “containers” that are increasingly used to more efficiently manage them, according to new guidance from the National Security Agency and the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency.   “Preventing a process that runs in a container from escaping the…

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Lawmakers Dig for Details in Federal Response to Ransomware

The need to strengthen cybersecurity in the United States continues to be treated mostly as a bipartisan issue, as demonstrated in the House Oversight and Reform Committee hearing held today on how to crack down on ransomware. About two dozen lawmakers attended, in person or virtually, to question a trio of high-ranking administration officials about how the federal government is…

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Most Employees Want Stronger Enforcement of Cybersecurity Protocols in the Workplace, Survey Finds

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Facebook Can Sue Israel’s NSO Group, Appeals Court Says

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Small Financial Institutions Say They’re Getting Squeezed by Others’ Bad Cybersecurity Practices

A House subcommittee got an earful from representatives of small banks, credit unions and minority financial institutions at a hearing on improving cybersecurity and customer data privacy. The House Committee on Financial Services Subcommittee on Consumer Protection and Financial Institutions convened the hearing on “Cyber Threats, Consumer Data and Financial Institutions,” to ask witnesses about their cybersecurity efforts and what…

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CISA Selects Washington Official for Election Security Team

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Working Group Breaks Down the Keys to Securing Mobile Devices

Even before the pandemic, the government was working hard to integrate mobile devices into its networks. The sudden need to send employees home to work—often on their own devices—stepped up that effort to bolster security. The Federal CIO Council, through its Federal Mobility Group, or FMG, has now released its Mobile Security Capability Ecosystem Overview through the Advanced Technology Academic…

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Justice Official Dangles Liability Protections to Encourage Private-Sector Breach Reports

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Deputy National Security Adviser Lays Out Goals for Upcoming 30 Nation Meeting on Ransomware

Making critical infrastructure more resilient to attacks will be one of four outcomes national security officials hope to achieve by hosting representatives from 30 countries in coming weeks. “Later this month the National Security Council will be hosting 30 countries coming together on a counter ransomware initiative with four lines of effort around cryptocurrency resilience disruption and diplomacy,” Deputy National…

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Senator: Competing Cyber Incident Reporting Bills May Merge

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