Watchdog: Agency overseeing cybersecurity for offshore energy falling short

The Government Accountability Office said that a worst-case scenario for an offshore oil and gas facility could lead to fatalities.

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Biden set to approve expansive authorities for Pentagon to carry out cyber operations

by Suzanne Smalley

The State Department fought hard to win back the cyber authorities that it lost under the Trump administration but did not prevail.

Online disinformation fuels violent threats against poll workers

by Suzanne Smalley

Election deniers are increasingly being radicalized on alternative sites which lack content moderation, experts say. They believe the disinformation could pose a physical security threat to election workers.

Amid election conspiracy theories, CISA says there's no credible threat to voting equipment

by Christian Vasquez

CISA Director Jen Easterly said the administration is "concerned" about foreign influence during the upcoming elections.

CISA's critical infrastructure performance goals win praise, but questions remain about effectiveness

by Christian Vasquez

The performance goals that industrial cybersecurity experts welcomed could be overshadowed by incoming mandates.

CISA announces cybersecurity performance goals for critical infrastructure

by Christian Vasquez

The voluntary goals are meant to be a starting guide for critical infrastructure in both IT and OT environments.

White House announces 100-day cyber sprint for chemical sector

by Christian Vasquez

The sprint is the latest effort from the White House to improve cybersecurity and monitoring in industrial control systems.

White House rallies industry support for Internet of Things labeling effort

by Suzanne Smalley, Tonya Riley

Executives from consumer electronic companies along with advocates and academics joined officials from the White House and FCC the meeting.

Transcom completes zero trust implementation across its classified network´┐╝

by Brandi Vincent

U.S. Transportation Command also released a new strategy to ensure it can remain ready now and in the future.

White House cyber director defends 'tough' national cybersecurity strategy ahead of release

by Suzanne Smalley

National Cyber Director Chris Inglis defended the need for a "tough" strategy that compels industry to enhance cybersecurity protocols.

White House to unveil ambitious cybersecurity labeling effort modeled after Energy Star

by Suzanne Smalley

The Biden administration hopes the voluntary effort helps inform consumers and compels manufacturers to improve internet of things security.

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