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Possible revolution underway for fighting ransomware, says cybersecurity expert

The Biden administration could offer bounties of up to $10 million to people who identify ransomware perpetrators. It’s also looking at how it might hack back at the bad guys. Ari Schwartz, managing director of cybersecurity services at Venable, former special assistant to the president and former senior director for cybersecurity at the White House, […]

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Stronger intellectual property laws necessary to protect artificial intelligence, says cybersecurity expert

Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin says the Pentagon has more than 600 artificial intelligence projects underway. The Defense Department will invest close to $1.5 billion to accelerate AI adoption. Andrei Iancu, senior adviser (non-resident) for the Renewing American Innovation Project at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, said the United States must update intellectual property […]

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Defense Department makes progress on assessing cybersecurity of defense industrial base

The Accreditation Body for the Defense Department Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC), a framework to evaluate security in the defense supply chain, has its first two certified third-party assessment organizations. The board will certify more assessors, or C3PAOs, in the coming weeks and months. Matthew Travis, first chief executive officer of the CMMC Accreditation Body, […]

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Coordination between cyber leaders will be key for new CISA head, says cybersecurity expert

Jen Easterly will head the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) after the Senate confirmed her unanimously last week. Easterly will be the second ever official leader for CISA. Chris Cummiskey, former acting under secretary for management at the Department of Homeland Security and now chief executive officer at Cummiskey Strategic Solutions, said one of […]

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Building new .gov protections lays groundwork for cybersecurity authority, says cyber policy expert

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) will build new cyber protections for the .gov domain. It’s asking industry for information about registry and lifecycle services for agency domains. Ron Marks, former Central Intelligence Agency official and intelligence advisor to two Senate majority leaders, currently president of ZPN Cyber and National Security Strategies, said he […]

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Former department officials discuss top cybersecurity stories of the week

The White House’s infrastructure deal includes $47 billion for cyber resiliency, which would be the biggest investment in resilience ever. This comes along with the confirmation of Chris Inglis as national cyber director and the hold on the confirmation of Jen Easterly as director of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency. Suzanne Spaulding, former under […]

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Government Accountability Office director details recent defense cybersecurity findings

The House Armed Services Committee will release proposals for the defense supply chain in July. One of the key stakeholders of the defense supply chain has some risk management problems it needs to deal with. The Government Accountability Office (GAO) released a report documenting risk management deficiencies in inventory systems at the Defense Logistics Agency […]

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