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CISA executive director on stepping in during ‘pivotal time’ after 2020 election

Just after the 2020 presidential election, Brandon Wales suddenly found himself acting director of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), leading the country through some of the worst cyber and ransomware attacks on government and private networks. Wales said he became acting director at a “pivotal time” after Chris Krebs was fired and that […]


National Risk Management Center works with partners to address biggest risks facing nation

The National Risk Management Center (NRMC), housed within the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), works to identify and address significant risks to critical infrastructure. Bob Kolasky, director of the NRMC, said his organization collaborates with partners from industry and state and local government to determine and address the most significant risks facing the United […]


Acting CISA director says recent cyberattacks should be a “wake up call”

Agencies have a long list of deadlines to meet to comply with President Biden’s executive order on cybersecurity. One of the goals of the order is to prevent attacks on the federal government like the Colonial Pipeline and JBS attacks. Brandon Wales, Acting Director of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), said the aggressiveness, […]


Much of cybersecurity EO will be direct response to SolarWinds and Exchange breaches, says Venable exec

The latest coronavirus relief bill includes about $650 million for the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency. Some of that money will go toward helping the federal government recover from major cyber breaches. Ari Schwartz, Managing Director of Cybersecurity Services at Venable, said major areas he thinks this money will go towards at CISA are speeding […]

December 2022
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