DHS Issues Groundbreaking Cybersecurity Regulations After Colonial Hack

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The federal government is not pleased. The massive disruption caused by the Colonial Pipeline attack has stepped in with groundbreaking new regulations for pipeline companies. The Department of Homeland Security Takes a Stand Officials from the agency told The Washington Post that pipeline companies would be required to report incidents of cyber vulnerabilities to officials. … Read more

Hackers Display Their Boldness by Hitting D.C. Police With Ransomware

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Hackers have hit the police department, which protects the president’s city (Washington D.C.), in a ransomware scheme. Such an attack underscores the new fearlessness that hackers discovered during the pandemic. Cybercriminals are now targeting the people who are supposed to stop them. If President Biden still intends to ‘send a message,’ now is the time. … Read more

Russian Hackers Infiltrate the Dept. of Homeland Security

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After realizing that the SolarWinds hack was one of the biggest breaches ever, experts have repeatedly noted that we still don’t know the full fallout of the attack. Today’s news illustrates that point perfectly. Nearly two years after the infiltration, we’re just finding out that the cybercriminals hacked the Trump administration’s head of homeland security … Read more

The White House Is Scrambling to Improve Its Cybersecurity

Joe Biden

We’ve previously talked about how Joe Biden and the White House have made bold proclamations about their stance on cybersecurity. Unfortunately, they’ve been slow to act on their promises. And in the meantime, American companies continue to suffer huge breaches. The Biden administration has recently started paying more lip service to increased cybersecurity. Let’s hope … Read more

The U.S. Has Become More Vulnerable to Hackers, According to Watchdog

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According to a Government Accountability Office (GAO) report, federal cybersecurity has “regressed” since 2019. Based on the string of recent, overt cyberattacks on America, you probably could have guessed this yourself. We’ve never had a greater need for federal leadership in the tech realm, and, unfortunately, our government has yet to step up. Let’s take … Read more

Joe Biden Takes a Refreshingly Bold Stance on America’s Cybersecurity

Joe Biden

Joe Biden appears determined to do a better job of securing America’s digital well-being. That should come as no surprise, as 2020 was a year of massive security breaches. Biden had criticized outgoing president Donald Trump’s approach to cybersecurity in the past. And now, it seems like he’s putting his money where his mouth is. … Read more