The US government is building an AI sandbox to tackle cybercrime

A joint effort between the Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) – housed within the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) – and the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), an AI sandbox will be designed for researchers to collaborate and test Read More …

DHS Opens 23.1 Small Business Innovation Research Solicitation

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE S&T Public Affairs, 202-254-2385 WASHINGTON – The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) 23.1 Solicitation is now open and accepting applications from U.S. small businesses interested in submitting research proposals for seven diverse Read More …

Department of Homeland Security to probe cyber attacks linked to Lapsus$

WASHINGTON – Today, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced that the Cyber Safety Review Board (CSRB) will review the recent attacks associated with Lapsus$, a global extortion-focused hacker group. Lapsus$ has reportedly employed techniques to bypass a range Read More …

Wray tells lawmakers that FBI conducts cyber offensive operations

FBI Director Christopher Wray told Senate lawmakers on Thursday that his agency has been conducting offensive cyber operations against state and non-state cyber actors. Wray said offensive operations are one of many tactics the agency employs to counter various cyber Read More …

DHS Announces New Cybersecurity Performance Goals for Critical Infrastructure  

WASHINGTON – Today, the Department of Homeland Security released the Cybersecurity Performance Goals (CPGs), voluntary practices that outline the highest-priority baseline measures businesses and critical infrastructure owners of all sizes can take to protect themselves against cyber threats. The CPGs were Read More …

U.S. Department of Homeland Security Kicks Off Cybersecurity Awareness Month

WASHINGTON – Throughout October, in recognition of Cybersecurity Awareness Month, the Department of Homeland Security is committed to raising awareness about how to combat the constant and ever-increasing threat from malicious cyber actors. Many of the Department’s component agencies play Read More …

TSA revises and reissues cybersecurity requirements for pipeline owners and operators

WASHINGTON – The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) announced the revision and reissuance of its Security Directive regarding oil and natural gas pipeline cybersecurity. This revised directive will continue the effort to build cybersecurity resiliency for the nation’s critical pipelines. Developed Read More …

UK signs deal to share police biometric database with US border guards

The UK has signed up to a US plan for sharing police-held biometric data about citizens with US border officials. According to a member of the European Parliament’s Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs (LIBE), the body met Read More …

DHS: Secretary Mayorkas Designates Ukraine for Temporary Protected Status for 18 Months

WASHINGTON — The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced the designation of Ukraine for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for 18 months. “Russia’s premeditated and unprovoked attack on Ukraine has resulted in an ongoing war, senseless violence, and Ukrainians forced to Read More …