U.S. unveils plan to improve cyber defenses for water utilities

The White House on Thursday unveiled a plan to beef up cybersecurity in the nation’s water sector, an extension of its efforts to thwart attacks against critical infrastructure including electricity and natural gas pipeline operators. Senior administration officials said water Read More …

Biden warns of US ‘cyber’ response after Ukraine says computers wiped during attack

US President Joe Biden responded forcefully to reports of a wide-ranging cyberattack on Ukrainian government systems Wednesday afternoon, telling reporters that the US would respond with its own cyberattacks if Russia continues to target Ukraine’s digital infrastructure. “The question is Read More …

Former DHS official charged with stealing govt employees’ PII

A former Department of Homeland Security acting inspector general pleaded guilty today to stealing confidential and proprietary software and sensitive databases from the US government containing employees’ personal identifying information (PII). 61-year-old Charles Kumar Edwards coordinated the scheme while working Read More …

Cyberattack shuts down Albuquerque schools; county copes with ransomware incident

School officials in Albuquerque, New Mexico have cancelled classes for Thursday and Friday due to a cyberattack. The shutdown took place just days after a ransomware attack hit government services across Bernalillo County. In a statement posted to the Albuquerque Read More …

Iranian intel cyber suite of malware uses open source tools

FORT MEADE, Md. – To better enable defense against malicious cyber actors, U.S. Cyber Command’s Cyber National Mission Force has identified and disclosed multiple open-source tools that Iranian intelligence actors are using in networks around the world. These actors, known Read More …

Maryland officials confirm ransomware attack shut down Department of Health

Maryland officials confirmed on Wednesday that state’s Department of Health is dealing with a devastating ransomware attack, which has left hospitals struggling amid a surge of COVID-19 cases. In a statement released on Wednesday, Maryland Chief Information Security Officer Chip Read More …

Understanding and Mitigating Russian State-Sponsored Cyber Threats to U.S. Critical Infrastructure

This joint Cybersecurity Advisory (CSA)—authored by the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), and National Security Agency (NSA)—is part of our continuing cybersecurity mission to warn organizations of cyber threats and help the cybersecurity community Read More …