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DHS tells agencies to move faster to fix critical cyber vulnerabilities

The Department of Homeland Security issued a new binding operational directive replacing a 2015 mandate and accelerating the time for agencies to mitigate…

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FILE - This Monday, Jan. 30, 2017, file photo shows a sign above the headquarters of Kaspersky Lab in Moscow. On Monday, Oct. 23, 2017, Kaspersky Lab said it will open up its anti-virus software to outside review as it deals with security concerns. The company is making the move a month after the U.S. government barred agencies from using its software. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin, File)

Did agencies suffer a data breach by using Kaspersky? DHS says no ‘conclusive’ evidence, yet

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DHS issued two more Binding Operational Directives on cyber in final months of Obama term

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Piecing clues together to understand DHS’ second binding cyber directive

Jeh Johnson, the Homeland Security Department’s secretary, issued his second BOD in late June requiring agencies to work with DHS to ensure they are…

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OMB orders 30-day cyber sprint to secure agency networks, data

Federal CIO Tony Scott announced on Friday agencies have 30 days to report back to OMB and DHS on how they are addressing four specific areas of cybersecurity….

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Cyber attack against OPM was 1 of 9 DHS recently discovered targeting ‘bulk PII’

The U.S. Computer Emergency Readiness Team released in May an analysis report detailing nine incidents between July 2014 and May 2015 where hackers stole what they call \”bulk personally identifiable information (PII)\” from public and private sector organizations. Secretary Jeh Johnson issued the first-ever Binding Operational Directive to agencies in May, mandating they fix all ‘critical vulnerabilities\’ in 30 days.

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