Chris Painter

  • Tillerson to reshuffle State Dept. cyber offices, but GOP lawmakers have other plans

    Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has announced his plans for another restructuring within the State Department’s cybersecurity offices, but lawmakers are pushing back and moving forward with a bill they say would better structure the agency.

  • Despite concerns over cyber diplomacy, State works to align internal efforts

    The State Department quietly launched a new Cyber and Technology Security (CTS) directorate, which falls within the Diplomatic Security Service, to address threats and vulnerabilities for embassies, consulates and foreign affairs officers.

  • DHS begins cybersecurity month with a common theme

    In a first, the Department of Homeland Security launched its annual National Cybersecurity Awareness Month from two cities at the same time: Washington, D.C. and Seattle. Officials reminded government, industry and the general public about good cyber hygiene.