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DoD takes preventive measures to protect data, ward off cyber attacks

Defense agencies have utilized strategies to address attack vectors and build a workforce that can block ransomware as the federal government transitions…

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In this Wednesday, May 20, 2015 photo, contractors walk past a capacitor bank at an AEP electrical transmission substation in Westerville, Ohio. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

Security of the electrical grid: Is the government really on top of this nagging risk?

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(AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)FILE - In this Nov. 20, 2020, file photo a U.S. Department of Homeland Security plaque is displayed a podium as international passengers arrive at Miami international Airport where they are screened by U.S. Customs and Border Protection in Miami. The damned-if-you-pay-damned-if-you-don’t dilemma on ransomware payments has left U.S. officials fumbling about how to respond. While the Biden administration “strongly discourages” paying, it recognizes that failing to pay would be suicidal for some victims. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, File)

DHS continues rolling out new cyber requirements to transportation sector

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Contractors might not realize how susceptible to ransomware they really are

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Disincentivizing ransomware criminals across the federal government

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AP Photo/Manuel Balce CenetaFILE - In this Feb. 25, 2015 file photo, the Homeland Security Department headquarters in northwest Washington. President Joe Biden has selected two former senior National Security Agency officials for key cyber roles in his administration.  Chris Inglis, a former NSA deputy director, is being nominated as the government's first national cyber director. Jen Easterly, a former deputy for counterterrorism at the NSA, has been tapped to run the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency at the Department of Homeland Security. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)

CISA looks to tie together public-private partnerships through new cyber planning office

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When ransomware attacks US infrastructure, it’s tricky to know when to return fire

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The concept of “threat hunting”

CrowdStrike’s Shawn Henry and Drew Bagley join host John Gilroy on this week’s Federal Tech Talk to discuss “threat hunting” and what can happen if a federal…

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(AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)FILE - In this Nov. 20, 2020, file photo a U.S. Department of Homeland Security plaque is displayed a podium as international passengers arrive at Miami international Airport where they are screened by U.S. Customs and Border Protection in Miami. The damned-if-you-pay-damned-if-you-don’t dilemma on ransomware payments has left U.S. officials fumbling about how to respond. While the Biden administration “strongly discourages” paying, it recognizes that failing to pay would be suicidal for some victims. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, File)

Federal cyber leaders to meet with president today to talk ransomware

In today’s Federal Newscast, the leaders of key agencies will meet today to discuss the government’s ransomware strategy.

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Cooperation between the corporate and federal sectors still has a long way to go

The ongoing ransomware attacks have everybody spooked. Congress and the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency are both contemplating ways to get industry to do something they’ve supposedly been doing for years.

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