Department of Homeland Security

New Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen brings her cybersecurity focus to domestic defense

After a Senate vote on Tuesday, Kirstjen Nielsen has been confirmed as John Kelly's replacement to lead the Department of Homeland Security. The top position at the DHS has remained open since Kelly l

U.S. Government issues alerts about malware and IP addresses linked to North Korean cyber attacks

US-CERT, the Department of Homeland Security team responsible for analyzing cybersecurity threats, has posted a warning about cyber attacks by the North Korean government, which it collectively refers

Russia targeted election systems in 21 states, successfully hacking some

On Friday, the Department of Homeland Security notified nearly half of the U.S. states that their election systems were targeted by Russia-affiliated hackers in an attempt to influence the 2016 electi

US government bans Kaspersky software citing fears about Russian intelligence

Three months after the General Services Administration removed Kaspersky Lab from a list of approved federal vendors, Homeland Security is banning the Russian security software maker outright.

Trump administration sued over warrantless smartphone searches at US borders

With the border wall fight looming large in Congress, another kind of battle at the border is heating up. On Wednesday, the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) and the American Civil Liberties Union

Border agents can’t lawfully search data stored in the cloud

Storing dating in the cloud isn't always the safest means of locking it down, but avoiding local storage could benefit anyone concerned for their privacy while crossing U.S. borders. In a letter addre

Nuclear facility hacks remain fairly superficial for now, say DHS and FBI

While U.S. nuclear and energy facilities are increasingly aware of the cyberthreats to their systems, we can expect to see more hacks testing the limits of critical infrastructure systems, both in the

Trump might kill next month’s new startup visa before it takes effect

The Trump administration may rescind or indefinitely delay the International Entrepreneur Rule, widely regarded as the U.S. version of a startup visa. Overseen by the Department of Homeland Security,

Homeland Security says there is ‘no timeline’ for European laptop ban, but it’s still an option

Business travelers between the U.S. and Europe can breathe a small sigh of relief and clutch their laptops a little closer -- for now. Following a call between Secretary John Kelly and defense leads i

Twitter suing Homeland Security suggests some of those alt Twitter accounts were real after all

New legal documents show that Twitter is taking the Department of Homeland Security to court to protect the true identity of an account that claims to be run by employees of the United States Citizens

Privacy hawks in Congress call on Homeland Security to warn Americans of SS7 hacking threat

Oregon Senator Ron Wyden and California Representative Ted Lieu are pressing the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) on a mobile network vulnerability that they consider to be a systemic digital thr

Tech coalition slams Homeland Security proposal to collect social media passwords

With national immigration policies in flux, tech's privacy advocates aren't wasting any time rallying around common causes. This week, the Center for Democracy & Technology announced a coalition t

Legislation to stop U.S. border agents from demanding passwords and logins is on the way

Privacy advocates aren't happy with proposals for enhanced digital prying at U.S. borders, and now that issue could be taken up in the Senate. In a letter to Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly, Or

Passwords for social media accounts could be required for some to enter country

A password may soon be required to enter the country — the applicant's Facebook password, that is. Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly suggested the measure to the House Homeland Security Committ

Everything Trump’s Homeland Security nominee said about tech in his confirmation hearing

In a Senate hearing described as a “lovefest” by one attendee, General John F. Kelly testified about his nomination to become the fifth secretary of the Department of Homeland security. The relat

Homeland Security expands its power to help states with election system cybersecurity

Following an extremely contentious election cycle, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) will label election systems in the U.S. as “critical infrastructure.” The new categorization wo

U.S. officially attributes DNC hack to Russia

The Department of Homeland Security and the Office of the Director of National Intelligence confirmed today what cybersecurity companies have asserted since emails from Democratic National Committee e

Interim guidelines to the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act

Despite the objections of many privacy advocates and security professionals, the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act (CISA) is now the law of the land. Slipped into the 2016 federal omnibus spending

Loss Of Extended Post-Graduation Work Permit Could Hurt International STEM Students

International students in the United States who are working toward a science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM) degree may soon find it a whole lot harder to work legally in the country a

The Dinosaurs Of Cybersecurity Are Planes, Power Grids And Hospitals

As we continue down the path toward complete connectivity -- in which all devices, appliances and networks connect to each other and the Internet -- it is evident that much of our longstanding technol
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