Tag: CISA

Upselling Security: Why It’s Problematic

Editor’s note: The views expressed in the following op-ed are the author’s own and do not necessarily reflect those of Total Security Advisor. Earlier this month, over 26,000 infosecurity enthusiasts convened in San Francisco for a week of security-related product launches, trainings, expert presentations, and networking. Now in its 31st year, the annual RSA Conference […]

DHS Expects ‘More Dynamic’ U.S. Threat Environment in Coming Months

In the wake of several high-profile violent attacks, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has issued its latest National Terrorism Advisory System (NTAS) Bulletin regarding the continued heightened threat environment across the United States.  This is the sixth NTAS Bulletin issued by the agency since January 2021, and it replaces the current one that expired June 7. It outlines top threat factors […]

Apple, Google, and Microsoft Partner to Scrap Passwords

In a joint effort to make the web more secure and usable for all, tech giants Apple, Google, and Microsoft announced plans to expand support for a common passwordless sign-in standard created by the FIDO Alliance and the World Wide Web Consortium. The companies said the new capability will allow websites and apps to offer […]

Latest Cybersecurity Threats Underscore Need for Diligence

Organizations must continue to be proactive in cybersecurity due to the increased threat activity occurring worldwide. Between the most recent Okta breach to the Russian threats, organizations and individuals should be on the offense when securing their technology environment. The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) has issued a Shields Up alert to warn American […]

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A Call to Arms: Biden Warns U.S. Businesses to Prepare for Russian Cyberattacks

Citing “evolving intelligence,” President Joe Biden has urged U.S. businesses to prepare for possible Russian cyberattacks and outlined security actions organizations should take immediately. “I have previously warned about the potential that Russia could conduct malicious cyber activity against the United States, including as a response to the unprecedented economic costs we’ve imposed on Russia […]

Federal Legislation Requires Critical Infrastructure Groups to Report Cyberattacks

Newly passed legislation will require owners and operators of U.S. critical infrastructure to report when they get hacked or make a ransomware payment. Hailed as “historic” and a “game-changer,” the legal provision aims to support the federal government’s ongoing efforts to crack down on cyberattacks. U.S. Sens. Gary Peters, D-MI, and Rob Portman, R-OH—Chairman and […]

Updated Security Guide Aims to Help Protect K-12 Schools

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) has released its third edition of the CISA K-12 School Security Guide and School Security Assessment Tool (SSAT), which include new products to support K-12 schools and communities in their efforts to strengthen security and protect against a range of targeted violence and other threats. The guide and accompanying […]

CISA, FBI Issue Cybersecurity Advisory Amid Russian Attack on Ukraine

While there are no specific or credible cyberthreats to the U.S. homeland as of press time, the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) has warned that Russia’s attack on Ukraine, which has involved cyberattacks on Ukrainian government and critical infrastructure organizations, may impact organizations both within and beyond the region, particularly in the wake of […]

CISA Launches New Catalog of Free Cybersecurity Resources

The  Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) has launched the “Free Cybersecurity Services and Tools” webpage intended to be a one-stop resource where organizations of all sizes can find free public- and private-sector resources to reduce their cybersecurity risk. The agency noted the newly published catalog is a starting point; going forward, CISA will incorporate other free services into the catalog.   The initial list includes services and tools from CISA, […]

How Authorities Are Tackling Security for Super Bowl LVI

Before Super Bowl LVI kicks off on Sunday, Feb. 13, a massive coalition of federal, state, and local officials is hard at work to help ensure the safety and security of employees, players, and fans during the big game. U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Alejandro N. Mayorkas recently traveled to SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, […]