Tag: Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency

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 […]

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 […]

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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, […]

DHS Establishes ‘Unprecedented’ Cyber Safety Review Board

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has launched the first-ever Cyber Safety Review Board (CSRB), as directed in an executive order from President Joe Biden. The agency said the CSRB is an “unprecedented” public-private initiative that will bring together government and industry leaders to review and assess significant cybersecurity events to better protect the […]

NCS4, CISA Offer Best Practices for Touchless Security Screening at Public Venues

The National Center for Spectator Sports Safety and Security (NCS4), an academic center housed at the University of Southern Mississippi and partially underwritten by grants from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), has announced the publication of the Public Venue Security Screening Guide – Touchless Screening Annex. Produced in […]

Feds Issue Cybersecurity Reminder Amid the Holiday Season

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) issued a cybersecurity reminder for public- and private-sector organizations to remain vigilant and take appropriate precautions to reduce their risk to ransomware and other cyberattacks leading up to and during the holiday season. The agencies noted this advisory is based on observations on […]