NSA cyberdefense chief: ‘I have never been more busy’
The man responsible for leading the National Security Agency’s defensive mission says his team is fielding more calls than ever from agencies across the government.
Friction by design: FBI, DHS disagree on when to tell victims they’ve been hacked
Competing interests exist between two of the predominant federal agencies tasked with stopping hackers from attacking the U.S., officials say, and that dynamic shapes how and when the government notifies Americans if they’ve been breached.
FBI would get $61M to fight cybercrime, encryption in Trump budget proposal
President Donald Trump’s budget blueprint for the federal government proposes a $61 million increase for the FBI and Justice Department in fiscal 2018 to better track terrorist communications and combat cybercriminals.
Proposed ‘hacking back’ bill is gaining traction, lawmaker says
Rep. Tom Graves, R-Ga., recently proposed a bill that would allow companies victimized by cyber attacks to take “active cyber defense measures” is now gaining bipartisan support, according to the congressman.
Lawmakers troubled by cyber-enabled information warfare
Lawmakers are searching for answers to how the U.S. government should counter cyber-enabled information warfare and other foreign propaganda efforts like those allegedly deployed by Russian intelligence services during the 2016 U.S. presidential election.
Former NSA contractor indicted for stealing massive trove of classified documents
A federal grand jury returned an indictment Wednesday accusing former defense contractor Harold T. Martin III of stealing classified and top secret government documents.