DHS’s ‘cyber incident response teams’ back on Congress’ radar
The teams were created by the National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center as part of its mission to share information about threats and incidents, but a bipartisan group of House members wants to fully authorize them.
DHS’s NCCIC operations moved temporarily after storms in Virginia
Several key Department of Homeland Security cybersecurity services were disrupted last week after the Northern Virginia building they're housed in lost power during bad storms.
Is HHS’s cyber center redundant?
Some leaders in the health care and technology industries say the Department of Health and Human Services’ new national cybersecurity intelligence-sharing clearinghouse appears to duplicate the role of similar entities in the federal government and in the private sector.
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.
DHS official: Both public and private sectors ‘blind’ to cyber risk
Mike Echols, who is DHS’ point person for implementation of President Barack Obama’s February 2015 cybersecurity executive order, spoke about how both the public and private sector have not done enough to realize the scope and speed at which cyber attacks can damage critical systems.