Chris Krebs

House members to try again on state and local cyber grants

by • 6 months ago

The leaders of a House cybersecurity subcommittee said a new version of a grant program for state and local governments will be introduced "in the coming days."

House cybersecurity chair plans to reintroduce state and local grant proposal

by • 7 months ago

Rep. Yvette Clarke said she will put forward a bill creating an annual $500 million grant program to help state and local governments invest in cybersecurity.

Cities need 'cybersecurity education for everyone'

by • 8 months ago

"If anyone breaks on the security chain, you’re vulnerable," Jeanne Holm, Los Angeles' deputy mayor for budget and innovation, said during an online conference.

Former CISA Director Krebs again defends election security efforts

by • 10 months ago

Chris Krebs told members of the Senate Homeland Security Committee that fanciful claims surrounding voting technology are "corrosive to the institutions that support elections."

Secretaries of state react to CISA Director Krebs' firing

by • 11 months ago

Democratic secretaries of state were quick to praise Chris Krebs after President Donald Trump fired the CISA director, but most of their GOP counterparts have been silent.

CISA and states tell Senate more cybersecurity resources needed

by • 2 years ago

Officials from Michigan and Texas joined CISA Director Chris Krebs to tell the Senate Homeland Security Committee that despite progress in coordination, more cybersecurity aid is needed.

Iran tension 'heightened awareness' for state and local cybersecurity, CISA chief says

by • 2 years ago

Chris Krebs, the Department of Homeland Security's top cybersecurity official, told a group of mayors to use the moment as an opportunity to improve their defenses against ransomware.

Senate breakthrough on election security funding 'encouraging'

by • 2 years ago

Some state election officials at a federal cybersecurity conference said they're happy to see progress toward sustainable funding, but others remain dubious.

More identified in Texas ransomware attack as feds urge coordinated response

by • 2 years ago

Cybersecurity professionals, including a DHS official, are calling for coordinated response to attacks against government that are also becoming more organized.