Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA)

Secretaries of state react to CISA Director Krebs' firing

by • 5 days 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.

Congress needs to step up in ransomware fight, House cybersecurity panel chair says

by • 6 days ago

Rep. Lauren Underwood, D-Ill., said the Senate should follow the House's passage of a cybersecurity grant program for state and local governments.

'No bar' to what election officials shared on Election Day, DHS says

by • 3 weeks ago

A senior Department Homeland Security official said "the engagement was great" with state and local officials on Election Day.

Pandemic pushed election officials toward major IT upgrades

by • 2 months ago

State election officials have used the pandemic to make major, long-lasting improvements to their infrastructure, they said during CISA's online summit.

Emotet is back and phishing state and local governments, CISA warns

by • 2 months ago

The credential-stealing malware took an extended spring break, but it's returned with a vengeance according to an alert from CISA and the MS-ISAC.

Washington CIO says many probably won't return to office

by • 2 months ago

During a CISA online summit, Washington state CIO Jim Weaver said 98% of his employees "love remote work or are fine with it."

Transitional 911 systems have 'very, very broad attack surface,' working group warns

by • 2 months ago

The transition to next-generation 911 brings cybersecurity threats not seen before, members of an FCC working group said during CISA's annual summit.

Election risk tool released for state, local officials

by • 3 months ago

The Election Risk Profile Tool, designed by the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency and the Election Assistance Commission, is meant to give election administrators a "high-level risk profile."

Annual election security tabletop drill put officials through 'Armageddon-like' test

by • 4 months ago

About 2,100 federal, state, local and private-sector officials joined the three-day exercise, which simulated attacks against election-related IT and civil unrest related to the pandemic.