Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency

Senate bill would give each state a federal 'cybersecurity coordinator'

by • 9 months ago

The bill would direct the Department of Homeland Security to give each state an official dedicated to coordinating relationships between the federal government, states and localities.

Texas and Virginia CISOs embrace 'whole-of-state' cybersecurity

by • 11 months ago

State governments are increasingly roping in more stakeholders when developing their cybersecurity strategies. "Sharing begets sharing," Virginia CISO Michael Watson said.

For state governments, cybersecurity is getting more complex

by • 1 year ago

State chief information security officers and homeland security advisers who spoke at a federal cybersecurity conference said their missions are widening.

Senate breakthrough on election security funding 'encouraging'

by • 1 year ago

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

How Lake Tahoe is fixing its evacuation route bottleneck

by • 1 year ago

With only six major routes in or out of the popular tourist spot, state and federal officials are convening to design a more resilient disaster plan.

More identified in Texas ransomware attack as feds urge coordinated response

by • 1 year ago

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

State and local governments urged to beef up ransomware defense

by • 1 year ago

Four organizations, including CISA and NASCIO, told state and local governments to get their cyberdefenses in order.

DHS needs help peeking into state and local networks, cybersecurity official says

by • 1 year ago

Rick Driggers, the deputy assistant director of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, said more information-sharing agreements are needed.