cybercrime


DHS creates national cyber risk center



DHS creates national cyber risk center
Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen announced the creation of the National Risk Management Center on July 31, during her keynote address at the DHS Cybersecurity Summit in New York City. According to Nielsen, the National Risk Management Center will focus on cybersecurity priorities, and will act as… Read More

DC CyberWeek



DC CyberWeek
October 15, 2018 – October 20, 2018 DC CyberWeek will be held in Washington, DC, from October 15 to October 20. The event is the nation’s largest cybersecurity festival, bringing together the cybersecurity leaders and experts to exchange best practices, collaborate, and find ways to achieve common goals. Please visit… Read More

Justice announces new cybersecurity task force



Justice announces new cybersecurity task force
Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced the creation of the Cyber-Digital Task Force on February 20. The new task force is a reflection of the Department of Justice’s commitment to confronting cyber threats, and will examine the department’s current cyber efforts as well as identify how federal law enforcement can more… Read More

InterAgency Brown-Bag Lecture – February 26



InterAgency Brown-Bag Lecture – February 26
The next lecture in InterAgency Brown-Bag Lecture Series will be conducted at 12:30 p.m., Feb. 26 in the Arnold Conference Room in the Lewis and Clark Center on Fort Leavenworth. University of Kansas Professor of Law, Dr. Michael Hoeflich, will lead a discussion on the ethics of cyber defense. Dr.… Read More

Featured Article: A Clear Deterrence Strategy Required for Cyber



Featured Article: A Clear Deterrence Strategy Required for Cyber
Featured article: A Clear Deterrence Strategy Required for Cyber by Terrence S. Allen With the press of a button, a nation goes to war. Much of that nation’s livelihood will be destroyed with this button press. In the U.S. there is always an operator ready to hit their button, ensuring… Read More

CSIS publishes cyber agenda for Trump



CSIS publishes cyber agenda for Trump
Earlier this month, the Center for Strategic & International Studies (CSIS) published a report that provided a cybersecurity agenda for the incoming president. The CSIS Cyber Policy Task Force began working on the new agenda in late 2014, and provides recommendations on policies, organizational improvements, and resources needed in the… Read More

Updated cyber response plan in the works



Updated cyber response plan in the works
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is working on an updated version of the National Cyber Incident Response Plan (NCIRP). The current NCIRP has not been updated for six years. The NCIRP provides a plan for the government’s response to major cyberattacks and is “a nationwide approach to cyber incidents,… Read More

Second InterAgency Brown-Bag Lecture a success



Second InterAgency Brown-Bag Lecture a success
Yesterday the Simons Center for Interagency Cooperation and the U.S. Army Command and General Staff School (CGSS) hosted the second lecture in their new InterAgency Brown-Bag Lecture Series. Over 65 students and faculty from the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College (CGSC) and other area universities attended the lecture.… Read More

Intel agencies investigate election cyber-attacks



Intel agencies investigate election cyber-attacks
Several U.S. intelligence and law enforcement agencies are investigating possible cyber-attacks aimed at November’s presidential election. While the agencies do not have conclusive proof that Russia is involved in a specific plot, officials from the FBI, CIA, National Security Agency (NSA), and Department of Homeland Security (DHS) are concerned. One… Read More

Bill calls for greater collaboration, training for cybercrime



Bill calls for greater collaboration, training for cybercrime
On November 30, the House of Representative passed H.R. 3490, the Strengthening State and Local Cyber Crime Fighting Act. The bill was originally introduced in September of this year by Rep. John Ratcliffe (R-TX) befor being referred to the Committees on the Judiciary and Homeland Security. The bill amends the… Read More