National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center (NCCIC)


DHS urges caution over Meltdown and Spectre



DHS urges caution over Meltdown and Spectre
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) issued a press release last week warning of the security vulnerabilities known as Meltdown and Spectre. According to DHS, the National Cybersecurity and Communications Center (NCCIC) is aware of the vulnerabilities, which affect modern computer processors and could allow attackers access to sensitive information.… Read More

DHS to address election cybersecurity risks



DHS to address election cybersecurity risks
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has promised to address cybersecurity risks within each state’s election systems. DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson remarked during a conference call earlier this month that while DHS is not aware of any credible threats to the general election systems, multiple entities are available to offer… Read More

New CTIIC leadership announced



New CTIIC leadership announced
Director of National Intelligence James R. Clapper recently announced the leadership of the Cyber Threat Intelligence Integration Center (CTIIC). CTTIC was created in February 2015. CTIIC’s new leadership team includes Director Tonya Ugoretz, Deputy Maurice Bland, and Research Director Thomas Donahue.  “I am confident this capable team will work seamlessly… Read More

Report reviews collaboration for critical infrastructure cybersecurity



Report reviews collaboration for critical infrastructure cybersecurity
The Government Accountability Office (GAO) recently published a report reviewing collaboration in critical infrastructure cybersecurity. Critical infrastructure includes financial institutions and energy production, and is vital to U.S. national security, as well as the nation’s economy and public health and safety. These systems are secured by sector-specific agencies (SSAs) following… Read More

DHS Secretary praises new NCCIC leadership



DHS Secretary praises new NCCIC leadership
Earlier this week, Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson announced leadership changes at the Department’s National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center (NCCIC). The NCCIC is the U.S. government’s 24/7 hub for cybersecurity information sharing, incident response, and coordination, and has been without permanent leadership for nearly a year. Dr.… Read More