cybercrime


Interagency group publishes fact sheet on ransomware



Interagency group publishes fact sheet on ransomware
On February 4, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) announced the release of a new fact sheet on ransomware. The fact sheet is intended to educate the public on the current ransomware threat and the government’s response. The fact sheet provides a review of what ransomware is, how it is… Read More

CyberSci Symposium



CyberSci Symposium
December 6, 2018  The CyberSci Symposium will be held at the ICF – Global Headquarters in Fairfax, VA, on December 6. Leaders from the U.S. government, academia, and the larger cyber community will come together under one roof to discuss the questions facing cybersecurity: What are the best approaches to… Read More

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