Federal shutdown offers hacking target

The ongoing federal shutdown looks like a tantalizing distraction for hackers, based on the announcement this week of an emergency Department of Homeland Security directive for nearly all federal agencies. The directive mandates cybersecurity actions to counter a global Domain Name System infrastructure hijacking campaign. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) director Christopher Krebs [...]

Austin rep’s cybersecurity bill heads for signature

As Washington scrambles to keep up with cyber threats, a bill codifying the Department of Homeland Security's National Protection and Programs Directorate (NPPD) into law moves from congress for a presidential signature. Texas District 10 congressman and House Homeland Security Committee Chairman Mike McCaul sponsored the bill which passed the house in 2017. District [...]