Latest from Ellen Nakashima

In advance of climate summit, tension among Biden aides on China policy

John Kerry, the climate envoy, sees an improved U.S.-China relationship as key to progress on climate. National security adviser Jake Sullivan is skeptical.
  • Oct 25, 2021

U.S. officials caution companies about risks of working with Chinese entities in AI and biotech

Collaborate smartly in key emerging technologies and mitigate risks, counterintelligence officials urge businesses.
  • Oct 22, 2021

Pentagon IG finds ‘no improper influence’ in hiring of Michael Ellis as NSA general counsel

The report also found that the placement of Ellis on administrative leave shortly after he assumed the position was appropriate.
  • Oct 21, 2021

Commerce Department announces new rule aimed at stemming sale of hacking tools to Russia and China

The rule, which takes effect in 90 days, covers spyware such as Pegasus.
  • Oct 20, 2021

China’s test of hypersonic vehicle is part of a program to rapidly expand strategic and nuclear systems

Recent advances put China ahead of the United States in some emerging military technologies, analysts say.
  • Oct 19, 2021

Biden administration holds meeting on ransomware threat with more than 30 nations and E.U.

Countries including India, Brazil and Ukraine agreed to work together to fight a form of cybercrime that has paralyzed computer systems from hospitals to pipelines.
  • Oct 14, 2021

TSA to impose cybersecurity mandates on major rail and subway systems

The move follows cyber regulations on pipeline companies in the wake of disruptive ransomware attacks.
  • Oct 6, 2021

New emergency cyber regulations lay out ‘urgently needed’ rules for pipelines but draw mixed reviews

The regulations are designed to prevent a repeat of the Colonial Pipeline shutdown.
  • Oct 3, 2021

FBI held back ransomware decryption key from businesses to run operation targeting hackers

The delay in unlocking computers may have cost the affected enterprises millions.
  • Sep 21, 2021

Key security agencies split over whether to blacklist former Huawei smartphone unit

The issue arises as President Biden’s pick to lead the government’s export control agency has his nomination hearing.
  • Sep 19, 2021