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The Cybersecurity 202: Industry groups express cautious optimism about Biden's executive order on software standards

They say that the standards outlined in the order could bring much needed clarity to companies that partner with the federal government.
  • May 20, 2021

The Cybersecurity 202: The Colonial Pipeline hack sparks concerns about economic security

Lawmakers are urging the White House to create a plan to secure the economy in the case of a major cyberattack.
  • May 19, 2021

The Cybersecurity 202: Cybercriminals scammed a record number of victims with cryptocurrency

The scammers take over verified Twitter and YouTube accounts and then manipulate them into looking like the accounts of high-profile celebrities like Elon Musk.
  • May 18, 2021

The Cybersecurity 202: Ransomware groups are going underground, which could make them harder to track

Ransomware groups are fleeing the spotlight in the wake of increased scrutiny by U.S. law enforcement after the hack of Colonial Pipeline. Researchers say it's unlikely they'll stay offline for good.
  • May 17, 2021

The Cybersecurity 202: Biden says the Russian government was not involved with Colonial Pipeline hack

But that doesn't leave Russia, a know safeharbor for cybercriminals, off the hook.
  • May 14, 2021

The Cybersecurity 202: Biden administration issues executive order in wake of pipeline attack

The Biden administration wants to use the government's spending power to make all software harder to hack.
  • May 13, 2021

The Cybersecurity 202: Officials call for greater TSA accountability after Colonial Pipeline cyberattack

The cyberattack has raised concerns about the agency's pipeline security program.
  • May 12, 2021

The Cybersecurity 202: An attack on a critical pipeline highlights the need for stronger ransomware policies

Telling companies not to pay isn't always the best advice, experts say.
  • May 11, 2021

The Cybersecurity 202: A leading House Republican wants to double funding to protect critical infrastructure from cyberattacks

Rep. John Katko (R-N.Y.) wants to put CISA on track to become a $5 billion agency.
  • May 7, 2021

The Cybersecurity 202: Lawmakers scramble for legislative solutions to a growing ransomware crisis

'These attacks are more than a mere inconvenience,' said House Homeland cyber subcommittee chair Rep. Yvette D. Clarke (D-N.Y.). 'They are a national security threat.'
  • May 6, 2021