DHS John Felker and Kirstjen Nielsen on Cyber Resilience and Incident Response

As the Department of Homeland Security continues to advance in handling cyber threats the U.S. faces, the director of NCCIC John Felker improved capabilities and operational capacity of highly skilled professionals, including digital forensics investigators. Reducing and addressing the risk of systematic cyber security and communication challenges is…

US Govt Issues Alert Over North Korean Cyber Attacks

The Department of Homeland Security has issued a warning about cyber attacks originating in North Korea and perpetrated by the North Korean government, referred to as “Hidden Cobra.” A technical alert posted by US-CERT (United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team), the DHS department responsible for…

US Govt Warns Energy, Aviation Companies of Cybersecurity Threats

The US government has reportedly issued a rare public warning about targeted hacking campaigns focused on energy and other critical public infrastructure in the country. In a reported distributed via email on Friday, both the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Federal Bureau of…

Hackers Reportedly Targeted Election Systems in 20 States

According to a Homeland Security Department official, hackers have targeted the voter registration systems at least 20 states over the past few months. Federal officials and cybersecurity experts have frequently said that hackers’ attempts to alter the outcome of an election would be futile, since…