Homeland

Feds Order Review Of Electrical-Grid Security After Substation Shootings

The organization that sets the grid's reliability standards must report within three months on its rules for physical security.

New Ranking Member Could Shake up a Key Senate Oversight Committee

A new Republican on the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee wants the body to "reassert itself."

No ‘Specific or Credible’ Cyber Attacks Hurt Election's Integrity, CISA Says

Despite “a handful” of DDoS attacks targeting state and local election websites and some technical glitches affecting voting equipment, CISA says it saw “no activity” that should undermine faith in the election results.

Former CISA Head: Election Lies Are a 'Risk to Democracy'

Election misinformation is a “tactical and strategic" threat, as are the election deniers running for office, Chris Krebs said.

Every State But One Uses Federally Banned Foreign Tech, Report Says

More than 1,600 state and local government entities have purchased products or services from blackballed Chinese companies, CSET report finds.

How the FBI Stumbled in the War on Cybercrime

In an excerpt from their new book, the authors reveal how unprepared the nation’s top federal law enforcement agency was to combat online crime.

Are You 'Choice-Paralyzed' About Protecting Your Critical Infrastructure? NSA Wants to Help

Simplifying decisions about hardening industrial control systems is the aim of new guidance from the NSA and the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency.

Shield Critical Infrastructure from Electromagnetic Pulses, DHS Says

The National Public Warning System offers a model for defending other vital systems and services.

Almost No One Has Been Hired Through DHS' Much-Hyped Cyber Talent Program

With a month left in the fiscal year, program is 146 new hires short of its 150-person goal.

US, Israel Team Up to Fight Ransomware

The Treasury Department and Ministry of Finance extend a year-old, tech-centric cybersecurity pact.

You Don’t Have to Be a Spy to Violate the Espionage Act

Two law professors outline how the Act has been used in the past, and what it could mean for former president Trump.

Trump Wants Concentration Camps and Presidential Control of Domestic Troops

The disgraced former president said the next chief executive should take control of the National Guard from state governors and deploy troops to quell cities.

How NORAD Plans to Ward Off Cruise Missiles Fired at the US

The command has goals for 2025 and 2030, but wants more guidance from the Pentagon.