Threats

'Sudden surge' in cyberattacks on government: report

Blackberry's quarterly threat report said attacks on government agencies and the public sector rose 40% since last year.

Threats

Power grid under threat from foreign adversaries, domestic extremists, warn experts

“The most important evolving threat to the electric grid is associated with cybersecurity and physical security,” lawmakers were told on Tuesday. 

Defense Systems

A Decade-Old Cyber Policy Desperately Needs an Update, Group Says

The bipartisan Cyberspace Solarium Commission has recommendations for a new critical-infrastructure playbook.

Defense Systems

Satellite Data Could Boost Border Security, Disaster Response

Homeland Security relies on satellite imagery for its missions—and it wants more.

Policy

DHS Is Trying to Predict How AI Will Be Used for Harm

The coming inclusion of AI in critical infrastructure will open new and ill-understood vulnerabilities, the agency's Science and Technology Directorate leader says.

Policy

Lawmakers Propose Civilian Cyber Reserve to Bolster DOD and DHS

Bipartisan bills aim to allow the agencies to bolster cybersecurity by recruiting skilled civilians to serve as reservists.

Policy

New National Cyber Strategy: Raise Defensive Baseline for Critical Infrastructure

The White House wants to get electrical systems, gas pipelines, water treatment plants, and more up to a consistent level of cybersecurity.

Science & Tech

Defense One Radio, Ep. 117: Spies in the balloon?

We review the latest ups and downs in the U.S.-China relationship, which has been shaken by allegations of spying via aerostat.

Policy

Biden Vows to Add Feds at Border, Boost Efforts to Reduce Crossings

The administration will also expand humanitarian programs, though staffing shortfalls could hurt implementation.

Threats

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.

Policy

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."