Experts say ransomware could be bigger threat for campaigns in 2022

Written by Tonya Riley Jun 8, 2022 | CYBERSCOOP With the 2022 election season around the corner, campaigns of all sizes need to be prepared for a widened set of…

'Shields Up': the new normal in cyberspace

Written by Jen Easterly and Chris Inglis Jun 6, 2022 | CYBERSCOOP When the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency — or CISA — launched the Shields Up campaign early this…

CISA issues vulnerability advisory for select Dominion voting equipment, urges updates

Written by AJ Vicens Jun 3, 2022 | CYBERSCOOP Vulnerabilities within some Dominion voting machines used in roughly a dozen states should be mitigated “as soon as possible,” the U.S.…

A year after report, task force urges U.S. to keep ransomware on front burner

Written by Tonya Riley May 20, 2022 | CYBERSCOOP The federal government has made strides in deterring ransomware over the past year, but still has a number of milestones to…

Nakasone says Cyber Command did nine 'hunt forward' ops last year, including in Ukraine

Written by Suzanne Smalley May 4, 2022 | CYBERSCOOP National Security Agency Director and U.S. Cyber Command Gen. Paul Nakasone said Tuesday that Cyber Command conducted nine “hunt forward” operations…

Backlash to DHS Disinformation Governance Board grows, fueled in part by misinformation

Written by Suzanne Smalley May 3, 2022 | CYBERSCOOP When Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas first announced a new Disinformation Governance Board in a congressional hearing Wednesday, the…

FBI warns agricultural sector of heightened risk of ransomware attacks

Written by Suzanne Smalley Apr 20, 2022 | CYBERSCOOP The FBI on Wednesday alerted food and agriculture companies to be prepared for ransomware operatives to potentially attack agricultural entities during…

Debate erupts at news the White House may scale back DOD cyber-ops authorities

Written by Suzanne Smalley Apr 4, 2022 | CYBERSCOOP Days after CyberScoop exclusively reported the White House is considering scaling back a Trump-era policy giving the Department of Defense and…

Senate ransomware investigation says FBI leaving victims in the lurch

Written by Tonya Riley Mar 24, 2022 | CYBERSCOOP The FBI might be coming up short when helping ransomware victims restore their systems, according to an investigation released Thursday by…

The Cyberspace Solarium Commission pushed some major policies into law. So what now?

Written by Tim Starks Mar 8, 2022 | CYBERSCOOP A little more than a year removed from its role in advancing some of the most significant cybersecurity legislation ever enacted,…