New “Hack DHS” program will pay up to $5,000 for discovered vulnerabilities

The US Department of Homeland Security is launching its own bug bounty program to help find and correct gaps in its systems.  more coverage The new “Hack DHS” program was…

Security experts question new DHS/TSA cybersecurity rules for rail companies

On Thursday, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) released new rules for the US’s freight railroad and passenger rail transit industry. The rules make it mandatory for companies to have…

US Issues Cybersecurity Directive for Airlines and Railroads

US Issues Cybersecurity Directive for Airlines and Railroads Nearly all railroads and airlines in the United States have been ordered to report cybersecurity breaches to the federal government.  Under the…

DHS: Cybersecurity coordinators and vulnerability assessments mandatory for rail companies

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced two new cybersecurity directives handed down by the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) on Thursday designed to better protect freight railroads and passenger rail transit…

Republican Senate leaders slam new TSA cybersecurity regulations for rail, aviation industry

Republican leaders in the US Senate have come out harshly against new cybersecurity regulations designed to protect US railroad and airport systems.  The new rules were handed down earlier this…

America Urged to Prepare for Shift to Post-Quantum Cryptography

America Urged to Prepare for Shift to Post-Quantum Cryptography The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has teamed up with the Department of Commerce’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) to release a roadmap on the…

US to increase scrutiny on cryptocurrency, federal contractors in effort to slow hacking

Written by Tim Starks Oct 6, 2021 | CYBERSCOOP U.S. officials unveiled a suite of cybersecurity initiatives Wednesday, from cracking down on illicit cryptocurrency usages to increasing transparency about data…