Four small technology firms were awarded Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) contracts by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) to create solutions that will automate analysis of mobile technology firmware at scale and identify vulnerabilities and prepositioned cyber-threats.
Blockchain is unquestionably the hottest technology being developed today in the private and government sectors.
Cyber threats to government networks and other critical infrastructure are one of our Nation’s most pressing security challenges. Consequences from attacks threaten the safety and security of the homeland, our economic competitiveness, and our way of life. With the majority of critical infrastructure owned and operated by the private sector, securing cyberspace is only possible through close collaboration, what we described as a “Collective Defense” model of shared responsibility.
This Leadership Tabletop Exercise Cybersecurity Overview and Resource Guide provides members of the academic community with a summary of the format and structure of the pilot LTTX event, hosted by the North Dakota University System, as a model for initiating critical conversations with campus leadership on their roles in preparedness for, response to, and recovery from campus emergencies.
DHS S&Ttoday announced the seventh technology commercialization through S&T’s Transition to Practice (TTP) Program since the start of the current fiscal year.
Acts of cyberwarfare, cyberterrorism, and cybercrime threaten the integrity of the virtual world, which houses many of the nation’s most essential financial, communications, information, and security systems.
Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen M. Nielsen met with the Council of Governors. Secretary Nielsen was joined by officials from the White House and the Department of Defense, as well as Federal Emergency Management Agency Administrator Brock Long and U.S. Coast Guard Commandant Admiral Paul F. Zukunft. The group discussed protecting the American people from threats including terrorism and cyberattacks, and our collective response to natural disasters.
Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen M. Nielsen participated in a roundtable discussion on cybersecurity hosted by the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) and the Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI). Secretary Nielsen was joined by Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and National Security Agency Director Admiral Mike Rogers, as well as representatives from the private sector.
Last week, senior officials from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) participated in a series of coordination meetings with state and local election officials, private sector companies, and federal partners to discuss cybersecurity for the nation’s election infrastructure.
DHS S&T awarded a total of $5,643,466 across seven organizations to develop new tools to arm researchers with the latest insight and an increased collection of cybersecurity incident data to understand and counter cyberattacks.