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Cybersecurity

Our daily life, economic vitality, and national security depend on a stable, safe, and resilient cyberspace.

Cyberspace and its underlying infrastructure are vulnerable to a wide range of risk stemming from both physical and cyber threats and hazards. Sophisticated cyber actors and nation-states exploit vulnerabilities to steal information and money and are developing capabilities to disrupt, destroy, or threaten the delivery of essential services.

On November 16, 2018, President Trump signed into law the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency Act of 2018. This landmark legislation elevates the mission of the former National Protection and Programs Directorate (NPPD) within DHS and establishes the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA). CISA builds the national capacity to defend against cyber attacks and works with the federal government to provide cybersecurity tools, incident response services and assessment capabilities to safeguard the ‘.gov’ networks that support the essential operations of partner departments and agencies.

For cybersecurity, CISA's main focus areas include:

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Last Published Date: October 23, 2019

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Oct 15

A 2017 study estimated that identity thieves stole $16 billion dollars in 2016. Once identity thieves have your personal information, they can drain your bank account, run up charges on your credit cards, open new utility accounts, or get medical treatment with your health insurance.  Fortunately, there are simple steps you can take to safeguard your personal information and prevent identity theft.

Oct 15

At the mid-point of National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, S&T is launching our latest Impact Series case study, one that highlights many of precautions and actions we are taking to strengthen our nation’s cyber capabilities.

Oct 10

DHS S&T awarded QED Secure Solutions of Coppell, Texas, $200,000 to field test a secure trust anchor for the Internet of Things (IoT) as part of S&T’s Silicon Valley Innovation Program (SVIP).

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