Cybersecurity News in Review

Robert DuPree
February 26, 2024 • 3 min read

This week’s Cybersecurity News in Review contains articles on cyber attacks targeting industrial control systems and operational technology, how researchers at a national lab are using AI to develop enhanced cybersecurity measures, CISA’s creation of a new office dedicated to helping agencies move to zero trust cybersecurity, and a new executive order from President Biden on port/maritime cybersecurity.  There is also coverage of an impending FCC vote to establish the IoT cyber labeling program the White House announced last year, the Navy’s use of automation and data analytics to help focus its cybersecurity efforts, and a new Pentagon guide for U.S. allies on cybersecurity.

Report: Volt Typhoon, other hacking groups are targeting ICS, OT

Security Week cites a new report that says the Chinese-backed Volt Typhoon hacker group which poses a serious cyber threat to organizations using industrial control systems (ICS) or other operational technology (OT) is not alone, as the report by industrial cybersecurity firm Dragos says there are nearly two dozen threat groups who could harm OT. Read more…

Los Alamos team embraces AI in push for enhanced cyber efforts

Homeland Security News Wire says a Los Alamos National Laboratory research team is using artificial intelligence (AI) to address issues in large-scale malware analysis and working to develop enhanced cybersecurity measures. Read more…

New CISA office will boost agencies’ move to zero trust

FedScoop reports CISA is opening a new Zero Trust Initiative Office to help provide federal agencies with the training and resources they need to implement zero trust cybersecurity. Read more…

Biden executive order looks to enhance maritime, port cybersecurity

According to Security Week, a new White House executive order seeks to improve U.S. port cybersecurity by giving greater authority to the Department of Homeland Security to directly address cyber threats against the maritime sector, including ports, shipping companies and vessels. Read more…

FCC set to vote to establish IoT cyber labeling program

Nextgov/FCW reports the Federal Communications Commission will vote in March to formally authorize create the Biden Administration’s U.S. Cyber Trust Mark voluntary cybersecurity labeling program for Internet of Things devices, which was announced last summer. Read more…

Automation and data analytics is helping Navy cyber defense efforts

Defense One quotes the head of the U.S. Navy’s Fleet Cyber Command on the service’s efforts to use automation and data analytics to boost cyber defenses for its unclassified networks. Read more…

U.S. allies getting new cyber standards guide from DoD

MeriTalk says Pentagon CIO John Sherman has released a Standards Guide for Foreign Partners, providing guidance on information sharing, cybersecurity best practices and training for U.S. international partners. Read more…

Robert DuPree
Manager of Government Affairs
Robert DuPree is the manager of government affairs at Telos Corporation. Follow him on Twitter: @RFDuPree
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