Cybersecurity News in Review

Robert DuPree
April 4, 2024 • 3 min read

This week’s Cybersecurity News in Review includes coverage of the Defense Department’s release of its cybersecurity strategy for the defense industrial base, CISA’s notice of proposed rulemaking for the 2022 cyber incident reporting law for critical infrastructure, and new Biden Administration warnings of cyber threats to government agencies at the federal, state and local levels, and to U.S. water and wastewater treatment systems, as well as AI-driven cyber risks in the financial sector. There are also articles about a survey that finds corporate board members feel they need more cyber governance training, and warnings that the breach of a major healthcare financial services company could harm the credit rating of smaller entities who use their services. 

Pentagon releases DIB cybersecurity strategy

Security Week looks at the Defense Department’s March 28 release of its new, multi-year cybersecurity strategy for the defense industrial base (DIB), which has four main goals each with multiple objectives. Read more…

CISA seeking input on critical infrastructure cyber incident reporting rules for 2022 law

Security Week reports CISA is finally releasing for public comment a notice of proposed rulemaking for the 2022 Cyber Incident Reporting for Critical Infrastructure Act (CIRCIA), which it estimates could affect over 300,000 entities.  Read more…

New DDoS cyber attack warnings from feds to governments at all levels

Government Technology reports on joint guidance from CISA and the FBI warning federal, state and local governments to beware of the threats posed by distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks and to take action to detect and mitigate these attacks. Read more…

White House warns of cyber threats to U.S. water systems

Dark Reading reports on a new cyber threat advisory from top Biden Administration officials regarding Iranian and Chinese backed groups targeting water and wastewater systems in the U.S. and urging steps be taken to prepare for and thwart attacks. Read more…

Treasury Dept report warns of AI-driven cyber risks to financial industry

CyberScoop says a new Treasury Department report that looks at AI-related cyber risks to critical infrastructure warns that the financial services sector may be increasingly vulnerable to cyber fraud by bad actors using artificial intelligence tools. Read more…

Survey finds board members need more training on cyber governance

According to Cybersecurity Dive, a new survey finds that almost 60 percent of corporate board members are concerned they haven’t received sufficient cybersecurity governance training at a time when the SEC has imposed new requirements on publicly traded companies. Read more…

Fitch: Change Healthcare cyberattack could hurt smaller providers’ credit ratings

Cybersecurity Dive cites a report from Fitch Ratings warning that the recent Change Healthcare cyberattack could negatively impact the credit of smaller healthcare related organizations – including providers and pharmacies – that use the company for financial services. 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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