DHS Announces $1 Billion State and Local Cybersecurity Grant Program

The Department of Homeland security is launching the first-of-its-kind cybersecurity grant program for state, local, and territorial (SLT) governments.

Lawmakers Introduce Bill Requiring Disclosure of Ransomware Payments

Senator Elizabeth Warren and Representative Deborah Ross have introduced a bill that would require companies to disclose ransomware payments.

Another Week, Another Round of Serious Google Chrome Security Flaws

In what is becoming a regular occurrence, Google has issued another Chrome update to fix a number of issues, including seven serious security flaws.

DOJ and DHS Launch Website to Help Ransomware Victims

The Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) have launched StopRansomware.gov as a one-stop cybersecurity resource.

Former DHS CISA director Chris Krebs Will Headline SECtember

The Cloud Security Alliance has announced that former DHS CISA director Chris Krebs will be the feature speaker at the upcoming SECtember event.

Homeland Security Investing Fake N95 Mask Scam

As if the pandemic is not bad enough, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is investigating a scam involving fake N95 masks.

DHS Tested Mask-Thwarting Facial Recognition

The Department of Homeland Security (DSH) has been testing facial recognition systems that can recognize faces with masks on.

Homeland Security Issues Warning On Critical Windows Server Bug

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is warning of a Windows Server bug that can give hackers access to any machine on a network.

DHS: Zoom Responding to Security Concerns

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has issued a memo in support of Zoom and the company’s efforts to improve its security.

EU Considering A Five-Year Ban On Facial Recognition In Public

Politico is reporting that the European Union (EU) is considering banning facial recognition in public areas for up to five years. Facial recognition is quickly becoming the latest battleground in the fight over user privacy. Some countries, such as China,…

Homeland Security’s Top Cybersecurity Official Moving to Google

CyberScoop is reporting that Jeanette Manfra, the Department of Homeland Security’s assistant director for cybersecurity, will be joining Google. Google has been trying to gain traction acquiring federal cybersecurity contracts. Manfra will offer a big boost in that area, as…

Gmail’s ‘Confidential Mode’ May Expose Users to Phishing Scams, Raises Red Flags at DHS

A new Google Mail feature has caused the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to raise concerns about users’ privacy and security. According to reports, Gmail’s new “Confidential Mode” can be used to instigate scams like phishing. In April, Google revamped…

Jeh Johnson: President Announced His Pick for DHS Head Moments Ago

President Barack Obama just announced his new Department of Homeland Security head, Jeh Johnson, on the steps of the Rose Garden. Obama: "I’m proud to announce my choice to lead [@DHSGov]—an outstanding public servant who I’ve known & trusted for…

Jeh Johnson: Controversial Lawyer To Be Nominated as Head of Homeland Security

According to an unidentified White House official, President Barack Obama will nominate criminal trial lawyer Jeh Johnson on Friday 18, 2013, to be the next secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS). The official made the following remarks…

Hello, NSA App Lets You Get on a Government Watch List the Fun Way

The U.S. government is watching your online activity. They’re looking at your social media posts, your emails, and plenty of other types of online communications. We’ve always known that – to some extent. Now we really know that. But even…

Want To Catch The Attention Of The Government? Use These Words On Social Media

This morning has certainly been fun – we now know that the NSA has been, and will continue, collecting personal metadata of Verizon subscribers until July 19. If that wasn’t enough surveillance for you, the Department of Homeland Security would…

Dept. of Homeland Security Warns of Impending Zombie Apocalypse, But Not Really

If there’s one thing Americans love, it’s the zombie apocalypse. I don’t know why, really. Although some people think that it would be cool to blow the heads off the undead and attempt to survive in a brutal post-apocalyptic landscape,…

Government Is Now Issuing Takedown Requests Of YouTube Videos

The copyright moguls who police YouTube make the lives of those just looking for entertainment unnecessarily hard. There’s something to be said for protecting your copyright, but sometimes things just get outrageous. The latest takedown is probably the most outrageous…

Your Tattoo Is Currently Wanted By The FBI

One of the easiest ways to identify certain people is by their tattoo. Various crime organizations, most notably the Yakuza, use tattoos as a calling card. Others just get tattoos out of self expression. The FBI doesn’t care why you…

U.S. Government Releases List Of Words They Look For Online

It’s pretty obvious by now that the U.S. government wants to desperately spy on our online activities. Reports that the NSA is building a giant facility to intercept and record our communication are pretty bad, but groups like the NSA…