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CISA Invests in Cutting-Edge Election Security Auditing Tool Ahead of 2020 Elections

Release Date: November 21, 2019
The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), is teaming up with election officials and their private sector partners to develop and pilot an open source post-election auditing tool ahead of the 2020 elections. The tool is being created by VotingWorks, a non-partisan, non-profit organization dedicated to building secure election technology.
Last Published Date: November 21, 2019

CISA Leads Incident Response Exercise at BOK Center and Cox Business Center in Tulsa

Release Date: November 20, 2019
On Tuesday, November 19, the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), in coordination with public and private sector partners, held a tabletop exercise in Tulsa, Okla. to test emergency response plans. This exercise brought together operational leadership, security and first responder teams from a number of groups including Emergency Medical Services Authority, Tulsa’s Police Department, Fire Department, and Sheriff’s Office, Oklahoma Information Fusion Center, Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), and other local, state, and federal partners, to test incident response capabilities in a hypothetical complex and coordinated attack at BOK Center and Cox Business Center, two popular event venues in downtown Tulsa.
Last Published Date: November 20, 2019

CISA Office of the Chief Economist

CISA’s Office of the Chief Economist (OCE) is a team of economists within CISA’s Office of the Chief Financial Officer with expertise in economic analysis across the various analytic methods and fields recognized by the American Economic Association (AEA). OCE applies this expertise to support a wide range of applications for economic analysis.

CISA Releases Cyber Essentials for Small Businesses and Governments

Release Date: November 6, 2019
Today, the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) released its Cyber Essentials, a starting point for small businesses and government agencies to understand and address cybersecurity risk as they do other risks. Developed in collaboration with small businesses and state and local governments, Cyber Essentials aims to equip smaller organizations that historically have not been a part of the national dialogue on cybersecurity with basic steps and resources to improve their cybersecurity.
Last Published Date: November 6, 2019

Joint Statement from DOJ, DOD, DHS, DNI, FBI, NSA, and CISA on Ensuring Security of 2020 Elections

Release Date: November 5, 2019
Attorney General William Barr, Secretary of Defense Mark Esper, Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Kevin McAleenan, Acting Director of National Intelligence Joseph Maguire, FBI Director Christopher Wray, U.S. Cyber Command Commander and NSA Director Gen. Paul Nakasone, and CISA Director Christopher Krebs today released the following joint statement.
Last Published Date: November 5, 2019

CISA Cyber Essentials

Your success depends on cyber readiness. Both depend on you.

CISA’s Cyber Essentials is a guide for leaders of small businesses as well as leaders of small and local government agencies to develop an actionable understanding of where to start implementing organizational cybersecurity practices. 

Consistent with the NIST Cybersecurity Framework and other standards, the Cyber Essentials are the starting point to cyber readiness.

CISA Kicks Off Critical Infrastructure Security and Resilience Month

Release Date: November 1, 2019
The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) kicked off Critical Infrastructure Security and Resilience Month today. Infrastructure Security Month is an annual effort to educate and engage the private sector, all levels of government, and the American public about the vital role critical infrastructure plays to our nation’s way of life and why it is important to strengthen critical infrastructure security and resilience.
Last Published Date: November 1, 2019

Cyber Essentials

Your success depends on cyber readiness. Both depend on you. CISA’s Cyber Essentials is a guide for leaders of small businesses as well as leaders of small and local government agencies to develop an actionable understanding of where to start implementing organizational cybersecurity practices.

Learn More About the Updated National Emergency Communications Plan with One of these CISA Webinars

Last week, CISA released an update to the National Emergency Communications Plan (NECP), the Nation’s strategic plan to strengthen and enhance emergency communications capabilities. The NECP provides guidance to those that plan for, coordinate, maintain, invest in, and use operable and interoperable communications to support public safety operations.