Cybersecurity

CISA Announces Winners of the Second Annual President’s Cup Cybersecurity Competition

The second annual President’s Cup Cybersecurity Competition concluded yesterday, with the final rounds taking place over a three-day period. The President’s Cup is a national competition designed to identify, challenge, and reward the best cybersecurity talent in the federal workforce. This year’s competition featured two individual tracks – one focused on incident response and forensic analysis and the other focused on vulnerability exploitation analysis – and a team track. The first rounds of the competition started in August.
Last Published Date: February 26, 2021

Secretary Mayorkas to Deliver Remarks at Final Round of Second Annual President’s Cup Cybersecurity Competition Hosted by CISA

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) is hosting the final rounds of the second annual President’s Cup Cybersecurity Competition this week. The President’s Cup is a national competition designed to identify, challenge, and reward the best cybersecurity talent in the federal workforce. It’s open to both the federal civilian workforce and members of the military. The first round of the President’s Cup started in August with 249 teams and more than 1,400 individuals across two tracks. Following two rounds of competition, there are now five teams and 10 individuals in each track competing in the finals.
Last Published Date: February 23, 2021

CISA Announces New Enhanced Cybersecurity Services Provider

WASHINGTON – Today, the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) announced that Viasat, a global communications company, will join CISA’s Enhanced Cybersecurity Services (ECS) program as a new service provider (SP). This partnership enables Viasat to provide its customers with early warning against sophisticated cyber attacks and further improves CISA’s support to public and private sector partners.
Last Published Date: February 23, 2021

CISA, FBI, and Treasury Expose Latest Tool in North Korea’s Cryptocurrency Theft Scheme – AppleJeus

WASHINGTON - The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), and the Department of the Treasury (Treasury) issued a joint cybersecurity advisory about North Korean government malicious activity the U.S. government refers to as “AppleJeus.” The advisory highlights technical details on this specific threat activity, mitigations for networks compromised by it, and recommended proactive mitigations for defense against it.   

Last Published Date: February 17, 2021

CISA Announces 2021 Virtual Hiring Events

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), the nation’s first federal cybersecurity agency, is kicking off a series of virtual hiring events in 2021 for job seekers, while aiming to further increase the representation among women, minorities, and persons with disabilities in order to more fully realize the goal of using the talents of all segments of society.
Last Published Date: February 9, 2021

CISA Launches Campaign to Reduce the Risk of Ransomware

WASHINGTON – The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) announced the Reduce the Risk of Ransomware Campaign today, a focused, coordinated and sustained effort to encourage public and private sector organizations to implement best practices, tools and resources that can help them mitigate this cybersecurity risk and threat.

Last Published Date: February 16, 2021

Systemic Cyber Risk Reduction

Working with government and industry partners, CISA’s National Risk Management Center is adding analytic rigor to the ability for organizations to quantify cyber risk impact for cybersecurity measures they have in place in order to develop actionable metrics, and use this information to reduce shared risk to the Nation’s security and economic security.