Route Fifty: White House Holiday Warning Identifies Options for Reporting Ransomware

Route Fifty: White House Holiday Warning Identifies Options for Reporting Ransomware. “Entities experiencing any suspicious cyber activity should report incidents to either the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency or the FBI, CISA Director Jen Easterly said in a White House press release highlighting a joint advisory from the agencies in advance of the Thanksgiving holiday break. “

TechRepublic: US government orders federal agencies to patch 100s of vulnerabilities

TechRepublic: US government orders federal agencies to patch 100s of vulnerabilities. “In the latest effort to combat cybercrime and ransomware, federal agencies have been told to patch hundreds of known security vulnerabilities with due dates ranging from November 2021 to May 2022. In a directive issued on Wednesday, the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) ordered all federal and executive branch departments and agencies to patch a series of known exploited vulnerabilities as cataloged in a public website managed by CISA.”

Lawfare Blog: FBI & CISA Issue Another Warning About 2020 U.S. Election Disinformation

Lawfare Blog: FBI & CISA Issue Another Warning About 2020 U.S. Election Disinformation . “The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Agency (CISA) today issued another public service announcement that warns of the potential threat posed by foreign actors and cybercriminals spreading disinformation to cast doubt on the legitimacy of U.S. elections.”

FBI and CISA: Foreign Actors And Cybercriminals Likely To Spread Disinformation Regarding 2020 Election Results

FBI and CISA: Foreign Actors And Cybercriminals Likely To Spread Disinformation Regarding 2020 Election Results. “The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) are issuing this announcement to raise awareness of the potential threat posed by attempts to spread disinformation regarding the results of the 2020 elections. Foreign actors and cybercriminals could create new websites, change existing websites, and create or share corresponding social media content to spread false information in an attempt to discredit the electoral process and undermine confidence in U.S. democratic institutions.”

FedTech: Mail-In Votes Require Special Cybersecurity Attention

FedTech: Mail-In Votes Require Special Cybersecurity Attention. “Cybersecurity was always top of mind in connection with the 2020 election season, but the focus has shifted to protecting a more low-tech method of casting votes: ballots filled out by hand and mailed in by voters. The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency has provided checklists of steps states can take to keep elections safe. Envelopes marked with special bar codes, extra protection for voter registration rolls and better security on websites that report election results are among the strategies being used.”