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DHS announces new cyber requirements for transportation owners and operators

DHS’s Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has announced two new Security Directives and additional guidance for voluntary measures. This guidance has been implemented to strengthen cybersecurity across the transportation sector in response to the ongoing cybersecurity threat to surface transportation systems and associated infrastructure. These actions are among several steps DHS is taking to increase the …

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DHS launches hiring program to recruit new cyber talent

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has launched the Cybersecurity Talent Management System (CTMS), a new personnel system enabling DHS to effectively recruit, develop, and retain the US’s top cybersecurity professionals.  CTMS will enable DHS to fill mission-critical cybersecurity positions by screening applicants based on demonstrated competencies, competitively compensating employees, and reducing the time it takes …

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President Biden signs new order to boost critical infrastructure cybersecurity

US President Joe Biden has just signed the Memorandum on Improving Cybersecurity for Critical Infrastructure Control Systems. With growing high profile attacks such as Solar Winds and Colonial Pipeline, the new order is intended to ensure further protection of critical infrastructure such as the electricity networks from ransomware and general cyberattacks. The order has two …

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Nato summit highlights China’s security risk

The 2021 Brussels summit of the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (Nato) was the 31st formal meeting of the heads of state and heads of government of the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation, held in Belgium yesterday (14 June). The leading topic of discussion was China posing a constant security challenge and working to undermine global order …

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Hypersonics vital to battlefield dominance, says US defense official

According to Micheal E. White, the principal director for hypersonics in the Office of the Undersecretary of Defense for Research and Engineering, hypersonic systems are among the highest priorities in the Defense Department’s modernisation strategy to ensure continued US battlefield dominance. White stated that hypersonics involve systems that fly at speeds near and above Mach …

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