Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA)

Sean Connelly, CISA’s senior cybersecurity architect and trusted internet connections program manager, speaks during CyberScoop’s Zero Trust Summit on Feb. 15, 2024, in Washington, D.C. (Scoop News Group photo)

CISA establishing new office focused on zero trust

The Zero Trust Initiative Office will provide education and training to federal agencies, while building on previous CISA guidance on the security framework.
CISA Director Jen Easterly testifies alongside Commander of the U.S. Cyber Command Gen. Paul Nakasone during a hearing on Capitol Hill on Jan. 31, 2024 in Washington, D.C. (Photo by Kevin Dietsch/Getty Images)

Federal IT officials call on CISA for tougher standards, more coordination

Tech leaders from the VA and Treasury say their relationships with CISA have improved, but they’re looking for more top-down, specific guidance from the cyber agency.
CISA Director Jen Easterly speaks at the CrowdStrike Government Summit on April 11, 2023. (Scoop News Group photo)
CISA Director Jen Easterly speaks at the CrowdStrike Government Summit on April 11, 2023. (Scoop News Group photo)

CISA seeking comments on its ‘secure by design’ guidance

The agency’s request for information on its software security white paper “acknowledges that security by design is not easy,” and that additional comments from manufacturers and other…
Rep. Chrissy Houlahan, D-Pa., speaks during a press conference on new legislation to support Holocaust education nationwide at the U.S. Capitol Building on Jan. 27, 2023, in Washington, D.C. (Photo by Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images)

Bipartisan House legislation calls for two new federal cybersecurity training programs

The Federal Cybersecurity Workforce Expansion Act would establish an apprenticeship program at CISA and a VA pilot program to train veterans on cyber work.
Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas speaks during the daily press briefing at the White House on March 1, 2021 in Washington, DC. (Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

US and UK release guidelines for secure AI development

Washington and London want developers and users of machine learning tools to devote more resources toward security.