House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jim Jordan (R-OH) (C) talks with committee members Rep. Andy Biggs (R-AZ) (L) and Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) while hearing testimony from former Special Counsel Robert Hur in the Rayburn House Office Building on Capitol Hill on March 12, 2024 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

House passes extension of expiring surveillance authorities

Just days ago, lawmakers voted against even allowing a debate on an extension of Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act.
WASHINGTON, DC – SEPTEMBER 11: Sen. Ron Wyden (D-OR) speaks with reporters in the Senate subway at the U.S. Capitol on September 11, 2023 in Washington, DC. The House of Representatives is scheduled to return Tuesday following an almost six-week break and lawmakers have only a dozen legislative days left to reach a budget compromise and avert a government shutdown. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

Congress sounds alarm on lax dam cybersecurity

Amid concerns of growing cybersecurity risks, the federal office in charge of hydroelectric dam security only has four employees.
U.S. House Intelligence Chairman Rep. Mike Turner (R-OH) (L) and House Intelligence Ranking Member Jim Himes (D-CT) speak following a briefing with National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan at the U.S. Capitol on February 15, 2024 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Kevin Dietsch/Getty Images)

House hurtles toward showdown over expiring surveillance tools

At issue is Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, which authorizes snooping that some consider vital to security and others view as an out-of-control privacy…
Jonathan Lenzner, chief of staff to FBI Director Chris Wray, and Cynthia Kaiser, deputy assistant director of the FBI’s cyber division, take part in an International Association of Privacy Professionals conference in Washington D.C., on April 3, 2024. (Scoop News Group photo by Tim Starks)

FBI seeks to balance risks, rewards of artificial intelligence

The agency sees ways that AI could help protect cyber networks, but also ways it could be an ethical quagmire or a tool for enemies of the…
Brandon Wales of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency speaks during a Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee hearing on May 11, 2021 in Washington, D.C. (Photo by Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images)

Ivanti-linked breach of CISA potentially affected more than 100,000 individuals

A senior CISA official shared details with CyberScoop regarding the incident after the agency notified Congress about it on Friday.