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Harry Coker testifies during his confirmation hearing for national cyber director before the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee at the Dirksen Senate Office Building on Nov. 2, 2023. in Washington, D.C. (Photo by Kevin Dietsch/Getty Images)

Chinese hacking threat puts focus on protecting critical infrastructure, Biden adviser says

National Cyber Director Harry Coker said he doubts the U.S. public realizes the full scope of the cybersecurity threat facing the United States.
Harry Coker testifies during his confirmation hearing to become the national cyber director before the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee on Nov. 2, 2023, in Washington, D.C. (Photo by Kevin Dietsch/Getty Images)

ONCD report: ‘Fundamental transformation’ in cyber, tech drove 2023 risks

Evolving critical infrastructure risks, ransomware, supply chain exploitation, commercial spyware and AI were the top trends, the office reported.
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Commander of the U.S. Cyber Command Army Gen. Paul Nakasone, Jen Easterly, Director of the Homeland Security Department’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, and FBI Director Christopher Wray testify before the House (Select) Strategic Competition Between the United States and the Chinese Communist Party Committee on Capitol Hill on January 31, 2024 in Washington, DC. The Committee heard from intelligence officials on China’s Cyber threat to the United States. (Photo by Kevin Dietsch/Getty Images)

FBI director warns of China’s preparations for disruptive infrastructure attacks

Wray indicated the FBI sees China as a more imminent threat to U.S. infrastructure as hacking groups like Volt Typhoon position resources for disruption ahead of a…
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.
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