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Then-acting National Cyber Director Kemba Walden, right, with Megan Stifel, chief strategy officer for the Institute for Security and Technology, at event on ransomware in Washington in May 2023. (Photo courtesy of the Institute for Security and Technology)

Ex-White House cyber official says ransomware payment ban is a ways off

Kemba Walden, the former acting national cyber director, said that a ransom payment ban is the ultimate goal.
Jen Easterly, Director of the Homeland Security Department’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, arrives to 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. (Photo by Kevin Dietsch/Getty Images)

CISA releases draft rule for cyber incident reporting

The proposal describes when critical infrastructure organizations will be required to report cybersecurity incidents.
WASHINGTON, DC – NOVEMBER 02: Harry Coker Jr., President Joe Biden’s nominee to be the next National Cyber Director, testifies during his confirmation hearing before the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee at the Dirksen Senate Office Building on November 02, 2023 in Washington, DC. If confirmed Coker would serve as the second National Cyber Director, replacing inaugural Director Chris Inglis who resigned in 2023. (Photo by Kevin Dietsch/Getty Images)

Top cybersecurity officials stress more funding for federal agencies

Coker and Easterly applaud recommendations around cyber-physical resilience laid out in a new report from the President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology.