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U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas testifies during a hearing before the House Committee on the Judiciary at Rayburn House Office Building on July 26, 2023 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

DHS releases critical infrastructure priorities for next two years

The agency says AI and China are some of the biggest cyber threats to the nation's most sensitive networks.
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.
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.