Author: Ines Kagubare

How the cyber agenda would shift if the GOP takes over Congress

As one of the few bipartisan issues in Congress, cybersecurity is expected to continue to garner support from both political parties no matter the final outcome of this week’s midterm elections. But experts predict that if the GOP takes control of Congress, empowered Republican lawmakers could push back against government regulation in the industry. Over the past year, lawmakers have introduced and passed…

DC Mayor Bowser clinches reelection

Washington, D.C., Mayor Muriel Bowser (D) is projected to win reelection Tuesday, defeating Republican challenger Stacia Hall.  Bowser won the Democratic nomination in June, defeating three challengers — Robert White, Trayon White and James Butler — and all but locking up another term in the deep-blue city. Bowser announced that she was running for a third term last fall,…

Schmitt keeps Missouri Senate seat in GOP hands

Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt (R) is projected to win the state’s Senate seat, defeating Democratic challenger Trudy Busch Valentine. The Associated Press called the race at 10:12 p.m. ET. Schmitt, who will replace retiring Sen. Roy Blunt (R), cruised to a win after defeating former Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens in the Republican primary. Greitens,…

Here’s how lawmakers are tackling rising cyber threats in the health sector

Congress is increasingly sounding the alarm over cyber threats targeting the health care sector. Several congressional lawmakers have stepped up their efforts to protect the industry amid a rise in cyberattacks by introducing policies and recommendations aimed at addressing and mitigating such threats. “Over the past decade, the American public has witnessed increasingly brazen and disruptive attacks on its health care sector…

Twitter to start charging $20 per month for verified users: report

In one of his first moves at Twitter, Elon Musk is moving to charge users $20 per month to be verified on the social media platform, The Verge reported. The reported move to charge for “blue checkmarks” drew widespread criticism among users. Twitter employees have until November 7th to launch the new subscription feature, or they…

Cyber officials prioritizing securing critical sectors, foreign partnerships amid rising threats

Senior U.S. cyber officials on Thursday shared updates on some of the progress the government has made since last year to strengthen the country’s cybersecurity and address emerging cyber threats. Anne Neuberger, White House deputy national security adviser for cyber and emerging technology, said one of the top priorities in the Biden administration is to protect…

White House unveils cyber plan for chemical sector

The White House announced on Wednesday its plan to expand its public-private cybersecurity partnership to include the chemical sector. The Chemical Action Plan will push for higher cybersecurity standards across the sector, including improving visibility and threat detection for industrial control systems. The plan will also guide the sector in assessing current cybersecurity standards over the next…

White House spotlights EV cybersecurity in climate push

The White House cyber team on Monday gathered private sector leaders for a discussion focused on how secure electric vehicles will be key to achieving the Biden administration’s climate goals. The Office of the National Cyber Director held a meeting at the White House with EV industry executives, who talked about cybersecurity gaps in their…