Tech giants pledge at least $30 billion to improve cybersecurity following White House meeting

Industry leaders from the technology, financial, and education sectors have pledged a wide range of private-sector initiatives to tackle the nation’s cybersecurity problems. Those efforts include increasing the cybersecurity talent pool, boosting security awareness, and better securing the software supply chain. Microsoft pledged $20 billion and Google pledge $10 billion…

CISA unveils Joint Cyber Defense Collaborative with tech heavyweights as first private partners

Jen Easterly, the freshly installed head of the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS’s) Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), unveiled yesterday a new federal initiative called the Joint Cyber Defense Collaborative (JCDC) which has been structured to help lead the development of the country’s cyber defense plans. The JCDC aims…

NSA, CISA release Kubernetes hardening guidance following Colonial Pipeline, other attacks

Earlier this week, the US National Security Agency (NSA) and the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA)  issued a joint document entitled Kubernetes Hardening Guidance. Kubernetes is an open-source orchestration system that relies on containers to automate the deployment, scaling and management of applications, usually in a cloud environment. According…

Feds seize $2.3 million in cryptocurrency wallet reportedly used in Colonial Pipeline ransomware attack

The Justice Department announced yesterday that it had seized 63.7 bitcoins currently valued at approximately $2.3 million that allegedly represents some portion of a May 8 payment by the Colonial Pipeline company to DarkSide ransomware attackers. Colonial Pipeline admitted paying the cybercriminals a total ransom of around $4.4 million in…
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