Senate Bill Boosts Homeland Security Cyber Funding

The Homeland Security Department would receive an $86 million boost in cybersecurity money over the Trump administration’s request in a funding bill forwarded by a Senate Appropriations panel Tuesday. The $1.1 billion cybersecurity appropriation includes $406 million for a collection of intrusion detection and prevention systems known as Einstein, according to a fact sheet. It also…

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US imposes new Russia sanctions over cyber-attacks

The US has slapped sanctions on five Russian companies and three Russian individuals for allegedly aiding Russia’s main intelligence agency. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said the measures were to counter “malicious actors” working to “increase Russia’s offensive cyber-capabilities”. The sanctioned entities and individuals are prohibited from any transactions involving the US financial system. The move…

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