Washington D.C., July 23, 2021 - Earlier this week, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) had released a second set of pipeline cybersecurity regulations, requiring “owners and operators of TSA-designated critical pipelines that transport hazardous liquids and natural gas to implement a number of urgently needed protections against cyberintrusions.” This directive, preceded by an emergency pipeline cybersecurity directive issued in May, follows the ransomware attack on
Washington, D.C., July 8, 2021 – The Justice Department's recent seizure of more than 30 US-owned web domains accused of disseminating Iranian disinformation is eliciting alarm from free speech advocates and foreign policy analysts alike. On June 22, DOJ announced the seizures related to a violation of U.S.
Washington, D.C., May 12, 2021 — This week’s ransomware episode involving Colonial Pipeline has exposed deep cracks in America’s digital armor. However, lost in the flurry of calls for swift action to avoid future damage is the fact that such attacks have been predicted for some time, as a sampling of government records posted today by the National Security Archive shows.
Washington, D.C., April 26, 2021 — The recent passage of the “Cyber Diplomacy Act of 2021” by the House of Representatives suggests U.S. lawmakers are eager to expand the U.S.’s toolbox for addressing cyber threats to explicitly include diplomacy, according to a compilation of policy records posted today by the nongovernmental National Security Archive. Introduced on the heels of the SolarWinds breach, the bill would establish a new “Bureau of International Cyberspace Policy.”
Cyber Brief: Cyberspace Solarium Commission Recommendations in the FY21 National Defense Authorization Act
Washington, D.C., December 21, 2020 – With the House and Senate’s passage this month of the William M. (Mac) Thornberry National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2021 (hereafter referred to as the FY21 NDAA), the Cyber Vault has reviewed the enrolled bill to compare it to the recommendations of the bipartisan Cyberspace Solarium Commission. With the Senate’s veto-proof vote of 84 to 13, the bill is expected to become law even if President Trump decides to oppose it.
Washington, D.C., October 22, 2020 - The Department of Homeland Security describes critical infrastructure as “the physical and cyber systems and assets that are so vital to the United States that their incapacity or destruction would have a debilitating impact on our physical or economic security or public health or safety.” While the Trump administration has seen the establishment of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency through legislation, the presidency of Donald Trump has also been
Washington D.C., September 8, 2020 – Now that the Republican and Democratic parties have officially confirmed President Donald J. Trump and former Vice President Joseph R. Biden, Jr as their respective presidential nominees, the Cyber Vault will take a closer look at what cybersecurity and digital policy might look like under either a Trump or Biden administration.
Washington D.C., May 11, 2020 – For the past few years the National Security Archive Cyber Vault project has been identifying and collecting records on USCYBERCOM through several methods including original FOIA requests.
The Cyber Vault has gathered witness testimony and transcripts for hearings held by the first session of the 116th Congress during 2019. These documents are reflective of the scope of the legislative challenges and Congress’s priorities in the field. The list is ordered by committee, with hearings listed chronologically for each committee.
Similar resources will be produced at the end of each future session of Congress