San Francisco Mayor London Breed and City Administrator Carmen Chu have appointed Michael Makstman chief information officer (CIO) of both the city and county of San Francisco, and director of the San Francisco Department of Technology. 

cybersecurity, education

The FBI partnered with the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) and the Education Department to host a cybersecurity summit to bolster the partnership between Washington, D.C., and northern Virginia’s local law enforcement agencies and school districts, the bureau announced on June 28.

The Department of Homeland (DHS), through the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), announced $18.2 million in cybersecurity grants this week through the Tribal Cybersecurity Grant Program (TCGP), which assists Tribal nations in tackling cyber risks and threats.

FCC

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) released draft final rules last week that aim to strengthen the security of the nation’s public alert and warning systems against emerging cybersecurity threats.

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) released guidance on Thursday aimed at helping Federal agencies, critical infrastructure owners and operators, and other government and private sector stakeholders with their critical infrastructure security and resilience efforts.

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) on Monday launched a collaborative project to adapt NIST’s digital identity guidelines to support public benefits programs, such as those designed to help beneficiaries pay for food, housing, medical, and other basic living expenses.

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) on June 6 voted to approve a $200 million pilot project that will take a three-year deep dive into studying the best cybersecurity services and equipment options for K-12 schools and libraries.

Where are the lines being drawn between robots and humans, and looking ahead, how are costs, complexity, sustainability, and potential biases in cybersecurity and artificial intelligence (AI) technologies to be managed?

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) said Monday that recent inspections have revealed that more than 70 percent of water systems looked at since September 2023 are in violation of basic Safe Drinking Water Act requirements – thus causing “critical” cybersecurity vulnerabilities.

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