Cybersecurity and Cyberwarfare

The use of computers and the Internet in conducting warfare in cyberspace.

Chairwoman Rosenworcel and Commissioner Carr Call for Agency Rules to Bar Entities of National Security Concern from Certifying Wireless Equipment

Federal Communications Commission Chairwoman Jessica Rosenworcel and Commissioner Brendan Carr today announced a proposal to ensure that wireless equipment authorizations are not compromised by entities that have been found to pose national security concerns. If adopted by a vote of the full Commission at its next Open Meeting, this bipartisan proposal would ensure that telecommunications certification bodies and test labs that certify wireless devices for the U.S.

Biden-⁠Harris Administration Announces Key AI Actions 180 Days Following President Biden’s Landmark Executive Order

In October 2023, President Biden issued a landmark Executive Order to ensure that America leads the way in seizing the promise and managing the risks of artificial intelligence (AI). Since then, agencies all across government have taken vital steps to manage AI’s safety and security risks, protect Americans’ privacy, advance equity and civil rights, stand up for consumers and workers, promote innovation and competition, advance American leadership around the world, and more.

Sponsor: 

Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee

House Commerce Committee

Date: 
Wed, 05/01/2024 - 14:00

Witness

Andrew Witty, CEO, UnitedHealth Group, Inc.



Sponsor: 

New America

Date: 
Thu, 05/02/2024 - 10:00 to 11:00

In March 2023, the Office of the National Cyber Director at the White House released the first National Cybersecurity Strategy, the first comprehensive vision for how to safeguard cyberspace for all Americans. After one year of implementing the strategy, among a backdrop of issues like data privacy, generative AI, and critical infrastructure security that make citizens’ digital lives more complex, what have we achieved in the first year of the strategy, and what can we do to continue the momentum?



Congress Passed a Bill That Could Ban TikTok

A bill that would force a sale of TikTok by its Chinese owner, ByteDance—or ban it outright—was passed by the Senate on April 23 and signed into law April 24 by President Joe Biden. Now the process is likely to get even more complicated. Congress passed the measure citing national security concerns because of TikTok’s Chinese ties. Both lawmakers and security experts have said there are risks that the Chinese government could lean on ByteDance for access to sensitive data belonging to its 170 million U.S. users or to spread propaganda.

FCC to Reimpose Broadband Regulation

The Federal Communications Commission will vote on reimposing Title II authority over broadband at its April 25 meeting. Here are just a few of the things that can happen after the FCC reintroduces Title II regulation:

CCA: Smaller carriers ‘hitting that wall’ on replacing Huawei gear

It may seem as though the Competitive Carriers Association (CCA) has been talking about the lack of adequate Rip and Replace funding for years—and it has been. But now things are really starting to hit the fan. Congress created the Rip and Replace program in 2020 to get Chinese components out of US wireless networks, but the funding fell $3 billion short of what’s needed to finish the job.

American Samoa's BROADBANDiNEI Digital Equity Plan

The American Samoa draft BROADBANDiNEI Digital Equity Plan—released by the Broadband Coordination, Opportunities, Redevelopment and Deployment (BCORD) Office—reflects priorities, strategies, collective needs, and opportunities identified through local coordination with regards to providing affordable, accessible, secure, equitable, internet-for-all.

The Black Market That Delivers Elon Musk’s Starlink to U.S. Foes

On battlefields from Ukraine to Sudan, Starlink provides immediate and largely secure access to the internet. Besides solving the age-old problem of effective communications between troops and their commanders, Starlink provides a way to control drones and other advanced technologies that have become a critical part of modern warfare.

Department of Defense outlines spectrum moonshot endeavor during eclipse

They’re calling it a moonshot—akin to sending men to the moon in the 1960s.