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Joseph Marks

Senior Correspondent Joseph Marks covers cybersecurity for Nextgov. He previously covered cybersecurity for Politico, intellectual property for Bloomberg BNA and federal litigation for Law360. He covered government technology for Nextgov during an earlier stint at the publication and began his career at Midwestern newspapers covering everything under the sun. He holds a bachelor’s degree in English from the University of Wisconsin in Madison and a master’s in international affairs from Georgetown University.
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DHS Asks Industry’s Help in Major Supply Chain Security Upgrade

August 17, 2018 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The Homeland Security Department released a broad call to industry Friday asking about tools the government can use to secure its tech supply chain against cybersecurity and national security threats. The request is part of a broad department effort to prevent hardware and software that might be compromised by foreign...

FCC Chief: I Was Between a Rock and a Hard Place on Debunked DDoS Claim

August 16, 2018 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai wanted desperately to come clean to Congress after his agency wrongly blamed a deliberate cyberattack for overwhelming its public commenting system rather than a surge in public interest, he told lawmakers Thursday. However, leveling with Congress would have meant undermining an internal watchdog investigation...

Kaspersky Appeal Hurtles Toward Courtroom Arguments

August 15, 2018 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The government’s legal battle with a Russian software company is speeding toward its climax after the anti-virus firm Kaspersky Lab filed its final legal papers in the appeals case Monday. There are no other filings scheduled in the case before oral arguments Sept. 14, which could bring a close to...

Cyberattacks Haven’t Stopped but Neither Have Bills to Fight Them

August 6, 2018 FROM NEXTGOV arrow When they took the podium at Thursday’s White House press briefing, national security and intelligence chiefs had one resounding message for the American people: The country is still under attack. “Russia attempted to interfere with the last election and continues to engage in malign influence operations to this day,” said...

Mike Pence’s Cybersecurity Speech, Annotated

August 3, 2018 Vice President Mike Pence closed out the Homeland Security Department’s cybersecurity conference in New York Tuesday with a campaign-style barn burner that made some big claims about the Trump administration’s cyber successes. Pence’s address, which marked the highest profile executive branch cybersecurity speech since the Trump team took office, also...

Mike Pence’s Cybersecurity Speech (Annotated)

August 2, 2018 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Vice President Mike Pence closed out the Homeland Security Department’s cybersecurity conference in New York Tuesday with a campaign-style barn burner that made some big claims about the Trump administration’s cyber successes. Pence’s address, which marked the highest profile executive branch cybersecurity speech since the Trump team took office, also...

Homeland Security is Pushing Hard for More Supply Chain Authority

August 1, 2018 FROM NEXTGOV arrow New York – The Homeland Security Department is stumping hard for a legislative proposal that will give it broad authority to expeditiously bar companies that might pose cyber threats from civilian government supply chains, Undersecretary Chris Krebs said Tuesday. The proposal, which the White House put together with the department’s...

DHS Creates Cyber Risk Center to Protect High-Value Targets

August 1, 2018 NEW YORK – The Homeland Security Department is launching a national risk management center to tackle key cybersecurity priorities, including creating a registry of the nation’s digital “crown jewels,” Sec. Kirstjen Nielsen said Tuesday during a government cyber summit in New York. The center will initially focus on the energy,...

DHS Stands Up New Cyber Risk Center to Protect High-Value Targets

July 31, 2018 FROM NEXTGOV arrow NEW YORK – The Homeland Security Department is launching a national risk management center to tackle key cybersecurity priorities, including creating a registry of the nation’s digital “crown jewels,” Sec. Kirstjen Nielsen said Tuesday during a government cyber summit in New York. The center will initially focus on the energy,...

Supply Chain Cybersecurity a Major Legislative Priority for House Homeland

July 30, 2018 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The House Homeland Security Committee is planning a major push to pass legislation that will improve the cybersecurity of government supply chains, a staffer told Nextgov. It’s not yet clear, however, if that push will focus on the Securing the Homeland Security Supply Chain Act, which the committee passed last...