The main focus in DC this week was undoubtedly concerns surrounding a looming government shutdown and finding a solution to extend federal funding past the current expiration date of September 30th. There are potential far-reaching implications for cybersecurity if the government enters a shutdown, as well as depending on how long the shutdown lasts.
However, beyond this focus on federal funding, the House Oversight Committee convened a hearing to discuss the ongoing threat of ransomware attacks. Furthermore, the Department of Homeland Security convened the first Western Hemisphere Cyber Conference. Additionally, CISA released a new framework for their Hardware Bill of Materials, while GAO released a new report discussing the need for greater information sharing to mitigate cyber threats. Lastly, Senate Intel Committee Chairman Mark Warner sent a letter to get an update on IoT in federal devices.
Check it all out in this week's cyber report!