Showing posts from November, 2022

On Our "Virtual Route 66" This Week: On @FEMA Watch

  One Year Later: Biden-Harris Administration, FEMA Highlight Progress Made Through Bipartisan Infrastructure Law for More Resilient Nation In the year since the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law was signed by President Biden, FEMA has announced significant grant money and several program initiatives and taken numerous bold actions to implement them across the agency to enhance the nation's resiliency . The historic legislation provided FEMA $6.8 billion to invest in communitywide mitigation to reduce disaster suffering and avoid future disaster costs. “The funding provided to FEMA under this landmark legislation represents the single largest investment in climate resilience made by our nation and is going to have significant impacts as communities are challenged with intensifying weather events,” said FEMA Administrator Deanne Criswell. “These critical investments have further empowered our agency to add more funding to both support current mitigation programs while also implementing

Notations On Our World (Special Edition): On Our World & Iranian Threats

  You are subscribed to Cybersecurity Advisories for Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency. This information has recently been updated, and is now available. CISA and FBI Release Advisory on Iranian Government-Sponsored APT Actors Compromising Federal Network 11/16/2022 10:00 AM EST Original release date: November 16, 2022 Today, CISA and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) published a joint Cybersecurity Advisory (CSA),  Iranian Government-Sponsored APT Actors Compromise Federal Network, Deploy Crypto Miner, Credential Harvester . The CSA provides information on an incident at a Federal Civilian Executive Branch (FCEB) organization in which Iranian government-sponsored APT actors exploited a Log4Shell vulnerability in unpatched VMware Horizon server. The CSA includes a malware analysis report (MAR),  MAR-10387061-1-v1 XMRig Cryptocurrency Mining Software , on the mining software that the APT actors used against the compromised FCEB network. The CSA also provides tacti

On This Veterans Day 2022 & Remembrance Day

    On this Veterans Day in the United States and Remembrance day in the UK and the Commonwealth, we pay homage to all who have served and continue to serve as we present the proclamation from the President of the United States: A Proclamation on Veterans Day,   2022        Today, we honor generations of patriots who have earned the title of “American veteran” — a badge of courage that unites the finest group of former service members the world has ever known.  With their selfless sacrifice, our Armed Forces have forged and defended the very idea of America — a promise of freedom and equality, democracy and justice, possibility and hope.  We owe them an incredible debt that can never be fully repaid.      Veterans Day is personal to the Biden family.  We have felt the pride that comes with seeing your child wear the uniform of the United States and the pain of long deployments far from home.  We know what it is like to pray every day for the safe return of someone you love.  And we hav

Notations From the Grid (Special Edition): As midterms loom in the United States