The Department of Justice (DoJ) said today it has charged the alleged mastermind of the LockBit ransomware group – regarded by U.S. authorities as among the most prolific attackers worldwide since 2022 – with more than two dozen Federal crimes.

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The Biden administration has tapped the Departments of Homeland Security (DHS), Education (ED), Health and Human Services (HHS), and Justice (DOJ) to launch a public awareness campaign to highlight Federal school safety resources and evidence-based practices available through SchoolSafety.gov.

The University of Missouri (MU) will use a $2 million grant from the Department of Justice (DoJ) to help schools identify and avoid threats that students or others may make on school grounds involving potential harm to themselves or others.

The Department of Justice (DoJ) and the University of California, Berkeley (UC Berkeley) have reached an agreement to resolve allegations that the school violated Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) because much of UC Berkeley’s free online content is inaccessible to individuals with hearing, vision, and manual disabilities.

The Department of Justice announced the expansion of its Tribal Access Program (TAP), which will allow Tribal governments to access and share more data with the Federal government. TAP can be used by law enforcement, court systems, probation offices and detention facilities.

One in two American adults is in a law enforcement facial recognition database, which has the potential to disproportionately affect people of color, according to a report released by the Center for Privacy and Technology at the Georgetown University law school. A coalition of 52 civil liberties groups wrote a letter to the Justice Department, expressing their concern that facial recognition systems disproportionately affect communities of color.

The National Association of State Chief Information Officers issued a “planning guide” to help states deal with a cyber disruption. Cyber disruption response planning is essential, the report said: “Ignore at your own peril.”

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