Federal Health Insurer Denies Auditors Access To Its IT Systems

Health Net of California—a provider under the Federal Employee Health Benefits Program—is refusing to comply with a contractually obligated inspector general audit.

Just Over Half of Agencies Met a Web Encryption Security Deadline

Fifty-four percent of federal websites met the deadline for HTTPS encryption and other security upgrades.

Justice Launches Cyber Task Force

The task force will examine cyber efforts to undermine elections and critical infrastructure.

Government Steps Up to One New Technology, Risks Another Over Inaction

As the Defense Department beefs up its cyber threat hunting capabilities, it's taken a slower approach toward modernizing GPS.

How to Inoculate the Public Against Fake News

When people were given a toolbox of deceptive techniques and told to “play Russian troll,” they learned to reject disinformation.

Russia's Troll Operation Was Not That Sophisticated

“If the Internet Research Agency were a start-up media company, they probably would not be picking up a fresh round of venture capital.”

Half A Million People Don’t Know Criminals Stole Their Identities to Get Jobs

Auditors found a programming error prevented the IRS from sending out notices.

The Annual Cost of U.S. Cybercrime Could Top $100 Billion

Companies aren’t properly incentivized to protect their networks and we’re all paying the price, the Council of Economic Advisers concludes.

White House Threatens ‘Consequences’ for 2017 Russian Cyberattack

In an unusual public statement, the White House fingered Russia and said it would respond with unspecified “international consequences" to NotPetya.

Could the Military Start Drafting Hackers in Their 40s?

A commission on the draft is studying cutting age and gender exclusions for people with cyber skills.

International Hackers Find 106 Bugs in U.S. Air Force Websites

One bug discovered during Hack the Air Force 2.0 earned $12,500—the largest federal bounty paid out so far.

No Easy Answers, Just More Questions in Major Encryption Report

Any change to encryption policy will require a tradeoff between individual security and national security, a report from the National Academies concludes.

Federal Agencies More Secure than Contractors, Study Finds

Contractors may be a cybersecurity liability, according to the study.

DHS to Scrutinize Government Supply Chain for Cyber Risks

The department wants to integrate cyber vetting into existing supply chain checks.

China's Dystopian Tech Could Be Contagious

The PRC’s “social credit” scheme might have consequences for life in cities everywhere.

Report: Most Feds Break Smartphone Security Rules

Despite agency policies, many federal employees download unauthorized apps and connect personal devices to agency networks.

Trump Has Never Asked Us to Stop Russian Election Meddling, Intelligence Chiefs Testify

The intelligence community agrees Russia will try to influence the 2018 midterms, but they’re less clear on how to stop the Kremlin.