Defense Department Appoints Acting CIO

The department taps its chief cybersecurity officer to lead the CIO shop.

LA Cyber Center Hopes to be a Model for Cities Nationwide

During the past four years, Los Angeles has centralized its cyber operations using models developed by the federal government and industry sectors.

OK, Say Someone Hacks into the US Power Grid. Then What?

A joint research project between the Department of Energy and a geographic analytics company is mapping just how far the repercussions could spread.

DHS Needs to Better Protect Employees’ Sensitive Info, IG Says

An audit found the agency falls short of federal privacy requirements

How Federal CISOs Can Make the Most of Security Resources They Have

Chief information security officers need to efficiently use the resources at hand while planning for the future.

Cyber Pro Confirmed as Homeland Security Secretary

Kirstjen Nielsen has a more extensive cybersecurity background than any previous Homeland Security leader.

As AI and Cyber Race Ahead, the State Department Is Falling Behind

Technology is reshaping the global order. America’s diplomats need to start thinking ahead.

The Government’s Struggle to Hire Young Tech Talent is Worse Than You Thought

There’s only one under-30 IT specialist working in agencies for every four who are over 60 years old.

GAO Asks: Exactly How Does CYBERCOM Help After Cyberattacks?

The Pentagon failed to describe how it’s training to support civil authorities when a major cyber strike comes, the watchdog agency said.

Congress Wants to Ditch Security Questions

But they’re not clear on what the best alternative is.

FBI, DHS Warn of Hacker Mercenaries Funded by Nation-States

Lawmakers also are considering giving Homeland Security more authority to test anti-drone tech.

Homeland Security Told States About Russian Hacking Attempts with a Phone Script

There was one script for states that were probed by Russian hackers and another for those that weren’t, an official said.

The Pluses and Perils of Trump's Cyber Strategy

Continuity on most cyber policies masks a growing erosion of global cyber norms.

Russia Will Build Its Own Internet Directory, Citing US Information Warfare

Moscow’s independent DNS may help it ward off cyber attacks — or mount its own.

The Key to Reducing Exposure to Cyber Liability, Part 2

Former federal CISO Greg Touhill explains how an organization's people play the largest role in reducing cyber liability.

EPA Sued Over Employees Using Encrypted Messaging App

An advocacy group is suing the EPA over an open records request regarding employees’ use of the application Signal.

All Major Agencies Will Be on Federal Cybersecurity Dashboard by February

The dashboard will help government cyber officials work faster when a new bug is discovered.