DARPA Wants to Merge Human and Computer Cyber Defenders

The CHESS program would build on DARPA’s autonomous cybersecurity contest and traditional hacking competitions.

Security Gaps Could Let Hackers Edit Government Spending Data, Watchdog Says

New and old flaws in systems at a Treasury Department bureau added up to “a significant deficiency,” according to the Government Accountability Office.  

DHS is Lukewarm on the Bug Bounty Programs Congress Keeps Pushing

A bill mandating a DHS bug bounty passed the Senate Tuesday, but the department says it would duplicate work it’s already doing.

Social Security Numbers Are Unsafe and Outdated. So Why Do Americans Use Them?

The form of identification has become dangerously risky to use in the digital age.

DHS Funds Tech to Root Out Malware in Government Mobile Apps

The tool, developed with Red Hat, is one of several the department is touting at the RSA Cybersecurity conference.

Taxpayers Get Extra Day To File After IRS Online Tools Go Down

The IRS extended Tax Day to midnight April 18 after unidentified outages took down key online tools Tuesday.

DHS Secretary Promises U.S. Will Strike Back Against Cyber Adversaries

“Complacency is being replaced by consequences,” Kirstjen Nielsen said.

The Homeland Security Department Just Hired a UK Firm of 20 People to Help With Border Security

iProov will roll out its biometric facial verification technology to help U.S. Customs and Border Protection.

DHS Might Provide Cyber Services Directly To Industry Under New Strategy

The program is a response to a worsening cyber threat environment, Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen told reporters.

There's No Better Time to Pass Privacy Laws, Experts Say

Tech companies, experts argued, aren’t really going to police themselves.

White House Cybersecurity Coordinator Leaving Office

Rob Joyce’s departure comes just a few days after Homeland Security Adviser Tom Bossert resigned.

Pentagon Releases Second Draft RFP For Multibillion Dollar JEDI Cloud

The final JEDI draft request for proposal includes answers to more than 1,000 questions industry posed in the first draft RFP.

Here’s Your Federal RSA Rundown

Officials from DHS, DARPA and NIST are all on the docket.

Lawmakers Question FBI’s Push for Backdoors in Encrypted Devices

They also push a wave of privacy bills post-Facebook’s Hill visit.

Audit: Veterans Affairs IT Security Officials Have A Lot Of Work To Do

The annual FISMA report includes 29 recommendations to fix significant security weaknesses in eight areas.

Uber Agrees to Expanded Data Breach Settlement With FTC

The ride-sharing company tried to conceal a 2016 data breach through its bug bounty program.

Can Quantum Physics Help Keep Your Credit Card Safe?

NIST has developed a new security method using lasers and crystals.