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Energy told to tighten cybersecurity policies

August 15, 2008 IG audit identifies significant issues that could leave classified information vulnerable.

Technology chiefs poised to take a more strategic role

August 8, 2008 The transition to a new presidential administration could offer federal CIOs a chance to change their focus.

NIST updates guidelines for measuring information security

August 7, 2008 New document advises agencies in ensuring secure processes for individual programs.

National Cyber Security Initiative will have a dozen parts

August 1, 2008 DHS official provides a glimpse at the components of the multi-billion-dollar effort.

New legislation would give security chiefs more power

August 1, 2008 Bill also would set up a forum for discussing cybersecurity issues, and a unit to test government's cyber defenses.

Observers recommend moving security efforts from network perimeter to data

August 1, 2008 The shift in cybersecurity strategies will help agencies focus more on information sharing.

Only 30 percent of mobile computers found to be encrypted

July 29, 2008 Report recommends that OMB clarify its policies on encryption to help agencies comply with a 2007 directive.

Security analysts praise Obama's pledge for a cyber chief

July 18, 2008 Position's direct line to the president would give cybersecurity more clout, but how much is unclear.

DHS behind schedule in developing biosurveillance programs

July 17, 2008 Two programs to detect and prevent naturally occurring diseases or those caused by a terrorist attack are months behind schedule.